Melissa Anderson

Melissa Anderson is the senior film critic at the Village Voice, for which she first began writing in 2000. Her work also appears in the publications of the Voice’s film partner, Voice Media Group: LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly.

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  • In Juliette Binoche's previous project in Italy -- Abbas Kiarostami's Tuscany-set Certified Copy (2010) -- the French star emoted big, her rococo performing style and frequent hysteria nearly asphyxiating the viewer. Playing a grieving...

  • 21 days ago | Film and TV

    The effortless charisma of Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer, the headliners of the first two Barbershop movies (released in 2002 and 2004), helped keep those over-plotted comedies buoyant. Cube and Cedric are back as Calvin and Eddie in Barbers...

  • The effortless charisma of Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer, the headliners of the first two Barbershop movies (released in 2002 and 2004), helped keep those over-plotted comedies buoyant. Cube and Cedric are back as Calvin and Eddie in...

  • 28 days ago | Film and TV

    A she-wolf of Wall Street with a spiky ginger Suze Orman shag, Michelle Darnell, the anti-heroine of fitfully funny The Boss, is the latest of the Rabelaisian wonders played by Melissa McCarthy. The actress specializes in characters with indestruc...

  • A she-wolf of Wall Street with a spiky ginger Suze Orman shag, Michelle Darnell, the anti-heroine of fitfully funny The Boss, is the latest of the Rabelaisian wonders played by Melissa McCarthy. The actress specializes in characters with...

  • The imperative of the title of this occasionally revealing doc comes from cracker Senator Jesse Helms, jowls wagging during his 1989 denunciation of the sexually explicit photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe, who had died of AIDS at 42 a few months...

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