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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  • Set immediately after World War I, Frantz, the latest by the prolific François Ozon, is structured by, and titled after, an absence: a young German soldier killed in battle. Other deficiencies, not intended, soon become apparent in...

  • The beginning marks the beginning of the end: A middle-aged man rouses from sleep, about to face another day of accosting and insulting strangers. He hates people but needs them, too. His voice-over kicks in, a peroration that opens with a bid...

  • 3 days ago | Film and TV

    The beginning marks the beginning of the end: A middle-aged man rouses from sleep, about to face another day of accosting and insulting strangers. He hates people but needs them, too. His voice-over kicks in, a peroration that opens with a bid for...

  • Virtue — and virtù — triumphs over vice in Eugène Green's wry if sometimes too whimsical reimagining of the Nativity story, set in a current-day Paris overrun with lit-world bobos, teenage internet entrepreneurs and...

  • In Personal Shopper, Olivier Assayas' outré yet unexpectedly touching tale of luxury brands and ectoplasm, Kristen Stewart's character is demoted to an even lowlier celebrity adjutant than the star played in Assayas' Clouds of...

  • 17 days ago | Film and TV

    In 1976’s The Devil Finds Work, James Baldwin makes a crucial verb distinction when discussing the screen legends, like Bette Davis, with whom he was transfixed (sometimes uneasily so) in his youth: “One does not go to see them act: one goes to wa...

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