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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  • Catherine Corsini's lovely, sultry Summertime, a 1971-set tale about two women of different ages and class backgrounds who fall in love, celebrates erotic abandon but never loses its mind. Unlike Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the...

  • 12 days ago | Film and TV

    Catherine Corsini’s lovely, sultry Summertime, a 1971-set tale about two women of different ages and class backgrounds who fall in love, celebrates erotic abandon but never loses its mind. Unlike Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue Is the Warmest Color (20...

  • The new Ghostbusters is mostly a tragic underutilizing of four of this country's funniest women — Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as the evil-ectoplasm battlers of the title, fighting to save a New York...

  • 19 days ago | Film and TV

    Kindly allow this lengthy aside and conspiracy theorizing: I can’t start my review of Paul Feig’s redo of Ghostbusters without first mentioning the stupefying chaos that attended last Thursday evening’s press screening, the only one of two schedul...

  • Teenage bodies are bared but fresh insight concealed in writer/director Eva Husson's first feature, a dopey examination of Instagram-abetted adolescent abandon. Inspired by a news item that Husson came across in 1999 about a group of orgy-loving...

  • The feature debut of Venezuelan writer-director Lorenzo Vigas is less a fully realized and inhabited project than a set of symmetries snapping into place. Middle-aged and resolutely middle-class Armando (Alfredo Castro), a denture specialist,...

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