Rob Staeger

 

Rob Staeger is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

Latest Stories

  • Has there ever been a movie about Wall Street whose story doesn’t hinge on insider trading? The temptation for an easy score is one of a handful of shopworn plot elements in Anthony Onah’s debut feature The Price, yet the...

  • Mateo Gil, the co-writer of 1997's Open Your Eyes, returns to cryonics with Realive, a film with less overt mystery than that virtual-reality head trip but which reveals itself in similar measured doses. Set in 2084, Realive...

  • Jeremy Kagan's drama Shot makes no bones about being propaganda; before the final credits roll, a title card enumerates the number of gun deaths in the United States every day and urges viewers to take action. (Um, spoiler alert?) But the...

  • What's that going bump in the night? It's the camera operator in a "found footage"–style horror film careening into a wall. In The Monster Project, writer-director Victor Mathieu doesn't always orient us in space, but he's careful to...

  • There's much to like about Colin Minihan's new zombie film, It Stains the Sands Red. There's Brittany Allen's portrayal of the lead character, Molly -- level-headed enough to grab plenty of water at the outset of an unexpected trek across...

  • Debris from an alien spacecraft crashes into the woods surrounding the cabin of an obsessive bigfoot hunter. The 'Squatch half of that promising mashup gets almost entirely ignored in Mathieu Ratthe's debut feature, The Gracefield...

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