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.

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  • There's a horror movie inside Alice Lowe's darkly comic slasher film Prevenge, but not the one you'd expect. Sure, the killer, Ruth (played by Lowe, who also wrote and directed it during her real-life pregnancy), is quick with her knife,...

  • Beginning with a backstage prayer of thanksgiving to the "Burlesque Goddess" and segueing into a title montage set to Postmodern Jukebox's "Take Me to Church," Jon Manning's genial documentary Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe invests...

  • You know the cliché: the recovering alcoholic white-knuckling it as she stares down a bottle. In what might be the strongest moment of Andrew C. Erin's house-of-horrors film Havenhurst, Julie Benz upends that classic standoff. Fresh...

  • Have we hit Peak Horror Movie Prologue? Eloise, directed by Robert Legato, gives us three. First is a scene from the bad old days of the Eloise psychiatric hospital, in which sinister shrink H.H. Greiss (Robert Patrick, well within his...

  • "There is no such thing as love," one character tells another in Emiliano Rocha Minter's punishing debut film, We Are the Flesh. "Only demonstrations of love." This declaration, made before a fresh debasement, is almost a thesis statement...

  • The killer in Pitchfork -- a feral young man who has accessorized his dead-animal face mask with pitchfork prongs attached to the stump of one arm -- seems to come out of nowhere. So much so, in fact, that you can be forgiven for...

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