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 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...

  • A lot can go wrong in a movie centered around a supernatural strip club. So why is Siren so damn entertaining? Perhaps it's because director Gregg Bishop and screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski have taken the central kernel of...

  • Craig Moss wants us to fear both the past and future; his film The Charnel House concerns the opening of a luxury apartment building repurposed from a historic slaughterhouse, which was shuttered when it was discovered the owner wasn't...

  • For a brief time, it almost seems as if Nick Jongerius' first feature, The Windmill, aspires to follow in the footsteps of Martin McDonagh's In Bruges as it weaves some sublime moments of European travelogue into a clever genre...

  • What's the opposite of a jump scare? Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa has mastered it in the superb Creepy, revealing the upsetting details with such slow-build subtlety that you don't notice your skin crawling until it's halfway out the door....

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