Sam Weisberg

 

Sam Weisberg 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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  • You’ll see lots of death in Russell Harbaugh’s family drama Love After Love, but the most wrenching death on display is that of dignity. A man dumps his long-term girlfriend (also his co-worker), marries a younger woman and then is...

  • A narrator tells us at the outset of Koki Shigeno’s Ramen Heads that ramen, unlike upscale, elegant sushi, is seen as a “casual, cheap, immediate” comfort food. That may be the experience for consumers, sitting in cramped, unadorned dining...

  • We need another movie about lovable loonies liberating martinets like we need a hole in our heads — think The Fisher King or, God help us, With Honors. But you’d be hard-pressed not to find yourself somewhat enchanted — if not...

  • "If I get angry enough, I'll live," Frank Serpico, the NYPD undercover cop and outspoken opponent of police corruption, said to himself as he lay dying after a botched 1971 drug deal bust-up. Made legendary by Al Pacino's portrayal in Sidney...

  • In David Leveaux's engrossing historical fiction adaptation, The Exception, Christopher Plummer imbues the role of Kaiser Wilhelm II -- known to be notoriously humorless -- with a twinkly-eyed prankishness. It's a truly mercurial...

  • First, you have to swallow that a kidnapping-simulation business would thrive in Atlantic City but somehow dwindle when relocated to Southern California, where bizarre alternative-therapy methods and kinkiness run rampant. Then, you need to...

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