Bilge Ebiri is the lead film critic at the Village Voice. Ebiri's 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 and Dallas Observer.
7 days ago | Film and TV
This is less a film about Gary Hart — who, as played by Jackman, remains something of an enigma — than one about the operatives and volunteers and journalists swirling around his candidacy.
For those of us who lived through the debacle of the Gary Hart sex scandal, when the favorite to become the Democrats’ 1988 presidential nominee imploded after revelations of an extramarital affair, the wildest thing about Jason Reitman’s...
The funniest moment in The Girl in the Spider’s Web comes when Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) briefly wears a pink hat. She’s trying to get away from her pursuers at a crowded airport, and she lets them see her wearing the hat. Then, once...
10 days ago | Film and TV
By and large, this latest entry in Lisbeth’s adventures offers a drab genre piece that’s more like an attempt to establish a James Bond-like franchise for Lisbeth than a compelling exploration of the character.
20 days ago | Film and TV
All we know of our protagonist Tina (a very good Eva Melander) at first is that she is a quiet, somber Swedish customs guard working a border crossing and is also, as it happens, quite distinctive-looking.
Ali Abbasi’s understated troll drama Border looks at first like it’s going to be a ... wait, sorry, let’s hold up. Can we reflect on the fact that critics can now write the words “understated troll drama” without so much as...