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

  • “I was in The motherfucking Wire!” I imagine that thought was running through the head of Paul Ben-Victor as he grouched his way through The Super, director Stephan Rick’s aggregation of horror movie clichés set in a...

  • The iconic shot in John Milius’ Red Dawn (1984) comes early: A close-up of a bumper sticker approximating the NRA’s “You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands” slogan pans to a Russian soldier stepping on a dead...

  • There isn’t much marijuana use in Jonathan Berman’s documentary Calling All Earthlings, but its elliptic, ramshackle structure could make one question the merits of legalization. The film skirts the edges of its story like a garrulous...

  • 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...

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