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.

Latest Stories

  • In a wet Indonesian tobacco field, a slew of children pick at leaves with no protection from nicotine poisoning. Asked if she ever gets sick, a little girl replies sheepishly: "Only coughing." At a rehab facility for rescued Indian youth...

  • In Vladimir de Fontenay’s Mobile Homes, Imogen Poots gives a performance of such multifaceted distinction that it might be hard to believe you’re watching the same actress from frame to frame. Her character, a young, unwed, transient...

  • Working with deliberately limited resources, writer-director Patrick Wang revels in technical gaucherie that would hinder lesser filmmakers. The Grief of Others, Wang's second film, which premiered at SXSW in 2015 and is now receiving a...

  • Artists often leave behind unreleased works, which friends and relatives then curate. Iconic photographer Garry Winogrand, who died from cancer in 1984, never even processed thousands of photos from his twilight years; at the end, he was as much...

  • 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...

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