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Alan Scherstuhl

Alan Scherstuhl

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Lambert & Stamp (2015) " The rare truthful and beautiful film about the rock 'n' roll life. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
No Score Yet Manos Sucias " As it dashes up the coast and railroads through the jungle, the film is vigorous in its evocation of place and prickling and insistent with its suspense. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
80% That Guy Dick Miller (2015) " Miller can't from out-of-nowhere save a picture that's only about Miller from out-of-nowhere saving pictures. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
83% Cheatin' (2015) " If you were a Bill Plympton character, your skull would be riven open by the experience of watching Cheatin', the animator's first feature since '08. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
69% She's Lost Control (2015) " While smart, well acted, and shot with a vigorous chilliness, She's Lost Control shares one of that client's maladies: You try to get close to it, and it shies away, even as its subject and protagonist fascinate. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 17, 2015
88% Spring (2015) " The suspense and pleasure of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's talking-and-tentacles horror romance Spring lies in discovering what shape the film is going to take. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 17, 2015
92% The Wrecking Crew (2015) " With a son's love and duty, Tedesco ... breezily celebrates the team that laid down a thousand riffs back just before pop became too serious for anonymous craftsmanship. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 10, 2015
94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) " A fleet and surefooted account of Scientology's origins, Hubbard's years at sea escaping U.S. taxes, and the misery and harassment faced by the church's apostates. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 10, 2015
100% Of Horses and Men (2015) " Of Horses and Men is the rare honest film about horses, one as frank about their tubelike erections as it is caught up in the beauty of gaits and forelocks and that profusion of lashes over those moistly delicate eyes. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 10, 2015
82% Nostalghia (1998) " Stick with it. There are shocking acts that rupture the stillness, and then there's one of cinema's great endings, a wrenching, rapturous scene that would set both of those poets into embarrassed rewrites. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 4, 2015
88% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) " This material might be familiar to Frontline viewers and magazine readers, but Kenner's telling of the stories proves independently dramatic ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 3, 2015
96% An Honest Liar (2015) " Plays more like a greatest hits compilation than a biography ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 3, 2015
92% Grey Gardens (1975) " Richly detailed and boundlessly evocative, even at its most claustrophobic. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 3, 2015
70% Young Bodies Heal Quickly (2015) " Even in its longueurs Young Bodies yields beauty and surprise, and there are inklings of some grand conception, even among scenes that feel haphazardly chosen ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 24, 2015
38% Ejecta (2015) " The whole never makes much sense, and there's entirely too much screaming, but the directors stage the shocks with wicked aplomb. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 24, 2015
79% McFarland USA (2015) " The film's well made, well acted, and sometimes beautiful. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 17, 2015
35% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) " Exhibits all of Lee's weaknesses - clashing tones, careless pacing, the straightest dude's hand-in-pants idea of lesbianism - but also just enough of his might and madness that the Lee-minded shouldn't miss it. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 10, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) " Everything in Kingsman is familiar, cribbed from James Bond and a thousand other sources, yet every setup gets twisted twice, and then once more, just when you think you're ahead of it. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 10, 2015
59% The Last 5 Years (2015) " From moment to moment, this Last Five Years is a robust entertainment, often stirring, sad, and funny. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 10, 2015
25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) " The movie's a fascinating mess, grand and gaudy, often hilarious. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 5, 2015
100% The Wind (1928) " For all the twisters and panicking crowds, this is a face-and-character piece built around Gish's most subtly pained performance and well-observed bursts of naturalistic life ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 3, 2015
19% Strange Magic (2015) " The best Lucas film in 25 years: funny, idiosyncratic, hippy-dippy, packed with creatures and visions worth beholding. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 2, 2015
37% Black or White (2015) " Not since the last Dinesh D'Souza flick has a movie seemed so eager to tell us who are the good black people and who the bad ones. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 27, 2015
74% Amira & Sam (2015) " Writer-director Sean Mullin gives us some of the usual beats, but he and his performers invest them with rare persuasive power ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 27, 2015
92% Girlhood (2015) " The movie's an empathetic triumph. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 27, 2015
28% Wild Card (2015) " Overstuffed and distractible, this episodic redo feels like a couple episodes of some Showtime series stitched into a feature ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 27, 2015
18% Alien Outpost (2015) " Viewers are ... stuck for 90 minutes watching actors in camo gear shout "Go! Go! Go!" while dashing around drab scrubland. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 27, 2015
11% The Boy Next Door (2015) " It's built for dumb, shivery, sexed-up pleasure, and it delivers, albeit somewhat modestly. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2015
36% Song One (2015) " He's got writer's block, she's waiting out the brother's coma, and the audience is left to wait out the inevitable resolution to both hoary plotlines. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2015
28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) " Hart rants, Gad fidgets, and together this pair barrels through the plot, shaping between them a surprisingly potent friendship. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 16, 2015
98% Paddington (2015) " Here's a kids movie mostly stripped of manufactured, go-nowhere plot crises! " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 13, 2015
98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) " Forget its generic title, its breakup setup, and its indie-standard Brooklyn walk-and-talks: Writer/director Desiree Akhavan's Appropriate Behavior is the freshest comedy of life and love in the city since Obvious Child. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 13, 2015
82% Human Capital (2015) " At first you'll seethe - then your heart will ache. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 13, 2015
95% Gangs of Wasseypur (2015) " Even at this running time, the film dips into decades but doesn't dig deeply into lives. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 13, 2015
67% It's All So Quiet (2015) " To its credit - and perhaps to most viewers' slumping disinterest - this still, observant film stirs exactly the feelings it depicts. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 7, 2015
71% Into the Woods (2014) " Director Rob Marshall simply cuts from one tale to the next, isolating his actors. There's little sense that the fairytale space is a shared one -- it's just a bunch of noisy incident transpiring in unrelated treestands. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 22, 2014
44% Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation (2014) " A peaceful and gently stirring documentary that considers faith and architecture and human achievement in something like geologic time. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 16, 2014
25% Inside the Mind of Leonardo (2014) " [A] goof/stunt of a movie ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 16, 2014
88% Winter Sleep (2014) " This patient, beautiful, painful, engrossing film pits husband and wife against each other and their world in a series of extended conversations/confrontations. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 16, 2014
50% Tip Top (2014) " Serge Bozon's smart, surprising, marvelously realized French crime-and-sex police drama/comedy distinguishes itself with trenchant plotting, inspired framing, and performances that honor true human feeling even as they lunge into the screwball. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 9, 2014
93% California Split (1974) " California Split has never been heralded as one of the key Altmans. But the few things it does - friendship and disappointment and the drab and desperate thrill of the gambler's life - it does superbly. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 9, 2014
88% A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness (2014) " Landscapes and lyric conundrums distinguish the first two-thirds of this find-your-own-meaning artflick, which unfurls like some stranger's life you're half reliving. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 2, 2014
60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) " It's sad that Hollywood filmmaking is so often about attempting to put the dreams of children onto our screens, but shouldn't it still be notable when someone actually manages it? " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 2, 2014
88% Concerning Violence (2014) " Göran Hugo Olsson's profound essay doc aspires to upset in the truest sense. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 2, 2014
96% She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) " An urgent, illuminating dive into the headwaters of second-wave feminism, the movement that - no matter what its detractors insist - has given us the world in which we live. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 2, 2014
83% Zero Motivation (2014) " Zero Motivation proves something more than a piercing army/office comedy. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 2, 2014
No Score Yet The Passionate Thief (1960) " It's best just to yield to it - easy enough to do when you're falling into Magnani's ample embrace. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 25, 2014
98% The Babadook (2014) " It's the most horror I've felt at a horror film since Neil Marshall's The Descent, one where the scares don't release the tension - they harrow. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 25, 2014
84% Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2014) " Powell filmed Antarctica over a decade. Some of his footage has turned up elsewhere, in nature docs, but it's never been better presented than here. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 25, 2014
64% David Bowie Is Happening Now (2014) " Don't expect much insight into the music itself. And don't expect after to feel like you were there - if museum exhibitions had DVD extras, this would be one. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 18, 2014
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