Melissa Anderson

 

Melissa Anderson is the senior film critic at the Village Voice and writes for LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Houston Press, and Dallas Observer.

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  • Paving the way for acteurism, the great critic Boyd McDonald, in a 1984 hymn to Richard Widmark, said that the performer "demonstrates the importance of the movie star over the movie and thus the importance of star reviews over mere movie...

  • 26 days ago | Film Reviews

    The story beats of Patti Cake$, a socioeconomic-sermonizing comedy about a thick young white woman with huge hip-hop dreams and little prospects, are as predictable as the ticking of an egg timer, as generic and tinny as the pulses of a drum machi...

  • The story beats of Patti Cake$, a socioeconomic-sermonizing comedy about a thick young white woman with huge hip-hop dreams and little prospects, are as predictable as the ticking of an egg timer, as generic and tinny as the pulses of a...

  • As we were reminded last fall -- the high season of Isabelle Huppert, whose triumphs Elle and Things to Come were released within weeks of each other -- the tiny titan can transform the most seemingly banal activity into an event....

  • 2 months ago | Film Reviews

    Officially, the brutish thriller Atomic Blonde takes place in Berlin just before and after the toppling of the Wall, in early November 1989. But this seismic event is really just a backdrop for another epochal marker: the decade that saw the birth...

  • Officially, the brutish thriller Atomic Blonde takes place in Berlin just before and after the toppling of the Wall, in early November 1989. But this seismic event is really just a backdrop for another epochal marker: the decade that saw...

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