Nick Pinkerton

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  • 2 years ago

    At this year's annual awards dinner of the New York Film Critic's Circle, former Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman delivered a eulogy for his Voice colleague of a decade, Andrew Sarris, who died in the summer of 2012. Hoberman recalled how, am...

  • 2 years ago

    In 1988 the fate of Chile and its dictator came down to a ballot as simple as a middle-schooler's do-you-like-me? note. A referendum offered citizens a simple choice: a "yes" for allowing President Augusto Pinochet to return to office for another ...

  • Spend some time among a gallery of noble busts depicting Roman Senators, and familiar faces begin to emerge among the ancient marble: The mechanic, an uncle, a politician from TV . . . and the racketeer from the newspaper. It's this last...

  • 2 years ago

    What was Amos Vogel rebelling against? Like Brando in The Wild One, the answer might have been "Whaddya got?" "Maybe it's obnoxious to some," Vogel, the programmer, critic, proselytizer, gauntlet-thrower, and all-purpose avant-garde mover-and-shak...

  • 2 years ago

    As he's questioned by a therapist in the opening scene of the film bearing his name, we see Charles Swan III's subconscious literally spurt out of his head. It's visualized as an animated collage largely made up of ladies' long, disembodied legs&m...

  • 2 years ago

    As he's questioned by a therapist in the opening scene of the film bearing his name, we see Charles Swan III's subconscious literally spurt out of his head. It's visualized as an animated collage largely made up of ladies' long, disembodied legs&m...