Two stars of the stage, small and big screens will co-host the 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards on May 19 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in the East Village. Tamara Tunie, perhaps best known as the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida (among more credits listed below) and Hamish L ... More >>
At last night's Warner Bros. Home Entertainment/TCM presentation of Cabaret at the Ziegfeld, Liza Minnelli said she thought Diana Ross was going to win the Oscar for Best Actress of 1972, for Lady Sings The Blues. "So I'd adjusted to that," she explained. "They said my name, and my father [Vincent ... More >>
It used to be that a Broadway show that got raves would have a pretty good chance of being a hit and one that got trashed by critics would most likely fold. This was the complete opposite of movies, whereby something that got great reviews could easily flop if it didn't have mass appeal, while the ... More >>
New Hollywood's apex
It's beyond The Artist. The Adam Sandler starrer Jack and Jill--in which he played both a guy and his annoying twin sister--has won every single category in the Razzie race, designed to honor the year's rottenest non-achievements du cinema. It's bagged all 10 awards, topping the eight once nabbed ... More >>
Recall Ceferino "Papo" Perez? He's that humble East Harlem coke king who Photoshopped his pic on top of Al Pacino's photo in a Scarface movie poster -- and displayed the masterpiece on his nightstand(!) Perez, 45, pleaded guilty this month to mastermining a massive cocaine ring, which got busted ... More >>
In Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close (above) convincingly plays a woman who dresses like a man in order to nab some employment in 19th-century Ireland. But it's the kind of stunt that can also nab you awards consideration.
Brando shows whos the real boss
Whenever I think of sassy camp queen Bette Midler, I always think of magisterial Oscar winner Helen Mirren. Well, maybe not. But someone obviously does. You see, Bette just hurt her back and had to drop out of playing Phil Spector's lawyer in the HBO movie about the convicted kille ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
The dramatics! The emoting! The singing and dancing and screeching for the back row! I'm talking about what's going to happen when the Tony nominations are announced tomorrow morning. My final (and 100% correct) predictions are: BEST PLAY Jerusalem War Horse Good People Motherf**k ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 11, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 2 films in focus by Andrew Sarris 'Tis the season to grind out 10-best lists, and this is certainly not the year to turn one's back on tradition. Still, there is at least one prominent film critic who ... More >>
Bono's Peter Parker isn't the only thing that's crashing and boring
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 16, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 11 films in focus By Andrew Sarris It seems that the first question everyone asks about "THE GODFATHER" is concerned with Marlon Brando's interpretation of the title role. That is the way the movie has ... More >>
Speechifying on Broadway, plus plenty of cussing and discussing
It's common knowledge that kicking a capital-H Habit isn't the most pleasant experience, to say the least. But what if there were a cure for drug addiction out there that only comes with one side effect, that of intense hallucinations? For this week's Village Voice cover story, join Keegan Ha ... More >>
The last year in Broadway theater saw the appearances of names like Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones not just on stages, but in the same award categories as their Loyal-to-New-York-Theater co-stars. The trending caused our own lead theater critic Michael Feingold to pen an epic scr ... More >>
On Tuesday, BP was supposed to begin testing the new cap over the Gulf oil leak that they say has the potential to stop the gushing flow. So we all waited around, biting our nails, crossing our fingers, and news-surfing for confirmation of success. On Wednesday night, what they said would be ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 30, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 33 23 Win '68 'Obies' The 1967-68 Village Voice Off-Broadway Awards were presented on Saturday afternoon at a giant invitational party at the Village Gate. These were the 13th annual "Obies," and a crowd of ... More >>
Fun with assisted suicide. Plus: Puffy Combs on the craft of acting?
Paying tribute to the actor John Cazale
If you saw Neil deMause's coverage of last night's hilarious Coney Island hearing, you may have wondered if his rendering of concilmember Domenic Recchia's rant -- in which he informed Brooklyn's Community Board 13 that "I -- Domenic M. Recchia Jr. -- personally spoke to Mayor Michael Bloomberg abou ... More >>
Forgotten auteur of 70s skepticism and American waywardness
Bromley verses the Ohio Theatre's Ice Factory series
Ocean's Thirteen is a tired, washed-up threequel. Wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Articulate, Mnemosyne! Banville's weak Booker winner
Who needs them! Let's go to Victor's and get some large brassieres
Old's Always Better; the Hard Part Is Making It New
In the Movies, Men Are Bigger Than Women Even When They Aren't