Lovable kook and daring actress Karen Black is ill, which makes Nitehawk Cinema's series homaging her even more eye-crossingly special.
Last year was pretty decent, makeupwise, with Margaret Thatcher going against the apes for the Oscar, and winning paws down. But this year, movieland has come up with an even more exciting batch of blush jobs, the makeup artists going out of their way to use a full palette of cosmetics and prosthet ... More >>
Toby Jones (above) plays the great Alfred Hitchcock in the HBO movie The Girl, about the way the British director tormented actress Tippi Hedren (played by Sienna Miller) during the making of the 1963 nature-gone-amok thriller The Birds. It premieres October 20, just in time to beat the Hollywood f ... More >>
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Good evening. There's a biopic being done about the portly, macabre genius who directed one-word classics like Psycho, Vertigo, Rebecca, Suspicion, Rope, and Spellbound, among other films. So which stars are dropping by for a paycheck? Here's the answer to the mystery:
Photog extraordinaire Leo Fuchs caputured celebs' intimate moments starting in the 1950s. His black and white portraits have gone on sale today at VandM.com. But before you buy, let me sell you on their beauty.
Urban decay. Bathroom graffiti. Steam hissing violently from manholes. Designer fetish gear; black-lit dungeons and black vinyl pants; Saturday Night Live outré mascot Stefon. The music of Berlin duo Velvet Condoma fastidiously gesticulating grind of snapping synthesizer presets, gloomy guit ... More >>
Me and the always fierce Pam Grier. She lit up the place like a Roman candle.Today's column is all about my interactions with various Oscar winners, ex child stars, sitcom survivors, and other culty icons at the Chiller Theatre autography show in New Jersey the other night. Well, here's a go ... 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 >>
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Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 15, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 3 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris Every year about this time a large number of critics make up 10 best lists, an a smaller number write boring articles attacking 10 best lists. You do or you don't, I supp ... More >>
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Play it again, Sam: Allen and the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. Photo by John Rogers.In this week's Village Voice, Stacey Anderson snags an exclusive interview with none other than Woody Allen as, clarinet in hand, the director talks jazz and defends one of America's disappearing art form ... More >>
lassonyc/flickrPizza makes every hour happy.What good is a happy hour if your stomach isn't sufficiently lined for you to truly get your money's worth? L'Asso has you covered from Monday to Thursday with a 4-7 p.m. happy hour special of two slices of pizza margherita plus one glass of house r ... More >>
Sam Horine, more photos from the show here You may recall the work of "street artist" Mr. Brainwash a/k/a Thierry Guetta from CMJ 2008: his Kanye and Jim Morrison canvases flanked the stage of the Fader Fort on the Bowery, the Friendly Fires posed in front of his Alfred Hitchcock LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ... More >>
Who knew the New York City Municipal Archives had a YouTube page? There's not much up there now -- just 3 videos -- but it seems like something to keep an eye on. There's a stiff Mayor Lindsay commending a mordant Alfred Hitchcock, who mentions a "24 hours in the life of New York City" story he's ... More >>
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