Lovable kook and daring actress Karen Black is ill, which makes Nitehawk Cinema's series homaging her even more eye-crossingly special.
It's a "sign of the times" story, but thankfully not of the "man sells newborn for Beatles: Rock Band" variety. The Brooklyn diocese of the Catholic Chuch may forego one of the nicer innovations of Vatican II -- the passing of the communion cup to worshipers for swigs of the blood of Christ -- for ... More >>
Otto Preminger photographed by Alain DejeanI recently met Larry Luckinbill, who was in the seminal gay play and film The Boys in the Band, as well as in another interesting flick I asked him about--Otto Preminger's 1971 black comedy Such Good Friends, about a woman who learns of her husband's serial ... More >>
Directors in the twilight of their careers
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 20, 1958, Vol. III, No. 43 The Lively Arts By Gilbert Seldes No one, I hope would accuse me of using this column for personal gain. But I think it only fair to acknowledge the fact that I own stock -- one share -- in the production ... More >>
I'm worshiping Foster Hirsch's Otto Preminger, The Man Who Would Be King, a gorgeously researched biography of the erratic, moody, but sometimes brilliant Hollywood director who wielded a whip made of chutzpah. Otto's one of the main luminaries of my bad movie club thanks to some of his stellar misf ... More >>
Hiphop can never die so long as Bob Dylanwith story in his voice and lust in his eyesis alive
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