80-something couple George (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anna (Emmanuelle
Riva), former music teachers with one adult daughter (Isabelle
Huppert), are comfortably settled into their senescence together in a
not-small and yet claustrophobic Paris apartment. One morning at the
breakfast table, Anna ... More >>
As a major festival like Cannes wears on, my notebook accumulates more
scrawl than I can translate into full blog posts. So, behold! The first
of likely several notebook dumps, with thoughts on John Hillcoat's
bootleggers-with-hearts-of-gold vs. sexually-ambiguous-evil-fed and
weak-ass local law ... More >>
Oh, New York City Restaurant Week. Save for a few decent deals, you sucker people into paying for crappier food than what you normally serve. Vegetable soups and green salads are the primary appetizers. Chicken-breast entrées abound like toplessness at Cannes ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Michael Feingold muses on the current state of theater, cost-cutting and all. "The arts can find ways out of their straitened financial situation," he says, going on to talk about the folks in New York theater who help, and have helped, give it meaning. Related: Eric G ... More >>
David Perez, Now on DemandDavid Perez, who we told you about last week, wanted to go to the Advertising Festival in Cannes, and his employer, ad firm Leo Burnett, agreed to send him under one condition: He must do whatever people on Twitter tell him to do for a five days.
In this week's Village Voice, we present our annual summer guide, featuring all sorts of seasonal picks for music, film, art, dance, theater, food, etc., not to mention Mikael Wood on the club-pop reboot of Kelis, Ben Davis on Lightning Bolt's Brian Chippendale, Jed Lipinski on Pulitzer winne ... More >>
In the short week that we outsourced absolutely nothing to India (not even the phoner we didn't do with the guy who plays trumpet for Cake), we got even less cosmopolitan and global when Cannes correspondent J. Hoberman came back and showed up at the office like the rest of us. Except, unlike him, w ... More >>
At Sound of the City, our film critic J. Hoberman reports from the Cannes premiere of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds: "A sort of World War II spaghetti western, even more drenched in film references than blood." Also: Behind the scenes as Method Man and Redman snub The Roots!
At La Daily ... More >>
Our longtime film critic J. Hoberman will be filing regular dispatches from this year's Cannes Film Festival. Day zero: Hoberman plans his schedule, looks for strawberries, equates Quentin Tarantino's proudly misspelled Inglourious Basterds to a bad T-shirt.
Inglourious Basterds a/k/a I'M WITH STO ... More >>