• Film

    May 28, 2014

    Maleficent: Jolie the Great and Powerful

    Why must a world-class star be hung up on some twerp?

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    A Gay "Formula Movie" Levels The Playing Field

    A "formula movie" is a standard-issue flick that unabashedly retreads a familiar plotline. It generally has a setup, a dramatic turning point, a revelation, a climax, and an ending, and as the train chugs along, you can pretty much see the wheels turning. The Green -- co-starring this week's colu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Which Movies Make You Cry?

    ​One of the awful things about getting a teeny bit older is that you start becoming sentimental about everything to the point where movies and plays that used to have you rolling your eyes suddenly make you break into more tears than an actress trying to get an Oscar nomination. In the theate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2009

    Liveblogging the Academy Oscar Awards! Part III!

    Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City. The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge! Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    What's With Those Golden Globe Nominations?

    As per usual, the Globes went for any movie personality who's famous (Brangelina, Tom Cruise, etc.) and with only a few exceptions dissed actual actors who aren't enormous stars. Uninvited from the buffet table were such underpublicized critical darlings as:

  • Film

    December 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Who Are The Most Underrated Movie Stars?

    I can answer that! Just off the top of my head... (1) Toni Collette. She always brings a deep-rooted sense of integrity to her work. Superstardom has only evaded her because she has so much range that people can’t peg her that easily. Bonus points for being nice.

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    This Week's Voice: Chunklet, Gang Gang Dance, Changeling, Elizabeth Peyton, Crust, and More

    In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla interviews Henry H. Owings, creator of infamous fanzine Chunklet: "Fuck that. Everybody knows where I live. Everybody knows that I sign the checks. It has my name on it. You think I'm some kind of chickenshit?" Raquel Cepeda talks to AZ, rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Angelina Jolie Is Terrible in Clint Eastwood's Changeling

    To paraphrase H.L. Mencken, nobody ever went broke underestimating the tastes of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. And so it's possible that the "buzz" about Clint Eastwood's latest, Changeling, is true and that lead actress Angelina Jolie is destined for an Oscar nomination. But sinc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    Who Will Be Oscar Nominated For Best Actress?

    It's only four months to the Oscar nominations (sorry, I'm a sick queen), so it's time to start separating the frontrunners from the back-of-the buses. Here come my never-too-early choices for the definite-probable-maybe nominees. And not to brag, but I'm usually about 80% right with this shit.

  • Theater

    May 10, 2005

    Remembrance of Obies Past

    Judges from the last five decades pay homage to the productions and artists they'll never forget