The new musical about Charlie Chaplin is nicely designed, affectionate, and fairly well played, but kind of dull.
Being fascinated by the magical artistry of Chaplin--as we all are--doesn't necessarily mean you'd thrill to recreations of fragments from his personal life, interspersed with a handful ... More >>
At Cinema Village last night, Tippi Hedren--star of Hitchcock's The Birds and Marnie (the 1964 psychological drama in which she was a frigid klepto)--made the above allegation.
After a showing of The Birds, Tippi told interviewer Robert Milazzo, "Apparently I was up for a nomination for Marnie, an ... More >>
Feeling down and want that extra push into suicide land?
Here are your five best bets:
(5) "Hello, It's Me" by Todd Rundgren
The simple, conversational tone, along with dark feelings like "Maybe I think too much, but something's wrong," make this 1968 classic achingly intimate. Its raw sw ... More >>
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April 20, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 16
films in focus
By Andrew Sarris
The 44th annual festivities of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began with a whimper and ended with a bang, demonstrating that, among other things, Oscar ... More >>
Considering the whole world has recently gone on an extraterrestrial binge, it's only natural the next step would be time-traveling. While watching an extended scene of the 1928 Charlie Chaplin film The Circus, George Clarke, an Irish filmmaker, discovered what he believes to be an account of ... More >>
If you're going to come to New York to work in fashion, you should probably know the difference between cocaine and anthrax. It's that simple. Via Page Six, an employee of NYC fashion megastar Marc Jacobs didn't, as she received a package that had powder in it, thought it was Anthrax, called ... More >>
Also available: "A painting of Charlie Chaplin done in the hand of Michael Jackson at the age of 9 years old," the acoustic guitar he played on the set of the The Wiz, "chocolate from Jackson's wedding to Lisa Marie Presley," and other memorabilia of the same disturbingly bodily ilk. Tomorrow ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 4, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 50Folk Music Grows UpBy Stephanie GervisThe 1950s will probably go down as the decade in which folk music lost its purity and brought the Kingston Trio into the world. In the '60s it is entering its high renaissance ... More >>