From a deranged Dirty Harry to the rise of Honey Boo Boo, it was a long, strange, sad, and silly trip
We were ecstatic when Obama won last week, but opponent Mitt Romney went into shock, for some reason. Mitt put on a stoic face and quickly composed some conciliatory remarks to feed his feeble fan base, but believe me, he was feeling as empty and purposeless as Clint Eastwood's chair. The Republic ... More >>
Rightbloggers had one of their best weeks of the campaign. First their candidate, Mitt Romney, bested President Obama in a debate, and then the Labor Department posted a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate. Both events convinced them of impending electoral victory, as the first proved that the Presid ... More >>
The "b word" has been a staple of hip-hop for decades, although there's some linguistic shading as far as its use: women that aren't particularly awesome are called "bitches"; really awesome women are "bad bitches"; respected dignitaries like moms are "ladies" and "females"unless they're the ... More >>
With Clint Eastwood's to-hell-with-this-wooden-chair speech in the past, the brutally drawn-out Republican National Convention has come to an end, leaving the Romney campaign to finally focus on the last three months of the election season. And these upcoming few weeks are the most important: as the ... More >>
Robert Evans is the actor who became Paramount's head of production in the 1970s and who spouted lots of colorful wisdoms at the time--some on-target, some not--according to Peter Bart's book about his own years spent at the studio. Here are some of the highlights that emerged from Evans' very mout ... More >>
The gun lobby has been quite busy... Shortly after news broke that New York pols get more cash from the National Rifle Association than any other state, self-professed Second Amendment enthusiasts spent a weekend full of firearms festivities (and fun) at their annual convention. Of course, attend ... More >>
Just like it's already Christmas in certain department stores, the Oscar predix business happens to be in full swing, with goldderby.com asking us pundits for our premature (I mean extremely mature) guesses as to who will get nominated. Here are mine as of this very moment. Bear in mind tha ... More >>
At the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, I caught Dori Berinstein's Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, a loving look at the saucer-eyed Broadway star's legend. I already wrote about a Tony winner being evicted from the room. But now let me tell you a couple of highlights from the movie itself ... More >>
Dying by degrees at the New York Film Festival
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 24, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 2 Films by Andrew Sarris Norman Mailer's "BEYOND THE LAW" (at the Art) represents an infinite improvement over "Wild 90," Mailer's maiden effort in cinematographic expression. "Beyond the Law" is at lea ... More >>
Plastic Beach loads up on guest stars and gravitas
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Critics turn into optimists, pick WALL-E as year's best.
Plus Film Forum celebrates Italian screen icon Alberto Sordi
A rich repertory selection saves the year for cinephiles
Maverick director Clark talks skating, racism, pixelated nudity
A kinder, gentler Larry Clark delves into South Central's boarding subculture
'Mystic River' writers Helgeland and Lehane talk adaptation
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Where to Find Government Secrets, Loch Ness Pics, and a Jesus Dress-Up Doll
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