We're very saddened to hear about the death of film critic Andrew Sarris at the age of 83. He spent some of his best years tilting with Pauline Kael here at the Voice, and while we're putting together an actual obit, we wanted to highlight some of the best things he did at this newspaper. A few yea ... More >>
I won't be reading the comments on this one because I don't want to see all the cries of "You forgot about..." I forgot nothing. I know everything. These are my faves. Deal with it or go to hell.
We all know about classic stuff like Cary Grant making sure they cast Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady instead of him, and Doris Day not tarnishing her image by doing The Graduate--a part that would have resulted in her still working today. But here are some other weird cinematic decisions, courtesy of ... More >>
If the experts at GoldDerby.com (including me) are right, Glenn Close will tie Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter for the most losses in female-acting categories in Oscar history. They each have six nominations. Deborah was actually a bigger loser than Glenn because all six of her noms were for Best A ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 15, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 35 Films By Andrew Sarris "CASINO ROYALE" is said to be doing spectacular business despite moderately unfavorable reviews. Most of the proceedings were too esoteric for this reviewer. At times, it seemed th ... More >>
The horizontal mambo between Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie in the 1973 thriller Don't Look Now was so vivid that whispers got out claiming the two had really done the deed onscreen! On hearing this rumor, Julie's main squeeze, Warren Beatty, ran to the set to demand they cut the footag ... More >>
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Reassessing an English visionary's symphonic formalism
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