In 1983, I interviewed brilliant actress and fiery personality Susan Tyrrell--who recently died--for a staggering Details cover story. The woman was not capable of lying, and since I'm not either, we bonded big time, like thieves in a henhouse. Here's more of the amazing stuff she said, which I'm ... More >>
We're not sure how we didn't notice this before, but the building that housed a clandestine Weather Underground bomb factory, located at 18 West 11th Street, is now on the market for some $11 million. (Thanks to our man Sietsema, for bringing this to our attention!) The quiet, tree-lined street in ... More >>
I was stunned to find this list posted on imdb.com. But bear in mind I think it was put up there by a single feisty human, and also "favorite" implies a personal like for someone as opposed to a definite feeling that they're masterfully talented.
I love giving casting advice for free, especially when a movie like Barbra Streisand's Gypsy--as it will forever be known--seems to need it so badly. I won't dare to cast the title role, since an age-appropriate daughter for a 70-year-old would probably be Madonna--and while she'd be great as a str ... More >>
Whenever I see a TV camera approaching, my face lights up like a Halloween pumpkin and all the hanging skin inflates like a Thanksgiving Day float based on a long-running animated character. I basically become a holiday parade float of a giant, gay, papier-mâché suckerfish.
In Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close (above) convincingly plays a woman who dresses like a man in order to nab some employment in 19th-century Ireland. But it's the kind of stunt that can also nab you awards consideration.
As the woman in the Pac-Man costume can attest, hypothermia causes paradoxical undressing.Bad news, attention-starved women and vain men: That skimpy costume you've been planning for your big Halloween bash tonight isn't going to work in this weather. "Slutty Henry Kissinger" might have been ... More >>
The era that made movie history
Sorry, I'm leaving out the pretentious stuff and/or the stuff with one-word titles like Yentl or Nuts (though the former certainly had its merits). I'm even leaving out such worthy entries as The Way We Were and The Prince of Tides because they don't happen to be among my six favorites. I'm ... More >>
Whether they were playing drag queens or women, a lot of name actors have been willing to step into the heels and do it up. Who's your favorite? Liev Schreiber in 'Taking Woodstock'
If you thought Dustin Hoffman was dazzling as a red-hot mama in Tootsie, just take a gander at my own boobalicious self and the sizzling possibilities such a film project would prompt, as sure as I'd fool people in a remake of The Crying Game. As you'll notice, Musto the film is "from the ma ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 10, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 6 films in focus By Andrew Sarris The subject of violence has been so persistently debated and so pretentiously demonstrated in recent movies that reviewers are beginning to sound more like revivalists ... More >>
The Safdie brothers show you their favorite movies
My choices in ranked order: (1) James Stewart (2) Robert DeNiro (3) Spencer Tracy (4) Jack Nicholson (5) Jack Lemmon
Which onscreen couple emitted so few romantic sparks that when they finally started doing the horizontal mambo, you were vertical and on your way out the door? I can think of one.
Hes not a journalist, but he played one in the movies
Plus Nancy Giles plays with her hair. And acid redux: Elliot Tiber and Demetri Martin talk about Taking Woodstock.
People who like Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi mood piece Blade Runner don't just like it; they worship it, eat it, breathe it, and want to fuck it to sleep. And they will absolutely adore a new book I'm reading by the film's producer, Michael Deeley, called Blade Runners, Deer Hunters, And Blow ... More >>
Try to keep up with this French thriller
You can take your kids. It's OK.
Documentary examines the Catholic Church's history of anti-Semitism
Filming what was long deemed unfilmable, Tom Tykwer attempts to turn smell into cinema
Conflicted directors and complicit spectators: A bloodstained century of cinema
Cinematic campaigning: This fall, filmmakers assault the status quo at a theater near you
When Virus Movies Attack!
Hardest Movie Quiz Answers Revealed
In the Movies, Men Are Bigger Than Women Even When They Aren't
Colonics, Magnetics, and Electrometaphysics