Lovable kook and daring actress Karen Black is ill, which makes Nitehawk Cinema's series homaging her even more eye-crossingly special.
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Director Evan Glodell talks breakups and homemade bombs. Plus, summer film picks.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 14, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 41 films in focus By Andrew Sarris Who would have thought a few years back that in 1971 Peter Bogdanovich would be traveling first-class on the express train of film history while Dennis Hopper was bummi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 16, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 16 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris OSCAR GOES TO COLLEGE: You could hardly recognize Oscar this year at the celebration of his 42nd birthday. After years of flaunting his nouveau riche vulgarity and grade s ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 15, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 3 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris Every year about this time a large number of critics make up 10 best lists, an a smaller number write boring articles attacking 10 best lists. You do or you don't, I supp ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 14, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 44 From Soap Opera to Dope Opera by Andrew Sarris A Hollywood wag once defined a "woman's picture" as the kind of movie in which a wife commits adultery for most of the running time and then before the fi ... More >>
In the aftermath of Dennis Hopper's death this past Saturday (J. Hoberman's obit is here), tributes to the actor didn't even try to construct an easy narrative out of his chaotic life. How could they? Hopper was many things at once: the actor who pushed the "method" style way past its breakin ... More >>
As an actor-director-lone horseman of the apocalypse, Dennis Hopper's career suggests some druggy Dylan ballad with Marcel Duchamp and James Dean riding their motorcycles up Boot Hill to steal the carnations off John Wayne's grave. Hopper was born, in Dodge City no less, to be wild; he lived ... More >>
A conversation with a Hollywood icon
The evil genius of American politics, Karl Rove, expects Obama to win this election, 338-200. But what must really sting for McCain is Dennis Hopper. The Easy Rider auteur tells contactmusic he voted for Obama because the candidate was thoughtful enough, even on the day he was announcing his candida ... More >>
"It don't make them Runnin' Scared." "No. It makes them dangerous." Terry Southern, the novelist, essayist and screenwriter, died in New York City 22 years ago today, October 29. In addition to penning the screenplays for Barberella and Dr. Strangelove among others, Southern shared writing credits ... More >>
A rare revival for Dennis Hopper's megalomaniacal, tripped-out western
A must-see retrospective celebrates the work of a modernist master
Proud indie panders to no one but its writer-director-producer-star-editor-cinematographer
Breaking the sound barrier: A director's take on movies, music, adolescence, and politics
Queasy Riders Remember Old Glories