Out of the '50s basket
Everyone in William Inge's Pulitzer winning 1953 play Picnic seems to be yearning, striving, or regretting (which is really just another form of yearning). No-nonsense Flo Owens is still wounded by lost love; her husband--who wasn't all he was cracked up to be--left years ago. Meanwhile, her comely ... 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 >>
I talk to her about her method, spank you very much
Labyrinth and David Bar Katz head to the land of family-play stereotypes
Brian Kellow's biography tries to tackle the iconic film critic
Somebody's got to do the dirty dishes around here
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 9, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 45 films in focus by Andrew Sarris By the time you read this column you will know the results of the 1972 election. You will know who won and by how large a margin, and everything you read will be color ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. 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 >>
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. January 21, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 3 Films in Focus By Andrew Sarris The time has not only come, it is probably long past, to survey the moviegoing year of 1970 (itself either the last year of the '60s or the first year of the '70s), to p ... More >>
Ellen Burstyn, Megan Mullally, and Elaine Stritch! Yes, they're all together in this YouTube clip from The Ellen Burstyn Show, a groaner-filled 1986 sitcom unworthy of three talents of this caliber. Interestingly, Stritch plays Burstyn's mother, even though in reality she's only six years older. ... More >>
The Oscar nominations aren't out yet, but the Golden Globe ones were announced and all the critics' groups have declared their faves, so it's becoming clear who's being royally shafted this year. These are the best performances that I feel are sadly being pushed under a truck in favor of big ... More >>
Actually, I never even leave my seat at intermission.
Is it Trekalicious? Or Trek Jerky? Robert Wilonsky weighs in on the Star Trek movie, in which Spock is a "tormented youth in revolt." Ward Sutton does the funny cartoon version. We're accustomed to think of William Thompson as Mr. Clean. But he's a friend of William Howell, and as city comptrol ... More >>
But at this point, who cares? (Other than Josh Brolin.)
Kari Skogland's adaptation of the late Canadian novelist Margaret Laurence's 1964 novel
The Little Flower of East Orange and Marcy in the Galaxy show why not everybody's life is worth dramatizing
That Darren Aronofsky sure is ambitious. Too bad his movie makes no sense.
Jesus is my co-pilot: Aidan Quinn stars in a network drama about desperate Episcopalians
Maybe the South shall rise again, but not as a result of this week's Broadway openings
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
Anyone can be Madonna and Madonna is in everyone: Maddy impersonator Queerdonna.
A Winter Movie Preview
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