What Makes a Woman G.I.B.? Author: Wendy Leigh Date: 1977 Publisher: Signet Discovered at: The Second Best Thrift Shop, Astoria, Queens The Cover Promises: That being "good in bed" is such a naughty new idea that it demands a cute acronym. Also: That there's apparently no reason to aim for being ... More >>
Roman Coppola Gives Charlie Sheen the 8 1/2 treatment
Last night I attended a special screening of The Guilt Trip with Seth Rogen fighting and bonding with mama Barbra Streisand on a car trip to settle some scores. And there was a live simulcast afterwards, with the two of them fielding questions from fans. (In New York, we watched it on the big scree ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. The Shikse's Guide to Jewish Men Author:Marisa Richman and Katie O'Donnell Date: 1978 Publisher: Bantam Discovered at: Sunnyside Thrift Shop, Quee ... More >>
Late, great Richard Burton's diary is coming out, and it's filled with lots of admiration for Liz and a whole bunch of scorn for a lot of other people. About Lucille Ball: "She is a monster of staggering charmlessness and monumental lack of humour... "She is a tired old woman... "Nineteen solid ... More >>
Noah Baumbach discusses his first film
A sumptuous singer and a really fun person, Roslyn Kind is coming to Brooklyn College for a concert on Saturday April 28 at 8 PM, accompanied by piano. On imdb, it says she's Barbra Streisand's half sister, James Brolin's sister-in-law, Josh Brolin's stepaunt, and Elliot Gould's ex-sister in-law, ... More >>
The era that made movie history
Drive-in fun, no car needed
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 17 Will they snort coke in the White House? By Maureen Orth LOS ANGELES, California -- "I kissed Jack Nicholson," shrieked a teenybopper, her bare midriff quivering with excitement. "Warren Beatty hugged ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 18, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 7 Films in Focus By Andrew Sarris The Village Voice has distinguished itself over the years by the casualness, some would say eagerness, with which it allows its contributors and even its mainstays to b ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 24, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 52 Films in Focus By Andrew Sarris "BREWSTER McCLOUD" wings it in more ways than one as it takes off on such wildly varied satiric targets as Spiro Agnew, Steve McQueen's mod detective in "Bullitt," the ... 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 >>
You know you're a NYer when . . . you recognize locations in these movies. Ba da bum.
Presenting a '70s hit list where the results aren't pretty
In Richard Ledes' new suspenseful thriller, The Caller, legendary actors Frank Langella and Elliott Gould team up to tell the story of two men whose lives turn in strikingly different directions but whose common past brings them back together. Reached on the phone in California, Gould took some ti ... More >>
Chat it up with Elliott Gould
The long walk over, Julie Delpy explores what comes next (i.e., the hard part)
Ocean's Thirteen is a tired, washed-up threequel. Wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Only in the early '70s could Elliott Gould have been a matinee idol. Since then? The Brooklyn schlemiel's long goodbye.
Plus one we've all been waiting for: the Reagen-obsessed serial-killer movie!
From the 'Voice' archives: Remembering Robert Altman through the words of Voice critics past
Bad faith is back: a pair of Clinton-era allegories evoke free-floating late-'90s hypocrisy