Edited by Aaron Hillis
Between the end of the world, and the end of the campaign, and the end of Lucasfilm, this has been the news week to end all news weeks. (And Newsweek!) But here at the Voice we're happy to report on one choice bit of unabashed good news: that Scott Foundas will be joining us as our new chief film cr ... More >>
With Mitt Romney as its de facto candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Super PAC ... More >>
Film Forum explores the Digital Cinema Package
Raquel Welch has been having a wonderful Film Society of Lincoln Center tribute series consisting of highlights from her saucy and diverse career. The other night, they showed The Three Musketeers--the catfight between Raquel and Faye Dunaway is absolutely priceless--and before the film, I g ... More >>
At her Film Society of Lincoln Center series on Saturday night, the ever luscious Raquel Welch admitted that on the set of the 1966 sci-fi film Fantastic Voyage, she developed the hots for Stephen Boyd, her hunky, dimpled co-star (known for the Oscar winner Ben-Hur and the non-Oscar-winner The Oscar ... More >>
Jaw dropping news came down around noon Park City time Monday, when Sundance issued a press release confirming that Bingham Ray -- indie film legend, co-founder of seminal 90s indie distribution outlet October Films and current executive director of the San Francisco Film Society -- had died. Ray ... More >>
I'll get to that in a second. But first let me remind you that Brooks is up for all sort of awards for his hipster performance as a Jewish gangster in Drive. Of course it didn't happen overnight. In a Film Society of Lincoln Center talk that I attended in my surgical shoes, Brooks talked about his ... More >>
Director Evan Glodell talks breakups and homemade bombs. Plus, summer film picks.
A guide to winter movie releases
The typical college student's time abroad is used primarily for escaping into lands of legal-age drinking and assorted other debauchery. Cooper Union student Emily Henochowicz ended up doing something slightly different with her time: protesting in the West Bank this past May. That was when s ... More >>
Shooting from the hips about Allen Ginsberg, Ron Galella, and other provocateurs
An interview with the star of Michael Winterbottom's new film
As film journalists gird for next week's Tribeca Film Festival, it's useful to recall the invective recently inspired by the city's other major film fest. The 2009 New York Film Festival, presented last fall by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, was the first under the administrative leaders ... More >>
Aaron Johnson's secret vigilante
"A mixture of orphan and clown" is what the great Natalie Wood played in 1965's musical melodrama Inside Daisy Clover, but that could also describe Natalie herself--a porcelain anti-waif whose radioactive spunk seemed to be a compensation for never quite feeling she was good enough or truly b ... More >>
Actually, I never even leave my seat at intermission.
Staffers flee. New blood moves in. And still the question remains.
Bridging the gap between hero and antihero, Holden was no typical golden boy
From good girl to bad, one woman 's golden age in Hollywood
At the buffet table with Rachel Dratch, missing Osama, and why Harvey Fierstein is always right
Romero and his zombies return to lambast the media. Plus: The truly and spectacularly horrifying Inside.
Pier Paolo Pasolini made movies for and about the fringe. And he lived it.
The Weinstein Company swallows up New York's most adventurous art house distributor
The Fine Art of Picking a Shtick
Accenting the Regional
A Hollywood Daughters Radical Past Winds up on the Cutting Room Floor