On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics begin by honoring the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who tragically died on Sunday at the age of 46. Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl, after calling Hoffman "one of the best actors the screen has ever known," goes on to explain wh ... More >>
Blame Sex and the City... Today brings us news of the "Burberry bandit," a man who reportedly robbed 14 Manhattan banks to fuel his high-fashion addiction, according to the New York Post. Cornell Neilly, 21, supposedly used the haul from the heists to buy "$400 sneakers and a Burberry shirt" whic ... More >>
SPOILER ALERT! I'm going to give away some lines from Sacha Baron Cohen's new spoof, The Dictator, about a genocidal Wadiyan nitwit who learns some values in Brooklyn. You should see the movie--it's fun--so consider this giveaway a naughty little appetizer tray.
"I think I'm done with the sad-gay man drama," writes film critic John DiLeo in his new book of essays. Mind you, DiLeo raved about Brokeback Mountain, loved Sean Penn's performance in Milk, and admired a lot about A Single Man. But he's right in pointing out that it would be nice to also have mor ... More >>
As you know, Matt Bomer came out several days ago by thanking his lover, Simon Halls, and their kids while accepting an award. Yes, he did a Jodie (though he was more specific than she was and also hopefully won't drop the ball on this and never mention it again). He also apparently did a David Hy ... More >>
Last night's National Board of Review dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street was a long but rewarding evening filled with gratitude and sass. Presenter Rosie O'Donnell ripped into Lars von Trier's movies and said it was OK for her to trash him; "I'll never work for him--or Woody Allen. Pedophile? Wh ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Jim Schutze analyzes the economy of Rick Perry's Texas. It's definitely not the small government, super-low-tax fantasyland Perry would like you to think it is. Michael Musto and Kathy Griffin talk Tourette's and Paula Abdul. Harry Siegel details a possib ... More >>
Just like it's already Christmas in certain department stores, the Oscar predix business happens to be in full swing, with goldderby.com asking us pundits for our premature (I mean extremely mature) guesses as to who will get nominated. Here are mine as of this very moment. Bear in mind tha ... More >>
George Clooney might be well-known as the face of Nespresso, and the image of Padma Lakshmi munching away at Burger King is forever ingrained in the minds of fourteen-year-old boys. Other celebrities have endorsed food products, too...only in roles before they hit stardom. The Daily Meal has a fun ... More >>
Decent cooking but little spirit at an upscale Flatiron Indian restaurant
The King's Speech...along with those of other esteemed movieland pundits, as told to Goldderby.com. The gum-flapping gang has anointed The King's Speech, Colin Firth, Annette Bening, and Danny Boyle as the golden ones who will step up to the podium without that much in their way.
Anton Corbijn turns the tried-and-true thriller inward
An undergraduate was killed during the making of a student film for NYU's highly-esteemed and well-regarded film program. What could've been done to prevent it? Why isn't anyone talking about it? And just how dodgy has NYU been over this? Village Voice staff writer Steven Thrasher investigate ... More >>
Chattering with Emmy winner Leslie Jordan, plus sounding off on Broadway.
The 2009 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is out, purporting to show how citizens in each state in the union have been doing in terms of emotional and physical status. New York showed a net gain over last year of 0.3 points, from 64.7 to 65. No, we didn't notice, either. The number is calc ... More >>
In another February 2 ritual, the 2010 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning. The Best Picture list, expanded to ten nominees this year, are: An Education Avatar The Blind Side District 9 The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire A Serious Man Up U ... More >>
Dwayne Carter proves rappers can make lousy rock albums, too
Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>
Movie awards fever proceeds apace with the Golden Globes nominations. The once-derided Hollywood Foreign Press Association prizes are now considered legit and a predictor of Oscar behavior, so the Best Motion Picture - Drama nominees -- NY/LA Critics' laureate The Hurt Locker , along with Ava ... More >>
What a relief -- the 2009 movie awards are rolling out, drawing our attention away from tedious realities and toward tinsel dreams of Oscar Night. The New York Film Critics Circle has just stepped up with The Hurt Locker for Best Picture and Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow); George Clooney (Up ... More >>
Getting fired sux, but Jason Reitman says u will b OK l8r
The new Rick Astley Like most folks, we're fans of NY1 morning anchor Pat Kiernan, whom we named "Best New York Canadian" a few years back. Pat's daily "In the Papers" segment is a pleasing ritual, as is his bantering relationship with reporter Roger Clark, ever-affable as he checks in from odd loc ... More >>
Commiserating with fellow club columnist Romano. Plus playgoing and going to play.
A rich repertory selection saves the year for cinephiles
An exCIA op's martyrdom analysis, plus some war propaganda
Morrissey, 1956Infinity: The drama queen is dead, long live etc
Glamour, heartbreak, and some interpretive dance
Geopolitickin' and an East Asian invasion highlight the 43rd New York Film Festival
We know what they did last summer: Paid vacation makes for surprisingly snazzy sequel
The Many Sides of Indie Film's Newest Siren
Why the Caged Bird Sings
Having Your Way With Hollywood, or the Further Adventures of Steven Soderbergh