In 2006, I interviewed noted author Gore Vidal--who just died--for Out magazine. And one of the juiciest things he relayed to me was the reason gay director George Cukor was bumped as director of the petticoats-and-brimstone classic Gone With The Wind. Cukor had personally told Vidal that Clark Ga ... More >>
Screen icon Jack Lemmon was a genius, and thankfully his actor/musician son Chris Lemmon is keeping his unique voice alive. Chris did his one-man show A Twist of Lemmon in a benefit performance at the Players Club last night, and I was there. Among his anecdotes: *The flaming George Cukor ... More >>
Nina Arianda claims Garson Kanin's classic comedy as her own
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 11, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 2 films in focus by Andrew Sarris 'Tis the season to grind out 10-best lists, and this is certainly not the year to turn one's back on tradition. Still, there is at least one prominent film critic who ... More >>
*Joan Crawford had a lifelong sexual crush on her arch rival Bette Davis and once tried to seduce Marilyn Monroe, which promptly ended their friendship. *Bette Davis turned down Mildred Pierce, which turned out to be Crawford's Oscar role, jumpstarting her faded career.
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 >>
Sure, there were missiles in Cuba. But what about the film critics' awards?
The specter of the novelist and the novel defense of Spector. Plus a meal with Haggis.
Sly stalwarts, newly uncovered rarities in pre-Code series
Woman of Action
The Importance of Being Ernst