Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Lovable kook and daring actress Karen Black is ill, which makes Nitehawk Cinema's series homaging her even more eye-crossingly special.
Mike Wallace, veteran broadcast journalist known for his contributions to CBS' 60 Minutes has died. Wallace, 93, died at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan Saturday night, Conn. Wallace, who was known for his hard hitting interviews with controversial public figures, had said in interviews following h ... More >>
Paper magazine's Elizabeth Thompson called to ask for my most memorable snubs in the golden boy's history, since the kids at Paper know that I live, breathe, and lose Oscars for a living. So here they are.
The revival of Sondheim's Follies offers more extravagance than emotional grip
A mixed bag of American classics in Astoria. But no beaver.
Billie Dawn--the corrupt tycoon's awakening girlfriend in Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday--is such a juicy part that it enabled Judy Holliday to beat no less formidable a duo than Bette Davis and Gloria Swanson for the 1950 Best Actress Oscar. But of course Holliday brought to the role an irr ... More >>
Success has mellowed him—and he's actually funny
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 3, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 31 films in focus By Andrew Sarris Cinema, like politics, makes strange bedfellows. "THE CANDIDATE," for example. (I couldn't.) It so happens that I find myself more in critical harmony with Bella Abzug's ... More >>
Talking with all-around Broadway fanatic Seth Rudetsky! Plus Charles Busch.
Norma Desmond is ready for her close-up again
So you think you have original style? Think again.
In 1950, two instant classics about the cruelty of show business, both starring older dames, went at it for Best Picture. Joe Mankiewicz's All About Eve--starring Bette Davis as an aging actress whose entire life is usurped by an unctuous fan--clobbered Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, with Gloria S ... More >>
I really enjoy Kristen Wiig, the Saturday Night Live comic who specializes in needy, neurotic, attention-grabbing weirdos who play with their hair and shatter you with their voices. The material Wiig's given may be uneven, but she's always willing to take wild chances, from her excitable Target la ... More >>
With Halloween arriving on Friday, cable channels are as thick as theaters with apt seasonal programming, meaning you can catch Saw V at your local multiplex or Saws I through IV at home. Which is why we were so impressed with TCM’s inspired broadcast last night of Billy Wilder’s 1950 noir, Suns ... More >>
Geopolitickin' and an East Asian invasion highlight the 43rd New York Film Festival
The Smiths' aging bigmouth messiah risks ridicule, wags his finger, and stamps his feet
Legends of the Fall
Preserving the Wealth
A Former Internet Pen Pal's Mixed Feelings About Russell Harding
Old Hollywood's Mr. Practicality
The Swank World of Gay Gents in New York
''In Rounders, John Malkovich chewed so much scenery that it's a wonder there were any card tables left.''