On this latest wave of mediocre movies (and the classics that put them to shame)
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla gives us "Hipster Runoff Explained (Maybe)," a possibly illuminating chat with the Internet's latest mystery man. Stephen Slaybaugh investigates the sweet pop pleasure of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Aidan Levy on the ambitious 'Search ... More >>
Things are not as they seem in Henry Selick's stunning stop-motion fairy tale
"I want my shoes. Destroy the world. Goodbye." Photo by Chris Buck Stephin Merritt, the musician behind ventures as diverse as the Magnetic Fields and the Lemony Snicket audiobooks, is having a good year. The Magnetic Fields' eighth studio album, Distortion, a twisted, feedback drenched homage to ... More >>
Sprawling series takes in agit-docs and animation
The old man and the sea: Bill Murray weathers a midlife crisis in a dawdling big-fish story
Having Your Way With Hollywood, or the Further Adventures of Steven Soderbergh
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!