The sky keeps falling!
It was 50 years ago this week, Alfred Hitchcock taught the world to shriek. Sunday morning June 16, 1960, Psycho opened at two midtown Manhattan theaters, with crowds already lined up on Broadway. Was it the insolently blunt title? Hitchcock's hilarious first-person trailer ("and here we ha ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 13, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 13 Film Critics Choose Their Favorites for 1965 By Jonas Mekas Once more we are playing the Best Movies of the Year game. The usual answer this year is that even the best ones are hardly worth listing a ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 11, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 25 Movie Journal By Jonas Mekas For several months I have been hearing about the new film by Al and David Maysles, "The Showman." The Maysles brothers, in case you don't know, were responsible (together with R ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 7, 1959, Vol. IV, No. 11 The Year's Best By Jonas Mekas This is the time for movie awards, "Ten Best" lists, evaluations of the year's achievements in film. Also this is the time for the criticism of these awards and lists. How man ... More >>