Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Brooklyn-based rapper DyMe-A-DuZin is currently capitalizing on the success of his great Portrait of Donovan mixtape. He recently dropped a flick for "Father's ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
The centerpiece of the convention last night was a chair--a perfectly ordinary looking one, mind you--which Clint Eastwood talked to in a bizarre, stammering speech that must have been inspired by the works of Samuel Beckett. The Oscar winning actor/director kept glancing at the empty chair and say ... More >>
The wonderful thing about being wealthy is that some people want to stay that way. Or maybe they want to project the image that they're not wasteful, because that would seem creepy and inappropriate. Or they are sometimes flamboyant with their wallets, but seize a bargain when one's available, eve ... More >>
You know, Jennifer Westfeldt, the Tony nominated actress/writer/etc. whose Friends with Kids movie Hamm recently appeared in. Easy: Because they really like each other. But what I'm actually trying to get at is this: Seeing how so many Hollywood relationships explode when one member of the couple ... More >>
In Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close (above) convincingly plays a woman who dresses like a man in order to nab some employment in 19th-century Ireland. But it's the kind of stunt that can also nab you awards consideration.
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
The new movie Conviction has Hilary Swank angling for a third Oscar while playing a real-life woman who put herself through law school to get her brother, who was wrongly convicted, out of prison. Apparently, it's a truly feel-good moment when she does so, and you cheer that this poor man ha ... More >>
The new movie Conviction has Hilary Swank angling for a third Oscar while playing a real-life woman who put herself through law school just to get her brother, who was wrongly convicted, out of prison. It's a feelgood moment when she does so and you cheer that this poor man has finally been ... More >>
An "obstruction of justice" is typically reserved for, well, criminals. In New York, however, we aspire to "greater" things. Like when a bunch of drunk cops beat up a cabbie, another cop tries to stop them, and the cop who attempted to preserve peace and justice in stopping them gets cuffed, ... More >>
Linkin Park, favorably compared to Radiohead by Christopher R. Weingarten.In this week's Village Voice, Francis Davis weighs in on the new eight-CD box set honoring jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal, Christopher R. Weingarten compares Linkin Park's new A Thousand Suns to Radiohead's OK Computer, and C ... More >>
Not once but twice, Annette Bening has lost the Oscar to Hilary Swank, but this could finally be her year to grab for the gold. The problem is she's in TWO big movies.
Showstoppers and rip-offs in the blowsy movie musical. Plus: Paper's Nightlife Awards
No one else seems to be doing it, so let's see what 26-year-old Alex Zablocki (pictured) -- Tea Party person and Republican candidate for Public Advocate -- has been up to. He debated Democrat Bill de Blasio and Socialist Maura Deluca Monday, which didn't get much attention: In fact, Downtown ... More >>
The Academy Awards are planning all kinds of ways to jazz up and reinvent their ceremony--like making the Best Picture category include 10 entries, no doubt so G-Force can catapult to the nominees' list. But I have a great idea for rejuvenating the show. How about if every year they announce ... More >>
. . and the debate over copies crops up again
Glamour, heartbreak, and some interpretive dance
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Spring shoes show off a different kind of cleavage
Ducking clichés, Clint Eastwood's underdog boxing flick rallies for a poignant final round
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