Each week new movies open in New York theaters by the dozen. The Voice reviews all of 'em. Here are some you might not have heard about that got our critics excited:
The Fall 2014 Issue
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His films are a secret no more
Now it's Bergman and Bordeaux in the East Village
Oh, my. We're not sure how we missed this story out of Sweden last week (which makes that country's Girl With The Dragon Tattoo read like Cinderella in comparison), but thanks to Channing Kennedy and Jorge Rivas at Color Lines, it came screaming at us this Monday morning. So here's what appears to ... More >>
Up to our neck in tech
The noted director brings his latest to BAM
Ivo van Hove reimagines Cries and Whispers
A slimmed-down production at the Lincoln Center Festival, with results both svelte and scrawny
A tour of Fire Island, the Hamptons, the anti-Hamptons. All nice. Now it's back to Murray Hill.
Carey Mulligan got noticed in a Broadway revival of The Seagull and then got Oscar nominated for An Education. And now she's crazying it up in Through A Glass Darkly, an off-Broadway adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's 1961 film about a released mental patient spending a summer vacation with her ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 21, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 3 Films in Focus By Andrew Sarris The time has not only come, it is probably long past, to survey the moviegoing year of 1970 (itself either the last year of the '60s or the first year of the '70s), to p ... More >>
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. Reason #10 is here. This is #9. Name your favorite artists of the past decade. Tough one, huh? The Voice plays the best-of-decade game in the current issue, and we salute the fine crit ... More >>
A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.
Sure, there were missiles in Cuba. But what about the film critics' awards?
"A mixture of orphan and clown" is what the great Natalie Wood played in 1965's musical melodrama Inside Daisy Clover, but that could also describe Natalie herself--a porcelain anti-waif whose radioactive spunk seemed to be a compensation for never quite feeling she was good enough or truly b ... More >>
Rape revenge. Yawn.
High school confidential
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 >>
A '60s waif from Buffalo who came off sort of like a mildly hipper Eydie Gorme, Joanie Sommers is best known for having sung the hit "Johnny Get Angry" and also for helping make Pepsi palatable to the youth explosion via various swinging commercials. But her most rivetingly weird appearance was on t ... More >>
Plus: Cranes flies at BAM
Unrelated: the city's sex life bottoms out; Hillary's gal Friday; Dean among the Queens
Woody's valentine to our fair city should finally be embraced for what it is: fantasy
Irked prince offs five, Norway punk claims kingdom
A winsome mix of Pink Floyd and Sesame Street
Only in the early '70s could Elliott Gould have been a matinee idol. Since then? The Brooklyn schlemiel's long goodbye.
Isabella Rossellini pays beautiful tribute to dad, as Bergman doc falters
For the compulsive agoraphobe: Stay-at-home cinema
Pint-Sized Burlesque Trio of Saucy Italian Babes Is the Subject of New Doc
The season's globe-trotting films bring mankind closer together, or at least pretend to on-screen
Lee Breuer Goes Littleand LiteralWith His Production of Ibsen's Classic
Staging Makes War on Scripts, but What's the Battle About?
Maidens and Big Balls in Midtown
Roy Andersson's Panic Rooms
Scenes From a Marriage
The Return of the Thalia
After Three Decades in the Reviewer's Chair, What's Left to Say? Lots.
Previewing the 36th New York Film Festival