By now, you have surely heard something about Michael Haneke's Amour-- likely that it is a film dealing with the ravages of extreme old age and the human body's gradual betrayal of itself, and the effect this has on those who must bear witness.
You may also know something about its director, Micha ... More >>
After operating at maybe 75 percent of its potential for almost its
first full week, on Sunday the Cannes Film Festival kicked into full
auteurist gear, with the premieres of three formally audacious new works
from three contemporary international art film stars: Michael Haneke's Amour (which we ... More >>
80-something couple George (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anna (Emmanuelle
Riva), former music teachers with one adult daughter (Isabelle
Huppert), are comfortably settled into their senescence together in a
not-small and yet claustrophobic Paris apartment. One morning at the
breakfast table, Anna ... More >>
Cee Lo Green: Nice, not gnarly. Photo by Kai Regan.In this week's Village Voice, Amy Linden asks if The Lady Killer and "Fuck You" will finally turn Cee Lo Green into an actual solo superstar, Jesse Jarnow talks with Sierra Leone superstar Janka Nabay about his relocation to the Brooklyn, Ric ... More >>
Congrats to the newly elected Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo. As a welcoming gift, this week's Voice cover story would like to warn you and your constitutions of the various leech-like lobbyists waiting to suck your integrity as a public official dry. The inimitable Wayne Barrett reports ... More >>
Rats, drug dealers, hookers, a gambling "casino' in one of the apartments: 2320 Aqueduct Avenue in the Bronx sounds like a terrible building. It used to be bad when one of the Voice's perennial "10 Worst Landlords" owned it. Then he sold out to fancy new owners -- including a Tishman Speyer a ... More >>
Blakroc. This picture just stays being funny. Photo by Jonah SchwartzIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla parses Rated R, the new album from "publicly wounded robo-r&b ice princess" Rihanna, Tom Hull returns with another edition of his Jazz Consumer Guide, Phillip Mlynar chats with the ... More >>
Bonjour, kiddies. CLICK HERE and read my Thanksgiving week column giving praises to film star Isabelle Huppert, who swept into town to do a play, promote a movie, and act all Frenchy, in between talking to me about her life choices.
I aso journeyed to Harlem for a rousing production of Dream ... More >>
Our longtime film critic J. Hoberman spent this year's Cannes filing regular dispatches. This is his last one.
Enter the Void
Memorable for its in-your-face sensationalism, the 62nd Cannes Film Festival opened with the 3-D computer animation Up, saving the "Yours" for the final minutes of the comp ... More >>
Our longtime film critic J. Hoberman is filing regular dispatches from this year's Cannes. The Festival is nearly over, but the question still remains: who will win the Palme?
Penelope Cruz in Broken Embraces: Is this Pedro Almodovar's year?
The marche has closed up shop, the trades have published ... More >>