For a grim slog, the Oscar movies are pretty fun
The Director of Anvil! seeks out the woman behind the Master of Suspense
Shouldn't the making of Psycho be more interesting?
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 11, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 2 films in focus by Andrew Sarris 'Tis the season to grind out 10-best lists, and this is certainly not the year to turn one's back on tradition. Still, there is at least one prominent film critic who ... More >>
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 >>
Working for the respect he never got, the funnyman as director
The Butch is back, with a poster girl
An apolitical look at the epic hero's oeuvre
Chatting with Legally Blonde's Orfeh. Plus: Outtakes from the urban-myth closet.
The Hit List
Corporate villains, constant surveillance: Jonathan Demme reprograms a '60s landmark
Celebrity and Suffering in John Haskell's Factual Fictions
Woman of Action
Paul Pfeiffer Sees the Art Historical Vista from the Bates Motel
A Winter Movie Preview
[Some Dates Guaranteed To Change]
''When the press release for Stupid Kids likened the play to Dawson's Creek, there I was in the front row, ready to applaud the acne.''