Always more than an ingenue, she's taking on everything that's wrong with movies—and she's bringing Chris Rock
The Song: Lana Del Rey, "Video Games." The Crimes: Irritated-alley-cat vocals; overwrought harps; fundamental misunderstanding of whether or not ironic critique of male-female mores can exist in the Hipster Runoff age; this poor girl's right thigh. In 2011 the phrase "Lana Del Rey" wasn't just the ... More >>
Sure, The Tree of Life won, but did it really win?
One of the key members of French new wave, Claude Chabrol died this weekend at age 80, having made nearly as many movies -- almost all of them thrillers -- as years he lived. Like his colleagues Francoise Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette, and Eric Rohmer, Chabrol was a film critic ... More >>
Return of the greed creed
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 28, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 46 Films by Andrew Sarris "ALICE'S RESTAURANT" is about as likable in a limited way as Arlo Guthrie, a curiously coquettish folk-something unlike anything else. Peeping out from under his lanky locks with ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 24, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 2 Films by Andrew Sarris Norman Mailer's "BEYOND THE LAW" (at the Art) represents an infinite improvement over "Wild 90," Mailer's maiden effort in cinematographic expression. "Beyond the Law" is at lea ... More >>
The competition isn't fierce but the Romanians are!
Buckle up for some curious photo road trips
Hitchcock and Truffaut's men on the run, twenty years apart
Two French masters, still catching the wave
How much is that mosh pit in the boutique window?
Yes (I'm Not There !), NYFF 45 (Blade Runner?) plays to its base (Don Rickles!), but what's so bad about that? (Redacted.)
Ingmar Bergman and Michaelangelo Antonioni
Fading towns but rising talent in Rebecca Curtis's debut story collection
If every film is a reflector, Magic Mirror says you don't make any sense
Only in the early '70s could Elliott Gould have been a matinee idol. Since then? The Brooklyn schlemiel's long goodbye.
Dealing head-on with Bush's War, Samarra-set political thriller dissects Iraqi unrest and nails the neocons
Superior Education, feel-good agitprop, a hell-raising Moore dot the Cannes firmament
European cinema's greatest agitator rethinks sin and virtue through extreme melodrama
Robert Bresson puts the ass in classic with his 1966 masterwork about a saintly donkey
Gridlock in Paris, Gunfights in L.A.
Susan Sontag's Notes on Japanese Film
Celebrating a Decade of Risky Business
A European Companys Series Business