As community food issues become more ingrained in cultural and political dialogue, the Tribeca Film Institute is taking up the issues with America's next generation. Tonight the organization kicks off the Tribeca Youth Screening Series 2013 From the Ground Up: Community Food and Justice, a documenta ... More >>
August belongs to Jeff Bridges
You know, in the inevitable movie. Which is more than inevitable because Kathryn Bigelow had already started casting it before the guy was tossed dead into the water. So as long as the project has already been green-lighted, here are my top choices for the part:
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 >>
Annie Leibovitz, struggling artist, has been shooting ads for Disney depicting celebrities as everyone's favorite Disney stars. The Disney Dream Portraits, their official name, kind of look like what would happen if the Vanity Fair Oscar party took place on Halloween. The Disney Parks Blog, t ... More >>
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Revived: Marilyn Maye and Sally Kellerman. Clubs aren't dead yet, either.
Four actors and their very good year
I went to the cineplex to see a remake last night and got treated to trailers for a whole other bunch of remakes. Hollywood is clearly repeating more than a cheap burrito. There was a trailer for another Karate Kid, this time with Jackie Chan serving the chop socky and chop suey.
Crazy Heart is basically Jeff Bridges' The Wrestler. You know, a has-been has to do degrading things to make money, while trying to repair his troubled relationship with the child he abandoned, as a good woman overcomes all doubts and aims to save his soul (and her own). It's also his Tende ... More >>
In another February 2 ritual, the 2010 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning. The Best Picture list, expanded to ten nominees this year, are: An Education Avatar The Blind Side District 9 The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire A Serious Man Up U ... More >>
Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>
Who had this photo in their office pool a decade ago? Jawbox on Fallon. Photo by Anything Photographic.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla ventures up to 30 Rock to have lunch with Jawbox on the eve of the D.C. punk band's one-off reunion on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, while Jayson G ... More >>
Movie awards fever proceeds apace with the Golden Globes nominations. The once-derided Hollywood Foreign Press Association prizes are now considered legit and a predictor of Oscar behavior, so the Best Motion Picture - Drama nominees -- NY/LA Critics' laureate The Hurt Locker , along with Ava ... More >>
What a relief -- the 2009 movie awards are rolling out, drawing our attention away from tedious realities and toward tinsel dreams of Oscar Night. The New York Film Critics Circle has just stepped up with The Hurt Locker for Best Picture and Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow); George Clooney (Up ... More >>
The Dude abides for Thanksgiving
We don't mean to sound paranoid, but: Did aliens abduct George Clooney's sense of humor?
Go bowling with some serious slackers
We note the passing of Howard Zieff, a key figure in the bold, funny, and heavily Jewish advertising revolution of the 1960s. Zieff directed the famous "Spicy Meatball" Alka-Seltzer commercial (shown here), and photographed the multi-ethnic "You don't have to be Jewish" Levy's Rye print ads for Doyl ... More >>
Raise a White Russian to a Coen brothers classic
The grotesque spectacle of Terry Gilliam's kamikaze auteurism
Loveand deathon Long Island! Irving adaptation becomes Lands' End commercial
Legends of the Fall
Once Upon a Time in America
World's Hardest Movie Quiz