[Summer Guide 2014]
A terrific small-budget indie.
Kristen Stewart spent five Twilight films getting rescued by werewolves and vampires. Consider Camp X-Ray her rebuttal to a half-decade of playing damsels in distress. As Guantanamo guard Private Cole, Stewart is punched, bloodied, and spat on -- and that's just the first 10 minutes. When her comman ... More >>
Halley Feiffer's newest play comes to Rattlestick
Jesse Eisenberg rewrites the culture-clash comedy
Jesse Eisenberg is ready to chat
Woody Allen and co-stars talk movies, love, and death
Unreality packs Woody Allen's latest comedy, and that's not so bad
Jesse Eisenberg stars in his own play
Jesse Eisenberg's new sitcom-y play gets mounted by Rattlestick
It's been a little over a decade since Limp Bizkit's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water became the fastest-selling rock album of all time, a record that's at this point unlikely to be broken. Generally speaking, being a cultural phenomenon on that scale for even a fleeting mome ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
You had us at beard. At Refinery 29's Oscar Viewing Party at the W Hotel in Union Square last night, we waited eagerly to be wowed by the celebs on the red carpet. Alas, that moment never came. We mostly shrugged, "meh"ed, and nodded. Not even Helena Bonham Carter, whose eccentricity has kept ... More >>
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
Giving back to a community that makes us shine
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Four actors and their very good year
The results are in
Return of the greed creed
Any attempt to describe what Reggie Watts does onstage will inevitably fail to convey the dizzying heights of absurdity the man regularly achieves, but here it goes. First, the Seattle-via-Montana transplant constructs backing tracks via carefully controlled beat-boxing and judicious use of loopin ... More >>
Unless you regard yourself as a ticket-scalping monger, you must accept that a Friday roundup begins with four sadly inaccessible sold-out shows: Caribou, Sleigh Bells, Local Natives, and Broken Social Scene. Fortunately, this gives you the opportunity to revel in some well-earned "I'm on a Boat" ... More >>
There are many lovely publicists out there--well, maybe three--but so many of them are mud-eating miscreants who either can't follow through with what they say or mean what they say or do their legwork before they bother a poor columnist like me with their hideous Indian-giving. (Sorry, Nati ... More >>
This film's tagline is really "Nut Up Or Shut Up"
Jean Eustache's The Mother and the Whore has cast a long shadow over our movies since its 1973 release, but because it screens infrequently and because it remains unavailable on DVD (second-hand VHS copies start at $47.95 on Amazon) many young filmgoers know of it solely from a poster belonging to J ... More >>
In three plays by young women, malfunctioning families cry out for repairs
Unconventional swordplay and vamping, plus blind items that will make you go blind
Noah Baumbach revisits the fallout of a boho Brooklyn divorce
Noah Baumbach's ink-stained memoir is a heartbreaking and hilarious comedy of humiliation