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Jim Ridley

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    October 9, 2014

    The 20 Best Vampire Movies, 1979 to the Present

    Our review of this week's Dracula Untold doesn't inspire much hope: "This Dracula Begins-style sword-and-fangs curio plays like someone said, 'What if we took a vampire flick but did a find-and-replace swapping out all that bare-neck sensuality for some video-game ass-kicking?'" But for every genre ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    In the TV business, you sort of expect executives to pad their expense accounts, use station employees to run personal errands, and even do personal work for profit on company time and equipment. But it's a little different when taxpayers foot the bill. Tom Robbins lays out how the city's broadcas ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    This Week's Voice: Oneida, Fabolous, ZE Records, Japanese Reggaephiles, Funny People, and More

    Lionel DeluyMore like an interpreter of hitmaking: Fabolous​ In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla hops the trans-Brooklyn express with Oneida, New York's finest purveyor of impromptu noise-punk trilogies. Sean Fennessey on Fabolous's new Loso's Way: "A classic mixtape rapper with no cl ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​School's Out! But the Voice Educational Supplement is in session. When cops made a bogus bust on 32 teens from Bushwick Community High, the kids kept their cool -- and won their case against the NYPD. Why? Because they'd been trained how to respond to police overreach and entrapment by their ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    4 Reasons We Liked Pelham One Two Three (1974) Better Than Pelham 123 (2009)

    The Taking of Pelham 123, new version, has been judged on the merits by our own Jim Ridley. We looked at it instead as a point of comparison between what New York on film means now, and what it meant when the 1974 Joseph Sargent version (hereafter identified as One Two Three, as that film had the ca ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    This Week's Voice: Dirty Projectors, Sonic Youth's The Eternal, Coppola's Tetro, Sigmar Polke, Stephin Merritt's Coraline, and More

    Vincent Gallo in Tetro In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla testifies to the alternating agony and ecstasy of Brooklyn's own art-rock lobsters, the Dirty Projectors. Cristina Black talks with downtown ingenue Regina Spektor. Dan Weiss on Sonic Youth's newest, The Eternal. Don ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    After a lifetime of political hackery, former city councilmember Noach Dear, who had never even practiced law, became a municipal judge. Who knew he'd become a savior to hundreds of New Yorkers harassed and dunned by unscrupulous and sometimes crooked debt collectors? And that he'd get standing ova ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    This Week's Voice: Jane's Addiction, 'Muslim Voices,' Francis Ford Coppola, The Hangover, Exit Art's 'Negritude,' The Life and Times of I.F. Stone, and More

    Jared GruenwaldTropicalia in Furs In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Charly Wilder tracks down an East Village storehouse of Brazilian psychedelia at Tropicalia in Furs. Phil Freeman on the Jane's Addiction reunion and three-CD, one-DVD box set, A Cabinet of Curiosities. Andy Beta talks ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Oh come on. This picture, and Michael Musto interviewing Joan Rivers? Are you that straight you wouldn't enjoy it? New York hasn't had this good a mob trial in a while: Roger Khan, exiled drug dealer and a hero to some of his neighbors in Guyana, got picked up by the DEA; celebrity mob lawyer Bob S ... More >>

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    May 19, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Photo by Cary Conover. What were the Obies like? We noticed mainly free drinks. James Hannaham saw a lot of winners of color ("Black is definitely the new black"), and many other details. List of laureates here; slideshow here. Michael Feingold starts his Obie meditation by talking about depart ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    In This Week's Village Voice

    Everyone likes lists, and everyone likes movies, so every year we poll the nation's critics and give the old Pazz & Jop treatment to the films of the year. In our Ninth Annual Film Poll we have our first cartoon #1, and it ain't The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie. But really, eve ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008

    This Week's Voice: Neil Young, Marnie Stern, Jonathan Franzen, Benjamin Button, and More

    In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla sees Neil Young and, like everyone in America, gets down with the old stuff and complains bitterly at the new. Rob Trucks writes a song with Marnie Stern. Annie Fischer on the Walkmen. In Books, Zach Baron charts the decline and fall of New ... More >>

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    September 10, 2008
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    August 20, 2008
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    July 23, 2008
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    April 1, 2008
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    January 8, 2008
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    January 31, 2007

    About That Nader Documentary

    (Ralph Nader, Hero or Grinch?) Reviewing the new documentary about Ralph Nader, An Unreasonable Man, Jim Ridley says debate over the two-time presidential candidate boils down to whether the world should blame him for the election of George Bush. Ridley asks: Knowing what they know now, do Nader s ... More >>

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    September 12, 2006
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    August 8, 2006
  • Film

    April 11, 2006

    Best in Show

    The Top 40 Picks of the Tribeca Film Festival

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    December 23, 2003

    365 Days Later

    The Other of Invention

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