Catch Vertigo in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Depending on your perspective, Zooey Deschanel is either the cutest, funniest, most adorable little retro-kookster on earth, or she's an irritating try-hard with zero comedy chops. The only thing the world seems able to universally agree on is that Deschanel has nice bangs. As such, her sitcom - ... More >>
As you know, this week's column is a wacky and poignant joyride through a Parsippany autograph convention where I hobnobbed with all sorts of bright lights, gamely pushing and shoving my way through the throngs to show my icons some sensitivity and love.
That's how the sumptuous screen star of the 1950s started her press release (also an ad in a trade magazine) about how she feels her legacy has been plundered by the movie The Artist.
Go ahead, wear your pajamas out
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 26, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 17 One from the 'Seesaw' by Joanna Mermey "Tap dancing is so honest. It makes people smile. A few weeks ago I was in Port Authority handing out ads for 'Seesaw.' Everyone kept running away from me becaus ... More >>
John MooneyJohn Mooney flanked by lettuces It seems like everyone's a locavore these days, and while many people talk the talk, it's another to find chefs who actually walk the walk. One who really champions the philosophy is John Mooney, whose restaurant Bell Book & Candle (141 West 10th S ... More >>
What other film makes you feel all gooey inside?
Jim Thompson's pulp masterpiece loses its void onscreen
Come on, you have to watch it at least once this year
Whatever it means, some sloppy fun at Here
The President took time before his NATO summit to address a town hall in Strasbourg, France. His placeholder-filled extemporaneous speaking style, which conservatives love to mock, went over well with the crowd, perhaps because it reminded them of their professors (the town has about 45,000 student ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 15, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 21 Garden Packed for Goldwater By Mary Perot Nichols "I would like to see a liberal journalist come to the Garden tonight and say that we don't exist," said the young Yale man with crew-cut and horn-rim glasses ... More >>
Jimmy Stewart praying for a miracle never gets old
Is Mayor Mugabe an outrageous comparison?
Black on Sarah Palin: "It’s like watching Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Only Jimmy Stewart is more qualified, and Jimmy Stewart’s dead." photo by Jill Greenberg. America’s premiere political comic, Lewis Black, is awfully busy these days. Aside from touring, Black has a new comedy album, Anti ... More >>
An apolitical look at the epic hero's oeuvre
Only in the early '70s could Elliott Gould have been a matinee idol. Since then? The Brooklyn schlemiel's long goodbye.
With Hitchcock in its rear window, bland voyeur thriller does its best not to perturb(ia) you
Plus one we've all been waiting for: the Reagen-obsessed serial-killer movie!
Celebrating Tinseltown composer and musical innovator Franz Waxman
Pilgrims & Profiteers on A Cross-Country Crusade
Phoenix risible: Another needless remake barely takes off
From T-Men to lawmen, Anthony Mann carried his noir convictions wherever he rode
Mr. Smith meets the Rock in prime time
Old dogs singin' slow songs and fairygodmotherfuckers for discerning dilettantes
An East Side Hash House Fights to Hold On
A Hollywood Daughters Radical Past Winds up on the Cutting Room Floor
To Grow the Greens, Nader Must Move the party to the right
Berlin's Falling Stock
Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).