A favorite pastime of critics and serious filmgoers, perhaps the most idiotic and fruitless one, is to complain about how bad the movies have gotten. The complaint is meaningless, because no matter how "bad" the movies get, there are always, always actors. There's no such thing as a golden age of mo ... More >>
Download this week's Voice Film Club podcast before you get on the plane or maybe listen to it on your way to a restaurant where you'll eat turkey and get a little drunk on red wine."I was appalled and disappointed," says Village Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek of Spike Lee's Oldboy on this wee ... More >>
Meredith Vieira was delightful as the MC of last night's National Board of Review awards at Cipriani. She kept things zingy, and after Daniel Craig and Barbara Broccoli took the stage for a tribute to 50 years of Bond films, Vieira quipped, "So James Bond is 50 and he still looks good. I'm 59 and I ... More >>
Too much like its arcade inspiration
The parental rage of brownstone Brooklyn in Carnage
Tilda Swinton comes to MOMA's PopRally
Radiohead Roseland Ballroom Thursday, September 29 Better than: Groceries for the next six weeks. When Radiohead took the stage at 10:07 p.m. on Thursday night, people were talking. When the amusingly Cobain-coiffed frontman Thom Yorke acknowledged the sold-out crowd of 3,500 with a one-word salut ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
In the new movie The Extra Man--SPOILER ALERT!--Paul Dano plays a guy who likes to try on women's clothes. At the climax, he dons full drag for sex with a woman, at which point he realizes that this is awful and "I just want to be a man!"
In this week's Village Voice, our writers may not run restaurants, but they definitely have seen their fair share of rats. Graham Rayman's fourth installment of his epic look behind closed NYPD doors, The Police Tapes, runs this week, and now we learn who the officer was that took these recor ... More >>
Peter Pan complexes collide as the Duplass bros. go Hollywood
An interview with the star of Michael Winterbottom's new film
One vampire movie that really sucks
WALL-E would never get out alive.
Tim and Eric bring their absurdity to the stage
The middle-aged comics still don't wanna grow up. Yay.
Better than Employee of the Month!
Sending up the pop biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs and lifeless Cox
Mike White's low-key directorial debut makes nice while slyly nipping at suburban America
Tenacious D gets the band back together, and . . . and . . . and?
'Saturday Night Live' in the post-Tina Fey, YouTube unknown
The hilarity and guilt of Stairway to Stardom, NYC's Web-resurgent amateur reality show
The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap
Keillor and Altman team up for an elegiac backstage musical
What is Streetcar's dull competence good for? Showing what's not dull about Streetcar.
Remake relocates from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles and can't pull off a second swindle
The Many Sides of Indie Film's Newest Siren
Millennium Movies Get a Second Chance
A rundown of the season's movies handpicked for their potential wondrousness or probable woefulness.