George Kuchar, the Bronx-raised filmmaker who began his career, along with twin brother Mike, at age 12, died this week in San Francisco after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Beginning with The Wet Destruction of the Atlantic Empire (1954) and continuing through The Naked and the Nude (1 ... More >>
It was 50 years ago this week, Alfred Hitchcock taught the world to shriek. Sunday morning June 16, 1960, Psycho opened at two midtown Manhattan theaters, with crowds already lined up on Broadway.
Was it the insolently blunt title? Hitchcock's hilarious first-person trailer ("and here we ha ... More >>
Play it again, Sam: Allen and the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. Photo by John Rogers.In this week's Village Voice, Stacey Anderson snags an exclusive interview with none other than Woody Allen as, clarinet in hand, the director talks jazz and defends one of America's disappearing art form ... More >>
all photos by Nate "Igor" SmithDon't care what you say, Thurston still looks bad-ass
The Anthology Film Archives celebrated its 40th anniversary last night at the Hiro Ballroom. The scene was, by all accounts, an intimately swanky affair--reserved tables started at $500; mezzanine tickets cost $99 ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
January 13, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 13
Film Critics Choose Their Favorites for 1965
By Jonas Mekas
Once more we are playing the Best Movies of the Year game. The usual answer this year is that even the best ones are hardly worth listing a ... More >>
It's not a memorial--that will come later, and in high style--but the Issue Project Room is holding a benefit tomorrow night for its future space at 110 Livingston Street. Honor Suzanne Fiol by attending. She helped put "Poetry to the Infinitive Power(s)" together and that's reason enough alo ... More >>
Jared GruenwaldNot available at H&M: Grace Jones
In this week's Village Voice, Mike Powell joins fathers and sons and dudes screaming 'GIVE IT TO LARRY' at Steely Dan's Beacon run.
Cristina Black on how a Connecticut liberal arts school somehow gave birth to the surrealist Brooklyn pop of M ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 12, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 21Mekas JailedBy Stephanie Gervis HarringtonThe New American Cinema has run afoul of the old American determination to keep our culture clean. The first casualties were Village Voice film critic and new wave movie-mak ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla gives us "Hipster Runoff Explained (Maybe)," a possibly illuminating chat with the Internet's latest mystery man.
Stephen Slaybaugh investigates the sweet pop pleasure of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
Aidan Levy on the ambitious 'Searc ... More >>
Graham Rayman has been following the "Fight Club" cooked up by Rikers Island guards for a couple of years, and the Bronx D.A. has started dishing out charges. Inmates used and rewarded as enforcers, beatings arranged so as not to leave marks, victims intimidated into silence (and a few killed) -- t ... More >>