On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek returns from the Berlin Film Festival and joins the group to discuss the state of the movie musical.
Plus: Dishing 40 years of Troma history
In 2013, love came in many forms: girl on zombie, boy on smartphone, and James Franco on -- count 'em -- two hot bikini babes at the same damn time. Sure, romantic comedies are as extinct as Oprah Winfrey's chances of winning Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, but audiences had plenty of ... More >>
The star tells me about being in all of the movies, period
After copping an Emmy as Sarah Palin, Julianne Moore is now playing a rambunctious rock performer in What Maisie Knew, an updated adaptation of the Henry James novel about a girl caught between two selfish divorcing parents. The film's release was a great excuse for me to catch up with Julianne Moo ... More >>
Circumcision has never been so sexy. This rundown chooses the 50 hottest, but I'll focus on the top eight, since--in the immortal words of Betty Buckley--eight is enough. They are: (8) Adam Garfield. The super-hot Spider-Man casts a wide web. I can only imaginarium what his Parnassus looks like.
It seems like it involves clicking and registering and joining and paying and stuff like that, so I'm hardly recommending it, but a friend--yeah, a friend--said it was worth it for him.
There are actors (like Peter O'Toole and Glenn Close) who've gotten nominated a whole lot of times and never won. Yet. But how about the ones who've never even been nominated? In the case of the dead ones, I'm pretty sure they never will be! Now that's gotta hurt. Here are some of the top omission ... More >>
It's definitely a trend, and they've all been showing at Sundance. In Don Jon's Addiction, writer/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a guy who's so addicted to online porn he can't have real relationships. In Kill Your Darlings, Daniel Radcliffe plays poet Allen Ginsburg and is seen receiving ora ... More >>
Back to the good stuff
2016: Obama's America is a conservative glimpse at the alleged horror of the Obama Presidency, looking ahead to what shambles America will supposedly be in if he's reelected. And people are lining up to see it! The film made over six million last week--practically the same amount as the Joseph Gor ... More >>
The writer/director on filming in NYC, George Romero, and saying no to bad script notes
I hate to turn into a blithering fangurl, but my top two hotties right now are practically making me develop acne, braces, and a diary. Choice one is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who has come a long way from child stardom, rising up with the Dark Knight, though it was in 2010's cult film Hesher that he wa ... More >>
Tony Ward, Hustler WhiteIt's the guys' turn. These are the studs who sold it to their audience as persuasively as they did to their screen clients. Get out your PayPal accounts.
via All Movie PhotoWith the announcement of the upcoming Brooklyn movie theatre, we thought it best to try and help a burgeoning local business out. The six-screen cineplex will hopefully become an essential part of the neighborhood. So in honor of the scheduled completion of the new multiple ... More >>
Measuring the prospects of a new crop of independent distributors
Working hard not to mention the Iraq war
With Hitchcock in its rear window, bland voyeur thriller does its best not to perturb(ia) you
Noir screenwriter makes strong directorial debut; Joseph Gordon-Levitt awes again in character-driven theft thriller
And that's a compliment to Rian Johnson's teen detective noir
Monster's Ball producer makes directing debut with garish, heavy-breathing neo-noir
High school confidential: Recasting hard-boiled cliches as metaphor for teenage isolation
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
Skin and boners: Araki eschews pedophilia chic to shatter myths of youthful innocence
Arrested development: Two American independent directors stage comebacks in Toronto
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