What critics who attack the director's borrowings miss
RZA's bucket list must be down to a paltry few uncrossed items. Where does one begin when interviewing someone like RZA? Supreme Clientele, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Tical... The guy helmed some of the dustiest, grittiest, most timeless rap classics ever banged out on a drum machine. He's acted in Ju ... More >>
Blame Sex and the City... Today brings us news of the "Burberry bandit," a man who reportedly robbed 14 Manhattan banks to fuel his high-fashion addiction, according to the New York Post. Cornell Neilly, 21, supposedly used the haul from the heists to buy "$400 sneakers and a Burberry shirt" whic ... More >>
My column this week describes the riotous romp I had at "Chiller Theatre"--a New Jersey autograph convention--with pals Mickey Boardman and Angelo Pitillo. Well, here's the proof. Angelo Pitillo zoomed his loving lens in for some glorious interspecies moments between myself and the celebr ... More >>
Don't you love when condescending "girly" marketing even extends to firearms! Our friends at the paper of record's revamped weekend mag have a handy roundup of some of the most cloyingly "feminine" guns on the market these days, as four states now allow people to carry concealed weapons witho ... More >>
Just as the videographer foretold, "This shit's going on YouTube, yo," the video of a fiery redhead calling out her subway offender went viral today when Jezebel, Animal, and other websites picked up the story. But should we all really be that shocked? Watch.
The fourth season of Mad Men ends this Sunday, and while the show really doesn't really have much do with food (its occasional references to canned ham and historic New York references excepted), it's certainly enhanced our appreciation and revulsion for the way food was advertised during that era ... More >>
A new French spy spoof named OSS: Lost in Rio climaxes with a scene on top of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, an obvious homage to Hitchcock, as I was so proud to have brilliantly noticed, applause applause. But when I asked the film's director/co-writer Michel Hazanavicius ... More >>
This weekend ushered in both spring and the return of NY-via-L.A. super-party Hardfest, holding a packed, sweaty fete Saturday night at Terminal 5, one part enormous dance-music showcase (featuring Boys Noize, Major Lazer, and Buraka Som Sistema this round) and one part general mayhem. T5 held an ... More >>
Feel-good throwback of the day: Meth and Red's "A Yo," the usual weed-kissed melange of gritty New York baller-talk and goofy Kill Bill references. These guys have become something like a beloved movie in deep cable syndication, and even they're watching. Guess which rapper spit this: "And now I'm o ... More >>
Plus, Mexicans who hate illegals
Come on people, how much more do you need out of Princess Raccoon? Also on DVD, Fritz Lang's clockwork noir The Woman in the Window.
Recalling a Thai tradition you don't remember and Spaghetti Westerns you do, Sasanatieng shocks with brilliant, brave hues
The Weinstein Company swallows up New York's most adventurous art house distributor
Play it again, samurai: Sword plays and bandit ballets in this razor-sharp summer series
'Til death do us part: Freakishly hot sex symbols smolder while film takes tepid late turn
No more drama: Arnaud Desplechin's light tragicomedy
Warriors, Rubik's Cubes, sausagesOh my! Williamsburg gets ghoulish.
Superior Education, feel-good agitprop, a hell-raising Moore dot the Cannes firmament
Why Lynndie England is the public face of Torturegate
Ethereal yin to Vol. 1's visceral yang, Tarantino's epic ends in a breeze of sweet reason
The Other of Invention
Bill Murray's Star Vehicle, Gus Van Sant's Double Comeback, and the Year of the Documentary
His brain erased, Affleck is just made to be a Dick hero; Woo adds pulp to the sci-fracas
Good Bök shows zoom-shots of Bjorn Borg's bottomwow!
What Tarantino missed (and Jarmusch got) about the Wu
After a six-year absence, Tarantino plunges once again into a cinematic hall of mirrors
Back from the dead with the new Kill Bill, Quentin Tarantino exposes the dick drive, movie ultraviolence, and his foot fetish
Will Quentin's Long-Awaited Kung Fu Gore-Super-Soak, Kill Bill, Inspire Moviegoing Fervor?