Meryl Streep

  • Film

    March 5, 2014

    Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?

    Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?

  • Film

    June 12, 2013

    To Actresses on the Brink of 40: Go Bad or Go Home

    Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Streep And Depp Doing Into The Woods Film! Guess Who Else?

    Once Les Miserables made tons of money, it was inevitable that the floodgates would be open for the filming of every musical ever made. (Can't wait to see movies of Carrie, Scandalous, and Nick and Nora. Kidding.) And so, Rob Marshall is directing a film of Sondheim's Into the Woods, and they're ge ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    November 6, 2012

    Remember To Vote For You Know Who!

    Today's the day you can get off your high horse and make a move that will actually affect your future. Get off your Facebook, de-tweet your Twitter, stop texting for a goddamned minute, and get your ass out to the voting booth to pull the level that will determine whether you'll live the next four ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    The Best Hairdos In Hollywood History

    Female division. In the talking era. According to Michael Musto. Feel free to do your usual whining and add your own faves.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    "Meryl's A Terrible Neighbor" Say The Whiners

    Sour grapes make for flat champagne once again. Bitter neighbors in Salisbury, Connecticut are claiming that Meryl Streep is more "Nasty Lady" than "Iron Lady." According to this writeup, "She lives on a very big multimillion dollar property in the area, but she doesn't give back."

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Oscars 2012: Best Dresses With the Meh Factor

    Dear Ladies of the Red Carpet: Where's the shock of the swan dress or the pizzazz of the goth showgirl of yesteryear? Come on, ladies, this is the Oscars, and it's 2012! Why are so many of you million dollar actresses playing the Grace Kelly card? We are fully aware that all of you can't pull off ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011
  • Columns

    December 21, 2011

    "Which Cougar Swings Both Ways?" And Other Sizzling Blind Items

    I provide the milk and cookies, you provide the names

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Charlize Theron Tells Me All!

    Charlize Theron and I had a fun chat at a luncheon promoting her new dark dramedy, Young Adult, in which she deftly plays a woman who eerily believes she belongs with her high school boyfriend, even though they broke up 17 years ago and he's married. Charlize talked about her admiration for Meryl S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher: The First Review

    The Guardian has seen The Iron Lady, with the esteemed Meryl Streep as British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and they're not afraid to tell us about it. The film, they say, is a "breezy, whistle-stop tour through the unstable nitroglycerin of Thatcher's life and times." They insist that it's l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Piper Laurie On Not Winning The Oscar

    ​In her new memoir, Learning To Live Out Loud, wonderful actress Piper Laurie remembers being nominated for playing the crazed, bible thumping mama of the title character of Carrie, the 1976 horror classic. Writes Piper: "It was hard to look delighted when they announced that Beatrice Strai ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 21, 2011

    Celebs Should Not Be Allowed To Have Children!

    And if they do, at least pay the kids scale

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    It's A Great Year For Best Actress

    ​The Emmy nominations came out today, but my mind is stuck on the Oscars and how there will be no shortage of leading actress contenders to pick from in 2011. Not only is Meryl Streep donning prosthetics and an accent again, this time as moxieish Margaret Thatcher, but we have the following o ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 13, 2011

    Gossip! Gossip! Gossip! With Names!

    Valiant Sandra Bernhard, curious Mickey Rourke, and simply Divine

  • Film

    April 13, 2011
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    February 16, 2011

    Michael Lohan Was Next To Me Holding a Big Knife!

    ​And I'm here, I'm still here. CLICK HERE for my column and I'll tell you how that happened and how I got out of it alive. Even more scarily, I also talk about a movie with disembowelment, rape/murder, and the words "I love cunt!" But the popcorn's really good. Plus I speak with Valerie Cru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    The 10 Best Female Outfits in Movie History

    ​ Who cares about the men? They always wear suits or sweaty T-shirts. But from the beginning of cinema, Hollywood's ladies have gotten swathed and feathered and dressed and undressed in ways that have made the fashion world rock with diversity and delight. My 10 all-time fave looks are:

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    My Oscar Predictions Thus Far...

    The King's Speech​...along with those of other esteemed movieland pundits, as told to The gum-flapping gang has anointed The King's Speech, Colin Firth, Annette Bening, and Danny Boyle as the golden ones who will step up to the podium without that much in their way.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    When Stars Don't Get The Movie Version

    ​Supposedly there will be a movie made of the Broadway show Memphis, and I bet they don't use the stage cast. They hardly ever do! And I wish they would! Remember when they made a movie of Doubt two years ago and Cherry Jones didn't get the part?

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    It's Meryl Vs. Sandra!

    ​Did anyone think the Best Actress Oscar race would boil down to a battle royale between the greatest actress of her generation, Meryl Streep, and Miss Congeniality, Sandra Bullock? No, but with both ladies' Golden Globes wins, that exactly what it's shaping up as. Mind you, I've always trum ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2009

    Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep in It's Complicated

    Nancy Meyers can't keep making the same movie over and over again

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Golden Globe Nominations Favor Up in The Air, Hurt Locker

    ​Movie awards fever proceeds apace with the Golden Globes nominations. The once-derided Hollywood Foreign Press Association prizes are now considered legit and a predictor of Oscar behavior, so the Best Motion Picture - Drama nominees -- NY/LA Critics' laureate The Hurt Locker , along with Ava ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    LA, NY Film Critics Launch Award Season, Favor Hurt Locker

    ​What a relief -- the 2009 movie awards are rolling out, drawing our attention away from tedious realities and toward tinsel dreams of Oscar Night. The New York Film Critics Circle has just stepped up with The Hurt Locker for Best Picture and Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow); George Clooney (Up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Rats, drug dealers, hookers, a gambling "casino' in one of the apartments: 2320 Aqueduct Avenue in the Bronx sounds like a terrible building. It used to be bad when one of the Voice's perennial "10 Worst Landlords" owned it. Then he sold out to fancy new owners -- including a Tishman Speyer a ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 20, 2009
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    October 2, 2009

    The Worst Accents in Screen History

    ​ No, Meryl Streep's name is nowhere near this list. But if you click on this survey, you'll find no fewer than two Brad Pitt performances (one of his accents is described as sounding merely like a sore throat), a legendarily bad Cockney accent by Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins (" 'Allo, Guvn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Anyone Want to See James Murphy Mercilessly Taser Reset Author Kurt Andersen?

    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cExclusive - Backstage With Kurt Andersenwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorMeryl Streep Better or worse than that time Howard Dean shouted out Sean Fennessey's Tumblr?

  • Columns

    July 28, 2009

    Club Kids Take Over Dunkin' Donuts!

    Cazwell's 20-minute bashes.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Say Something Nice

    Gossip boards like this one so often become forums for venting and kvetching, and that's fine--in fact, that's my bread and rancid butter. But just for once--just for one teeny, tiny second--let's reflect favorably on the world and post a nice thought or two. Anything nice, as long as it's not sarca ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 1, 2009
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    December 24, 2008
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    December 10, 2008

    This Week's Voice: Dan Deacon, the Web Sheriff, Best Books of 2008, Che, and More

    In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla interviews Dan Deacon about his new 16-piece band. Dan Weiss meets the Web Sheriff. Miles Marshall Lewis on Britney Spears's sadly generic Circus. Annie Fischer reports on the NY Eye & Ear Festival. In Books, Voice writers pick the best bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Show Biz Couples Don't Work!

    Meryl Streep tends to work a lot--and so does her marriage! And no doubt that's because her husband happens to be a sculptor, not another show biz type who's competing with her for Oscar nominations or wondering who the phone is for every time it rings with a job offer.

  • Voice Choices

    September 3, 2008


    Spike Jonze raises a glass to Maurice Sendak

  • Columns

    August 5, 2008

    Advice to Madonna, Lindsay, Katie, and Meth Addicts

    Stay away from clowns! Just continue to be ones yourselves. (And other Dear ABBA suggestions.)

  • Film

    October 30, 2007

    Dull Roar

    The odd upside of Robert Redford's terribly earnest, utterly terrible war drama

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    December 26, 2006
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    July 25, 2006
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    June 20, 2006
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    October 18, 2005
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    July 27, 2004

    Executive Decisions

    Corporate villains, constant surveillance: Jonathan Demme reprograms a '60s landmark

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    June 1, 2004
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    January 27, 2004
  • Theater

    August 28, 2001

    I am Not a Camera

    Stage Acting Versus NYC’s Hollywood High

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    August 7, 2001
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    January 11, 2000
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    September 28, 1999
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    January 12, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).

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