Tonight, one of underground rap's most notorious legends, R.A. the Rugged Man, throws his own birthday bash at Drom. Joining him for tonight's shindig are critically acclaimed West Coast MC Blu and politically charged syllable killer Diabolic. We spoke to R.A. about completing another Rugged year, r ... More >>
By now, you have surely heard something about Michael Haneke's Amour-- likely that it is a film dealing with the ravages of extreme old age and the human body's gradual betrayal of itself, and the effect this has on those who must bear witness.
You may also know something about its director, Micha ... More >>
Today's NYFF report is a doubleheader from our Nick Pinkerton: a pair of long looks at the old and the new.
The Tiger of Eschnapur
Directed by Fritz Lang
Screened Tuesday, October 2nd
Still functioning today in the 17th arondissement, Paris' Cinéma MacMahon -- the subject of a seven-film sideba ... More >>
After operating at maybe 75 percent of its potential for almost its
first full week, on Sunday the Cannes Film Festival kicked into full
auteurist gear, with the premieres of three formally audacious new works
from three contemporary international art film stars: Michael Haneke's Amour (which we ... More >>
80-something couple George (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anna (Emmanuelle
Riva), former music teachers with one adult daughter (Isabelle
Huppert), are comfortably settled into their senescence together in a
not-small and yet claustrophobic Paris apartment. One morning at the
breakfast table, Anna ... More >>
A discerning film distributor and a passionate cinephile, Kino International president Donald Krim died of cancer last Friday at the age 65. The news reached many who knew him during the award presentation Sunday night at the Cannes Film Festival when the Israeli director Joseph Cedar, whose ... More >>
Eek, it 's Michael Musto, in a series of glamorous guises (we're not showing his Susan Boyle because we want you to prepare yourself first) and Running Down the Decade like it's never been run down before.
(He also gets in not one, but three Top Tens. What a trouper!)
Francis Davis presi ... More >>
Vijay Iyer: Delightful deconstruction. Photo by Jimmy Katz/ACTIn this week's Village Voice, we present the fourth annual Village Voice Jazz Poll: Francis Davis on the winners, led by Vijay Iyer's Historicity and Darcy James Argue's victory as best debut, for Infernal Machines; Tom Hull's own ... More >>
Our longtime film critic J. Hoberman spent this year's Cannes filing regular dispatches. This is his last one.
Enter the Void
Memorable for its in-your-face sensationalism, the 62nd Cannes Film Festival opened with the 3-D computer animation Up, saving the "Yours" for the final minutes of the comp ... More >>
Our longtime film critic J. Hoberman is filing regular dispatches from this year's Cannes. The Festival is nearly over, but the question still remains: who will win the Palme?
Penelope Cruz in Broken Embraces: Is this Pedro Almodovar's year?
The marche has closed up shop, the trades have published ... More >>