When Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker won the Best Picture and Best Director awards three Oscars ago, a few icky people started bitching that it was only because she's a woman.
(I found that pretty kooky reasoning considering a woman had never won before.
Finally, one does, and then they congra ... More >>
The big news to emerge from yesterday's New York Film Critics Circle voting--held early this year to scoop the other year end awards--is, of course, the second coming of homeboy Harvey Weinstein.
Not only was The Artist voted best picture and its director Michel Hazanavicius anointed Best Director ... More >>
One would have to be as nutty as outgoing New York Film Critics Circle chairman and New York Press film critic Armond White to attempt to refute his lies, exaggerations, fantasies, smears and false assumptions point by point -- especially since he tends to project his own intentions onto his ... More >>
At the New York Film Critics Circle Awards last night, critics' chairman ARMOND WHITE brought up 'Black Swan' director DARREN ARONOFSKY to present an honor to his cinematographer.Immediately, Aronofsky seemed to be channeling his own black swan."Keep it up," he said to White, "because you give us al ... More >>
Jafar PanahiTen months after his arrest last March, Jafar Panahi -- the most internationally acclaimed of Iranian directors as well as one of the most political in both his movies and his outspoken support for opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi -- has been sentenced to 6 years in prison. In ... More >>
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January 21, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 3
Films in Focus
By Andrew Sarris
The time has not only come, it is probably long past, to survey the moviegoing year of 1970 (itself either the last year of the '60s or the first year of the '70s), to p ... More >>
Back from the Lido, I learned that Somewhere, Sofia Coppola's slight, stringent, not-quite sentimental tale of a movie star on the edge of a nervous breakdown and the 11-year-old daughter that loves him, had won the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice Film Festival--the "unanimous choice" per jury ... More >>
PanahiReceived yesterday from David Sterritt, Chairman of the National Society of Film Critics:
In early March, Jafar Panahi was arrested at his home by Iranian security forces. He has since been held without charge, in stressful conditions that have evidently damaged his health.
The member ... More >>
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 >>
He's got more check than a Czechoslavian. Photo by Zacke Wolfe.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla goes abroad with Gucci Mane's Cold War mixtape trilogy: "Funny voices aside, The Cold War isn't a particularly conceptual affair, instead favoring a breathtakingly monochromatic wash of b ... More >>