Prairie Miller interviewed me about those films and more as we tried to pin down what is in the air, cinematically speaking, when it comes to the angsty dramas that played the New York Film Festival and/or are cannonballing at us for Oscar season.
I'm at the 41:50 minute mark.
3-D hit the New York Film Festival with the opening night attraction, Life of Pi, a beautifully filmed voyage of awakening featuring a boy and a tiger adrift in a lifeboat.
It's basically a love story between the kid and the animal, and I'd call it an inter-species Brokeback Mountain--to name anoth ... More >>
That's the Alexander Payne movie with George Clooney as a guy whose wife is in the hospital after a boating accident and who has to re-examine his past as he learns about wifey's doings while reconnecting with their two awkwardly behaving daughters.
It just played the New York Film Festival ... More >>
A new silent movie about the heyday of silent movies, The Artist has crisp black and white photography, swelling music, and a likable cast.
At the New York Film Festival showing the other day, star Jean Dujardin explained the filming process:
This week in the Voice, out today: Camille Dodero profiles the Sucklord, 42-year-old Morgan Phillips, who lived with his mother till the age of 36 but is now an important figure in the designer toy world despite thinking that everyone sucks.
Maura Johnston takes stock of R.E.M.'s breakup in light o ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
September 10, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 37
Films in Focus
By Andrew Sarris
September is upon us and with it the (Eighth) New York Film Festival of which I have been a part since 1966. Any institution that lasts eight years in this cruel town ... More >>
As what would have been his 70th birthday approaches, John Lennon is getting a whole lot of posthumous hoopla -- like a movie, Nowhere Boy, about his early days; a documentary about his Gotham years, playing in the New York Film Festival; and a Beatles revue called Rain dripping down on Broad ... More >>
Nine 11 Thesaurus. Photo by Santiago Felipe.In this week's Village Voice, Andy Beta profiles Bushwick teen rap ensemble Nine 11 Thesaurus and the after-school program that produced them, Ray Cummings talks with Brooklyn noise pop band Sisters, Eavvon O'Neal on Salem and witch house, and Adam ... More >>
Every year, we descend on Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center to separate the hype from the heavyweights at American cinema's fall classic, the New York Film Festival. This year is no different, as legendary Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman weighs in with the hits and misses of The 2010 N ... More >>
As film journalists gird for next week's Tribeca Film Festival, it's useful to recall the invective recently inspired by the city's other major film fest. The 2009 New York Film Festival, presented last fall by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, was the first under the administrative leaders ... More >>