I'm guessing absolutely, since you'll think, "Even when the hydraulics don't work and the plane plummets, a masterful pilot can save lives! "Even though he's completely wasted!" Denzel gives a truly great performance in the tale of personal redemption, and the interesting thing is you're not comp ... More >>
At the New York Film Festival yesterday, they screened Frances Ha, the Noah Baumbach-directed film in which Greta Gerwig plays a woman who breaks up with a guy, is kind of a likable mess but is maturing, and who has a female best friend who speaks in snappy sentences. Just like in Gerwig's last fil ... More >>
Contenders are piling up in the theaters-here are the ones to watch
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 11, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 2 films in focus by Andrew Sarris 'Tis the season to grind out 10-best lists, and this is certainly not the year to turn one's back on tradition. Still, there is at least one prominent film critic who ... More >>
From Glenn Beck to Breitbart, Sarah Palin to Rush Limbaugh, from sea to shining sea, from their mere followers to their Kool-Aid drinkers, the rage, motives, and manners all lend themselves to a certain composite picture developing quite neatly in this country, that's really, more than anythi ... More >>
Big, lavish complex planned—hotel, dance club, spa. Y'all come!
A few months back, we noted an interesting discrepancy in the New York Times coverage of the last New York Film Festival. While critics A.O. Scott and Stephen Holden were unusually harsh in their characterization of the festival as a whole -- the "grimmest in memory," "a high-minded form of ... More >>
On sisterly love, sadomasochism, and serial killing
A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.
Mo'Nique turns out to have a plus-sized talent as an actress in the ghetto-fabulous Precious, and as you know, there's been Oscar buzz on her performance for months now. But the word is that she's so caught up in demanding money for appearances to care much about her self promotion as a risi ... More >>
And other whore stories in post-crackdown clubs. Then, suddenly, a Pygmalion-like transformation.
Two directors looking for a meaty project found it on the road to Katrina
Advice from grannies and trannies; other topics are glossed over
Plus Picasso and the preservation fest
A self-appointed intellectual guru poisons the academic well in psych-thriller
How the British monarchy survived the death of the people's princess
A preview of the season's repertory highlights
Argentine director Lucrecia Martel explores carnality and sacred solitude in The Holy Girl
Godard's long goodbye continues with a meditation on war and a history of the cinema
Adaptable actor obscures an object of desire, clarifies a cultural icon
Arrested development: Two American independent directors stage comebacks in Toronto
A Tehran pizza delivery boy gives an indelible performance in a humanist anti-blockbuster
Hopscotching chronology elevates New Age mysticism in a heart transplant melodrama
Indie works in progress vie for buyers at 25th IFP Market
Gridlock in Paris, Gunfights in L.A.
''In Rounders, John Malkovich chewed so much scenery that it's a wonder there were any card tables left.''