The forgotten major-label power pop albumthose records that, even after all these years, remain perfect amalgams of beaming Rickenbacker guitar hooks, la-la-ing and handclapping, and nervous Buddy Holly charmis ideal summertime listening, thanks to the way they, at their best, blend lo ... More >>
The people have spoken: Shutter Island grossed $40.2 million this weekend. Olympic ice-dancing aside, the movie didn't face much competition (no other newbies in the top ten) but, hey, the numbers are best evah for director Martin Scorsese as well as his star Leonardo DiCaprio!
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Heed the Siren! Here comes the 9th Annual Siren Music Festival and related content:
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What would I do without the fabulous revivals shown at Film Forum, the cerebral cineplex down on Houston Street? With nothing but down time on my hands, I've spent the last month there engorging on obscure animated epics (the jitterbuggin' Hoppity Comes To Town), Nicholas Ray morality tales (Bigge ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, the Third Annual Voice Jazz Critics Poll: Essays, RIPs, and more.
In Film, the Ninth Annual Village Voice/LA Weekly Film Poll.
Plus Ella Taylor on Holocaust movies Good and Defiance, and Scott Foundas on Nicholas Ray's Bigger Than Life.
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