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Nick Pinkerton

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    October 9, 2014

    The 20 Best Vampire Movies, 1979 to the Present

    Our review of this week's Dracula Untold doesn't inspire much hope: "This Dracula Begins-style sword-and-fangs curio plays like someone said, 'What if we took a vampire flick but did a find-and-replace swapping out all that bare-neck sensuality for some video-game ass-kicking?'" But for every genre ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013
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    November 14, 2012

    Elliott Stein, 1928 - 2012

    By Nick Pinkerton Elliott Stein, a longtime contributor to The Village Voice, as well as

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    October 15, 2012

    NYFF Daily Reviews: Robert Zemeckis's Flight

    Today we wind down our weeks of New York Film Festival coverage with Nick PInkerton's look at Robert Zemeckis's return to live-action movies: Flight. Flight Directed by Robert Zemeckis Screened Sunday, Oct. 14th More than a few viewers who saw this year's New York Film Festival opener Life of Pi ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    NYFF Daily Reviews: Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa

    Here's Nick Pinkerton on Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa. Ginger & Rosa Written and directed by Sally Potter Screens Tuesday, October 9th at 6:15 p.m. and Wednesday, October 10th at 9:00 p.m. Blame it on Boomers reaching the age of nostalgia if you will, but this installment of the NYFF is well-stoc ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012
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    September 19, 2012
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    September 12, 2012
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    July 18, 2012

    This Week in the Voice: I Fought The Landlord

    This week in the Voice, out today, Araceli Cruz and Steven Thrasher tell the tale of landlord Moshe Samovha's bad Upper Manhattan building and the lone resident who fought for better living conditions: "This is a landlord who has acted with impunity for decades, content to let the city repair his bo ... More >>

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    July 4, 2012
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    April 4, 2012

    This Week in the Voice: Hunter Moore's Revenge Porn

    This week in the Voice, out today: Camille Dodero profiles Hunter Moore, the hard-partying entrepreneur behind revenge porn site Is Anyone Up, writing: "Hunter Moore is trying to screw a 20-year-old woman on my lap. It's after 2 in the morning, we're squashed in a stretch limo with 11 others, stray ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: Shock The Junkie with Ibogaine Ingestion

    ​It's common knowledge that kicking a capital-H Habit isn't the most pleasant experience, to say the least. But what if there were a cure for drug addiction out there that only comes with one side effect, that of intense hallucinations? For this week's Village Voice cover story, join Keegan Ha ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: Andrew Cuomo, Lobbyists Calling

    ​Congrats to the newly elected Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo. As a welcoming gift, this week's Voice cover story would like to warn you and your constitutions of the various leech-like lobbyists waiting to suck your integrity as a public official dry. The inimitable Wayne Barrett reports ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: Dan Choi, Bad Lieutenant

    ‚ÄčLt. Daniel Choi resembles so many other American soldiers in many, many ways: as a late 20s West Point grad who loves his country, a born-again Christian, as a soldier who's served two tours in Iraq, and as a soldier who's been kicked out of the military. But even that isn't the distinguishment t ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: New York City's Best Dive Bars

    ​Sometimes, New Yorkers need a drink. Not a cocktail, not mixology, not a libation or a concoction, but a drink, plain and simple. Good think they live in New York City: throw a stone, and you'll find a place to drown your sorrows on the relatively cheap and/or DL. But how to separate the divi ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: White America Has Lost Its Mind

    ​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 >>

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    September 22, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: The 2010 New York Film Festival

    ​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 >>

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    September 15, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: The Endless Bummer of Staten Island

    ​All the way out on the south shore of Staten Island lies a quiet, tucked-away community called the Cedar Grove Beach Club, a "poor man's Bermuda" for the few Staten Islanders who knew about it and summered there. That's all over now, as the city's Parks Department plans to turn the 200-acre p ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: New York's Gossip Loses Its Grip

    ​In the history of contemporary gossip, New York City's reputation for having the sharpest, most steely-nerved power players breaking news nobody else would--or could--touch was unprecedented. But something's happened over the last few years where New York's most powerful characters -- and the ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: Inside the Brutal World of America's Kidnapping Capital

    ​Phoenix, Arizona! The fifth most populated city in the country. It's the capital of Arizona, the Grand Canyon State! It's also -- as the center of the United States' immigration crisis with two sides viciously battling over the future of millions of people -- the place where the most people i ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: The Tilda Swinton Moment

    ​How time flies, right? Eighteen years ago, Sally Potter had her breakout as the writer-director of Orlando, which also starred then-breakout Tilda Swinton. Now, for this week's Village Voice cover story, Melissa Anderson talks with Potter and Swinton about Orlando about their continuing caree ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    This Week, in the Voice: The Andrew Cuomo-Shelly Silver Donkey Show

    ​How many Democrats does it take to make a donkey show? In this week's cover story, Village Voice columnist Wayne Barrett takes account of the opposition New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo will actually have to face: Shelly Silver, and the rest of our state's old-school democrats.

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    December 22, 2009

    10th Annual Film Critics' Poll: The Abridged Results

    94 critics voted. The results are in.

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    August 18, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Years ago, Ella Taylor interviewed Quentin Tarantino at his favorite Denny's. She returns to the scene to ask about Inglourious Basterds and his career. Tarantino is charmng, but if you want to be pissed at him, he does say things like, "A case can be made that I re-created the gangster fil ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Phyllis Little wouldn't leave her apartment in the Bronx until she saw justice done for her nine-year-old granddaughter, raped and murdered in 1998. The police say they have the man who did it, and Little is preparing to go. But her mind isn't settled -- not about Robert Fleming, who insists he's in ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    50 Cent and Rick Ross have a beef. Will it be settled with guns? Actually, it will more likely be settled with internet videos and rapid response units. What what? Erik Parker explains the new state of the art. Burial societies are supposed to assure their members of a grave when their time comes. ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Before he became Mayor Bloomberg's 2009 campaign manager, Bradley Tusk had been a Lehman Brothers lobbyist, a Parks Department functionary, a Chuck Schumer spokesman, a Bloomberg adviser -- and, for four years, Rod Blagojevich's deputy governor. Among Tusk's assignments under Hot Rod was a dicey flu ... More >>

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