By the time Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's 2008 The Dark Knight was finally seen by critics and audiences, talk of a posthumous Oscar reached a fever pitch. Naturally, the inclination to compare Ledger's work to past posthumous landmarks proved tempting, and many list ... More >>
Long-haired dreamer has predictably profound effect on his family
Little Brother: happy or not, it's an ending. Photo by Studio KompleksIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla falls hard for Sam Amidon, the gentle, affable, R. Kelly-covering young folkie, while Camille Dodero applies a lifetime of Courtney Love-related knowledge to Hole's new Nobody's Da ... More >>
Rich people problems. Compelling ones!
Lots of great stuff in this week's Village Voice, though it all kinda pales in comparison to the incomparable Ward Sutton, who imagines R. Crumb doing an illustrated history of Genesis -- that's Phil Collins' Genesis, not God's. Elsewhere in music, Harvilla checks out the tremendously profane ... More >>
The director mines her life for her films—and life is complicated
Rich and strange: Holofcener's wealth porn sitcom not particularly lovely or amazing
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
An independent-film veteran recalls the '80s and looks ahead
First-Time Filmmaker Todd Field Goes Behind Closed Doors
Indie goddess keeps her eye on offbeat fare.