So writes Roger Ebert, and he oughta know; he cowrote Beyond The Valley of the Dolls, that 1970 fantasia of drugs, music, and lunacy which is a kitschy coup of kook-culture entertainment (though to me, it's not trash at all; it's pungent satire).
And The Paperboy--the Lee Daniels-directed tale of S ... More >>
Today in NYFF reviews: Nick Schager on The Paperboy and Our Children.
Directed by Lee Daniels
Crass southern-fried exploitation with laughable pretenses toward gravity, The Paperboy takes as its inspiration Pete Dexter's novel about a 1969 true-crime tale and drenches it in sweat, blo ... More >>
See also our Voice Exclusive: Paul Haggis reacts to Scientology's attack on Nazanin Boniadi
We managed to find a copy of the new Vanity Fair today, and we've read Maureen Orth's story, "What Katie Didn't Know," about Tom Cruise and his Scientology-approved search for a new wife.
As advertised, the ... More >>
As we wait to see how nasty the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce becomes, we asked Tom's former Scientology auditor and legal affairs adviser, Marty Rathbun, to speak to us about the last time Cruise was in this position.
In 2001, Cruise and Nicole Kidman ended their 10-year marriage, and it was Rat ... More >>
Former Page Six-er Richard Johnson* (see below) is reporting at The Daily that Tom Cruise's daughter, Isabella, 18, is fed up with Scientology and has moved out of her father's house.
A Cruise publicist denied the report.
Johnson quotes two of our favorite Scientology sources, Marty Rathbu ... More >>
It was announced the other day that James Franco will join Nicole Kidman this fall in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth, about a gigolo's attempt to relaunch his dreams via an aging movie star.
Since winning the Oscar for 2002's The Hours, Nicole Kidman has made some bold and varied choices.
The problem is, the vast majority of them turned out to be giant bombs.
In chronological order, Nicole made movies like:
In the "top five" list I'm about to share, I wish I could have squeezed in some more of my old favorites, but their filmographies had some holes in them.
I also wish I could have included a few more current names, but I can't honestly say Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, or Cate Blanchett have e ... More >>
So Q-Tip is writing a book, called Industry Rules, that will elaborate on the music-biz hostility informing the A Tribe Called Quest great's most famous line (one assumes that record-company people, however few of them are left at this point, nonetheless remain pretty shady), balanced with more pers ... More >>