[Summer Guide 2014]
Could the surrealist have made a blockbuster?
The largest Mexican animation festival comes to NYC
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 14, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 41 films in focus By Andrew Sarris Who would have thought a few years back that in 1971 Peter Bogdanovich would be traveling first-class on the express train of film history while Dennis Hopper was bummi ... More >>
Macbeth goes on the air
photo by Kelly SamardakJohn deBaryThere is no shortage of old-timey, Prohibition era-themed cocktail bars in this city. It's much more difficult to find places that are making truly innovative modern cocktails, of the sort that can be found at PDT, which is rolling out its new fall cocktail m ... More >>
Geronimo puts the go back in go-go. We talk about it.
"What does it matter what you say about someone?" Marlene Dietrich says about Orson Welles at the end of Touch Of Evil. What, indeed? Except that now, at the end, we should say a few things about George Steinbrenner that even out the other things we remember all too well: the ridiculous outbu ... More >>
You've heard that old fable -- favored by Orson Welles, among others -- about a frog whom a scorpion asks for a ride across a stream. The frog reasons that the scorpion won't sting him while they're both in the water, because then they would both drown. So he consents. But the scorpion stings him ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 15, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 35 Films By Andrew Sarris "CASINO ROYALE" is said to be doing spectacular business despite moderately unfavorable reviews. Most of the proceedings were too esoteric for this reviewer. At times, it seemed th ... 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! With four su ... More >>
An apolitical look at the epic hero's oeuvre
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 7, 1959, Vol. IV, No. 11 The Year's Best By Jonas Mekas This is the time for movie awards, "Ten Best" lists, evaluations of the year's achievements in film. Also this is the time for the criticism of these awards and lists. How man ... More >>
Spurned celebrity and his minimalist art project deliver songs of romantic disappointment
The most inscrutable experiment in radio since 'War of the Worlds,' broadcasting from Wamego, KS
Film-theory students focus on porn and other fringe fare. But can they get a job?
A BLT Boy in a Tuna Niçoise World, Richard Maxwell Takes On Henry IV, Part I
Celebrity and Suffering in John Haskell's Factual Fictions
A Decade Under the Affluence
The Curse of the Blair Witch