By Brad Cohan Joe Carducci not only played a monumental role in helping run and co-own SST Records in its glorious 1980's heyday when Black Flag, Minutemen, Hüsker Dü and Meat Puppets were the reigning kings of the Amerindie underground, but he also famously penned the lyrics for the Minutemen's ... More >>
Talking 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film
Robert Evans is the actor who became Paramount's head of production in the 1970s and who spouted lots of colorful wisdoms at the time--some on-target, some not--according to Peter Bart's book about his own years spent at the studio. Here are some of the highlights that emerged from Evans' very mout ... More >>
According to Peter Bart's book Infamous Players, it was Rock Hudson and Julie Andrews in the 1970 romantic spy drama Darling Lili. Writes Bart, who at the time was a junior executive faced with the job of looking at the rushes: "Their supposedly steamy love scene had as much fizzle as day-old beer ... More >>
Michael Bay shoots the moon
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Pic by Marylene MeyPsychic Paramount loom monolithically over the doomier, shroomier ends of New York City psych, a blown-out blowout that's oftentimes more legend than band. Emerging from the ashes ... More >>
On this latest wave of mediocre movies (and the classics that put them to shame)
"Viacom is a special company," opens a letter to all of the corporation's directors and employees, received Friday evening and obtained by Runnin' Scared, detailing a new "Business Practices Statement." Special, secretive and very strict, apparently.
Measuring the prospects of a new crop of independent distributors
Stuck in the asylum with the good kind of insane
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesSeptember 17, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 48The Animals in NYBy Sally KemptonWith American hysteria over English rock-and-roll singers reaching new heights, the purveyors of entertainment for the young last week booked a series of English acts in two r ... More >>
Proof that a franchise can live long and prosper
Enough with the 12-year-old food critic already. Little David Fishman has already warranted a Times article, made an appearance on The Early Show, and had his story optioned by Paramount. We thought the story would finally end there. We really hoped it would, maybe partly out of jealousy for not bei ... More >>
Transcending genres and avoiding landlords with Staten Island's mighty Budos Band
It's the Littlest-Blockbuster-That-Could. The notorious fan-made remake of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' rides into Anthology Film Archives.
Will the public get off, or just the studios?
Czechoslovakia is no more, but its film tradition lives on
Erotic obsession and cold, cruel truths about unrequited love
A rich repertory selection saves the year for cinephiles
A brutal, invasive blockbuster for the Age of Fear
Schmucks, yuks, HK cool, film school, and a sociology experiment: 2004's best DVD sets
Blonde venus, blue angel: Applying a last touch of lipstick to a sultry creature of illusion
Dorothy Arzner's Working Girls
Gangster Lore, Geriatric Shagging, Global Strife, and Garage Bands
Mon Amour Tokyo
Rebuilding a 'Metropolis'
Urinetown! Gets Ready to Make Its Mark
Easy, Senators! Theres enough money for everybody.
Homophobes Can Boycott, Too
On the Road With the Theatre Historical Society
Paying the Price of Independence