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The wickedest walkabout
We're very saddened to hear about the death of film critic Andrew Sarris at the age of 83. He spent some of his best years tilting with Pauline Kael here at the Voice, and while we're putting together an actual obit, we wanted to highlight some of the best things he did at this newspaper. A few yea ... More >>
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Brian Kellow's biography tries to tackle the iconic film critic
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 10, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 6 films in focus By Andrew Sarris The subject of violence has been so persistently debated and so pretentiously demonstrated in recent movies that reviewers are beginning to sound more like revivalists ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 15, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 15 Films in Focus By Andrew Sarris Pauline Kael's two-part article on "Citizen Kane" ("Raising Kane" -- the New Yorker, February 20 and 27, 197) reportedly began as a brief introduction to the published ... More >>
Hoberman, accused!Armond White is miffed that last week I verified what some thought an urban myth by retrieving his 1997 review of Noah Baumbach's Mr. Jealousy from the public library and posting on line it in its entirety, including the final sentence suggesting that Baumbach's mother, form ... More >>
A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.
Photo by Peter Foley via WYNC "Lectures are for academics, churchman, and explorers," announced a radiant, reticent Zadie Smith at Friday night's Robert B. Silvers Lecture at the New York Public Library, "and I'm a comic novelist, idiot savant of the humanities. Lecturing is outside my remit." " ... More >>
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