Enjoy a rustic bloodbath
Famed director Sidney Lumet, who gave us the true grit of Twelve Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, and Network, was memorialized at Alice Tully yesterday afternoon. Daughter Jenny Lumet MC'd the event, bringing out the speakers and smilingly announcing, "No matter how esteemed they are, they get ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 25, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 21 A goy in wonderland By Joe Flaherty The lamentable thing about life is that it is devoid of fanfare. Man's odyssey more times than not is heralded by a kazoo rather than a trumpet. The spiritual milest ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 20, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 16 films in focus By Andrew Sarris The 44th annual festivities of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began with a whimper and ended with a bang, demonstrating that, among other things, Oscar ... More >>
Morgan SchweitzerGet ready to go to the windows and start shouting this evening, because at precisely 5:13 P.M. Carl Paladino will be making a "major announcement" on TV and it's going to be look out below. "I must make my witness," he was heard telling aides yesterday as he ordered them to b ... More >>
Did you hear the big news? New York's angriest, smelliest gubernatorial candidate, Carl Paladino, is going to be on the TEE-VEE tonight at 5:13 p.m.. What's going to happen? Nobody knows! We have some ideas.
New Amerykah Part Two could use more menace and less mushiness
My favorite type of flick is one that may have looked good on paper but came out so rotten it stinks up your whole house if you even take it out of the wrapping. But it does so in a wickedly entertaining way! It's no small accomplishment for a film to be awful and gloriously watchable at the ... More >>
Remember last month when Mayor Mike Bloomberg was really really angry over the state legislature's failure to deal with soaring MTA fare hikes? When he wanted us all to call up and, in our best Peter Finch "Network" imitation rant, tell those rascals in Albany that "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not goin ... More >>
Everyone's assuming Heath Ledger has the Oscar in the bag for his supposedly brilliant work in Dark Knight, but dying and being good do not automatically grant you the trophy. Yes, Jeanne Eagels, James Dean, Spencer Tracy, Ralph Richardson, and Massimo Troisi were all nominated from the great beyond ... More >>
Days before City Councilmember Tony Avella (D-Queens) officially declared his candidacy for mayor on Sunday, he released a video in which he compared his position to that of Howard Beale in the 1976 film, Network. The character, a ratings-challenged news anchor turned anti-corporate crusader portray ... More >>
"I never miss a Liv Ullman musical," Bette Midler immortally quipped about the bizarre 1973 remake of Lost Horizon, which also starred Oscar types like Peter Finch, Charles Boyer, John Gielgud, and Sally Kellerman all either singing or sync-ing with a unifying sense of charmlessness. Thanks to a sur ... More >>
No songs per se, but plenty of deep grooves on Mama Gun's latest
We interrupt regular programming to take you back to 1976's darkly comic masterpiece.
Daring to be different, Ang Lee's epic gay romance goes looking for love in the heartland