Last night I attended a special screening of The Guilt Trip with Seth Rogen fighting and bonding with mama Barbra Streisand on a car trip to settle some scores. And there was a live simulcast afterwards, with the two of them fielding questions from fans. (In New York, we watched it on the big scree ... More >>
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 >>
Hollywood used to have a habit of putting slanty-eye makeup on non-Asian stars and passing them off as from "the Orient." Here are some of the more egregious examples:
How Charlie Chaplin influenced the talkies
Learn to stop worrying and love Peter Sellers
Navigating the trenches with Kubrick
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 >>
Julie Christie in 'Darling'Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 10, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 17 Films By Andrew Sarris The Second Annual Village Voice Readers' 10-best poll, held this year in conjunction with my Films in Focus program on WBAI, received entries from a ... More >>
Sure, there were missiles in Cuba. But what about the film critics' awards?
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives August 5, 1965, Vol. X, No. 42 Films By Andrew Sarris I return to the subject of "WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT?" mainly because I fear the concerted effort to brainwash the public into thinking that "Pussycat" is an unspeakably bad movie may b ... More >>
Is high school coming-of-ager Rocket Science quirky for good or evil?
Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower and finally nails a somber role in Mike Binder's latest drama
Or: How I learned to stop worrying and make love to the vice president
He Will Run Out of Fare To The Supreme Court
From the Beats to Civil Rights, Lenny Bruce to Warhol's Factory . . .
Bartas's Lithuanian Pain and Gilliam's Rain in Spain