Here's Leonard Maltin's description of the 1980 William Friedkin film Cruising, starring Al Pacino.
"Cop Pacino goes underground to ferret out bloody killer of homosexuals in this distasteful, badly scripted film. Gay world presented as sick, degrading, and ritualistic. Filmed on authentic N.Y.C. l ... More >>
Telling people about their bad press is a no-no, especially if you couch it in an "I'm so concerned for you" backdrop of fake-compassion.
At least the one time I alerted someone to a bit of bad publicity, I did it without any disingenuous charm whatsoever.
I was just flat out spiteful.
This was i ... More >>
I just made the comparison, and it's absolutely shocking.
Here are the top 10 box office films of 1968, domestically, in descending order.
2001: A Space Odyssey, Funny Girl, The Love Bug, The Odd Couple, Bullitt, Romeo and Juliet, Oliver!, Rosemary's Baby, Planet of the Apes, and Night of the Livi ... More >>
Simply change a letter or two and what was a prestigious Oscar winner suddenly becomes a dirty trashathon--and something that sounds way more fun to watch.
Let's not concentrate on the old spoofs like All About Beav and Schindler's Fist, OK?
Let's stick to films of the last few ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
February 26, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 9
Films in Focus
by Andrew Sarris
"PATTON" seems disquieting to many critics simply for sticking to its subject without any undue second-guessing. A right-wing movie might have chuckled over the Allied d ... More >>