Rex Reed

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Rex Reed Still Not the World's Worst Film Critic by Any Measure

    New York Observer film critic Rex Reed is such a reliable source of outraged blog posts he's probably just a neck lipo away from getting his own E! reality show. His review of V/H/S/2, written after he skipped out on the latter three-quarters of the film, inspired the headline "Rex Reed Still World' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    The Gong Show Is Coming Back

    And this time it's live and in your face! At the Cutting Room, on the first Thursday of the month, starting May 2, The Gong Show will bring back astounding, amazing, stupefying talent that will dumbfound a panel of judges into either going for the gong or simply clubbing themselves over the head wi ... More >>

  • Film

    February 6, 2013

    Identity Thief: Body Horror

    Identity Thief's creators fear what audiences love about Melissa McCarthy

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    My Shocking Experience With Christina Dearest

    In 1998, Christina Crawford, renowned author of the legendary revenge memoir Mommie Dearest, came to Town Hall to sell copies of the new edition of her book after being interviewed onstage by critic Rex Reed. In that Q&A, she graciously reiterated all the awful things Mommie did to her as we wept i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    When the Burtons and Brando and Malcolm McDowell Blew Through Town

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 21, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 25 Hype! Hype! Hooray! by Arthur Bell A heat wave blew into town last week. So did Merle Oberon, Malcolm McDowell, the Burtons, Ron O'Neal, Alice Cooper, Marlon Brando, withered endives, chopped liver fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Jack Newfield: There Is No "New Journalism"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 18, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 20 Of honest men & good writers By Jack Newfield After participating in several panel discussions, attending (More)'s counter-convention, reading books and articles by Tom Wolfe and Mike Arlen, and being i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Kubrick, Peckinpah, Dirty Harry and John Wayne: 1972 Cinema Awash in Ultra Violence!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Malcolm McDowell and Anthony Burgess Talk 'Clockwork Orange'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 20, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 3 A pain in the gullivar By Arthur Bell The star of the hottest sinny in town came to town last week for a bit of promo on the old telly, and it was a case of clockwork orange, American style, wherein t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Alex Alvarez Escapes MediaBistro for Abrams Gulag of Mediaite

    ​Who among New York City's media set has never read a single MediaBistro mailer or blog? Nobody. Which is strange, because it's not like they break crazy news or anything! But it is a clearing house for two things: (1) Everything That Happens in Media, Especially in New York City and (2) Good Tale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Bob Hope, John Wayne, Cary Grant -- the 1970 Oscars

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 16, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 16 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris OSCAR GOES TO COLLEGE: You could hardly recognize Oscar this year at the celebration of his 42nd birthday. After years of flaunting his nouveau riche vulgarity and grade s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Sex and the City 2 Reviews: The 10 Best Slams

    ​If you're the kind of person who sometimes asks themselves why some people hate Sex and the City so much, you are either (A) not living in New York or (B) one of the imported creatures or various changes in New York City that Sex and the City is responsible for. Well, in the new movie, Carrie ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 4, 2010


    Chuck Palahniuk gathers his book club

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    A Boo-Boo in The Observer

    ​I love reading our weekly newspaper competitors and poring over them in search of errors. And bingo, I found one, a real whopper of massive triviality! God help me if this isn't my Waterloo--I mean my Watergate!

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    How Stars Should Treat Their Fans

    ​I'll never forget when, in my teeny tiny childhood, I wrote an admiration letter to Lucille Ball, and I actually received a signed headshot in the mail as a result. Whether Lucy herself had anything to do with that, it showed that her machine was well greased enough to dole out the tokens of ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 10, 2008

    Good Taste Invades Times Square. I Hate It.

    High-concept blandness in (formerly) low places. Fortunately, some of us are still allergic to it.

  • Voice Choices

    May 27, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    May 27, 2008


    Fleet Week for fags

  • Film

    March 25, 2008

    Chapter 27

    Jared Leto kills John Lennon. Yup.

  • Film

    March 4, 2008

    Myra Breckinridge

    The Queer Precursor to Southland Tales

  • Voice Choices

    March 4, 2008


    A notoriously bad film finally gets some appreciation

  • Art

    January 3, 2006
  • Film

    April 5, 2005
  • Music

    May 25, 2004

    The Joan Baez of Jazz

    A great tradition strives to keep itself young by discovering its inner Melissa Manchester

  • Film

    June 25, 2002
  • Books

    July 17, 2001
  • Columns

    December 26, 2000
  • Columns

    August 22, 2000
  • Columns

    January 19, 1999

    NY Mirror

    ''At Kurfew, the revelers sloppy-kiss as if their only romantic experience was from watching Freddie Prinze Jr. movies.''

  • Columns

    May 19, 1998
  • Music

    March 17, 1998