In Robert Altman, The Oral Biography by Mitchell Zuckoff, the late, great director's longtime wife, Kathryn Reed Altman, remembers a time in 1972 when the phone rang and Altman picked up the other extension. "I could tell something was up," Kathryn relates. That night, she goes on, "it all ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 11, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 2 films in focus by Andrew Sarris 'Tis the season to grind out 10-best lists, and this is certainly not the year to turn one's back on tradition. Still, there is at least one prominent film critic who ... More >>
He'll cut you. Pics by Richard, more below.Van Dyke Parks/Clare and the Reasons The Bell House Saturday, October 2 Better Than: A full-semester course in American Studies. "For whom the bell tolls," announced Van Dyke Parks as he sauntered over to the upright piano he manned for an evening ... More >>
This year's NYFF manages both. Plus: Our best of the fest
A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.
Most people who remember Henry Gibson -- who has died of cancer at age 73 -- remember him as the winsome poet ("by Henry Gibson") on Laugh-In. That was a good bit -- a sort of Percy Dovetonsils for the age of cool -- but fans of Robert Altman films knew he could be funny and tough, too, as the mani ... More >>
Meeting Mindy Cohn in Fort Greene. Side trip to Nashville.
David WentworthKanye West and Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg Standing outside the empty storefront at 408 Broadway at a quarter to noon on Sunday, we wonder for a moment if we have the wrong address for the Band of Outsiders and Boy Fall 2009 presentation. A stylish young man with a red ... More >>
Echoes of Basie, Mingus, Tyner, etc., with chops and abstractions all their own
Monster Mom: middlebrow French melodrama
Chat it up with Elliott Gould
Jason Freeland's commercially calculated ensemble drama
The complicated love woes of a boozy poet
Indie-rap fireplug El-P returns, as bombastically bleak as ever
Plus one we've all been waiting for: the Reagen-obsessed serial-killer movie!
Jean Renoir's masterpiece of French society on the brink
In the company of heroines: Juliet, Lady Macbeth, et al.
From protests to plays and films to forums, New York 'makes nice' with the RNC
Recounting election-year movies that attempted to swing the vote
Independents' day: a big victory over some bigger studios
Sad Songs, Rock Legends, and a Naked Meg Ryan Dominate the Toronto Film Festival
More Novels About Asians and Food
Let One Hundred Edits Bloom
A Patriotic Hollywood Celebrates Its Own Beautiful Mind
Hollywood Revises History, Joins the Good Fight
Sundance Takes a Tumble
The Fall Sitcom To Watch Is the One You're Supposed To Hate