Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek of the Village Voice, along with LA Weekly's Amy Nicholson, open this week's podcast with a brief discussion of Twin Peaks, which comes back to TV via a series on Showtime in 2016, and move onto The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, and then ... More >>
Ass kicking, Plato-style
Brando shows whos the real boss
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 5, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 14 films in focus by Andrew Sarris OSCAR WILES (IX): In all the years I have been covering Oscar orgies for The Village Voice, I have never known a single incident to dominate with such paralyzing irrele ... 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 >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 16, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 11 films in focus By Andrew Sarris It seems that the first question everyone asks about "THE GODFATHER" is concerned with Marlon Brando's interpretation of the title role. That is the way the movie has ... More >>
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Friars do Quentin Tarantino to a turn; Miami's pretty hot, too
Colin FirthHere it is: Unfounded, un-called for, and way too early. Best Actor nominees will surely include Colin Firth (The King's Speech), James Franco (127 Hours), and Robert Duvall (Get Low). Firth is the favorite to win right now, especially since he was so good in A Single Man last ye ... More >>
The typical college student's time abroad is used primarily for escaping into lands of legal-age drinking and assorted other debauchery. Cooper Union student Emily Henochowicz ended up doing something slightly different with her time: protesting in the West Bank this past May. That was when s ... More >>
Spiritualized's Jason Pierce. Photo by Suki Dhanda.In this week's Village Voice, Michael D. Ayers revisits the rock 'n' roll grandeur of Spiritualized's Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space as the band prepares to perform the album at Radio City Music Hall, and Phillip Mlynar chronic ... More >>
In the aftermath of Dennis Hopper's death this past Saturday (J. Hoberman's obit is here), tributes to the actor didn't even try to construct an easy narrative out of his chaotic life. How could they? Hopper was many things at once: the actor who pushed the "method" style way past its breakin ... More >>
Crazy Heart is basically Jeff Bridges' The Wrestler. You know, a has-been has to do degrading things to make money, while trying to repair his troubled relationship with the child he abandoned, as a good woman overcomes all doubts and aims to save his soul (and her own). It's also his Tende ... More >>
Presenting a '70s hit list where the results aren't pretty
Though Farrah Fawcett, who has died in Santa Monica after a battle with cancer, is most widely remembered as a pin-up and jiggle girl during her Charlie's Angels heyday, it must be said that she worked hard to establish herself as a dramatic actress, even going onstage in New York (off-Broadway no l ... More >>
So we've all heard that one silver lining to the whole economic meltdown is that New York is
The specter of the novelist and the novel defense of Spector. Plus a meal with Haggis.
A round-up of what's hot this season
Lacking Lung Power, Butt-Free Cigarette Satire Wheezes Through One-Liners
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
Major improvement: Peckinpah's westernized 'Nam-era parable returns in bloody recut
Dances in the Dark
Kick Out the Hams
'Hoop Dreams' Director Steve James Rebounds With 'Stevie'
Let Their Freak Flags Fly
Hardest Movie Quiz Answers Revealed!
Worlds Hardest Movie Quiz 2000
Hooligans, punters, murder, romance, and the existential crisis of the goalie
Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).
A Winter Movie Preview
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