"You know you’re going to see something good when people call a movie tasteless."
Amis presents Macbeth on November 4 at BAM Rose Cinemas.
New Hollywood's apex
Sucking blood made funny
Rutanya Alda--best known as Carol Ann in Mommie Dearest--just told me a remarkable story. Rutanya was Mia Farrow's stand-in for the 1968 suspense classic Rosemary's Baby.
The parental rage of brownstone Brooklyn in Carnage
This week in the Voice, out today: Graham Rayman breaks the story of Angel Perez, the shady federal informant in Miami that scammed the government into a $2.5 million investigation of a false death threat against a U.S. Attorney. Robert Sietsema reviews Littleneck, a new clam shack in Gowan ... More >>
Contenders are piling up in the theaters-here are the ones to watch
Daily updates from the Festival
Two couples were screaming and vomiting and throwing things at the New York Film Festival opening the other night. Fortunately, that was all happening on-screen. The feature attraction was Carnage, Roman Polanski's adaptation of God of Carnage, the Broadway hit comedy about grown people gathering ... More >>
Past is prologue for the filmmaker
An abandoned church gets some curious Parisians
Old timers, newcomers, and even Leo make the list
Possibly the most effective abstinence campaign ever
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 25, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 41 Films by Andrew Sarris "ROSEMARY'S BABY" has been blessed with such extraordinary popularity from the printed page to the silver screen that it seems superfluous if not presumptuous for a critic to reco ... More >>
If you were out on bail for a 31-year-old statutory rape case, wouldn't you be trying to keep a low profile? Not Roman Polanski! The Oscar winning child-fucker is suing French magazines VSD and Voici and the newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche for publishing photos of his family as they gathered at ... More >>
Twitpic via M_Solomon. With last year's Long Island Walmart Black Friday stampede in mind, the National Retail Foundation has established training, security, and traffic flow guidelines to prevent recurrences; Walmart has established its own new guidelines, in compliance with an agreement ... More >>
Whoopi Goldberg will appear on October 20 at the Women of the Congo Benefit at the W Hotel on Lexington Avenue. The event is billed as "A Night to Benefit Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Congo"; proceeds will benefit The City of Joy, an all-female village in the Congo where local victims ... More >>
One of the scariest movies of all time turns 40
Was Roman Polanski a pedophile or merely a patsy?
A pair of classics starring a '60s goddess of light
The Desert of the Steal
The Devil's Playground
Faye said she felt Chinatown 'gave people something to put their dreams on.' (It's better than a wire hanger.)