"You know you’re going to see something good when people call a movie tasteless."
Edited by Aaron Hillis
A TV reporter asked Django Unchained creator Quentin Tarantino how he's so sure that there's no link between enjoying movie violence and enjoying real violence. Tarantino could have replied, "Because movies are illusion. Mine, especially, is a satirical riff, a romp, a ride, with some self-consciou ... More >>
The child-model-turned-sex-kitten-turned-great-actress, an Oscar nominee for Looking For Mr. Goodbar, has always had a tangled relationship with fame. In the 1960s, she turned down Bonnie and Clyde because, "Do you think I want a success?" (And also, more sensibly, she was nursing at the time.) Sh ... More >>
They were all in my living room last night thanks to a trashy 1975 movie called The Devil Within Her, a tacky ripoff of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist starring the inimitable Joan Collins. The London-set film starts with Joan having trouble popping out her baby, who is pried out of her and turns ... More >>
Everyone's carrying on about how Katie Holmes started becoming oppressed by Scientology and feared that little Suri would get swept up into the whole thing, and she decided that she wanted to protect her precious child! Huh? Wasn't that one of the main points of the marriage?
We're very saddened to hear about the death of film critic Andrew Sarris at the age of 83. He spent some of his best years tilting with Pauline Kael here at the Voice, and while we're putting together an actual obit, we wanted to highlight some of the best things he did at this newspaper. A few yea ... More >>
Last month, 84-year-old Vidal Sassoon was interviewed in conjunction with an Atlantic City event that brought together 5000 hair care professionals. Emiliani Enterprises commissioned Eleven Eleven Productions to shoot the above video featuring Vidal and his son Elan at the hairdresser's home in Bel ... More >>
Sucking blood made funny
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 >>
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.
Contenders are piling up in the theaters-here are the ones to watch
Drag star Hedda Lettuce presented Rosemary's Baby last night at the Chelsea Clearview and was delightfully satanic enough to bring me onstage beforehand to talk about my love for the 1968 horror classic. I advised the audience to look for various sitcom regulars who Polanski purposely cast as witch ... More >>
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
That is, if this was 1969--and I'm not convinced that it isn't. (5) Catherine Deneuve She looks like a French Barbie crossed with the Infant of Prague, her hair never moves, and she's so wry and chic that she struck me as the most brilliant import since crepes. My favorite movie: the screwb ... More >>
Before ex-elections board chief George Gonzalez became the poster child for this city's electoral dysfunction, he was the heavy favorite in Mike Bloomberg's City Hall. Yes, sad to say, "George of the Bungle" -- in the Daily News' indelible phrase -- was once Rosemary's Baby, the spawn of a d ... More >>
Need I say more? It's a scene from the 1975 weirdie The Devil Inside Her--a cheapo knockoff of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist in which the future Alexis Carrington plays a stripper who gets felt up by an evil little person who...
From fly on the wall to cog in the machine
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 >>
Okay, people. There are some scary things going on in the world, things that make us an eensy bit concerned. I mean, hello ... Mayan Calendar? I Ching? Nostradamus? That Nicolas Cage movie? Nicolas Cage himself? We at Runnin' Scared have uncovered 10 reasons you may want to hold off on payi ... More >>
The Addams Family: ghoulish turns into goulash. Get it?At least other nightlife isn't such torture.
Plus Abe Lincoln's logs and more than 15 minutes at Warhol's birthday party.
One of the scariest movies of all time turns 40
Rich New Yorkers raise a monster. Let this be a warning to you.
Dr. Awkward: Solondz's universe remains static and schematic, backward and forward
Welcome to the new auteurial wonderland
Light motifs: Music video pro Jonathan Glazer conducts a moody symphony of shadows
About a boy: Upper East Side widow finds love with underaged object of obscure desire
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Long-Held Assumptions
The Devil's Playground