First-time filmmakers take on the silver screen
Sofia Coppola discusses The Bling Ring
But I haven't given up on Sofia Coppola.
Because you’ll never forget your first time
As fashion week comes to a close today, we'll take this opportunity to reflect on some of the things we've seen: A leopard print, ankle length cape. Black eye makeup coordinated to match Ash Wednesday smudges. People--lots of people--turn down free beer. Some really high, like suborbital high, heels ... More >>
The end of cinema? Hardly.
An American tabloid story hits France
Karen O and company take on opera
Angela AshmanAnna Sui Sometimes Anna Sui, who is known for her love of everything retro, can design collections that feel too groovy to be modern. But for her spring collection, which she showed last night at Lincoln Center, Sui pulled her influences from all the right sources for a collectio ... More >>
Photos by Angela AshmanSofia Coppola. After a week of dashing around to shows and enduring more than a few disappointments, attending Anna Sui was as comforting as getting together with an old friend. While other designers scramble to guess what women want now, Sui happily does whatever she ... More >>
In this week's issue of the Voice, J. Hoberman helps us understand the year in film that was 2010. The Social Network is this year's top choice in the annual critic's poll. Hoberman also provides an amazing top 10 list of the year's best films.
This year's NYFF manages both. Plus: Our best of the fest
Back from the Lido, I learned that Somewhere, Sofia Coppola's slight, stringent, not-quite sentimental tale of a movie star on the edge of a nervous breakdown and the 11-year-old daughter that loves him, had won the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice Film Festival--the "unanimous choice" per jury ... More >>
From Meek's CutoffMidway through the Venice film festival, the competition is notable for a pair of features by American women: Sofia Coppola's Somewhere and Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff -- both minimalist, open-ended exercises in myths debunked and protagonists lost. Evidently inspired ... More >>
The 67th Venice Film Festival, where I'm currently on jury duty (although not on the jury headed by Quentin Tarantino) opened majorly pop with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky's warmly received and borderline risible follow-up to his 2008 Golden Lion winner The Wrestler. Although a generic horr ... More >>
The Safdie brothers show you their favorite movies
Sitting on a park bench in Washington Square Park on a Thursday afternoon, with a small silver transistor radio clutched in his left hand and his trusty Minolta AF2 Hi-Matic camera slung around his shoulder, 49-year-old Ricky Powell breaks off from conversation to yell at a gaggle of teenage girls ... More >>
Speak softly, carry a big hook
Driving down Mulholland, we look at the past
Pierce Brosnan's singing in Mamma Mia! Sofia Coppola's performance in The Godfather III Jar Jar Binks Dancer in the Dark McDonald's chicken fajitas Showgirls Woolworth's Viva Laughlin Bookstores So shoot me!
Estimate the combined cost of those haircuts. Buoyant French fluxpop artistes Phoenix return May 25th with Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix; as that's a ways away yet, please accept a free MP3 of the excellent track "1901," which deftly anticipates springtime and, like, the band's best work, boasts a suga ... More >>
This flick put Sofia Coppola on the map
Sofia Coppola pays opulent tribute to the innocent boredom of a teen queen
Combat movies win top prizes at Cannes
In Cannes's second week, Coppola falters, Linklater rebounds, and Spanish-language films surge
Motley Crüe's Vince Neil, well-respected winemaker?!?
The Other of Invention
Bill Murray's Star Vehicle, Gus Van Sant's Double Comeback, and the Year of the Documentary
Sad Songs, Rock Legends, and a Naked Meg Ryan Dominate the Toronto Film Festival
Coppola's Camera Karaokes Through Tokyo and Finds Bill Murray Singing Roxy Music
A Grief Observed
Dreamlife of Angels