The Reader (Movie)

  • Film

    December 21, 2011
  • Columns

    July 13, 2011

    Gossip! Gossip! Gossip! With Names!

    Valiant Sandra Bernhard, curious Mickey Rourke, and simply Divine

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2010

    Brooklyn Parents: Stick Your Kid in the New Tom Hanks, Jonathan Safran Foer Movie

    ​ Spotted in Park Slope by Runnin' Scared friend @stvspl: a casting notice for "9-13 year-old Caucasian boys" to appear in the upcoming Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel about a nine-year-old boy's life in the aftermath of September 11t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2009

    It's Oscar Night: The Liveblog!

    Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The Mic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2009

    Liveblogging the Academy Oscar Awards! Part II!

    8:30 pm. Hmmm, Laurence of Arabia with a Cugat beat... pretty stage, more "intimate" than usual as promised, but a bit flat -- Oh no Hugh Jackman is doing a Billy Crystal. No, Hugh, you're too good for this. And we mean that literally. It's like watching Pavarotti play Jackie Gleason. At last, a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2009

    Liveblogging the Academy Oscar Awards! Part III!

    Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City. The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge! Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2009

    Alleged Leaker, Nate Silver, Carpetbagger, and Runnin' Scared Pick the Oscar Winners!

    Yes, Carly Simon won an Oscar, but not for Costume Design. Photo by Alan Light. The Oscars are tomorrow night, and an alleged leak of the winners is making it more interesting than usual. The Academy has denounced the list as a "complete fraud." If so, it should be exposed tomorrow, though the ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    The Reader 3? It Can't Happen Here!

    I already handed Hollywood a money-making idea by posting a hallucination about The Reader 2, in which Kate Winslet would play a blind Nazi who has to feel the faces of various people to determine if they're Jewish before deciding their destiny. (Stereotypical and offensive? Yes. Heartbreaking and O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Just Say No To The Reader 2

    The holocaust has been an even bigger trophy grabber than ever this past year, so you just know Hollywood will find a way to do yet more crazily inspiring stories about Nazis with disabilities. How long before we're treated to The Reader 2: This Time She's Blind? The heart-tugging sequel can have Ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Oscar Nominations Announced

    The Best Picture Oscar nominees are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire. The other top nominations are: Best Actor: Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Sean Penn (Milk), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    The Oscar Nominations Are Out!

    Here it is, folks--the list of lucky and talented people who will compete for the final glory on the Gay Olympics on February 22. My predictions were 80% correct (four out of five in each category), which is not embarassing, but hardly worthy of a trophy either. I underestimated the Academy a bit, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Anne Hathaway Fix Evaporates at Golden Globes

    We weren't even going to mention the Golden Globes until we saw it on the front page of the New York Times -- who ever thought the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, once described as "100 stringers living off hors d'oeuvres," would gather such respect! -- but now we're duty-bound to mention that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    What's With Those Golden Globe Nominations?

    As per usual, the Globes went for any movie personality who's famous (Brangelina, Tom Cruise, etc.) and with only a few exceptions dissed actual actors who aren't enormous stars. Uninvited from the buffet table were such underpublicized critical darlings as:

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Golden Globe Nominees Up; Plus, Clint Sings!

    Thank God for awards season, which provides us with lists and glamor, both of which we're told readers like. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globules, which splits its best picture nominees into "drama" and "comedy or musical" categories, gives us The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    This Week's Voice: Dan Deacon, the Web Sheriff, Best Books of 2008, Che, and More

    In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla interviews Dan Deacon about his new 16-piece band. Dan Weiss meets the Web Sheriff. Miles Marshall Lewis on Britney Spears's sadly generic Circus. Annie Fischer reports on the NY Eye & Ear Festival. In Books, Voice writers pick the best bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Kate Winslet Glams the Hell Up

    At left is Kate Winslet at the February 2007 BAFTA Awards, an appearance that led Lainey Gossip to write, "this is not her best best." At right, courtesy of Celebutopia, is Kate Winslet at last night's New York premiere of her new movie The Reader. Something has changed! But what? Perhaps a large tr ... More >>

  • News

    July 2, 2008

    Trash Talking with Harvey Weinstein

    Juicy details plucked from the garbage of a movie mogul

  • Columns

    December 31, 2002