"This isn't our usual room," says Bradford Cox as I plop down on the couch in the penthouse of the Ace Hotel for the band's day-long press junket. He's wearing a worn t-shirt, the eyeliner from the previous night's performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon still on his face. He knowingly smiles, a ... More >>
"Mattress, pillow, linen, water, and spectacles." The description plaque on Tilda Swinton's "The Maybe" exhibit at MoMA notes that the actress won't be snacking while resting in her glass box. [Telegraph]
I've said that before, but now someone has gone to the trouble of finding multiple pictorial examples of both slender, surreal stars being sad clowns, pompadoured crooners, mimes, and otherworldly aliens.
A nice bunch of people and product were accorded nominations. Snubbed: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Albert Brooks, Shailene Woodley, and The Adventures of Tintin (for Best Animated; the Academy doesn't care for stop-motion).
Last night's National Board of Review dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street was a long but rewarding evening filled with gratitude and sass. Presenter Rosie O'Donnell ripped into Lars von Trier's movies and said it was OK for her to trash him; "I'll never work for him--or Woody Allen. Pedophile? Wh ... More >>
Tilda Swinton comes to MOMA's PopRally
The Emmy nominations came out today, but my mind is stuck on the Oscars and how there will be no shortage of leading actress contenders to pick from in 2011. Not only is Meryl Streep donning prosthetics and an accent again, this time as moxieish Margaret Thatcher, but we have the following o ... More >>
Dear Prospective Village Voice Freelancers, Each and every day, you send me pitches for stories that you hope I'll bite on. Some are quite good. A few are excellent. Most, however, don't interest me in the least. I try my best to answer as many pitches as I can. If, for whatever reason, I'm ... More >>
How time flies, right? Eighteen years ago, Sally Potter had her breakout as the writer-director of Orlando, which also starred then-breakout Tilda Swinton. Now, for this week's Village Voice cover story, Melissa Anderson talks with Potter and Swinton about Orlando about their continuing caree ... More >>
Dame and Tallulah. Not pictured: Sienna Miller. Photo by Raquel M. Horn.In this week's Village Voice, Ben Detrick profiles the post-Roc-a-Fella edition of Damon Dash as he haltingly embarks on a kinder, gentler comeback. Elsewhere, Sean Fennessey dissects the two halves of California's pre-em ... More >>
Eighteen years after their breakout successand they're back in theaters, too
Emancipate the Jil Sander wives!
94 critics voted. The results are in.
I'm always bitching out all those Academy Awards given to undeserving actors simply because they didn't get it the year before or because they just had a tracheotomy. But occasionally, Oscar gets it right, actually conferring gold on the person who gave the best performance of the year in th ... More >>
The newest left-field, cool guy feathers in Jim Jarmusch's cap? SUNN O))), Boris, and Earth on the soundtrack to The Limits of Control, his new Bill Murray/Isaach De Bankolé/Gael García Bernal/Tilda Swinton-starring existential spy film, due in May. [Ideologic]
Tilda Swinton is the brilliant Oscar winner who always seems to get cast as an icy, bitchy, evil wrongdoer. I've long hoped movieland would give the woman a break and let her play Mary Poppins for a change--or at least the lion or the wardrobe--but here's the official description of her latest film, ... More >>
Remarkably consistent, there's nothing these boys can't hold up to ridicule
Sex dolls come to life in new exhibit
A portrait by Sandro Kopp Tilda Swinton has two lovers and an Oscar! The younger of her two paramours, Sandro Kopp, is a talented artist whose price hopefully will go up now. As a reader points out, these very genital works by him didn’t exactly go through the roof, bid-wise, on a New Zealand ver ... More >>
Writer's cramp? No, a nonstop stream of diary during the Oscars telecast.
Occasionally, the person who deserves an Oscar actually gets one, and that happened last night when Tilda Swinton copped Best Supporting Actress for Michael Clayton, in which she's surreally shimmery, brilliantly slimy, and scarily good. Off screen, Tilda's one of us—a spunky creative artist with ... More >>
Watch your back, Grisham: Michael Clayton's no ordinary legal thriller
Cannes '04's Eden of East: A possibly unfinished pop symphony and an anime cyber-noir
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