A thrilling corruption of the Disney-princess set
Spring Breakers’ provocative director on the darkness beneath college partiers’ booze, boobs, and bad decisions.
This is a blog post about two movies that were screened for the press within the first 24 hours of the Toronto Film Festival, both of which feature three-way sex scenes. In Spring Breakers, characters played by James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson "do it" in a swimming pool; in Do Not Dis ... More >>
A new kind of youth movie for these uncertain times
Old timers, newcomers, and even Leo make the list
A few months back, we noted an interesting discrepancy in the New York Times coverage of the last New York Film Festival. While critics A.O. Scott and Stephen Holden were unusually harsh in their characterization of the festival as a whole -- the "grimmest in memory," "a high-minded form of ... More >>
Flying Lotus, yet another outstanding cultural accessory to smoking weed. Photo by Timothy SaccentiIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla writes the definitive piece on the Hold Steady's newest, Heaven Is Whenever, while Mike Powell explains the omnivorous electronic headphone music of L. ... More >>
Who knows what goes on behind the closed doors, locked file cabinets, and day-to-day routines of the NYPD? Other than them, nobody. Which is one of the reasons why one of New York's Finest saw fit to record his life among their ranks, and shed light on some of the darker aspects of those who ... More >>