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 >>
Always more than an ingenue, she's taking on everything that's wrong with movies—and she's bringing Chris Rock
Alison Bagnall discusses Buffalo '66
Start lining up for the Whitney Biennial
After eight days in Park City, I'm back in Los Angeles; the festival continues through the weekend, with the awards announced Saturday night. Here are some notes on films I didn't get a chance to write about at length. Keep an eye out for my wrap-up of the festival in next week's print edition.2 ... More >>
Burning police cars, anyone?
A meaty Mexican horror allegory to chew over
With more than 250 films to see, there is no one, definitive festival experience. Here's mine.
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 >>
Poisonous chatter, but the ending will leave you in Stritches.
Vincent Gallo in Tetro In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla testifies to the alternating agony and ecstasy of Brooklyn's own art-rock lobsters, the Dirty Projectors. Cristina Black talks with downtown ingenue Regina Spektor. Dan Weiss on Sonic Youth's newest, The Eternal. Don ... More >>
On film (it's over), critics (can be lazy), and marriage (it's tough to be his wife)
The Weinstein Company swallows up New York's most adventurous art house distributor
From bar mitzvah memories to video game worlds, this year's coffee-table books offers sentimental journeys
Proud indie panders to no one but its writer-director-producer-star-editor-cinematographer
James Iha and John Cameron Mitchell take a break from the daily grind
Polly Jean Harvey goes home to the self-imposed alienation that all of us know so well
Brooklyn Pumps Up the Volume, Courtney Flips, Body & Soul Comes Back
Vincent Gallo at Cannes: A Blow-by-Blow Account
Doomsday Visions and Ugly Americans at the Cannes Film Festival
They Call Me Bruce