Film critic Karina Longworth is reporting from the Toronto International Film Festival this week.
The best, most daring and form-defying documentaries in the world right now are being funded by the Danish Film Institute, and so it goes that the nonfiction knockout of TIFF thus far is The Act of Ki ... More >>
The big news to emerge from yesterday's New York Film Critics Circle voting--held early this year to scoop the other year end awards--is, of course, the second coming of homeboy Harvey Weinstein.
Not only was The Artist voted best picture and its director Michel Hazanavicius anointed Best Director ... More >>
It's a battle of the narrators. Actually, no battle is needed: These are both awesome, in very different ways. Maybe you prefer the soothing yet slightly bipolar tones of Samuel L. Jackson. Maybe you adore the creepy, spine-tingling vocalizations of Werner Herzog. We don't care, and it doesn't real ... More >>
On a recent Thursday night, a 35-year-old in her twelfth year of living in New York hosted a late get-together in her East Village apartment. Everyone there would call it a good party, or, at the very least, an interesting one... This is an outright lie. No one would call it a good party, but may ... More >>
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Brooklyn's I'm In You give a sprawling, cinematic makeover to the classic art-punk of bands like Pere Ubu, the Pop Group, or Nomeansno. With swarms of steaming strings, a choir of teenage girls, and ... More >>
Phil Kline gets into the holiday spirit. Photo by Tom JarmuichIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla does the thing that probably everybody with a masochistic streak should probably do at least once, which is go to a Phish show at Madison Square Garden, while Brandon Soderberg meets up wi ... More >>
Goop, mother, goop! All images by Francine Spiegel.
Artist Francine Spiegel likes goop and gore. She needs about 10 pounds of grits, five jugs of pancake syrup, 20 cans of whipped cream, Fruit Loops, fake arms, and some blood, just to get started.
That's the material she used for "Mud & ... More >>