This appreciation by Jodie is from the Time 100: "...I remember going to the cutting rooms of Winter's Bone. I thought, Sure, this girl can act. But, man, this girl can also just be. All of those painful secrets in her face, the feeling that there's some terrible past that's left impossibly angled ... More >>
Quvenchane Wallis will be the youngest anything if she wins. But let's talk about Jennifer Lawrence. She was nominated before, for Winter's Bone, when she was even younger. She's in the huge franchise The Hunger Games, which will surely pay for her old age. And in the meantime, she's nominated for ... More >>
Brooklyn Bowl goes Southern with Yelawolf and Rittz
John Hawkes is the acclaimed actor known from Deadwood and Oscar nominated as the meth addict dad on the lam in Winter's Bone. He generally is made to look like some hillbilly run amok, with crow's feet, gingivitis, and lots of facial hair. So it might be considered ironic that in The Sessions, in ... More >>
It's never too soon to start guessing Oscar nominations, so I've done some exhaustive research--like talking to one friend in the biz, as well as plumbing the depths of my own usually-semi-right instincts--and decided that the five nominees will probably come from these seven bigshots: Marion Coti ... More >>
It's ironic that Hollywood usually makes unhealthy demands on young actresses, generally forcing them to be bone thin, but when there's a movie about starvation, they suddenly cast Jennifer Lawrence, who's not skeletal at all! But some psychologists are chewing out critics who've brought up Lawrenc ... More >>
Everyone else is. Fandango reports that two weeks before the sci-fi epic opens, it's topping their chart of advance tickets sold. And how can it lose?
It's easy! Simply change a letter or two and what was a prestigious Oscar winner suddenly becomes a dirty trashathon--and something that sounds way more fun to watch. Let's not concentrate on the old spoofs like All About Beav and Schindler's Fist, OK? Let's stick to films of the last few ... More >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithThe Gregory Brothers at the Village Voice Web Awards in December 2010 Among the rusty Web 2.0 jokes, Anne Hathaway's cornball hooting, and all the precious air Oprah breathed, there were a few redeeming aspects to last night's Oscars. Coincidentally (or not?), they tended ... More >>
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
The big LGBT movie at the Oscars this year isn't Winter's Bone, though that sounds mildly provocative. It's The Kids Are All Right, about lesbian partners who develop a rift when one of them sleeps with their old sperm donor.You know, a man. And lesbian comic Judy Gold thinks it's bullshit!
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Colin FirthHere it is: Unfounded, un-called for, and way too early. Best Actor nominees will surely include Colin Firth (The King's Speech), James Franco (127 Hours), and Robert Duvall (Get Low). Firth is the favorite to win right now, especially since he was so good in A Single Man last ye ... More >>
How many Democrats does it take to make a donkey show? In this week's cover story, Village Voice columnist Wayne Barrett takes account of the opposition New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo will actually have to face: Shelly Silver, and the rest of our state's old-school democrats.
Nicki Minaj, in one of many "invincible Street Fighter 2 character" outfits. Photo by Santiago FelipeIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla keeps a running diary of Summer Jam 2010, where the best highlight Hot 97 could muster was a set from DJ Khaled. What happened, New York? Elsewhere, ... More >>
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