Image viaDoes this look like the face of a criminal?After a jury deadlocked on all but one of 24 corruption charges against Rod Blagojevich -- convicting him only of the relatively minor offense of lying to the FBI -- the former Illinois governor declared victory. Standing on the courthouse steps ... More >>
image viaThe Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has just received a $25,000 grant to participate in the National Endowment of the Arts' Shakespeare for a New Generation program, plus an additional $10,000 from Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Rep will use the m ... More >>
Didn't get around to seeing all ten films nominated this year for Best Picture? No worries. Fake-it-til-you-make-it with these review snippets of the nominees, by our very own Basterds: the film critics of Village Voice Media.J. Hoberman writes of Avatar that it "is a technological wonder, fifteen y ... More >>
Will desperate times call for desperate measures at Sundance '08?
The third time's the guilty pleasure for Tucker and Chan's buddy-cop franchise.
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
A gymnast pumps advice from a gas station attendant
Jailbait revenge fantasy is guilty pleasure, then pure torture
Week of September 28, 2005
Polanski's Oliver Twist misses the grit of Dickens' classic
Week of February 2, 2005
Amos Vogel and Cinema 16
Christian Bale chases phantoms and loses sleep in Brad Anderson's latest
The neglected Fontbonne Film Series
Week of August 27, 2003
That Amélie girl returns with the yucky side of cute romance
Week of January 8, 2003
Polanski returns to Poland
Kathryn Bigelow gets Water-logged with too many plots
Catherine Deneuve shines in Place VendÔme
Co-written and directed by Roman Polanski