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The 2020 Village Voice Voice Poll, Reconstructed

John Magaro in First Cow (Photo courtesy of A24/Allyson Riggs)

Even when a global pandemic hasn’t upended everything, year-end lists and surveys often strike a faintly apologetic tone, acknowledging up front that there’s something inherently frivolous about ranking films in preferential order (whether individually or collectively). “This is kinda dumb,…  Read more

By Jan 21, 2021

10 Months in 10 Movies: My 2020 in Film

The Warwick Drive-in, August 2020 (photo by Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli)

2020 was going to be my year of festival-enabled travel. Instead, I went home, the last place I’ve ever wanted to be. This is my year in selected viewing, which begins when my 2020 really did; nothing before March is…  Read more

By Jan 21, 2021

A Process of Subtraction: Sean Durkin on His Disquieting Family Drama, The Nest

The Nest

A man in a quiet suburban home makes a phone call. He stands by the window and holds the phone to his ear. The light on his face, the reflections from the window…. It’s morning. No one else is up.…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2021

Silent Running, Year of the Dragon and Rolling Thunder Revue: Jim Hemphill’s Home Video Recommendations

Year of the Dragon

When Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda’s Easy Rider grossed somewhere around 120 times its cost in 1969, the Hollywood studios took notice and began scrambling to find their own Easy Riders, and their own Hoppers and Fondas. Universal executive Ned…  Read more

By Jan 15, 2021


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