VILLAGE VOICE - FILM POLL

THE YEAR IN PERFORMATIVE DISTRIBUTION

THE YEAR IN PERFORMATIVE DISTRIBUTION

Netflix will neither save nor destroy cinema. But its growing dominance demands those who think about movies critically hold two thoughts in their heads at once.

JASON BAILEY

A MONSTROUS YEAR FOR WOMEN IN FILM

A MONSTROUS YEAR FOR WOMEN IN FILM

After years for calling for multidimensional and (gasp!) unlikable but sympathetic women in film, critics ate up these wicked women like so many poisoned mushrooms.

- APRIL WOLFE

IN 2017, SUPPORTING PERFORMERS WERE THE MOVIE'S SOUL

IN 2017, SUPPORTING PERFORMERS WERE THE MOVIE'S SOUL

From Willem Dafoe to Barry Keoghan, Allison Janney to Tiffany Haddish, the category found the future of Hollywood with its longtime players.

- AMY NICHOLSON

AT LONG LAST THE MOVIES HAVE KILLED THE INGENUE

AT LONG LAST THE MOVIES HAVE KILLED THE INGENUE

Perhaps we're at a turning point.

- LAURA ZARUM

 

TWIN PEAKS: THE GREAT FILM VS. TV DEBATE 2017

TWIN PEAKS: THE GREAT FILM VS. TV DEBATE 2017

Depending on your point of view, cinephiles' claiming of David Lynch and Mark Frost's Showtime revival is either admirably adventurous or patently absurd.

- MIKE D'ANGELO

WHAT VIEWERS MAY HAVE MISSED IN THIS YEAR'S QUEER CINEMA

WHAT VIEWERS MAY HAVE MISSED IN THIS YEAR'S QUEER CINEMA

Thanks to the homophobic notion (and self-fulfilling prophecy) that audiences will only support one queer film (you know which one) at a time, most people missed what I love best.

- REN JENDER

HOW TIFFANY HADDISH TURNED THE COMIC-RELIEF SIDEKICK INTO THE STAR OF THE SHOW

HOW TIFFANY HADDISH TURNED THE COMIC-RELIEF SIDEKICK INTO THE STAR OF THE SHOW

The "Girls Trip" actress has emerged as a spirited force in Hollywood -- even as the comedy-averse Academy predictable passed her over.

- ODIE HENDERSON

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