In this week's 'New York,' we go big on Kanye West's new album.
Plenty of footage ended up on the cutting-room floor.
"Fundamentally, you could tell the same story about the invention of a really good toaster."
"Still, if 'Boardwalk' doesn’t have original ideas about the men who kill for money ... that’s very easy to ignore when you’re dizzy with the fun of it all."
"When I'm not onstage, I'm usually just in shorts, and I like to hang out at the pool and do normal stuff."
"To dismiss Phoenix's latest role because it’s not 'real' is to miss out on the charge of watching an actor play footsy with his own, barely corralled dementia."
In Monday's issue, David Edelstein reviews the "golden turd" that is Julia Roberts's 'Eat Pray Love.'
"A reminder ... of why everyone got so excited about Franzen in the first place."
"Cera is a superhero for an indecisive generation, which might work if the disjunction were played for satire."
In this week's magazine, Mark Harris explains why Hollywood's fear of transparency led them to oppose the futures market that would've let you bet on box-office results:
"What 'Salt' lacks in coherence it makes up in centrifugal force."
"The tone is so solemn I felt out of line even cracking a smile."
Wondering who to credit or blame for jams like "Tik Tok," "California Gurls," and "Your Love Is My Drug"?
"Maybe this is flimsiness’s moment."
"It's amazing how quickly you get into dildos everywhere and pink-feather handcuffs."
Brett Easton Ellis, Alan Ball, Audrey Hepburn, and more.
In this week's magazine, Emily Nussbaum remembers 'Law & Order,' recently canned by NBC after 456 episodes.
"It begins with the nightmarish manic gaiety of 'Mamma Mia!,' with strenuous lockjawed smiles that make you think you’re watching stroke victims."
See the pair kiss and cuddle as Tracy doffs his shirt and Betty cops a feel.
And more from the magazine's critics.
In this week's issue of 'New York,' Chris Willman chats with a newly label-less OK Go.
"There's something at once original and old-fashioned about 'Glee''s evocation of doomed drag-queen longing in a young boy's body."
Just because critics are throwing out words like "humor" and "uplifting" doesn't mean the 'Treme' creator's lost his edge.
"It encourages you to respect the sight of an artist, even a 'windbag-y' one, pushing himself to psychic, creative limits to invent something new."
"A good case study for what’s wrong with the Hollywood blockbuster mentality."