Author: Andrew Sarris

  • Here’s the Village Voice’s 1979 Review of ‘The Warriors’

    As I and my companion trudged through foot-high snow on George Washington’s Birthday to get to the Loews Cine where The Warriors was playing, I couldn’t help wondering if we were responding to some deep stirrings of the territorial imperative. This was our turf, after all. We lived in the quartier, and we weren’t about […]

  • ‘Last Tango in Paris’ and ‘Deep Throat’ Signal End of the World

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 22, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 8 Cock-tale parties on the East Side by Andrew Sarris Scorpio would never have made the connection if he had not been partying all week up and down the East Side Gold Coast where, as it so happens, “The […]

  • A Word for Wilt

    1970 Village Voice Andrew Sarris article on Wilt the Stilt Chamberlain

    A Word for Wilt May 14, 1970 I am convinced that if Wilt Chamberlain appeared on the floor of Madison Square Garden with a supporting team of four arthritic midgets against a team of NBA All-Stars, the All-Stars would be regarded as the sentimental underdogs, and when the game was over, the sportswriters would blame […]

  • ‘Easy Rider’: From Soap Opera to Dope Opera

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 14, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 44 From Soap Opera to Dope Opera by Andrew Sarris A Hollywood wag once defined a “woman’s picture” as the kind of movie in which a wife commits adultery for most of the running time and then before the […]