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Macbeth - PBS, 2009
Macbeth – PBS 2009 Rupert Goold’s 2009 film of “the Scottish play”, based on
his triumphant stage production, is mighty fine.  Original, witty at times, more earthily human
than most interpretations, its avant garde mood gives the familiar material a
fresh ...

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The Killers
These are very general remarks; Starbucks, Hell’s Kitchen, 49 th and 9 th , May 2014. 1. All promo material screams ERNEST
HEMINGWAY'S THE KILLERS - but that story only provides enough meat for about
ten minutes worth of movie (it is rendered very faithfull...

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The Gambler
This is not really a review or an assessment of a film as such; really,
it is just a rough collection of scattered remarks. I hold the film in very
high regard.  Composed in two different
Starbucks on Hudson Street in May, 2014 – one near the Saatchi and Sa...

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Save The Tiger
NOTE - IN WRITING ABOUT SAVE THE TIGER I HAVE DECIDED TO PRESENT, UNEDITED AND ESSENTIALLY UNCORRECTED, TWO MIDDLE STAGE DRAFTS BELOW. I'M FINDING THAT THE PICTURE IS SO CLOSE TO ME, I'M HAVING TROUBLE GETTING UNTRACKED WITH IT. PERHAPS THESE SCATTERED NOTE...

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Shutter
I don't know what trunk I dug this up out of!! Of
course, even before entering the theater, I knew that going to check out the
latest J-horror film   Shutter   would involve putting up with
fifty 10-14 year olds shrieking out fake screams of terror, making ...

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Alpha Dog
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is some kind of pop art review I wrote of ALPHA DOG quite a while back.  Judging by the form and style, it must have
been a kind of next day review while the film was still relatively new in
release. It looks to be mainly a mainstream, daily newspaper ...

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Here's an essay I wrote about this film many years ago.  I'm not sure I would think about it this way any more.       Off the top of my head I can name a few novels dealing with the theme of a sexually strong, assertive woman being derailed and destroyed (l...

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Burnt Offerings
This is an essay I wrote a long time ago on Burnt Offerings. Are human beings conscious
agents with free will?  Is there such a
thing as freedom? What role does fate play in our lives? These questions have
been the province of philosophers and psychologists...

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Burnt Offerings
This is an essay I wrote a long time ago on Burnt Offerings. Are human beings conscious
agents with free will?  Is there such a
thing as freedom? What role does fate play in our lives? These questions have
been the province of philosophers and psychologists...
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