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Mock 'n' roll

By Edward Copeland Near the beginning of David Holzman's Diary , the filmmaker of the title speaks directly to us as he explains his ide...
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Curiouser and Curiouser

By Damian Arlyn Alice in Wonderland is Disney's most bizarre animated feature. In choosing to adapt the British fantasy novels Alice'...
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Showing not telling

By Edward Copeland When the Welsh documentary Sleep Furiously begins, a colorfully costumed man traverses a barren rural road bearing a walk...
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Retro feel avenges previous bad Caps

By J.D. The popular comic book superhero Captain America had his debut in March 1941 courtesy of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby who created him as...
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The twilight of an extraordinary life

By Edward Copeland When Charles Nelson Reilly died in 2007, the percentage of people who knew who he was by name, unfortunately, already had...
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G.D. Spradlin (1920-2011)

G.D. Spradlin, the man who began his adult life as an Oklahoma oil man before switching careers in his 40s to become an actor, has died at a...
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Right back where we started

By Edward Copeland Documentaries can breed false expectations in a viewer in much the same way a fictional feature can and, unfortunately, t...
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A Good Scream

By Damian Arlyn Brian De Palma is one my favorite directors. Very few other filmmakers (with the possible exception of Dario Argento) are a...
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Tom Aldredge (1928-2011)

When I was just beginning my years of obsessive New York theatergoing, the second Broadway show I took in was the last new Stephen Sondheim ...
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He's yelling for society

By Edward Copeland Having seen the first three episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm 's eighth season now, no arc has developed yet that Larr...
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Putting Harry Back on the Shelf

BLOGGER'S NOTE: If you have yet to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 or have not read the books and plan to, be warned...
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