Monthly Archives: May 2010

Dennis Hopper Passes at 74

His contribution stands extremely tall. If the only thing he ever did had been Easy Rider, he’d have earned his legendary status. Michael Phillips has a well-done rundown. Like Pacino and Bette Davis and Brando, Hopper combined near-unbridled intensity with … Continue reading

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NYT Column Rips Alabama Ads

Gail Collins has done a write up on our favorite new-wave filmmakers—Alabama candidates for local and federal office.

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A Breathless Resurgence

Andrew O’Hehir has written a nice piece on Godard’s Breathless over at Salon.com: Now is perhaps the moment to disclose that my personal reaction to “Breathless” was very different from Brody’s. I first saw it at 20 or 21 — … Continue reading

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Superlative Moments in Movie History

From time to time on this blog I will post what I call “Superlative Moments in Movie History.” They will require little comment from me, dear reader, other than to say they will always be worth your time. Our first … Continue reading

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A New HBO Documentary about Johnny Cazale

For cinephiles, one of the pleasures of being an HBO subscriber is witnessing that network’s commitment to documentary filmmaking. Over the years some of the best documentaries to be produced anywhere in the world have been HBO vehicles. Enter I … Continue reading

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Male-centeredness in Hollywood

Indeed, Hollywood movies are too often male-centric. It’s true. First, let’s understand what I’m not saying when I make this assertion. I’m not saying that movies that happen to fail the above test are, necessarily, sexist or misogynist or anti-woman. What … Continue reading

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Farcical Filmmaking

The Onion does it again.

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