Tag Archives: Paul Newman

In Defense of Robert Altman’s Quintet

This summer saw the return of George Miller’s post apocalyptic anti-hero Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road. It was recently released on DVD and Blu-ray. That franchise started out as an Australian exploitation film in 1979. I ask you … Continue reading

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Anticipation, Disappointment, and the Coen Brothers

As I sit and anticipate the release of True Grit (2010), I am reminded of my friends, who, over a decade ago, anticipated the release of the first episode of Star Wars. When Star Wars: Episode I (1999) was released, … Continue reading

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Adding Color to the Darkness: 70s Noir

Last week, Terry Rea wrote a great column about my favorite film genre, noir. It goes without saying that no one who loves movies or film noir in particular would completely agree with his list of five favorites (though they’re … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Prison Movies

Jailhouse flicks have always appealed to me. In one way or another they are usually about escape, which may have been the original lure. I began liking movies about prisoners when I was a kid and in those days I … Continue reading

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