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WIND RIVER: another masterpiece from Taylor Sheridan

With the contemporary Western thriller Wind River, screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has delivered another masterpiece, this time in his first effort as director. Wind River was probably my most anticipated film of the year because I pegged Sheridan’s previous movie Hell … Continue reading

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Coming up on TV: a feast of crime movies

Here’s a treat – on November 26, Turner Classic Movies is celebrating Cops and Robbers with a feast of crime movies. I especially recommend: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974): A criminal mastermind (Robert Shaw) and his gang … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: The Iceman

The Iceman is based on the true story of Richard Kuklinski, a New Jersey hitman said to have killed at least 100 (and possibly more than 250) people over thirty years until 1985. Besides his prolific trail of carnage, the … Continue reading

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Gideon’s Army: Sisyphus goes to court

Gideon’s Army, another gem from HBO’s fine summer documentary series, explores the work of public defenders in the South.  By defending indigent criminal defendants, these lawyers preserve the American legal principles of fair trials and the presumption of innocence.   But … Continue reading

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The Iceman: one cold dude

The Iceman is based on the true story of Richard Kuklinski,  a New Jersey hitman said to have killed at least 100 (and possibly more than 250) people over thirty years until 1985.  Besides his prolific trail of carnage, the most interesting aspect … Continue reading

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DVD of the Week: Le Cercle Rouge

Can a French 1970 color film that stars cool guys like Alain Delon and Yves Montand qualify as film noir?  You bet, especially when written and directed by a master of noir like Jean-Pierre Melville (Bob le Flambeur, Le Doulos, … Continue reading

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