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2017 at the Movies: farewell to the icons

As important as are filmmakers, so are the great film popularizers. All movie fans owe a debt of gratitude to Robert Osborne, the longtime host of Turner Classic Movies. Osborne got his start in Hollywood as an actor, developed many … Continue reading

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2017 at the Movies: farewell to the actors

I first noticed the actor Bill Paxton as small town police chief Dale “Hurricane” Dixon in the 1992 indie neo-noir One False Move (a very underrated indie). In two more indelible and more widely remembered performances, he played the lead … Continue reading

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Farewells: John Hurt, Mary Tyler Moore, Emmanuelle Riva

In the past few days, we have lost the actors John Hurt, Mary Tyler Moore and Emmanuelle Riva. John Hurt’s magnificent career started in the 1960s, but I first noticed him in 1976 when he leaped out of the screen … Continue reading

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: John le Carre’s great whodunit

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is the new film version of the classic John le Carre spy novel.  The British have learned that the Soviets have planted a mole – their own double agent – near the very top of British … Continue reading

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