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Cream Pies

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On July 8, 2015

So as I am in DC, I managed to spend part of the evening in the company of truly evil people, i.e. Republican congressmen and staffers at a reception that someone suggest I attend, probably as a comed

Selma

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On July 4, 2015

So I finally watched Selma. A few observations long after the debate has dissipated. 1. The main issue in the Selma debate was the portrayal of Lyndon Johnson. Critics said the portrayal was too cynic

Marjoe

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On July 2, 2015
I just watched Marjoe, the 1972 documentary about an ex-child preacher turned hippie who supported himself by going back out on the preacher circuit even though he believed none of it. It’s pretty great. If you want to understand why the current wingnut world is a giant grift, this is a good place to start […]

Scorsese

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On June 28, 2015

National treasure Martin Scorsese on The Third Man About four months ago, I screened a beautiful 35mm print of the picture for my daughter and her friends. “Why do we keep watching this?”

Jack Rollins, RIP

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On June 18, 2015
The legendary producer of Woody Allen’s 70s films and incredibly influential figure in the comedy of that era has died at the ripe old age of 100. Among his many achievements was working with Woody Allen to make him into the brilliant comedian and director he became. Share
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Best Leftist Films

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On May 6, 2015
I just watched Mario Monicelli’s The Organizer and was blown away by it. One of my favorite leftist films. Then I wondered what the best leftist films are. I brought this up on Twitter today and thought it would be a good conversation here. What are the best leftist movies? These come in 2 basic […]
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