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Bibi Andersson, RIP

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On April 14, 2019
The great Swedish actress has died. It’s hard to overstate how wonderful she was in so many Ingmar Bergman films (as well as how skilled he was at getting amazing performances and writing meaty roles for women, a real problem for so many great male directors). Of course everyone is going to focus on Persona […]

Agnès Varda, RIP

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On March 29, 2019

The brilliant and pioneering filmmaker Agnès Varda has died. In my view, the second greatest living director, behind only Scorsese, Varda’s career is a tribute to the glory of film as a medium,

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Bush

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On December 1, 2018
President David Cop-A-Feel is dead. We are going to see a lot of liberal lament for Bush now that he is gone. Heck, we even see that for his terrible son now that Trump is president. But let’s not forget that Bush Sr was part and parcel of the move of the Republican Party to […]

McCain

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On August 25, 2018

John McSame has died. Any decent obituary of John McCain has to be as much about the media fawning over him as about the man himself. This was a not a good man and yet no one was more lionized by the

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V.S. Naipaul, RIP

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On August 11, 2018
The great writer and Nobel Prize winner V.S. Naipaul has died. Naipaul could be controversial and I sometimes thought his portrayals of non-whites could actually be near-racist themselves, especially the Africans in A Bend in the River, a book the critics loved more than I did. On the other hand, 1961’s A House for Mr. […]

Schultz

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On July 5, 2018

Ed Schultz is dead. I will grant Schultz this, at a time when the media completely erased the working class from television, except for insipid stories about why the white ones keep supporting Trump,

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Milos Forman

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On April 17, 2018
As you may have seen, Milos Forman has died. Ultimately, his career is defined by a couple of great movies, followed by a series of solid but not spectacular Hollywood productions. Nothing wrong with that. My ranking of his films: 1) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 2) Loves of a Blonde 3) The Fireman’s […]
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