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Max Von Sydow, RIP

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On March 11, 2020
It took 63 years, but Max von Sydow finally lost that chess match with death. Von Sydow was genuinely one of the greatest actors of cinema history. His work with Bergman isn’t exactly hip these days; Bergman’s complete lack of irony does not sit well with the modern imagination and his stories of religious doubt […]

Danny Aiello, RIP

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On December 13, 2019

One of the truly great character actors is no more. Do the Right Thing (of course). But also Léon the Professional, Fort Apache the Bronx, Purple Rose of Cairo, and so many others, plus the father in

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Scorsese on Superhero Movies

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On November 4, 2019
Martin Scorsese got a lot of grief for dismissing superhero and related movies a few weeks ago. He goes to the Times to explain what he actually means and I think he is right on here. The problem isn’t the movies themselves per se. After all, it’s not as if there haven’t always been bad […]

Medium Cool Indeed

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On October 11, 2019

For an actor who was never really successful or a star, Robert Forster sure was in a lot of interesting films. And whatever you make think of Tarantino he’s always had a brilliant eye for great

Fonda

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On August 16, 2019

Peter Fonda was more myth than actor, thanks to him living a lifetime of fame based on Easy Rider. That movie doesn’t necessarily age well, especially the acid trip scene in New Orleans, but you

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This is the grave of Otto Preminger. Born in 1905 to a wealthy and powerful Jewish family in modern Ukraine, where his father was a prominent legal official in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Preminger didn’t stay there too long. In World War I, Russia invaded and took over his town. The Preminger family fled to modern […]
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