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Terry Lawson

Terry Lawson was a film critic for 30 years, lastly at the Detroit Free Press, where he also contributed music and book reviews, and a weekly DVD column. He has won numerous awards for his journalism and criticism, been nominated multiple times for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism, and was twice a runner-up. He has taught Screenwriting at the University of Michigan for more than a decade, and lives with his wife Kate and two feuding cats, in Bloomfield Hillls, Michigan.


Thursday, September 29 2011

What Makes Mick Tick? 'If ....'

"One man can change the world – with a bullet in the right place."

Tuesday, September 27 2011

"Mach Schau, Beatles!": Spencer Leigh's 'The Beatles in Hamburg'

For all those middle-agers convinced rebellious rock and outrageous behavior were invented by Nirvana. Been there, done that, have lots of black-and-white pictures to prove it.

Sunday, August 28 2011

'Rounders': Less Talk, More Action, Please

Since Rounders' original release, poker has crawled out of the damp basements: Cool Dudes like Chris Moneymaker have turned high-stakes poker tourneys into something like the new NASCAR.

Thursday, August 25 2011

'The Breaks': The Price of Hindsight

Richard Price's orphaned 1983 comic novel The Breaks finally returns to print, as painfully funny as ever, like an extended banana peel slide in slow motion.

Monday, August 22 2011

'The Killing' Still Kills

The Killing marks a decided growth spurt on Stanley Kubrick's directorial chart.

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