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Tuesday, October 25 2011

Tough Guys Recite: The 5 Best Poetry Spittin’ TV Characters

Every generic hero on TV can finish a poetic quotation or identify a poignant quatrain (down to the line numbers). But few can spit Tennyson or Yeats with such venom as these guys.


Sunday, November 2 2008

Edward the King

As stunning a tour de force as I Claudius but not quite as salacious. It’s Queen Victoria’s fault for running a proper household.


Wednesday, September 24 2008

The Anton Chekhov Collection

A superbly acted, exhaustively complete summary of the great Russian’s dramas that provides real depth of insight into the plays and their possibilities.


Wednesday, January 16 2008

Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.


Wednesday, September 26 2007

Harvest of Sorrow

Tony Palmer’s wonderfully constructed film captures the mood of “lateness” that pervaded the career of Sergei Rachmaninoff.


Thursday, April 5 2007

Gandhi (25th Anniversary Edition) (1982)

The filmmakers tend to aestheticize, rather than dramatize, Gandhi's politics, but despite its superficialities, Gandhi remains eminently watchable a quarter of a century after its original release.


Monday, December 1 2003

Alice in Wonderland (1966)

Trapped by time, engaged in meaningless caucuses until they're utterly spent, the adults here are really just interested in beheading each other.


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