Articles tagged martin balsam

‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’: Check, Please

I hate it when a film takes a brilliant literary work and turns it into what it thinks the literary work should be.

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31 Mar 2009 // 4:11 AM

Two Evil Eyes (1990): Blu-ray

In retrospect, it should be no surprise when major talents collaborate, clash and crash. With each one being a giant in their own particularly way,

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s: Paramount Centennial Collection

In many respects, this is a love letter to a tony, cosmopolitan New York which perhaps never existed, a Big Apple devoid of muggings, racial strife, or transit strikes.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 1

Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.

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7 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Bedford Incident (1965)

Addresses the danger inherent in the military hierarchy and social isolation.

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21 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Carpetbaggers (1964)

More troubling than the melodramatic disintegration of Jonas' personal life is The Carpetbaggers' depiction of Hollywood's exploitation of female sexuality.

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Two Evil Eyes (Due occhi diabolici) (1990)

Romero's films often feature a family that is fragile, a prime target for destructive forces.

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17 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Little Big Man (1970)

It didn't just dispel the cloudless America of Westerns past -- it dismembered the genre, threw the parts in a trench, and spit on the tombstone.

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1 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

Cuba (1979/2002)

The idea that an individual, like Robin Hood, could stand up for the rights of the oppressed comes across as a pleasant fantasy, worthy of song and legend, but devoid of the means to stand up against state power.

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Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

// Notes from the Road

"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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