Barry Shear
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Sex & Death & Rock 'n' Roll or, The Kids Weren't Alright
9 Dec 2010 // 9:45 PM

Three turn-of-the-'70s movies, freshly available through Warner Archives, give us distorted reflections of a moment when peace, love and the "youth movement" became linked with murder in the popular imagination.

//Reviews

Across 110th Street (1972/2001)
31 Dec 1994 // 7:03 PM

What distinguishes Across 110th Street's bloodletting from that in other Hollywood films of the time is its unsparing inescapability and its matter-of-factness -- these qualities give the work its moral charge.

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Postmortem: Did 'True Detective' Do Justice to Latino California?

// Channel Surfing

"In its shift to the different psychosphere of California, the show’s second season perpetuated Latino stereotypes instead of giving us a deeper and truer examination of the Golden State

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