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John Sturges


Monday, March 2 2015

Women Run the Street Showdowns in 'Woman They Almost Lynched'

This woman-centric western isn't a lost masterpiece, but rather an entertaining and sometimes fascinating pleasantry.

Friday, February 7 2014

Big Brew Festival: 8 February 2014 - White Plains, NY

Much like the Superbowl, New York gets all the glory for New Jersey's Big Brew Festival.

Tuesday, January 28 2014

Courting Controversy? Or Not? Bill Condon's 'The Fifth Estate'

WikiLeaks and Julian Assange changed our world. Yet the story put on film, The Fifth Estate, is not nearly controversial enough.

Monday, October 21 2013

'The Eagle Has Landed' Just Doesn't Fly, Anymore

This is a great cast, but alas, like many in the war-epic genre, it hasn’t aged well.

Thursday, October 17 2013

It Ends Well if You Don't Die: 'Bob and the Monster'

Familiar to many from his role on Celebrity Rehab, rocker Bob Forrest wants to change how addiction and addicts are treated. That his story is accompanied by a killer soundtrack doesn't hurt.


Friday, October 19 2012

'The King's Thief'/ 'The Scarlet Coat'

Adventures on the randomness of treason.

Sunday, August 21 2011

"We Always Lose": 'The Magnificent Seven' (Blu-ray)

As one of the last great American oaters ever, The Magnificent Seven more than lives up to its name. It's a great piece of filmmaking folklore and that rarest of rarities -- a seemingly unnecessary adaptation that actually works, and works well.

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