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Wednesday, October 17 2007

Paul Newman's Influential, Classic Performances in The Hustler and The Verdict

In an era of relatively reserved American cinema, when most actors would be concerned with their images as leading men, Newman was not afraid to experiment and go with his artistic impulses.


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Wednesday, June 1 2011

The Difference Between Remembering and Watching an American Classic: 'The Hustler'

Often associated with Minnesota Fats and the glamour of pool, The Hustler is more about the dark underside of the game and the lives of its lead characters, with Jackie Gleason's well-recalled turn as Fats playing only a minor role in the drama.


Wednesday, October 11 2006

All the Kings Men (1949)

This is a story as old as time, and deftly told.


Sunday, August 29 2004

Lilith (1964)

It's tempting to read this mental-institution drama as some kind of political allegory.


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