Thursday, June 2 2011
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.
Sunday, September 28 2008
Saturday, September 27 2008
Friday, September 12 2008
Thursday, October 18 2007
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.
Tuesday, June 12 2007
Friday, January 19 2007
He stood up to one of America's most notorious politicians and upheld the principles of truth and justice. It's just too bad Edward R. Murrow applied that strategy to everything he did, including celebrity interviews.
Friday, December 1 2006
Tuning in to see stars at their most bat-shit loony is one of the most pure forms of contemporary American entertainment, so there is a grain of merit to be found in each episode.
Tuesday, July 25 2006
Historians and pulp comic fans knew their story, but most didn't. The enduring image of the affable outlaws was born in this classic 1969 film. That the story is fairly true to life is even more remarkable.
Friday, June 9 2006
Thrilling in its shiny surface detail, the NASCAR scene stretches before you like an anthropomorphized vista: this is the immediate future of animation, and Pixar, recently and loudly sold to Disney, means to own it.