Theres Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

By Hans Rollman

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There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros’ Futile Tale

The Envelope Manufacturer is a light parable on the ravages of neoliberal capitalism.

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"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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