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David Byrne Channels the Weird and the Ordinary in 'True Stories'

As a piece of both cultural history and film history, David Byrne's True Stories takes its place alongside two other films from the mid-'80s that are also steeped in a surrealistic other-worldly place, Repo Man and Blue Velvet.

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'Gray's Anatomy' Says More About its Director than Its Actor

Given Steven Soderbergh's skill behind the camera, it makes sense that Gray's Anatomy, despite his intentions, ends up becoming more about his vision as a director than about Spalding Gray's ocular conundrum.

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'The American Stage' Is Best Enjoyed As Theatre As Literature

A collection of 200-plus years of writing about the American theatre betrays a clear preference for the past over the present.

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Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.

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Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue by Spalding Gray, Francine Prose

It just sounds like the way Spalding Gray would die. His would not be a life finished by old age, or the standard natural causes. No, Gray's existence was fated to end like most of his monologues.

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