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Daily Archives: January 26, 2018
Book Review: A dilettante’s guide to “Wayne and Ford: The Films, The Friendship and the Making of an American Hero”
‘ The last line of “True Grit” is, “Come see a fat old man some time,” as John Wayne jumps a fence and rides off into the sunset, one more time. It’s a piece of movie lore, well-known by any … Continue reading
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Movie Review: Jingoistic “12 Strong” lets Bruckheimer re-write 9/11 history
Jerry Bruckheimer, Hollywood’s leading “chickenhawk” producer since the Ronald Reagan “Top Gun” era, starts his latest movie militaria with a quick history lesson. “12 Strong” is about Green Berets sent into Afghanistan to start the process of dismantling the … Continue reading
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Movie Review: Christian Bale mounts up to chase “Hostiles” in the Old West
“Hostiles” is a funereal, downbeat Western conjured up by a filmmaker with only a passing acquaintance with the genre. Interminably slow of foot, filled with static, anachronistic and politically correct sermons performed in a whisper, with bloody-minded outbursts interrupting the … Continue reading