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  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place


    The Criterion Collection - Spine #810

    You’re not supposed to love every character in a film noir. Some characters prove to be despicable from the outset. Others may earn your ire over the course of the film. In A Lonely Place has Humphrey Bogart dangerously close to crossing that line. His character, Dixon Steele, is not that likable from the start. And we find him becoming more of a curmudgeon as time wears on. He’s somewhat thin-skinned and constantly on…

  • Primary



    The Criterion Collection - Spine #808

    Among the many tributes and respects paid to John F. Kennedy after his death in 1963, Spine # 808 is a commendable effort. These series of films directed by Robert Drew, capture the 35th president of the United States at various points of his presidency as he deals with the issues of the day. And they remind us of the major impact that JFK had on the American experiment and conscience during his short…

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  • Green Book

    Green Book


    Who is this film for? And what is it looking to accomplish? 

    These are the two questions that have been swirling around in my mind almost a week later after watching Green Book, Peter Farrelly's racial road movie about the classically trained pianist Don Shirley, Tony "Lip" Vallenlonga, and their 1960's journey through the deep south. I know the answer to both questions, but I don't think Peter knows and I don't think that co-writer Nick Vallenlonga knows either. But…

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing


    I’ve been wanting to jot down something about this film for a minute now. And I’m pretty sure that this film's been covered from about every angle imaginable. So let me try approaching it from this angle. Let’s talk about my pity for Sal.

    When I mention a pity for Sal, I’m not referring to pity for the man himself. I’m referring to his desire to cling to whiteness, the construction of it, and the burden it places on black…