Monthly Archives: July 2015

THE THIRD MAN

Earlier this week, BBC Culture released its lists of “The 100 greatest American films” from a poll of 62 international film critics. The results weren’t surprising — what was left off cause more discussion — with the usual suspects: Citizen … Continue reading

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DO I SOUND GAY?

David Thorpe’s documentary, Do I Sound Gay?, is cinema by way of the diary. After breaking up with his boyfriend, Thorpe realizes that he is not happy with the person he is and decides to change for the better. This … Continue reading

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CARTEL LAND

On the eve of World War II, the great director, Jean Renoir, gave one of the most tragic and truthful dictums of all time, “The awful thing about life is this: Everybody has their reasons.” That was true for the … Continue reading

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AMY

On February 10, 2008, singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse was nominated for six Grammys, walked away with five – including Record of the Year — and solidified her place as a worldwide recording artist. For most people, that would have been more … Continue reading

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3½ MINUTES, 10 BULLETS

On November 23, 2012, at approximately 7:40 p.m. in Jacksonville, Fla., Michael David Dunn gunned down Jordan Davis at a Gate Gas convenience store parking lot. The dispute was over the loud music emanating from the vehicle Davis was in, … Continue reading

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