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“Mad Max: Fury Road”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Seen today, the most notable aspect of the 1982 “The Road Warrior” is its starkness. It’s built on simple cues and oppositions, and many of its visuals have the it’s-all-there eloquence of comic book panels. Even … Continue reading

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Notes on “First Blood”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The 1982 “First Blood” has much in common with the Kirk Douglas vehicle “Lonely Are the Brave,” made 20 years earlier. The heroes of both movies are veterans and pariahs, and they duke it out with … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Speechifying

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Man of Aran”

Fabrzio del Wrongo writes: This British three-sheet for Robert Flaherty’s 1934 “Man of Aran” was designed by Marc Stone, a notable commercial artist who was responsible for some great posters, including a couple for the Karloff horror vehicle “The Ghoul.” … Continue reading

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Brian Kellow’s “Can I Go Now? The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s First Superagent”

Paleo Retiree writes: Like Robert Evans (who produced “The Godfather” and ran Paramount), Sue Mengers was one of the great behind-the-scenes figures of ’70s Hollywood. The agent (first at Creative Management Associates, then at ICM) for many of the era’s … Continue reading

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Listing Movies: 101 American Movies

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In July the BBC published a list purporting to represent the “greatest” examples of American filmmaking. I put the key word in quotes because I’m not sure what it means. The only clarification offered by the … Continue reading

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Notes on “Tusk”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In “Tusk,” writer-director Kevin Smith burrows deep into a hole of self-loathing and misanthropy. He’s beating up on the digital age, on young people, on hip callowness: the movie plays like the howl of a onetime … Continue reading

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