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  • What would legendary drummers think of 'Whiplash'?

    What would legendary drummers think of 'Whiplash'?
    You could take the torment from an ultra-demanding teacher and file it away somewhere in your memory, never to be heard from again outside of nightmares.
  • 'Gangster Squad' a fusillade of bullets and cliches ★★

    'Gangster Squad' a fusillade of bullets and cliches ★★
    A triumph of production design but a pretty dull kill-'em-up otherwise, the post-World War II-set "Gangster Squad" comes from the director of "Zombieland," Ruben Fleischer. It's clear Fleischer, who also made "30 Minutes or Less," hadn't worked through...

    Movie gangsters so bad they're good

    Movie gangsters so bad they're good
    One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn. Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind. Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis. Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field. Malcolm X?...

    De Palma’s ‘Home Movies’

     
    Aug. 2, 1980: Brian De Palma’s “Dressed to Kill” is a runaway hit. His film “Home Movies,” which is also in release, not so much. “Home Movies” is not on Netflix, but you can find the VHS version on EBay. Predictably, it gets the minimum...