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  • Obama: McCain not being racist but 'cynical'

     
    Barack Obama's reaction to John McCain's playing of the race-card-allegation card and of the Moses card commands attention today in the mainstream, estuary and side-trickle media. Here, we see Obama insisting on the term cynical rather than racial, while here,
  • Review: 'The Tales of Hoffman'

    Review: 'The Tales of Hoffman'
    Inconceivable without their international success with "The Red Shoes" three years earlier, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's audacious screen version of the Jacques Offenbach operetta "The Tales of Hoffmann" came out in 1951. The following spring...

    Review: 'On Approval' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'On Approval' ★★&#9733 1/2
    It won't appeal to everyone; those who have no taste for whipped cream, or for fancifully antiquated drawing-room-battle-of-the-sexes contraptions, will respond poorly to "On Approval." Whatever, their loss. Relatively unknown in America, this impish...

    Martin Scorsese does his research in preparation for LACMA appearance

     
    When Martin Scorsese accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards ceremony, he evoked the words of William Faulkner: "The past is never dead. It's not even past." He later said in his speech, "None of us...

    Weekend reviews: Rio, Conspirator endorsed, Scream 4 not so much

     
    “Rio” took me and most critics utterly by surprise. Blue Sky Studios has been churning out inferior “Ice Age” sequels for so long I didn't think they had something this sweet, pretty and fun in them. Inspired voice casting, great...