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  • Critic's Notebook: Movie violence must not be stopped

    Critic's Notebook: Movie violence must not be stopped
    I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the power to shake me to the core. They will never leave me.
  • In hip-hop, violence is taking on a diminishing role

    Among the most important rap albums released over the last year or so, one contains a song about Nas' complicated relationship with his teenage daughter. Another has a track in which Killer Mike outlines President Reagan's contribution to the prison-...

    'House of Cards' Hammy, Addictive

    'House of Cards' Hammy, Addictive
    It may be impossible to write a drama about politics that doesn’t come off as ham-handed, over-the-top, and laughable. This is probably because actual politics reverberate with mundane news-cycle non-events, punctuated by overseas disasters and...

    Movie secrets are there, in the script!

    Movie secrets are there, in the script!
    You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...

    Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast May 31, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Tom Berenger was born in Chicago today in 1949. This birthday earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the malevolent Sgt. Barnes in Oliver Stone's war epic "Platoon." Berenger has starred in such films as "Gettysburg," "Major...