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  • Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan

    Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan
    Nicholas Ray faced a roomful of film students. They had come to learn from the director who'd made James Dean an icon in "Rebel Without a Cause" and a gunslinger of Joan Crawford in the distaff western "Johnny Guitar." Ray began a mock exercise in filming a scene and the reverential students waited for his instructions — and they waited. Ray fell inexplicably silent. Minutes passed, then hours, and finally the students left, bewildered by the tall, frail man with an eye patch and wild, white hair.
  • Under Patsos, Loyola balances history, culture and basketball

    Under Patsos, Loyola balances history, culture and basketball
    Joe Boylan was sitting with Jimmy Patsos at last Saturday's Loyola-Duke lacrosse game when the former athletic director asked the man he had hired as the school's basketball coach eight years ago if he had any preference as to where Greyhounds would...

    'Pina' review: An exquisite piece of art about dance, even if you don't care about that

    'Pina' review: An exquisite piece of art about dance, even if you don't care about that
    ***1/2 (out of four) Disclaimer: I don’t care about dance, and I don’t know anything about it. So no one’s more shocked than I am at my reaction to writer-director Wim Wenders’ stunningly gorgeous documentary about German...

    PASSINGS: Manuel Galban, George Kimball, Josef Suk

    PASSINGS: Manuel Galban, George Kimball, Josef Suk
    Manuel Galban Award-winning Cuban guitarist Manuel Galban, 80, a Grammy-winning Cuban guitarist who rose to international fame as a member of the Buena Vista Social Club, died Thursday of a heart attack in Havana. Born in 1931 in Gibara, in the eastern...

    Reinvented 'Sketchbook' takes on theme of reincarnation

    Reinvented 'Sketchbook' takes on theme of reincarnation
    Last year, Collaboraction's annual festival of super-short (seven minutes or less) pieces revolved around the theme of evolution — but the inchoate work on display felt stuck at a "missing link" level. This year, they've shaken up the Etch A...