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The Elephant Man (1980)

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“I am not an elephant!  I am not an animal!  I am a human being!  I…am…a man!” exclaims John Merrick. I’ve never been much of a fan of the circus.  I just couldn’t get into it.  As I got older, … Continue reading

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Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey Part Three

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(continued from Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey Part Two) The next Kubrick film I saw at the IFC Center was 1958’s Paths of Glory.  I had actually missed out on a screening of this film back in November 2004 at MOMA, … Continue reading

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Spike Lee: An Appreciation Part One

Two-time Academy Award nominee Spike Lee has been a bit of a controversial filmmaker.  He’s a writer, producer, and a director whose films have examined race relations, urban crime and poverty, the role of media in contemporary life, and other … Continue reading

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NY Film Critics Circle Awards 2012

Today the winners for the NY Film Critics Circle Awards were announced.  I’m always curious as to how this group of winners influences (or doesn’t influence) the Golden Globes and Oscar races. I would like to congratulate David France on … Continue reading