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A PROPER PEDESTAL FOR POLLACK. Critical essay Jul 1, 2020 1840
"Jezebel" Tackles a Pandemic: "[The 1938 movie] was fairly accurate for its day, although, in the end, paints a somewhat varnished perspective [of the yellow fever outbreak].". May 1, 2020 1294
POPULISM'S GRAND OLD GAME. Mar 1, 2020 2227
Revisionist History. Movie review Mar 1, 2020 653
Capraesque Curtis. Jan 1, 2020 2279
DON'T RUN ON "BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID": The Academy Award-winning song, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," proves a mystery and a marvel in the legendary Paul Newman and Robert Redford Western. Nov 1, 2019 1675
THE SUPPOSED "BULL" IN "BULL DURHAM" "Appearing on 'Late Night with David Letterman,' [Yankee Hall-of-Famer Mickey Mantle] saw this comedy along more tragic lines, since there were so many deserving Crash Davises who never did make the majors--not even for a cup of coffee.". Jul 1, 2019 892
Remember When? ... Well, It Never happened: "Who are you going to believe, me, or your own eyes? Mar 1, 2019 972
We'll Always Have Paris. Mar 1, 2019 868
An Old-Fashioned Hero. Nov 1, 2018 898
Serious About Superheroes. Sep 1, 2018 801
Smoke 'em if You Got 'em. Jul 1, 2018 788
Dancing to Screwball. May 1, 2018 826
Hitch Has His Doubts. Mar 1, 2018 795
"Hop" into Noir. Jan 1, 2018 835
Words of past images. Sep 1, 2017 941
Hitch onto TCM. Jul 1, 2017 906
The shadow of 1957. Movie review Jan 1, 2017 1890
Teaming up to be funny: the gang's all here: Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers, Abbott and Costello, the Three Stooges, Hope and Crosby, and Martin and Lewis. Nov 1, 2016 1923
Bunny to buster: beyond just bookends to silent film comedy. Sep 1, 2016 2236
A trio for the ages. Jul 1, 2016 781
Film on film. Movie review May 1, 2016 926
Baseball diamonds are a girl's (and boy's) best (and most devout) friend. Movie review Mar 1, 2016 1844
The house that buster built. Mar 1, 2016 991
A Nazi cops an Oscar. Jan 1, 2016 929
All the president's films. Nov 1, 2015 941
Strange fruit indeed. Sep 1, 2015 892
The tramp's influence on television. Jul 1, 2015 870
The fantasy of youth. Column May 1, 2015 890
The best of the best: an Academy Award sweep of all five major categories is a rare feat indeed. Mar 1, 2015 952
The miracle behind "The Miracle": Preston Sturges always was predisposed to skewering Populist films--and there is no better example than "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek.". Movie review Jan 1, 2015 2875
The legend lives on. Jan 1, 2015 1023
Jazzy black humor. Sep 1, 2014 932
Looking for comedy under "P". Jul 1, 2014 799
A century of tramping around. May 1, 2014 780
Oscarette's golden dozen. Jan 1, 2014 882
New American Cinema. Sep 1, 2013 946
Delightful distractions. Jul 1, 2013 911
Getting hitched on cameos. Column May 1, 2013 984
Never say die. May 1, 2013 870
Grabbing Oscar. Jan 1, 2013 887
Mockudrama mania. Nov 1, 2012 915
Cinema's favorite crime of the century: Leopold and Loeb's "thrill" killing of a defenseless teenager still horrifies and fascinates movie audiences today. Sep 1, 2012 3249
A moment frozen in time. Jul 1, 2012 915
The darker the merrier: Dexter is a serial killer of serial killers in a cable television program that evokes the best elements of cinema's persistent pursuit of black comedy. Television program review Mar 1, 2012 2503
The sounds of silence. Column Mar 1, 2012 872
On the road again. Jan 1, 2012 2063
Movies without endings. Jan 1, 2012 898
The hotter the better. Column Nov 1, 2011 1001
America's misunderstood patriot. Jul 1, 2011 2053
Mirror, mirror in my film ... Jul 1, 2011 1016
The day the cinema stood still. Biography May 1, 2011 837
Everybody loves Oscar. Mar 1, 2011 841
The trailer's empty promise. Jan 1, 2011 923
Analyzing those movies within movies. Column Nov 1, 2010 1755
Everybody loves Lou (and Coop, too): "The Pride of the Yankees," with populist prototype Gary Cooper playing Lou Gehrig, the iconic iron horse, still has the ability to make grown men cry. Movie review Sep 1, 2010 1832
Jokers wild. May 1, 2010 904
Sailing along the river time. Mar 1, 2010 893
Creating killer titles. Jan 1, 2010 910
Second-generation classics. Nov 1, 2009 794
A war by any other name. Sep 1, 2009 913
An ET visitors' guide to earth. Jul 1, 2009 854
Elementary, my dear Downey. May 1, 2009 979
Getting serious. Jan 1, 2009 1325
Stepping out of character. Movie review Jan 1, 2009 984
The politics of political films. Critical essay Sep 1, 2008 1368
All about real people. Jul 1, 2008 908
Content vs. style. May 1, 2008 970
Laughter from the dark side. Critical essay Mar 1, 2008 1022
Populism goes multicultural. Jan 1, 2008 959
Cinema's dark side. Nov 1, 2007 969
When McQueen was king. Sep 1, 2007 1007
What would Red have said? Excerpt Jul 1, 2007 1079
The wonderful "truth". May 1, 2007 962
Stan and Ollie still rule. Mar 1, 2007 1023
The tantalizing tramp. Jan 1, 2007 880
The henpecked hustler. Biography Nov 1, 2006 883
The gentle clown. Biography Sep 1, 2006 986
Feeling better by the dozen. Jul 1, 2006 916
She done us right; comedic movie star Mae West was addressing such then-provocative material as intercourse, homosexuality, drag queens and prostitution in the 1920s. May 1, 2006 972
Chaplin's "Lights" still shines. Mar 1, 2006 981
Populist primer. Jan 1, 2006 918
Clark Gable's "Hoosier Tornado". Nov 1, 2005 936
Death and laughter. Movie Review Sep 1, 2005 937
Groucho and Leo in the soup. Brief Article Jul 1, 2005 964
James Dean: 50 years after his death. May 1, 2005 2172
Baseball's comic all-star. Biography May 1, 2005 921
A chess match with death. Column Mar 1, 2005 1002
Trying to parody the classics. Jan 1, 2005 889
Lunatics, authors, and getting black on white. Nov 1, 2004 840
James Dean: comedian and impersonator. Sep 1, 2004 907
Everything is ducky. Jul 1, 2004 1047
"You said a mouthful!". May 1, 2004 919
Screwballs of the silver screen: a treasured comedy genre turns 70: the 1934 releases of "It Happened One Night" and "Twentieth Century" launched Hollywood into an era of madcap zaniness that endures to this day. Critical Essay Mar 1, 2004 1658
Bringing up Cary. Mar 1, 2004 993
Along comes another Coppola. Movie Review Jan 1, 2004 955
The gears of a clown. Nov 1, 2003 945
A salute to the genius of director Leo McCarey. Biography Sep 1, 2003 903
I'm still in love with Irene Dunne. (Reel World). Jul 1, 2003 1078
Hollywood plays the national pastime. (Reel World). May 1, 2003 1013

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