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    The Battle for ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

    Part I: The Lawrence Bureau T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935) ranks among the 20th Century’s oddest heroes. This short, smart, and mischievous British soldier helped organize the Arab Revolt against Turkey, a secondary front of the First World War. He became Emir Feisal’s trusted ally, painfully conscious that the Allies wouldn’t honor promises of independence. After the […] More

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    The Definitive War Movies: 30-21

    As we continue with the list, we still see a lot of World War II, but throw in some World War I and Persian Gulf War, too. While some of the films in this portion of the list spin the war film into something a little more ingenious, it doesn’t completely rule out the idea […] More

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    New on Video: ‘Hatari!’

    Though not one of their greatest efforts (together or otherwise), “Hatari!” has much of what one would want in a John Wayne/Howard Hawks film. It’s casual, friendly, and sincerely straightforward. And it does all come across as having been extremely fun to make. More

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    Thursday Comedy Roundup: 30 Rock 7.06 & Parks and Rec 5.07

    30 Rock, Season 7, Episode 6, “Aunt Phatso vs. Jack Donaghy” Written by Luke Del Tredici Directed by Don Scardino Airs Thursdays at 8pm ET on NBC “Aunt Phatso vs. Jack Donaghy” returns to seeds planted earlier in the seventh season of 30 Rock, notably Kenneth’s relationship with Hazel Wassername and Tracy’s desire to be […] More

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    The “Gray Ones” Fade To Black

    “How come you only show us clips from movies none of us ever heard of?” She was 30, a single mom who’d admirably gone back to school for a business degree to better things for her and her family.  She’d taken my film appreciation class as an elective, a break from the grind of her […] More