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  • Vincent Bugliosi, Tom O’Neill, Quentin Tarantino, and Tate/LaBianca, Part 2
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    Vincent Bugliosi, Tom O’Neill, Quentin Tarantino, and Tate/LaBianca, Part 2

    “The only good thing about this picture [Once Upon a Time in Hollywood] may be that Tarantino has said he is only going to make one more,” concludes Jim DiEugenio.

    Written on Friday, 16 August 2019 18:13 Read more...
  • Plaza Man: Robert Groden vs. the City of Dallas
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    Plaza Man: Robert Groden vs. the City of Dallas

    We’ve lost. They’ve won. Everywhere except in the court of public opinion. It’s sort of like watching a heavyweight prize-fight and having the guy who was knocked out declared the winner. The Power Elite says, “The public be damned! Who cares what they think?” Well, we do. And so does Bob Groden, writes Frank Cassano in this review of the 2014 documentary film about his battles with the City of Dallas and the Sixth Floor Museum.

    Written on Monday, 30 July 2018 18:25 Read more...
  • Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg Mythologize the Washington Post
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    Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg  Mythologize the Washington Post

    As a corrective to yet another tendentious Hanks-Spielberg historical rewrite, Jim DiEugenio provides a review of past work which puts The Washington Post in a more accurate perspective.

    See now "The Post and the Pentagon Papers" at Consortium News.

    Written on Friday, 15 December 2017 17:48 Read more...
  • Jackie
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    Jackie 2016 film

    Whoever decided that this script needed to be played out on the wide screen of a darkened theater was simply wrong. It seems that the writer and director realized that mistake on the way to production. They then tried to justify that decision. In this reviewer’s opinion, it did not work, writes Jim DiEugenio.

     

    Written on Monday, 26 December 2016 20:27 Read more...
  • Rules Don't Apply
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    Howard Hughes Warren BeattyBecause Beatty has made some distinguished historical films, many had high hopes for this one. But the result seems to be rather uninspired for a film that he has contemplated doing for so long.  The best one can say is that it is competently made, writes Jim DiEugenio.

     

     

    Written on Saturday, 17 December 2016 02:46 Read more...

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