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Fifty years later, director Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange is still electrifying and appalling, and to rewatch it again is to discover nuances that were always there but unseen, ignored, misunderstood. It’s a brutal movie with so much to say, and I just started listening.

The infamous futuristic social satire…

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Unless the U.S. government is using its vast powers to imprison journalists, intimidate publishers, or suppress words and ideas that threaten or offend the state then I call bullshit on rich dudes who cry “censorship” while making a buck off lying to their readers and viewers and listeners.

I do…

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Based on J.R. Moehringer’s best-selling memoir, The Tender Bar is a sentimental coming-of-age story respectfully directed by George Clooney, who cares deeply for Moehringer’s family.

It’s all familiar territory, a gentle ‘member when about young J.R., a fatherless boy with a doting, and frazzled, single mother forced to move in…

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What makes Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth a special film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s immortal dramatic work is 67-year-old movie star Denzel Washington in the title role.

As Macbeth, Denzel Washington is proud and insecure and tired, a late-middle-aged man denied greatness and vulnerable to flattery and prophecy, a…

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