Category Archives: Paul Newman

Silence for Dummies: “Silent Movie” (1976)

       “Silent Movie” (1976)     Mel Brooks’ misplaced ascension as one of the giants of film comedy is brazenly exampled in this woefully constructed comedy of conceptual errors in which the brave artistic instincts of the director-writer-actor is … Continue reading

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Burn, Baby, Burn: “The Towering Inferno” (1974)

     Irwin Allen’s production of “The Towering Inferno” is proof positive that even if lightning is unlikely to strike the same spot twice, there is no restriction of the duplication of stupid ideas for movies. Based on the novels The … Continue reading

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Blue Eyes, Cold Fish: “The MacKintosh Man” (1973)

     One of the problems of being a major figure of a cultural form is that you’re expected to produce major works commensurate with your public status. John Huston’s spy thriller “The MacKintosh Man” puts new meaning in the … Continue reading

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The Hole in the Head Gang: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969)

The year 1969 was a particularly interesting one for the American Western, as the three most commercially notable examples of the genre demonstrate a grand variance in the dramatic shift into the revisionism movement which would all but consume this … Continue reading

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