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Oscar Nominations Controversy: Theatre of the Absurd

straight outta compton

Must we as a nation go through yet another round of indignation and accusations of racism by yet another sector of the African-American population? Yes, we must, because that’s what we continue to do, well into the 21st century, 50 years after the wildly successful civil rights movement and nearing the end of the second term of a black president. Racism is ... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Chimes at Midnight,’ Orson Welles’ Best Work, Available for First Time in Decades


I inherited a respect for Orson Welles and a love for his work from an uncle who came of age in the 1940s when Orson Welles was one of radio and cinema’s best known actor/directors. When 'Chimes at Midnight' came out, I was busy coming of age and rioting at UCLA. I heard about the film and that Welles considered it his best work, but I missed it. Then, like the mysterious Mr. Welles himself, it disappeared for decades. Now, it’s back. Read More »