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Oscar Nominations Controversy: Theatre of the Absurd

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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

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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 »

Darcy Dennett Talks ‘The Champions,’ Her Film About Michael Vick’s Dogs

Handsome Dan, The Champions, Hamptons International Film Festival

The Champions is an amazing and heart-felt documentary about the “infamous” dogs that PETA and The Humane Society advocated should be euthanized because they were ferocious killers incapable of “rehabilitation.” These were the pit-bulls who had been rescued from the dog fighting compound of Michael Vick, the NFL Atlanta Falcon’s star quarterback. Vick secretly and illegally bred pit-bulls for his ... Read More »

The 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival Awards

Hamptons International Film Festival, David Nugent, Anne Chaisson

Once again, the 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival took off with a rousing start. The opening night film was the exceptional Truth starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, and Dennis Quaid. Dennis Quaid was present and was his inimitable, charming self. He discussed the film and what it was like to work with first time director James Vanderbilt who was star ... Read More »