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Friday, September 20, 2019

In Retrospect: Blade Runner

Canonical cinema rarely gets much richer than Ridley Scott’s 1982 film “Blade Runner.” Of course, by “Blade Runner” I refer to the “Final Cut,” Scott’s definitive version of the film whose themes are mirrored...

In Retrospect: The Magic of David Bowie

It’s difficult for me to write this piece for a few reasons: One, that whatever you may think of when conjuring David Bowie up in your mind has probably already been said in the...

In Retrospect: In Memoriam of John Berger

Public intellectuals are a thing of the past and in some sense reached their heyday in the ‘60s. The days when intellectuals such as Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer reached massive audiences through television...

In Retrospect: 51 years of “A Love Supreme”

“All Praise Be to God to Whom All Praise Is Due.” — 51 years ago, these words graced and encapsulated a weakened and broken man, an alcoholic and a heroin addict and also a...

In Retrospect: What I learned from watching six hours of “The Cosby Show”

I have fond memories of “The Cosby Show” from my childhood. Growing up in a broken home with no cable may have helped, but it may have stemmed from seeing such a harmonious and...

In Retrospect: George A. Romero: The good, the bad and the (living) dead

This article contains spoilers for George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” “Dawn of the Dead,” “Day of the Dead” and parts of “Martin.” Ghouls, monsters, walkers, runners, flesh eaters, walking dead, living dead....