Something for the Pain

December 31, 2015

Funny how the vodka looks like water, and baking powder looks just like cocaine. If the time has come to lead me to the slaughter Honey, I need something for the pain. I take comfort in the King James Bible; …

Nelson Carvajal’s tribute to Haskell Weller

December 28, 2015

Charlott Rampling and Andrew Haigh raid Criterion’s closet

December 24, 2015

English director Andrew Haigh visited Criterion for a screening of his new film, 45 YEARS, and he was joined by his movie’s star, the exquisite Charlotte Rampling. The film, based on a short story by David Constantine, presents a quietly …

Game Theory, “Linus and Lucy”

December 23, 2015

Charlie Hustle’s Last Stand

December 17, 2015

By Paul Bown BDA Sports Editor emeritus Two days ago, Robert D. Manfred Jr., the Commissioner of Baseball, went up and in on the matter of Peter Edwin Rose’s application for removal from baseball’s Permanently Ineligible List. As virtually any …

Southern Critics choose Spotlight

December 14, 2015

                Spotlight, Tom McCarthy’s journalism procedural that explores the Boston Globe’s 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of the systematic coverup of widespread child molestation within the Catholic Church, has been named the best movie …

Sinatra at 100

December 13, 2015

In one sense, Sinatra is always with us, like Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe, one of those pneumatic American icons floating over the cultural landscape like a cloud. We can see what we want to in them; if we stare …

Kevin Willmott talks Chi-Raq with Dan Lybarger

December 9, 2015

The Ballad of John and Yoko

December 8, 2015

Coming soon: The President Next Door

December 2, 2015

Ahem, attention. The new book should be ought before Christmas. Budget according. That is all, for now.