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Westporters Push Against Cancer

The Levitt Pavilion was packed yesterday — with push-up people.

Hundreds of men, women and kids — from super-jacked to usually sedentary — did as many push-ups as they could in an hour. 137 more words


The Hustler (1961)

An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (IMDb)

A sports movie that doesn’t end but begins with the big game, and one in which the protagonist loses, at that, setting off a somber character study headed by Newman’s strong central turn. 49 more words

Dreyfuss & Estevez : A Pair of Stakeouts

In 1987 director John Badham unleashed this winning buddy/buddy cop film that teamed an unlikely pair of actors who for me offered up genuine screen chemistry. 1,200 more words


The Sting (1973)

This article first appeared as a part of the Brattle Film Notes commentary series, presented by the Brattle Theatre in Boston, MA, for a special screening of The Sting. 854 more words


TORN CURTAIN: Deconstruction of a scene (the killing of Gromek)

Torn Curtain may be one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most problematic and frustrating films.  It is a film of moments, a few of them quite good, and perhaps the greatest moment is the Gromek murder sequence.    1,061 more words

Alfred Hitchcock

Excuse Me, But this Music Video Makes Me Feel Old and Confused

In the middle of reading a NYT story about the origins of ‘wife beater’ denoting a certain style of t-shirt there was a reference to. M. 351 more words