Tag Archives: Robert Duvall

Review: A Night in Old Mexico (2014)

Robert Duvall is one of my favorite actors. But I have to call it like I see it. This is a bad movie. My review of A Night in Old Mexico is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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Seen Recently: Une Affaire Des Femmes (1988), Seven Psychopaths (2012), Battle of Algiers (1966), The Bling Ring (2013), Tomorrow (1972)

Une Affaire des Femmes or: Story of Women directed by Claude Chabrol This movie is as deep as the Mariana Trench. I suppose it all depends on which angle you want to look at it, which filter you want to … Continue reading

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Movie Marathon on Block Island

While I had tons of time to read, and walk, and have visitors, and write, and dream, I also had an orgy of movie-watching out on the Island. I brought some movies with me, but for the most part, I … Continue reading

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Tess Harper: The Way She Looks At Him

Near the end of Tender Mercies, Mac Sledge (played by Robert Duvall) plays with a new band of youngsters at a local dance, and it is his comeback, albeit a small one, but things have already started moving in the … Continue reading

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20 Favorite Actors

Joining the fun that’s been going on, and to quote Nathaniel who started this whole thing: “In no particular order and extremely subject to change.” For example: where the hell is Robert Mitchum? And William H. Macy? And Sean Penn … Continue reading

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A Look at The Apostle

Joe Valdez (a blogger who is new to me – but I’m loving his site) reviews Robert Duvall’s The Apostle. Valdez gives the background of Duvall’s journey to get the film made – much of which I knew – but … Continue reading

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3 Similar Actor Stories

Three different actors, three different acting styles and “methods” – but it’s basically the same story. 1. Clark Gable Arthur Miller had written the part of the aging cowboy who falls in love with the girl in The Misfits for … Continue reading

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Sidney Lumet: On the Camera Work in Network

Lumet does not make a splashy use of style. He likes the camera to be “invisible” and yet most definitely THERE. Excerpt from Sidney Lumet’s Making Movies: Sidney Lumet: Network. Owen Roizman, photographer. The movie was about corruption. So we … Continue reading

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Three Similar Stories About Film Acting

One story stars Clark Gable. One stars Robert Duvall. And one stars Gary Cooper (the latest celeb-crush … I will never abandon Cary … how could I? We had a good time together, he and I. We really did. But … Continue reading

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