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Like most children brought up Catholic, my first taste of alcohol was at church. I eagerly awaited each sip of wine, knowing it would help dissolve the tasteless wafer in my mouth. Savoring the flavor of the liquid sacrament, I mistook its warm aftereffect as the enveloping presence of the Holy Spirit. It wasn’t until…

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Over the past half-century, Neil Young has followed his muse into any number of different musical genres and has played with enough different groups to fill an entire wing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, amidst his relentless, defining desire for change, the one constant has been Crazy Horse, the rock band…

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One thing you can say about “Pretty Maids All in a Row.” Rock Hudson sex comedies sure have changed since “Pillow Talk.” This time Hudson turns up in an unlikely but interesting casting as a high school coach, counselor and sex murderer. He’s awfully wholesome about the whole business: giving earnest little pep talks before…

Download Movie The Confession movie review & film summary (1971) | Roger Ebert

“Confession is the highest form of self-criticism.” -Party official in “The Confession” Costa-Gavras’ first film since “Z” is, once again, a study of the way lies can be made to seem good as truth. All it takes to work this miracle is sufficient power! If you control not only a man’s life but also his mind,…

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Robert Wise’s “The Andromeda Strain” works reasonably well as science fiction, but I don’t want to approach it in a fiction mood today. The most interesting thing about the movie, I think, is its production design, which seems to have begun where the interiors of the space station in “2001: A Space Odyssey” left off.…

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I met Nino Rota once in a moonlit garden some 40 miles from Rome. He was strolling beneath a balcony that could have been used for “Romeo and Juliet,” and was about to be, and he was twirling a rose and humming a tune beneath his breath. Franco Zeffirelli was strolling alongside, nodding with excitement…

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A criminal mastermind gathers about him a handpicked band of experts, with the intention of pulling off an incredibly complicated theft. Their plan involves disguise, the outwitting of electronic detection devices, split-second timing, daredevil acrobatics and sheer chutzpah.And what you’ve got is one of my favorite genres, the Big Heist movie, known in some Eastern…

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“The Wild Rovers” is a beautiful, dumb cowboy movie about two beautiful, dumb cowboys. The most beautiful and dumbest is Ryan O’Neal. William Holden is beautiful, too, but in the way that when you look at Louis Armstrong you say, he’s really beautiful, man. Ryan O’Neal is beautiful in the other way, and has no…

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The notion of suicide has always been particularly repellent to me. I can understand abstractly why someone else might be driven to such a final measure, but I doubt that I’ll ever find myself there. I hope not. There would have to be terrible and compelling reasons of the most inescapable kind.That’s what bothers me…

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One or two good character actors, yes. Even three or four. Why not? But “Support Your Local Gunfighter,” which is possibly the worst Western comedy of modern times, drowns in character actors, each one doing his bit. There’s Jack Elam, the illiterate slob. Joan Blondell, the whore with the heart of gold. Marie (The Body)…

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