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The Stunt Man (Richard Rush, 1980)

With Steve Railsback channeling Charles Manson; Peter O’Toole Deus ex machinating while perched on a crane-mounted director’s chair; a cast of secondary players whose overlapping dialogue and excesses of quirky heartfelt humanity rivals the best of 1970s Altman; and a … Continue reading

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Getting Straight (Richard Rush, 1970)

In spite of clearly being on the side of its lefty student protagonists, there’s an unease about the message of this film, which sits tentatively between the debauchery of 1960s psychsploitation (and its accompanying moral outrage) and the verisimilitude of … Continue reading

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