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Robert Hatch


  • Film January 2, 2009

    The Blackboard Jungle

    A film about juvenile delinquency left kids dancing in the aisles to devil's music--Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock"--and the rock 'n' roll generation was spawned.

    Robert Hatch

  • Film January 2, 2009

    Gandhi

    Ben Kingsley's channeled Mohandas Gandhi so deeply that it's difficult to view pictures of the sainted Indian leader without thinking of the actor.

    Robert Hatch

  • Film January 2, 2009

    Tootsie

    Twenty-five years before Katy Perry, Jessica Lange kisses a girl and it feels good, even if it is Dustin Hoffman.

    Robert Hatch

  • Film January 1, 2009

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    A mental institution is the setting for Ken Kesey's 1962 parable about the power of the state.

    Robert Hatch

  • Film December 23, 2008

    E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

    Steven Spielberg's imaginary childhood friend brought to life, voiced by an aging actress with a two-pack-a-day cigarette habit.

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  • Film December 22, 2008

    Nashville

    The quintessential Robert Altman film featured a cast of hundreds and about an equal number of subplots, but who's complaining?

    Robert Hatch

  • Film December 22, 2008

    Dog Day Afternoon

    Sidney Lumet finds the soul of New York City in a bank robbery that goes comically--and tragically--awry.

    Robert Hatch

  • Film December 19, 2008

    Apocalypse Now

    Francis Ford Coppola fuses Conrad's Heart of Darkness with the Vietnam war in this sprawling, ambitious film.

    Robert Hatch

  • Film December 19, 2008

    Network

    Peter Finch asked all Americans to open their windows and shout, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore." Excuse us a second...

    Robert Hatch

  • Film December 18, 2008

    Atlantic City

    Aging numbers-man Burt Lancaster yearns for the day when even the Atlantic Ocean "was something."

    Robert Hatch