The last decade of the twentieth century was not a happy one for the Mafia.
In his novel A Flag for Sunrise, Robert Stone invents this old American saying: "Mickey Mouse will see you dead." I have spent many profitable hours mulling over that coinage; and I've con
At the time of writing, Carl Bromley had just returned from a pilgrimage to Truffaut's grave in Paris.
I would call Holy Smoke a drawing-room comedy if the film showed a drawing room, a comedy of manners if its characters had any.
Our New Year's number is a mother goose with three eggs tucked behind. It could be a sign of cryptic rhymes and unhatched possibilities--or maybe of silliness, tailed by a lot of nothing.
He looks like a pear that's going bad. Tall, corpulent and much the worse for gravity, W.S.
Not since Charlton Heston painted the Sistine Chapel has there been so epic a film about arts patronage as Cradle Will Rock. Heston, you will recall, had to cope only with the Vatican.
Cheick Oumar Sissoko, who lives and works in Mali, has looked around and noticed that his fellow filmmakers in sub-Saharan Africa are few--"and due to our financial need (great with regard to our
Charles Kuralt, who got around a lot himself but wore out faster, once remarked: "When Studs Terkel listens, everybody talks." Not so many years ago, in fact, we asked Kuralt to review a Studs bo
He poses like a tightrope walker, though one who's unexpectedly domestic and chubby.