I have often been asked the difference between movie reviews and film
criticism; and after much thought, I've decided the answer is about one
"In society the homosexual's life must be discreetly concealed. As
material for drama, that life must be even more intensely concealed.
A few years in Washington, DC, snake-oil capital of the universe, and
you begin to think that anything can be packaged as something else.
Well, almost anything.
When Tokyo took over Manchuria, its propagandists spoke of
Robert Kaplan is a hugely well-informed, indefatigable journalist who
combines firsthand reporting, mostly from poor, badly governed or
ungoverned countries, with wide reading on the political,
War correspondents frequently suffer from what might be diagnosed as
Ernie Pyle Syndrome.
This is your passport I hold in my hand:
a hemisphere, half red ink, half blue--
as yet untorched by terror, but polluted
James Wood, the ferociously intelligent critic whose reviews appear
regularly in The New Republic and the London Review of
Books, has single-handedly done a great deal to improve
Lew Wasserman, who died last summer at 89, was not only the most
powerful and influential man in Hollywood over the past half-century but
also the most enigmatic.
Romeo Dallaire has the name of a silent-movie star and a face to match:
clear eyes, ample mustache, chin of cleft granite.