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Janis..Little Girl Blue

Janis..Little Girl Blue

When I saw Janis Joplin live in San Francisco and in NY at the Filmores, I had a profound feeling that I was a guest visitor watching a speeding train that would soon go off the ...

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Trumbo

Trumbo

Dalton Trumbo, a prolific screenwriter and author, was a victim of the Hollywood blacklist against members of the American Communist Party. But the post war era which brought ...

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Creed…    authentically Rocky …now there’s Creed

Creed… authentically Rocky …now there’s Creed

Gotta say I am (surprisingly) a basket case when it comes to Rocky..at least the first two. I saw Rocky on 42nd St when it was the only real moviehouse left. It was 10;30 in the ...

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Another black teenager gunned down

Another black teenager gunned down

A Chicago cop shoots a jaywalking Black teenager while the he was walking away. Once he is on the ground he is shot at close range. Total bullets reported to be 16. Cop is charged ...

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Mustang   Daniz Gemze Erguven’s first film

Mustang Daniz Gemze Erguven’s first film

You will forgive this young new director if she overplayed her hand a bit, in this gut wrenching depiction of the demonization of the    normal burgeoniong sexuality of 5 Turkish ...

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Editor's choice Carol   great new film by Todd Haynes

Carol great new film by Todd Haynes

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Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara is the wonderfully updated presentation of the novel "The Price of Salt" by Patricia Highsmith. Blanchett plays an unhappily married ...

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Editor's choice What to do about Isis

What to do about Isis

Here's Yakkinback's view: In our diacussion we must first separate those who have been recruited from those being recruited. For those already recruited, the task is simple. We ...

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Casa Grande……on the outside

Casa Grande……on the outside

A big beautiful house in the suburbs of Rio. Dad makes big bucks, the family lives large with lots of help.  There is a driver to take the teenage boy to high school. Mom has a ...

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The drums are getting louder

The drums are getting louder

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The descent, which use to be dissent, has the world watching in horror  almost every day now. There is no fear if you are willling to give your life. They take on Russia, USA, ...

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Editor's choice Radical Jihadists get bad news

Radical Jihadists get bad news

Yakkinback has learned that Radical Jihadists, who believe 40 virgins would be awaiting them, after martyring themselves, got very bad news yesterday. As it turns out they will ...

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