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Richard Schickel
Richard Schickel

Richard Schickel, whose celebrated and prolific career spans 50 years, has been the film critic for Time and Life magazines, has written more than 20...

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Speak, Royalty

All going as imagined, it’s really no more than a minor embarrassment. Prince George (Colin Firth), second in line for the English throne, has a speech impediment, which renders it an agony for him to talk in public.

Posted on Nov 25, 2010 READ MORE


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‘White Material’: Portrait of the Colonist in a Post-Colonial Land

The predominant image of this film—repeated in a dozen variants—is of a lone woman walking or driving the empty roads of this beautiful, unnamed country, seeking a salvation that is both practical and spiritual.

Posted on Nov 19, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Fair Game’: Spying in the Suburbs

It’s not quite “Ozzie and Harriet with Security Clearances,” but there is something inescapably unedifying in watching the Wilsons bicker their way through the clichés of marital disaffection in a case that—let’s face it—was of small import in the context of the much larger crimes perpetrated by a pusillanimous power elite.

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Client 9’: The Rehabilitation of Eliot Spitzer

A confession: I’ve never liked Eliot Spitzer. He has his virtues: He is relentlessly—and not stupidly—articulate. He has the right enemies, be they corporate titans or the endemically corrupt denizens of the New York legislature. He is natty in his well-cut suits (by Hickey-Freeman, as the New York Times informs us).

Posted on Nov 6, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Carlos’: A Different Kind of Terrorism

“Carlos” is a fictionalized but persuasively believable biography of celebrity terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, a man known for his indolence as well as support for a whole gamut of revolutionary causes.

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A Glimpse Into the Heart of a Rotten System

I have now sat through Charles Ferguson’s “Inside Job”— the nonfiction version of Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”— and I still don’t fully understand our endless financial crisis. This does not mean that “Inside Job” is a failure.

Posted on Oct 8, 2010 READ MORE


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Wall Street Revisited: Greed Is Good and Dull

The inherent problem with Oliver Stone’s follow-up to his 1987 classic is that it does not have the courage of its own nastiest convictions.

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Richard Schickel
Richard Schickel

Richard Schickel, whose celebrated and prolific career spans 50 years, has been the film critic for Time and Life magazines, has written more than 20 books and has produced, written and directed numerous documentaries.

In addition to his new book, “Clint Eastwood, A Retrospective,” Richard Schickel is the author of definitive biographies of Elia Kazan, D.W. Griffith and Walt Disney. All told, he has written, co-written or edited 37 books. He has produced, written and directed an equal number of documentaries. His most recent film is “The Eastwood Factor,” premiering on Turner Classic Movies in May. His five hour history of Warner Bros, “You Must Remember This” premiered on “American Masters” in Sept, 2008, and his film about director Ron Howard ran on TCM later that year.

Among his other recent titles are “Spielberg on Spielberg,” “Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin,” “Scorsese on Scorsese,” “Woody Allen: A Life in Film” “Watch the Skies,” a history of 1950s Science Fiction. His reconstruction of Samuel Fuller’s “The Big Red One” won several awards in 2004. He reviewed movies for “Time” from 1972 through 2008.

He holds an honorary doctorate from the American Film Institute and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the British Film Insitute Book Prize, the Maurice Bessy prize for film criticism, thee National Board of Review’s William K. Everson award and the Telluride Film Festival’s Silver Medal for his contributions to film history.

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