The electric charge of Mike Nichols’ 1966 film adaptation of Edward Albee’s play WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? is generated by its deceptive simplicity. Following a university faculty party, a boozy middle-aged husband and wife, George and Martha, played by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, entertain a young couple new on campus. That’s it,…

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  This happens all the time. You’re driving in your car listening to the radio when you hear about some terrifying fate that‘s befallen one of your fellow man and you find that you have no emotional reaction whatsoever. The newswoman can be describing just about anything, so long as it’s not too close to…

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(as originally heard here on The Cutting Room Movie Podcast) Don’t ask what end the gods have given me or you… How much better it is to endure whatever will be! … Be wise, be truthful, strain the wine, and scale back your long hopes to a short period. While we speak, envious time will…

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Tormented by one surreal, terrifying predicament after another, a boy is confronted with his inner fear. As the air becomes harder and harder to breath, as his tormentors become stranger and press in closer, the boy begins to realize the true nature of his situation. “I love it.” – Bill Chete, Horror on the Go…

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(This article was first published in Moving Pictures Magazine August 2008. See the article as published here.)   His films have inspired three generations of independent filmmakers, he’s obliterated every film convention ever conceived, and he once punched a producer in the nose for screwing with his film about the Stones. Critic, filmmaker, and philosopher-rebel…

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