INDOCHINA WITHOUT AMERICANS: FOR MOST, A BETTER LIFE – by Sydney H. Schanberg

2018-07-23T09:36:06+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: HISTORY, JOURNALISM|Tags: , , |

PHNOM PENH—The spectacle of the Americans being evacuated from Cambodia—with helicopters dropping from the skies and stony-faced Marines armed to the teeth protecting the Embassy evacuees from nothing—is perhaps a fair epitaph for American policy in Indochina, or at least in Cambodia.

‘SPARTACUS’: HAILED IN FAREWELL (1960) – by Eugene Archer

2017-12-18T16:31:27+00:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , , |

by Eugene Archer Critics have always debated the correct way to apportion the credit for a multi-million-dollar production among producers, writers, actors and corps of technicians, but Stanley Kubrick, the youthful director of Spartacus, has no such doubts. If any critical bouquets are available after the elaborate costume spectacle opens [...]

THE GODFATHER – Review by Vincent Canby [The New York Times]

2018-02-02T14:34:57+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Taking a best-selling novel of more drive than genius (Mario Puzo's The Godfather), about a subject of something less than common experience (the Mafia), involving an isolated portion of one very particular ethnic group (first-generation and second-generation Italian-Americans), Francis Ford Coppola has made one of the most brutal and moving chronicles of American life ever designed within the limits of popular entertainment.