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Entries by John Farr from 03/2010

Are the Oscars Broken?

| Posted 03.06.2010 | Entertainment

I have to ask myself: if I were caught up in the bubble and swirl of the Oscars Campaign in Hollywood, would I actually find it rather thrilling? Or would I want to gag even more?

For St. Patrick's Day, The Best Irish Movies By Farr

| Posted 03.14.2010 | Entertainment

With the always raucous, spirited celebration of St. Patrick's Day on the near horizon here in New York City, my thoughts turn to the powerful mystique of Ireland, and the many outstanding films that reflect it.

The Hard-Won Legacy of Gene Hackman

| Posted 03.21.2010 | Entertainment

The story of Gene Hackman, who quietly turned eighty just two months ago, is one of raw will and talent overcoming a host of limitations that would have defeated most people.

Hollywood's Glorious Bad Boy: A Tribute to Dennis Hopper

| Posted 03.28.2010 | Entertainment

Here then are eight outstanding films that trace the arc of Dennis Hopper's colorful legacy, and give us even more reason to celebrate the man.