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Edward G Robinson

Aisle View: A Muddled New Play and an Engaging Forgotten One

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Early on, we are told that Ode to Joy is "the story of how the pain goes away." At the end they say "forgiving is giving up the option for revenge" and "true joy is acceptance." In between there is talk of Jesus, Hitler, Elvis, the torturous breaking wheel of the Middle Age, and Auschwitz.

And Here's to You, Mr. Robinson

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

Today, there are many people who won't recognize the name of Edward G. Robinson. Of course, countless others will break into smiles and say, "Ahhhhh..." Almost no one, however, would not recognize his face.

Marlo Thomas's Beverly Hills

Love Letters | Posted 07.09.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

Some houses had glamour, some had laughs, some had secrets and some had the worst of it. That was my neighborhood.

3 More Intriguing Factoids From the Sci-Fi/Horror/Mystery Genre!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Were Ingrid Bergman and Edward G.Robinson offered choice roles in The Planet of The Apes? Did producer Val Lewton make a grave error in 1943's "The Seventh Victim?" Was stongman Steve Reeves ever cast as Tarzan?

Classic "Under the Radar" Gangster Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

2010-08-16-underworld.jpg Crime has not just been good to the criminals; it's been awfully good to Hollywood as well.

The Alarming Decline Of Expressive Language, In Life and On Film

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even as today's high school and college students are pushed harder in school, they cannot write an essay or use descriptive language nearly as fluently as their parents and grandparents could.

Targeted Quality: The Advent Of On-Demand DVDs

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Technology will only offer more quality film choices as time goes by. The trick for savvy consumers and movie fans will be to stay informed as to what's really good..

Best Movies By Farr: When Oscar Screws Up

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.

The Best Bogart Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

What follows are my favorite under-exposed Bogie picks. I'm consciously omitting what are arguably his most famous "landmark" films.