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MovieStyle Editor/Columnist

MovieStyle Editor, columnist

Recent Stories by Philip Martin

OPINION: PHILIP MARTIN: The heartbeat at your feet

posted: 10/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

We went downtown to the food truck festival and wandered around with our dogs.

Spirits: In Tequila's company: From out of the past

posted: 10/15/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

What I know about Tequila is that, given the chance, he can hurt you.

On Books: Nice People stories nearly perfect

posted: 10/15/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Until his 2014 retirement, David Jauss was best known locally as a much beloved and highly influential creative writing professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the author of the superlative handbook On Writing Fiction: Rethinking Conventional Wisdom About the Craft of Fiction Writing (Writer's Digest Book, $14.99).

OPINION: Time for a little döstädning

posted: 10/15/2017 1:54 a.m. Comment 1

Some things only seem hard.

MOVIE REVIEW: Bio-pic tells tale of early criminal case in which Thurgood Marshall battled racism

posted: 10/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

You might bring certain expectations to a movie called Marshall that you understand to be about the life of Thurgood Marshall, the first black man to sit on the United States Supreme Court. You might expect a certain solemnness to that movie, or that it would endeavor to trace the Great Man's arc, probably beginning in a childhood where certain seeds were sown and ending atop the mountain, with the subject looking both back upon what he has accomplished and ahead to what he has made possible.

OPINION: Rockin' in rhythm

posted: 10/10/2017 2:25 a.m. Discuss

There are spooky vibrations. The authorities recognize this.

Critical Mass: OSCAR PREDICTIONS: We weigh in on this year's 'serious' films

posted: 10/08/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Anticipation is better than realization. Some of us find this out on Christmas mornings; the idea is a major theme in Macbeth and The Great Gatsby. There's a certain kind of moviegoer who looks forward to the year's final quarter -- the sort of moviegoer who ought to know better.

OPINION: Ecstatic truths and damnable lies

posted: 10/08/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

I lay awake the other night thinking about Werner Herzog and Newt Gingrich.

OPINION: PHILIP MARTIN: First of all, it's genuflection ...

posted: 10/03/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

I understand people who say they want sports to be a safe place where they can hide out from the world. Maybe I want that too. But I want a lot of impossible things.

Music review: Duo's show subdued, but still stays soulful

posted: 10/02/2017 2:52 a.m. Comment 1

About 70 minutes into the Shovels & Rope show at South on Main, one of the ladies in the bathroom who'd seen the husband and wife duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent multiple times remarked that this was as subdued as she'd ever seen them perform.






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