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Philip Martin

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MovieStyle Editor/Columnist

MovieStyle Editor, columnist

Recent Stories by Philip Martin

Critical Mass: The charms of Chihuly: Glass, sculptural works of Dale Chihuly take over Crystal Bridges

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Beauty is its own brief. It doesn't need to explain itself. All it need do is sate some sensual appetite to earn its right to be here. It doesn't need to mean anything beyond what it makes apparent. It bends the light in a pleasing way? It stirs some inchoate longing? Let it be, child, let it be.

OPINION : What we won't do about the police

posted: 06/25/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

It's dangerous to be a cop.

ON FILM: Movies like 'Transformers: The Last Knight' have an audience, but many of us aren’t in it

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

My friend saw 47 Meters Down and Rough Night over the weekend. He, quite reasonably, asked me what I thought of them. (He didn't like either one.)

OPINION: PHILIP MARTIN: Confusing actor and character

posted: 06/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

"Bill Cosby is Cliff Huxtable, regardless of what the critics say. We are all made up of perception and reality, fact and fiction, aspiration and confirmation. It is ridiculous to argue that a man who was capable of creating the character that fathered a generation did not, at some deep level, possess those nurturing characteristics."

Critical Mass: Glen Campbell says Adios with songs he always loved

posted: 06/18/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

In 1971, jazz drummer Buddy Rich went on the Mike Douglas Show and talked trash about country music.

OPINION: I still think of him every day

posted: 06/18/2017 1:54 a.m. Comment 1

I sometimes dream of my father.

Review: Paris Can Wait

posted: 06/16/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

It is with genuine sadness to report that Paris Can Wait is a snore.

OPINION : PHILIP MARTIN: Trump and Nixon

posted: 06/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 11

". . . what starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid . . . But if you are reasonably intelligent enough and if your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance while those who have everything are sitting on their fat butts ..."

Critical Mass: Floating a few thoughts on Allman

posted: 06/11/2017 2:31 a.m. Comments 2

We've been playing a lot of Gregg Allman around the house these past few days.

OPINION : Prodigal barbarian at the gate

posted: 06/11/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Dear Bob, Congratulations on your Nobel Prize. More than that, congratulations on your Nobel Prize lecture, which someone had the cunning to record over a bed of jazzy piano chords and promulgate on the Internet last week. It was a welcome diversion from the crazy going down out there beyond the garden wall. You earned your 8 million krona.

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