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Philip Martin

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MovieStyle Editor/Columnist

MovieStyle Editor, columnist

Recent Stories by Philip Martin

Columnists: A plea for sheep

posted: 09/01/2015 4:12 a.m. Comment 1

A friend of mine says he's scared to go to the movies. "They should put metal detectors in the lobby," he says.

How to reclaim our stories

posted: 08/30/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

I gave a talk Saturday at the Old State House Museum as part of the Lights! Camera! Arkansas! seminar. I was asked to talk about "Arkansas in the Rise of South Regional Theater." Here's what I wrote out to get us started.

Music review: Pokey LaFarge rejuvenates decades-old genres

posted: 08/28/2015 4:10 a.m. Discuss

At first glance, first listen, you might characterize Pokey LaFarge as a nostalgia act, an academic or an elaborate joke, a shtick figure akin to David Johansen's Buster Poindexter or the enigmatic (and retired) Leon Redbone.

Review: No Escape

posted: 08/28/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

In the past few years, a curious Internet phenomenon has emerged: the 10-hour video.

Review: Best of Enemies

posted: 08/28/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

We were different people not so long ago. Our attention spans could accommodate in our popular culture the likes of John Cheever, Norman Mailer and Dick Cavett.

Review: Diary of a Teenage Girl

posted: 08/28/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

For most of its relatively brief (102 minutes) running time, first-time director Marielle Heller's adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner's semi-autobiographical graphic novel -- "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" -- is a minor miracle of evocation.

Josh Duggar and the sphere of privacy

posted: 08/23/2015 9:27 a.m. Comments 6

“Speak up for decency.”

Spirits: Jack London, John Barleycorn toasted long friendship

posted: 08/23/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

On the first page of his autobiographical novel John Barleycorn, published in 1913, Jack London confesses to his second wife, Charmian, that despite his misgivings, he voted for women's suffrage because he recognized it as "an inevitable social phenomenon," but mostly because "when the women get the ballot, they will vote for Prohibition. It is the wives, and sisters, and mothers, and they only, who will drive the nails into the coffin of John Barleycorn."

On film: When interviewer becomes the story

posted: 08/21/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

The End of the Tour, James Ponsoldt's film about an interview conducted with novelist and essayist David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky over five days in 1996, has just hit the theaters. A talky, largely two-man show that makes for curious counter-programming to the exploding inevitable seasonal blockbusters, The End of the Tour is being hailed by critics, with Jason Segel earning near unanimous praise for his portrayal of Wallace, who hanged himself in 2008.

Review: The Standford Prison Experiment

posted: 08/21/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Philip Zimbardo's infamous 1971 experiment on prison life and power dynamics is dramatized straightforwardly, and surprisingly effectively, in Kyle Patrick Alvarez's crisply directed and at times difficult-to-watch The Stanford Prison Experience.

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