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Philip Martin

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MovieStyle Editor/Columnist

MovieStyle Editor, columnist

Recent Stories by Philip Martin

OPINION: The down-talking dentist

posted: 03/20/2018 2:30 a.m. Discuss

When I was 12 years old, my family moved again, and I got a new dentist.

OPINION: PHILIP MARTIN: Robert Kennedy on making America great

posted: 03/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

f our colleges and universities do not breed men who riot, who rebel, who attack life with all the youthful vision and vigor, then there is something wrong with our colleges. The more riots that come out of our college campuses, the better the world for tomorrow."

On Books: New books piling up, reviews go unwritten

posted: 03/18/2018 2:41 a.m. Discuss

It's probably impossible to determine how many books are published each year. You go looking for the answer, you're likely to find widely divergent guesses -- but it's likely more than a million books were published in the United States in 2017.

Personal Space

posted: 03/17/2018 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Marck L. Beggs

On Film: Thiedeman's short Alex to be shown with Park

posted: 03/16/2018 1:47 a.m. Discuss

I don't know if filmmaker Mark Thiedeman is familiar with Bob Dylan's "One Too Many Mornings," but his new 29-minute film Alex in the Morning put me in mind of that remarkable no-fault breakup song from 1964. Maybe it has something do with lead actor Harrison Trigg's woolly aimlessness, or the fact that the song and the film are about departure.

Critical Mass: The unfinished classic

posted: 03/11/2018 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Every tragedy is an opportunity, someone once said.

OPINION : Wedding cakes and long guns

posted: 03/11/2018 1:48 a.m. Comments 2

For the sake of argument, assume it's all right--maybe even good--for retailers like Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart to decline to sell rifles or shotguns to people under 21 years old.

ON FILM: Clockwork Orange is Kubrick at his best

posted: 03/09/2018 1:46 a.m. Comment 1

There is a theory, popularized by Alfred Hitchcock, that a movie can be finished in the mind of the director before a single foot of film is shot. All that's left after the imagining is logistics, the sometimes tedious waiting for the actors to perform in accordance with the director's vision.

OPINION : PHILIP MARTIN: The first school massacre

posted: 03/06/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 10

Before our country was a country, children were being slaughtered in our schoolhouses.






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