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Philip Martin

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MovieStyle Editor/Columnist

MovieStyle Editor, columnist

Recent Stories by Philip Martin

Review: Film's parts greater than the sum

posted: 10/21/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

The easiest thing to say about Denial is that it is a courtroom thriller based on the actual case detailed in historian Deborah Lipstadt's 2005 memoir History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier. It is a serious and well-intentioned movie that takes great pains to present things as they could have been.

On Film: Revisit the horror of 1979's Phantasm

posted: 10/21/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Horror is not my metier.

Critical Mass: Soul of Memphis: Stax Museum tells story of groundbreaking, colorblind studio

posted: 10/16/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Five miles due north of Graceland, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music sits in a neighborhood that Yelp! commentators call "sketchy" and locals call "Soulsville."

Down and out in New Orleans

posted: 10/16/2016 1:54 a.m. Comment 1

On the northern edge of New Orleans' French Quarter, on Rampart Street near Congo Square and Louis Armstrong Park, there's a homeless shelter called Covenant House.

On Film: Ed Asner an actor all can aspire to be

posted: 10/14/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

When I started in the newspaper business, Lou Grant was one of the most popular television programs in the country.

Columnists: Nothing happy about this

posted: 10/11/2016 3:09 a.m. Comments 10

I ran into one of my favorite conservatives a week ago. We were headed down to hear Ray Moseley, a former Arkansas Gazette reporter who went on to a distinguished career as a foreign correspondent, give a lecture on the Pulitzer Prizes the Gazette won for its coverage of the 1957 Central High School integration crisis, when we saw Bill Vickery dining al fresco at one of those places where people with expense accounts go.

Critical Mass: Intermission is over

posted: 10/09/2016 2:30 a.m. Discuss

It's time to get serious.

A warning bark in the dark

posted: 10/09/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Dublin is the barky one.

Review: Almost Armageddon: 'Command and Control' recounts nuclear accident that came close to obliterating Arkansas

posted: 10/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

I went to elementary school in Goldsboro, N.C., because my father was stationed at the nearby Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. One of the things I remember about moving there in 1964 is overhearing my dad talk about "how we had dropped a couple of nukes" on the area a few years earlier. He had been part of a team sent down to try and recover the unexploded bombs, each of which was more than 100 times more powerful than the ordnance the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima.




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