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Philip Martin

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MovieStyle Editor/Columnist

MovieStyle Editor, columnist

Recent Stories by Philip Martin

On Film: Billy Bob Thornton talks baseball documentary

posted: 10/09/2015 2:08 a.m. Comments 2

Billy Bob Thornton never got his chance to play pro baseball.

Columnists: Lessons of the tardigrade

posted: 10/06/2015 3:37 a.m. Comments 2

Apparently you can't kill a tardigrade.

Columnists: A falcon in the air above Manhattan

posted: 10/04/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- By rough estimate, I've lived nearly a year in this city, three or four days at a time. But I haven't been in this neighborhood, Morningside Heights, home to Columbia University and Barnard College, in almost 30 years.

OnBooks: Buddhist detective gives crime thriller exotic twist

posted: 10/04/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

I'll admit I'm careful with my light reading. We are allotted only so many hours and there are lots of things I want to do, so sometimes it just isn't practical to get sucked into a sideways world of another's imagination.

Review: Sleeping With Other People

posted: 10/02/2015 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Given how far the genre has slipped in recent years, it seems like faint praise to say that Sleeping With Other People, writer-director Leslye Headland's follow-up to her criminally underrated Bachelorette, is probably the best romantic comedy you'll see all year. One of the highlights of this year's Tribeca Film Festival, Sleeping is simply one of the most entertaining movies for consenting grown-ups to come along, a remarkably well-balanced combination of sweetness and raunch that, despite its embrace of a played-out form's conventions, manages to feel true to the way actual people behave and relate.

COLUMNISTS: The hearts of ordinary folk

posted: 09/29/2015 3:57 a.m. Discuss

Yogi Berra was about five foot seven. He might have weighed 190 pounds in his catcher's gear. He was a man of ordinary proportions. We might assume his heart was no larger than average, though it certainly must have been an especially effective muscle.

CRITICAL MASS: The 'good stuff'

posted: 09/27/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Time to get serious.

Columnists: I could have had a V8

posted: 09/27/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

I have tried to be the practical guy who doesn't care about cars.

Music review: HBO's sad bar singer is vibrant on LR stage

posted: 09/26/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

A few songs into Lera Lynn's show at South on Main Thursday night, my wife, Karen, leaned over to me and said, "She might have done herself a disservice by being on that show."

REVIEW: Lera Lynn plays dynamic, post-Americana showcase at South on Main

posted: 09/25/2015 7:20 a.m. Discuss

A few songs into Lera Lynn’s show at South on Main Thursday night, my wife Karen leaned over to me and said, “She might have done herself a disservice by being on that show.”



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