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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 30 October 2011

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)(DVD)  Directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones (as actor: The Fugitive (1993), Natural Born Killers (1994), Men in Black (1997), Space Cowboys (2000), No Country for Old Men (2007), In the Valley of Elah (2007)), with Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan (1998), Seven Pounds (2008), True Grit (2010)), and others; screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga (21 Grams (2004), Babel (2006), The Burning Plain (2009)); music by Marco Beltrami (3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Hurt Locker (2008)); cinematography by Chris Menges (The Killing Fields (1984), The Mission (1986), The Reader (2008), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)).  A vision of the American West, with a very keen eye for detail, and not too distant from that found in No Country for Old Men, also starring Tommy Lee Jones, looking at honor and morality, friendship and the relations between men and women, and man, his history, and the stark beauty of the vastness of Texas/Mexico border,  The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada can be darkly funny, and say as much without words as with them.  Tommy Lee Jones shows an extraordinarily deft hand in his directing, and his acting is, of course, superb.  Perhaps not for the excessively squeamish, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, is, nevertheless, a must-see film. (PR)

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Darwin Got It Going On – Yo’, Chuckie D. Is In Da House

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Baba Brinkman

Baba Brinkman/The New York Times

Clearly, this post cannot be avoided.  Our preferred evolutionary biologist, Olivia Judson, has written yet another interesting article, entitled “Darwin Got It Going On” in the Opinion section of The New York Times (online) looking at, unexpectedly enough, the hip-hop/theatre piece by Baba Brinkman entitled “The Rap Guide to Evolution”!!  Quite obviously a MUST for all bipedal mammals, at the very least.
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Red, Rothko, Remembering

Posted by the editors on Monday, 5 April 2010

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Mark Rothko, left, the painter who is the subject of John Logan’s play “Red,” right, starring Alfred Molina

The wonderful critic Roberta Smith has written an article, a review of sorts, entitled “What’s True in Art Studios and Onstage” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times discussing her own very personal memories of formative visits to artists’ studios at the beginning of her career and, as catalyst, in a way, the 2 actor, one act play “Red” by John Logan, based on a “slice” of the life of the magnificent abstract expressionist (though he rejected this nomenclature) painter Mark Rothko.  Smith’s candor is marvelous.

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