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 TheAmerican Film Institute has long organized forums for filmmakers to discusstheir work. The results occasionally find their way to print. Edited by GeorgeStevens, Jr. and out now in paperback, Conversationsat the America.. more

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No one did chases like William Friedkin. The Hollywood director pushed the car chase into overdrive with The French Connection (1971) and lesser filmmakers have been trying (with little success) to overtake him ever since. His latter-day police .. more

I Hate Hollywood

Sports, anyone? After more than a decade in business, the restaurant that first opened as Café Vecchio Mondo received a major makeover and transformed into a sports bar. The café’s menu had evolved over the years, but this time owner R more

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The French Connection (1971) is the most essential police-driven action thriller of the last 40 years. The new Blu-ray disc release is a reminder of how many crime movies have imitated director William Friedkin’s classic. And lately, most are imi.. more

I Hate Hollywood

This is not about the merits about the paid-sick days referendum recently passed by an overwhelming majority of Milwaukee voters. Convincing arguments both against and for the law, which will require cit,Left and Right more

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