Rafael Navarro

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  • 23 years ago | Film Reviews

    Long before film critic Michael Medved became the insipid defender of family values and de facto darling of the Quayle campaign he is today, he had something a critic desperately needs or he's dead in the water, a quirky sense of humor. Medved, wi...

  • 23 years ago | Film Reviews

    Night and the City is a movie about bruisers and losers. Robert De Niro plays Harry Fabian, a perennially hopeful ambulance-chasing attorney living in New York City's SoHo district, who decides -- later in life and for no apparent reason -- to rea...

  • 23 years ago | Film Reviews

    Never having been particularly enamored of fly fishing, male bonding, or Presbyterianism, I did not read Norman Maclean's autobiographical novella, A River Runs Through It, until very recently -- and only then to coincide with the film version dir...

  • 23 years ago | Film Reviews

    To enter Ridley's Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise and its phantasmagoric fifteenth-century world, you will need to check your piddling prerequisites at the door. Historical scholarship, stylistic authenticity, narrative cohesion -- attributes t...

  • 23 years ago | Film Reviews

    I had the privilege of attending two Bob Marley concerts in my life. Both were in the Seventies and in England, an island not as far removed from Marley's own, Jamaica, as their different climates and race denominations would indicate. The English...

  • 23 years ago | Film Reviews

    "Ingmar Bergman is, in my most carefully considered opinion, the greatest filmmaker the world has seen so far." (The italics are mine.) Those words were written by critic John Simon in 1972 in what remains the definitive book in English about the ...

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