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  • So long…

    November 8, 2015

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    My late father-in-law, a salt-of-the-earth South Dakotan who lived most of his life in that state, had a career in hardware: first running a Coast-to-Coast store in Yankton, S.D., then joining the Coast-to-Coast corporate structure, for which he traveled in the midwest. And here I came, wanting to marry his only daughter who, at the time, was [...] More »

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  • Patricia Clarkson takes the wheel

    September 9, 2015

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    It is unmistakably Patricia Clarkson on the phone, that husky, honeyed purr and laugh too distinctive not to recognize. “I’m a New Orleans native, so I know 100-percent humidity,” she says, as she discusses shooting her latest film, “Learning to Drive.” “But filming in that car — with the windows up in the middle of summer — [...] More »

Commentary

  • Live from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival: Wednesday, Jan. 27

    January 28, 2016

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    Watching “Outlaws and Angels” in a nearly empty press screening at 8:30 Wednesday morning, I was struck by an analogy: If the films that are released by Hollywood and the larger film companies each year are the major leagues, then the films that show up at Sundance are AAA and AA prospects, looking for their slot on [...] More »