Interview: Dion Neutra

On the eve of his 90th birthday, Dion Neutra sat down at his home with Scott Holleran and remembered his father, his childhood and his career with a great 20th century modern architect including thoughts and remembrances of Richard Neutra’s architecture and relationships with Frank Lloyd Wright and Ayn Rand. Dion Neutra also spoke of his single proudest achievement at Gettysburg.

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Interview with Lasse Hallström on A Dog’s Purpose

“…it’s a bit too sweet even for me. It’s the nature of the project. I keep getting attracted to stories that have a certain life-affirming quality. I’m just that kind of guy.”

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Movie Review: High Noon

United Artists' High Noon (1952) is a lightning rod of controversy. This compelling movie was made with the best talents and its taut, purpose-driven plot gains and keeps attention. Any honest appraisal must account for its flaws, too. I recently saw it again at the...
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Interview: Dion Neutra

On the eve of his 90th birthday, Dion Neutra sat down at his home with Scott Holleran and remembered his father, his childhood and his career with a great 20th century modern architect including thoughts and remembrances of Richard Neutra’s architecture and relationships with Frank Lloyd Wright and Ayn Rand. Dion Neutra also spoke of his single proudest achievement at Gettysburg.

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Movie Review: High Noon

United Artists' High Noon (1952) is a lightning rod of controversy. This compelling movie was made with the best talents and its taut, purpose-driven plot gains and keeps attention. Any honest appraisal must account for its flaws, too. I recently saw it again at the...

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Movie Review: A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog's Purpose is a wonderfully rendered fairy tale from Hollywood's most magical filmmaker. I laughed, I cried, and I thought about "the meaning of life" as the opening line of the movie asks the audience to do. This is such a rare combination in movies—and people,...

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Movie Review: Hidden Figures

What was it like to be black, female and exceptionally skilled in 1961? This question is at the core of writer and director Theodore Melfi's Hidden Figures, a topical, authentic and fascinating look back at mid-20th century American exceptionalism from a fresh and...

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Movie Review: The Big Country (1958)

This character contrast on an epic scale has everything it needs in abundance and more, from the technological tool used to outsmart the warring tribes, the playfulness of a romance between equals and the sight of a man facing the big country alone, prepared foremost with the use of his reasoning mind.

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The Merchant of Mars

The head of NASA convinces the President that space exploration should be done by private industry, and the United States government declares, “The first person to land on Mars, live there a year, and return alive owns the whole Red Planet.” Welcome to the greatest race in history.

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