Hillbot No Like Surprise

Piling on has never been so easy: After her speech, Clinton accepted questions. But according to Grinnell College student Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff ’10, some of the questions from the audience were planned in advance. “They were canned,” she said. Before the event began, a Clinton staff member approached Gallo-Chasanoff to ask a specific question after Clinton’s … Continue reading Hillbot No Like Surprise

Am I Slipping?

Classic films, classic scenes (someone’s been watching too much TV tonight): Neurosis can be entertaining, as demonstrated in this exchange between Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter, from “Broadcast News.” Can you remember another movie about standards? Shouldn’t there be more, especially now?

“I Get Older, They Stay the Same Age”

Classic films, classic scenes: Matthew McConaughey scouts the freshman class, from “Dazed and Confused.” First time I saw this movie I stayed through the credits, determined to discover the name of the genius who portrayed Wooderson. Star in the making, I figured. Too bad I was right.

Believe It Or Not

Classic films, classic scenes: “The Talented Mr. Ripley” was ill-conceived, miscast and busily directed (much like every Anthony Minghella movie). Don’t judge “Purple Noon” on its imitator — the 1960 French version is a real gem. Observe.