Benjamin Strong

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Getting Over Election Day With The Candidate

    In honor of Election Day, the New York Times has been featuring for the last week a video "Critic's Picks" from A.O. Scott on the subject of Michael Ritchie's The Candidate (1972). "I don't think there's any movie that captures the chaos and intensity of Democratic politics quite as well," Scott say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Vote Tanner '88!

    "Conservatives are going up. Women are going up. Maybe Phyllis Schlafly will vote for him," says T.J. Cavanaugh, the campaign manager for the doomed Democratic candidate in the classic HBO series, Tanner '88. Directed by Robert Altman, who considered the show his masterpiece, and scripted by Doonesb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    Kurt Russell, John Carpenter's Secret Weapon

    To a younger generation, Kurt Russell is known as the Icy-Hot dude in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, while for my mom and her friends, the 57-year-old actor is always going to be the former Disney child star who grew up to be Goldie Hawn's common-law hubbie. To just about everyone else, though, Ru ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2003

    The Fire Next Time

    Natural disasters, an anemic economy, and Ah-nold. California, here we come.