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  • Ernest Borgnine dies at 95; won Oscar for 'Marty,' showed comic side in sitcom

    Ernest Borgnine dies at 95; won Oscar for 'Marty,' showed comic side in sitcom
    Ernest Borgnine seemed born to play the heavy when he burst onto the Hollywood scene as "Fatso" Judson, a sadistic stockade sergeant who viciously beats a private to death in the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity."
  • PASSINGS: R.G. Armstrong, Norman Alden, Ted Hinshaw, Neil Reed

    R.G. Armstrong Actor a favorite of Peckinpah R.G. Armstrong, 95, a veteran character actor who started his career in the 1950s on Broadway, segued to television, then solidified his standing as a favorite of filmmakers Sam Peckinpah and Warren Beatty,...

    Critic's Notebook: Movie violence must not be stopped

    Critic's Notebook: Movie violence must not be stopped
    I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...

    Angus Scrimm, ‘Phantasm’s’ Tall Man, still a striking presence

     
    Angus Scrimm always thought that he would be the star of “sophisticated, witty drawing-room comedies.” But instead of making people ...

    A world of difference in reactions over foreign, U.S. film violence

     A world of difference in reactions over foreign, U.S. film violence
    Genre filmmaking helps make sense of the world, creating codes by which the seemingly irrational ways of human behavior can be understood. With storytelling modes that travel from country to country — the crime picture, the horror film, the action...