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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Watching The Detectives

HBO’s new series “True Detective” has a dripping backwoods bayou setting, spookily appropriate opening funeral dirge by The Handsome Family, and musical selections hand-picked by T Bone Burnett including Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam and Wu-Tang Clan. Woody Harrelson, one half of a querulous detective team, brings a cocksure “No Country For Old Men” Texas mumble […]

Just Acting

It’s my life and it’s my wife– Lou Reed In Sidney Lumet’s “Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead” Philip Seymour Hoffman lies on the bed in his androgynous drug dealer’s Manhattan high-rise and is injected with heroin. Moments later he sits in the living room, reflecting on his job and life: “The thing about real […]