Tag Archives: Sidney Lumet

Who’s more anti-Bernie? It’s too close to call.


Joy Reid brought on a “body language expert” to accuse Bernie of lying because his physical posture resembles that of a turtle. Really. pic.twitter.com/CCfSJoGIkU — Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 18, 2020 Matt Taibbi’s succinct summary of Joy Reid’s most recent … Continue reading

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Rats on sinking ship, no exit


Background: Danny Ciello (Treat Williams) has cooperated with a federal investigation into NYPD corruption, after being assured investigators wouldn’t go after his friends and fellow cops in the narcotics unit. He learns he made a deal with the devil as … Continue reading

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Lumet’s gone, but ‘Network’ is forever


Reading of Sidney Lumet’s death, I thought of Al Pacino chanting “Attica! Attica!” to rouse the rabble in Dog Day Afternoon; of Henry Fonda, with Obama-like cool, shrugging off Lee J. Cobb’s bully tactics in Twelve Angry Men; of Jerry … Continue reading

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