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2012 Stories by Alan Scherstuhl

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  • This Is 40

    published December 20, 2012

    Sadly, country songwriters stand as nearly the only entertainers in our popular culture who craft memorable art on the subject of marriage, the... More >>

  • On His Majesty’s Secret Service

    published December 20, 2012

    It's dispiriting that a film about the romantic life of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who cultivated a small coterie of mistresses, should exhibit so... More >>

  • Good Spielberg's Bad Moments

    published November 15, 2012

    The first few minutes of Lincoln play out like a parody of the expectations of Steven Spielberg's detractors. The Great Emancipator... More >>

  • No, This Is How It's Done

    published October 11, 2012

    Perhaps you've lost faith in movies about amusingly digressive criminals. Maybe you believe it's no longer possible to be pleasurably jolted by... More >>

  • Indiana Jones and the Perils of Humanistic Decency

    published August 30, 2012

    The story goes that while filming in Tunisia in the summer of 1980, Steven Spielberg avoided the dysentery that afflicted most of the cast and... More >>

  • Citizen Hearst

    published June 14, 2012

    Hearst the man dies a half hour into Leslie Iwerks's Citizen Hearst the film, a biographic doc true to the letter of its title, if... More >>

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