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REVISITING THE PARALLAX VIEW (1974)

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REVIEW: YELLOWSTONE (2018 – 2020)

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By Alan Hurst For an actor or actress to play against type, they had to have had a certain amount of success in a particular genre of film or played a consistent type of character. Think of James Cagney’s gangster films, Esther Williams’ aqua extravaganzas, Burt Reynolds’ good ol’ boy comedies. Cagney and Reynolds did…

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