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04.12.2014 | 108 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM

Documentary on a Brilliant ‘70s Artist

By David Luhrssen
  Why did stardom elude Graham Parker, one of the most remarkable talents to emerge from Britain at the tail end of the ‘70s? Michael Gramaglia’s compelling documentary, Don’t Ask Me Questions: The Unsung Life of Graham Parker and the Rumour, explores the reasons behind the wobby arc of his career. It’s out now on DVD. Nowadays Parker takes it all in good humor. He...
08.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
The inner adult trapped inside Adam Sandler, struggling to be understood as serious or at least sympathetic, has surfaced before in movies as varied as Punch-Drunk Love and The Wedding Singer. In Funny People, Sandler plays George Simmons, a version of himself contemplating the seriousness of his own demise. Simmons is a top grossing, gross-out comedian, an instantly recognizable celebrit...

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