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  • In 'Point Blank,' Lee Marvin kills people, mattresses, everything

    In 'Point Blank,' Lee Marvin kills people, mattresses, everything
    In John Boorman’s 1967 crime film “Point Blank” Lee Marvin’s Walker (just Walker) gets left for dead in the opening minutes. His partner Mal (John Vernon) shoots him to abscond with the score from a recent heist, and he makes off with Walker’s wife Lynne (Sharon Acker) too. Sometime later, a recuperated Walker heads down to Los Angeles, where Mal was bought back into the criminal Organization (just the Organization). Walker’s gonna kill his way up the underworld corporate ladder until he finds the head white guy in charge willing to give him his money—even if it means using his wife’s leggy sister Chris (Angie Dickinson) as bait. First stop: Lynne’s place, where he expects to find Mal.
  • Actress Dawn Ursula talks about her role as a brothel keeper in the Congo

    Actress Dawn Ursula talks about her role as a brothel keeper in the Congo
    We don’t see Dawn Ursula’s hair until the final scene of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Ruined,” now at Everyman Theatre. For most of the show, Ursula keeps every strand of that hair hidden beneath a series of...

    The Influence of Anxiety: Dan Deacon riffs on mortality, his new album 'Gliss Riffer,' and the Bill Murray video that changed his life

    The Influence of Anxiety: Dan Deacon riffs on mortality, his new album 'Gliss Riffer,' and the Bill Murray video that changed his life
    Dan Deacon pulls open two unassuming, boarded and chained-up doors to reveal his Charles Street studio. The walls are covered with wires of varying lengths, all hanging on top of a huge multicolor neon mural of oozing and exploding biomorphic shapes. As I...

    John Carpenter cashes in his cool points on 'Lost Themes'

    John Carpenter cashes in his cool points on 'Lost Themes'
    Everybody’s cribbing moves from John Carpenter these days. Not cinematically, mind you, because the smart-dumb director’s Howard Hawks-like sense of how to handle lots of macho men moving inside a tightly packed frame, all the while...

    Gamer's Grammar: MICA professor Jason Gottlieb's game 'Eat Yourself'

    Gamer's Grammar: MICA professor Jason Gottlieb's game 'Eat Yourself'
    It’s nearly impossible to understand the amount of labor that goes into making a great work of art. Behind every respected novel are countless drafts and revisions. Often, movies take thousands of people to write, film, edit, and market. The same...