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  1. Movies
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    Altman, Chabrol, and Ray (2 Reviews)
    Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976 Film), by Robert Altman
    1. Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976 Film) by Robert Altman
    2. Distant Thunder (1973 Film) by Satyajit Ray
    Commentary, October 1976, pp. 75-79
  2. Movies
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    America, Rome, and the Bourgeoisie (3 Reviews)
    The Emigrants (1971 Film), by Jan Troell
    1. The Emigrants (1971 Film) by Jan Troell
    2. The Clowns (1971 Film) by Federico Fellini
    3. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972 Film) by Luis Bunuel
    Commentary, January 1973, pp. 83-87
  3. Movies
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    American Activities (3 Reviews)
    The Front (1976 Film), by Martin Ritt
    1. The Front (1976 Film) by Martin Ritt
    2. Hollywood on Trial (1976 Film) by David Helpern
    3. The California Reich (1976 Film) by Walter F. Parkes and Keith Critchlow
    Commentary, January 1977, pp. 72-75
  4. Movies
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    Antonioni '75 (Review)
    The Passenger (1975 Film), by Michelangelo Antonioni
    1. The Passenger (1975 Film) by Michelangelo Antonioni
    Commentary, August 1975, pp. 69-72
  5. Movies
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    Block That Cult! (2 Reviews)
    The Wild Rovers (1971 Film), by Blake Edwards
    1. The Wild Rovers (1971 Film) by Blake Edwards
    2. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971 Film) by Robert Altman
    Commentary, November 1971, pp. 32-44
  6. Movies
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    Bunuel's Art (Review)
    Tristana (1970 Film), by Luis Bunuel
    1. Tristana (1970 Film) by Luis Bunuel
    Commentary, March 1971, pp. 76-80
  7. Movies
    Cagney & Other Movie Stars
    Commentary, May 1974, pp. 61-63
  8. Movies
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    Coppola's Progress (Review)
    The Conversation (1974 Film), by Francis Ford Coppola
    1. The Conversation (1974 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
    Commentary, July 1974, pp. 61-88
  9. Movies
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    Deep Tango (2 Reviews)
    Deep Throat (1973 Film), by Jerry Gerard
    1. Deep Throat (1973 Film) by Jerry Gerard
    2. The Last Tango in Paris (1973 Film) by Bernardo Bertolucci
    Commentary, July 1973, pp. 64-66
  10. Movies
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    Equal Time (2 Reviews)
    Alex in Wonderland (1970 Film), by Paul Mazursky
    1. Alex in Wonderland (1970 Film) by Paul Mazursky
    2. Little Big Man (1970 Film) by Arthur Penn
    Commentary, April 1971, pp. 79-82
  11. Movies
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    Everyman in Chinatown (2 Reviews)
    Badlands (1973 Film), by Terrence Malick
    1. Badlands (1973 Film) by Terrence Malick
    2. Chinatown (1974 Film) by Roman Polanski
    Commentary, September 1974, pp. 70-73
  12. Movies
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    "The Exorcist" and Its Audience (Review)
    The Exorcist (1973 Film), by William Friedkin
    1. The Exorcist (1973 Film) by William Friedkin
    Commentary, March 1974, pp. 73-75
  13. Movies
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    Fellini's Fall (Review)
    Fellini's Casanova (1976 Film), by Federico Fellini
    1. Fellini's Casanova (1976 Film) by Federico Fellini
    Commentary, May 1977, pp. 69-71
  14. Observations
    For and Against Godard
    Commentary, April 1969, pp. 59-62
  15. Movies
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    Four Europeans (3 Reviews)
    Scenes from a Marriage (1973 Film), by Ingmar Bergman
    1. Scenes from a Marriage (1973 Film) by Ingmar Bergman
    2. Amarcord (1974 Film) by Federico Fellini
    3. Lacombe, Lucien (1974 Film) by Louis Malle
    Commentary, January 1975, pp. 82-85
  16. Movies
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    From the Potomac to the Missouri (2 Reviews)
    All the President's Men (1976 Film), by Alan J. Pakula
    1. All the President's Men (1976 Film) by Alan J. Pakula
    2. The Missouri Breaks (1976 Film) by Arthur Penn
    Commentary, July 1976, pp. 59-60
  17. Movies
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    Heroines & Their Hairdresser (3 Reviews)
    A Woman Under the Influence (1974 Film), by John Cassavetes
    1. A Woman Under the Influence (1974 Film) by John Cassavetes
    2. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    3. Shampoo (1975 Film) by Hal Ashby
    Commentary, May 1975, pp. 67-71
  18. Movies
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    Herzl's Fate (Review)
    Nashville (1975 Film), by Robert Altman
    1. Nashville (1975 Film) by Robert Altman
    Commentary, September 1975, pp. 72-75
  19. Movies
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    Hitchcock in Retrospect (Review)
    Family Plot (1976 Film), by Alfred Hitchcock
    1. Family Plot (1976 Film) by Alfred Hitchcock
    Commentary, November 1976, pp. 75-79
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    The Hitchcock Problem (Review)
    Frenzy (1972 Film), by Alfred Hitchcock
    1. Frenzy (1972 Film) by Alfred Hitchcock
    Commentary, September 1972, pp. 77-79
  21. Movies
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    Holding the Horses (2 Reviews)
    Fat City (1972 Film), by John Huston
    1. Fat City (1972 Film) by John Huston
    2. Junior Bonner (1972 Film) by Sam Peckinpah
    Commentary, November 1972, pp. 82-85
  22. Movies
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    The Importance of "Duddy Kravitz" (Review)
    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974 Film), by Ted Kotcheff
    1. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974 Film) by Ted Kotcheff
    Commentary, November 1974, pp. 76-77
  23. Movies
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    Jules and Jack (3 Reviews)
    Little Murders (1970 Film), by Alan Arkin
    1. Little Murders (1970 Film) by Alan Arkin
    2. Carnal Knowledge (1971 Film) by Mike Nichols
    3. Drive, He Said (1971 Film) by Jack Nicholson
    Commentary, September 1971, pp. 24-38
  24. Movies
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    Keeping Up with the Corleones (3 Reviews)
    The Godfather (1972 Film), by Francis Ford Coppola
    1. The Godfather (1972 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
    2. What's Up, Doc? (1972 Film) by Peter Bogdanovich
    3. Gumshoe (1971 Film) by Stephen Frears
    Commentary, July 1972, pp. 88-91
  25. Movies
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    Kubrick and Peckinpah Revisited (2 Reviews)
    Barry Lyndon (1975 Film), by Stanley Kubrick
    1. Barry Lyndon (1975 Film) by Stanley Kubrick
    2. The Killer Elite (1975 Film) by Sam Peckinpah
    Commentary, March 1976, pp. 60-63
  26. Letters
    Commentary, February 1972, pp. 16-37
  27. Letters
    Commentary, June 1975, pp. 4-24
  28. Letters
    Commentary, October 1975, pp. 4-32
  29. Letters
    Commentary, April 1976, pp. 6-30
  30. Letters
    Commentary, June 1976, pp. 4-28
  31. Letters
    Commentary, September 1976, pp. 4-30
  32. Movies
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    M*A*S*H-22 (3 Reviews)
    Catch-22 (1970 Film), by Mike Nichols
    1. Catch-22 (1970 Film) by Mike Nichols
    2. M*A*S*H (1970 Film) by Robert Altman
    3. Getting Straight (1970 Film) by Richard Rush
    Commentary, September 1970, pp. 25-34
  33. Movies
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    Man Bites Shark (& Other Curiosities) (5 Reviews)
    Jaws (1975 Film), by Steven Spielberg
    1. Jaws (1975 Film) by Steven Spielberg
    2. The French Connection II (1975 Film) by John Frankenheimer
    3. Night Moves (1975 Film) by Arthur Penn
    4. Farewell, My Lovely (1944 Film) by Dick Richards
    5. Born to Kill (1975 Film) by Monte Hellman
    Commentary, November 1975, pp. 68-73
  34. Movies
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    A Mother's Vengeance (5 Reviews)
    Play It As It Lays (1972 Film), by Frank Perry
    1. Play It As It Lays (1972 Film) by Frank Perry
    2. The Passion of Anna (1970 Film) by Ingmar Bergman
    3. Save the Tiger (1973 Film) by John G. Avildsen
    4. Awake and Sing! (1972 Film) by Norman Lloyd and Robert Hopkins
    5. The Heartbreak Kid (1972 Film) by Elaine May
    Commentary, May 1973, pp. 81-85
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    Movie Chronicle (4 Reviews)
    Ned Kelly (1970 Film), by Tony Richardson
    1. Ned Kelly (1970 Film) by Tony Richardson
    2. Performance (1970 Film) by Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell
    3. The Kremlin Letter (1970 Film) by John Huston
    4. Myra Breckinridge (1970 Film) by Michael Sarne
    Commentary, November 1970, pp. 90-92
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    Movie Criticism (2 Reviews)
    Film 67/68, by Richard Schickel and John Simon
    1. Film 67/68 by Richard Schickel and John Simon
    2. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang by Pauline Kael
    Commentary, January 1969, pp. 80-85
  37. Movies
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    Movie Musicals (4 Reviews)
    The Gang's All Here (1941 Film), by Jean Yarbrough
    1. The Gang's All Here (1941 Film) by Jean Yarbrough
    2. The Boy Friend (1967 Film) by Ken Russell
    3. On the Town (1949 Film) by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly
    4. Cabaret (1972 Film) by Bob Fosse
    Commentary, May 1972, pp. 77-81
  38. Movies
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    Nostalgia and Adultery (2 Reviews)
    American Graffiti (1973 Film), by George Lucas
    1. American Graffiti (1973 Film) by George Lucas
    2. Blume in Love (1973 Film) by Paul Mazursky
    Commentary, November 1973, pp. 74-77
  39. Movies
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    Obsessions (2 Reviews)
    The Story of Adele H. (1975 Film), by Francois Truffaut
    1. The Story of Adele H. (1975 Film) by Francois Truffaut
    2. Taxi Driver (1976 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    Commentary, October 1977, pp. 72-77
  40. Movies
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    Peckinpah & Kubrick: Fire & Ice (2 Reviews)
    A Clockwork Orange (1971 Film), by Stanley Kubrick
    1. A Clockwork Orange (1971 Film) by Stanley Kubrick
    2. Straw Dogs (1971 Film) by Sam Peckinpah
    Commentary, March 1972, pp. 79-82
  41. Movies
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    Politics on Film (4 Reviews)
    The Day of the Jackal (1973 Film), by Fred Zinnemann
    1. The Day of the Jackal (1973 Film) by Fred Zinnemann
    2. State of Siege (1972 Film) by Constantin Costa-Gavras
    3. O Lucky Man! (1973 Film) by Lindsay Anderson
    4. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973 Film) by Norman Jewison
    Commentary, September 1973, pp. 74-77
  42. Movies
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    Remember Thou Art Pulp (5 Reviews)
    Two English Girls (1971 Film), by Francois Truffaut
    1. Two English Girls (1971 Film) by Francois Truffaut
    2. Jules and Jim (1962 Film) by Francois Truffaut
    3. The Getaway (1972 Film) by Sam Peckinpah
    4. Get Carter (1971 Film) by Mike Hodges
    5. Pulp (1972 Film) by Mike Hodges
    Commentary, March 1973, pp. 76-79
  43. Movies
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    The Reputation of Eric Rohmer (2 Reviews)
    Claire's Knee (1970 Film), by Eric Rohmer
    1. Claire's Knee (1970 Film) by Eric Rohmer
    2. My Night at Maud's (1969 Film) by Eric Rohmer
    Commentary, August 1971, pp. 84-86
  44. Movies
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    Rio Lobotomy (2 Reviews)
    Rio Lobo (1959 Film), by Howard Hawks
    1. Rio Lobo (1959 Film) by Howard Hawks
    2. Bed and Board (1970 Film) by Francois Truffaut
    Commentary, June 1971, pp. 87-90
  45. The Screen: India's Chekhov
    Commonweal, October 16, 1970, p. 71
  46. Movies
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    Season's End (3 Reviews)
    Electra Glide in Blue (1974 Film), by James William Guercio
    1. Electra Glide in Blue (1974 Film) by James William Guercio
    2. Mean Streets (1973 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    3. The Long Goodbye (1973 Film) by Robert Altman
    Commentary, January 1974, pp. 54-59
  47. Movies
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    Three Easy Pieces (3 Reviews)
    Five Easy Pieces (1970 Film), by Bob Rafelson
    1. Five Easy Pieces (1970 Film) by Bob Rafelson
    2. WUSA (1970 Film) by Stuart Rosenberg
    3. Joe (1971 Film) by Stuart Rosenberg
    Commentary, January 1971, pp. 92-94
  48. Movies
    Watching Lina Wertmuller
    Commentary, January 1976, pp. 75-78
  49. Observations
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    With-it Movies (6 Reviews)
    Goodbye, Columbus (1969 Film), by Larry Peerce
    1. Goodbye, Columbus (1969 Film) by Larry Peerce
    2. If... (1968 Film) by Lindsay Anderson
    3. Easy Rider (1969 Film) by Dennis Hopper
    4. Medium Cool (1969 Film) by Haskell Wexler
    5. Alice's Restaurant (1969 Film) by Arthur Penn
    6. The Rain People (1969 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
    Commentary, February 1970, pp. 77-81
  50. Movies
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    Youth; Manhood; Middle Age (4 Reviews)
    Two-Lane Blacktop (1971 Film), by Monte Hellman
    1. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971 Film) by Monte Hellman
    2. Targets (1968 Film) by Peter Bogdanovich
    3. The Last Picture Show (1971 Film) by Peter Bogdanovich
    4. Desperate Characters (1971 Film) by Frank D. Gilroy
    Commentary, January 1972, pp. 78-81
  51. Movies
    1976 Minus One
    Commentary, March 1977, pp. 75-77
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