Dustin Hoffman

Rain Man

Alas, where would the world be without Rain Man?  What would we call our friends when they rattled off some obscure fact or showed signs of obsessive rigidity?  What would the words, “def, definitely,” mean without him?  The movie has become so ingrained in pop culture that it’s easy to forget that the film itself …

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Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog is one of those films that will probably have cyclical relevance through the years, depending on who is in the Oval Office. There will be years that the premise will seem outlandish, and other times (like during Dubya’s reign) where it will seem like non-fiction, inducing queasy, uncomfortable laughter from the audience. …

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