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Richard Lester at ninety

He lent ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ the spirit of untamed frivolity

By Peter Tonguette


Vacation time

The enduring popularity of the Vacation series reflects not just the American appetite for travel, but also that old American virtue of gung-ho optimism

By Peter Tonguette

Book Review

Fear thy neighbor

The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense by Edward White reviewed

By Peter Tonguette


The movies’ crush on ‘Auld Lang Syne’

Part of the song’s resonance surely comes from its sheer staying power

By Peter Tonguette

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