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  • Author: David Denby

    Total Archives: 897 Items - 3 Books, 60 Articles, 834 Reviews
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      (Review)
      Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman
      1. Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
      The Atlantic Monthly
      , November 1985, pp. 136-137
      1. Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
      New York Magazine
      , July 29, 1985, pp. 60-61
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      (Review)
      Out of Africa (1985 Film), by Sydney Pollack
      1. Out of Africa (1985 Film) by Sydney Pollack
      New York Magazine
      , September 16, 1985, pp. 42-45
    3. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Prizzi's Honor (1985 Film), by John Huston
      1. Prizzi's Honor (1985 Film) by John Huston
      2. Cocoon (1985 Film) by Ron Howard
      New York Magazine
      , June 24, 1985, pp. 65-67
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      (3 Reviews)
      A Passage to India (1984 Film), by David Lean
      1. A Passage to India (1984 Film) by David Lean
      2. The Flamingo Kid (1984 Film) by Garry Marshall
      3. Protocol (1984 Film) by Herbert Ross
      New York Magazine
      , January 7, 1985, pp. 67-71
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      (Review)
      The Falcon and the Snowman (1985 Film), by John Schlesinger
      1. The Falcon and the Snowman (1985 Film) by John Schlesinger
      New York Magazine
      , February 4, 1985, pp. 66-67
    6. The Arts 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Marie (1985 Film), by Roger Donaldson
      1. Marie (1985 Film) by Roger Donaldson
      2. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985 Film) by Paul Schrader
      3. The Tokyo Trial (1983 Film) by Masaki Kobayashi
      New York Magazine
      , October 7, 1985, pp. 58-59
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      (4 Reviews)
      Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985 Film), by George P. Cosmatos
      1. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985 Film) by George P. Cosmatos
      2. Fletch (1985 Film) by Michael Ritchie
      3. A View to a Kill (1985 Film) by John Glen
      4. Kaddish (1985 Film) by Steve Brand
      New York Magazine
      , June 3, 1985, pp. 72-73
    8. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Perfect (1985 Film), by James Bridges
      1. Perfect (1985 Film) by James Bridges
      2. The Goonies (1985 Film) by Richard Donner
      3. Sylvia (1985 Film) by Michael Firth
      New York Magazine
      , June 17, 1985, pp. 72-75
    9. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985 Film), by Hector Babenco
      1. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985 Film) by Hector Babenco
      2. The Coca-Cola Kid (1985 Film) by Dusan Makavejev
      New York Magazine
      , August 5, 1985, pp. 60-61
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      (3 Reviews)
      Rocky IV (1985 Film), by Sylvester Stallone
      1. Rocky IV (1985 Film) by Sylvester Stallone
      2. Fool for Love (1985 Film) by Robert Altman
      3. Santa Claus - The Movie (1985 Film) by Jeannot Szwarc
      New York Magazine
      , December 9, 1985, pp. 90-108
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      (3 Reviews)
      Heartbreakers (1984 Film), by Bobby Roth
      1. Heartbreakers (1984 Film) by Bobby Roth
      2. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985 Film) by Susan Seidelman
      3. Mississippi Blues (1983 Film) by Robert Parrish and Bertrand Tavernier
      New York Magazine
      , April 1, 1985, pp. 74-76
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      (2 Reviews)
      To Live and Die in L.A. (1985 Film), by William Friedkin
      1. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985 Film) by William Friedkin
      2. The Official Story (1985 Film) by Luis Puenzo
      New York Magazine
      , November 18, 1985, pp. 88-91
    13. The Arts 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Dance with a Stranger (1985 Film), by Mike Newell
      1. Dance with a Stranger (1985 Film) by Mike Newell
      2. Weird Science (1985 Film) by John Hughes
      3. Real Genius (1985 Film) by Martha Coolidge
      New York Magazine
      , August 19, 1985, pp. 81-82
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      (2 Reviews)
      Sugarbaby (1985 Film), by Percy Adlon
      1. Sugarbaby (1985 Film) by Percy Adlon
      2. Target (1985 Film) by Arthur Penn
      New York Magazine
      , November 25, 1985, pp. 84-90
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      (3 Reviews)
      Twice in a Lifetime (1985 Film), by Bud Yorkin
      1. Twice in a Lifetime (1985 Film) by Bud Yorkin
      2. Remo Williams - The Adventure Begins (1985 Film) by Guy Hamilton
      3. Better Off Dead (1985 Film) by Savage Steve Holland
      New York Magazine
      , November 4, 1985, pp. 76-98
    16. The Arts 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Pumping Iron II: The Women (1985 Film), by George Butler
      1. Pumping Iron II: The Women (1985 Film) by George Butler
      2. My First Wife (1984 Film) by Paul Cox
      New York Magazine
      , May 6, 1985, pp. 76-79
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      (2 Reviews)
      Hail Mary (1985 Film), by Jean-Luc Godard
      1. Hail Mary (1985 Film) by Jean-Luc Godard
      2. When Father Was Away on Business (1985 Film) by Emir Kusturica
      New York Magazine
      , October 21, 1985, pp. 87-89
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      (2 Reviews)
      Alamo Bay (1985 Film), by Louis Malle
      1. Alamo Bay (1985 Film) by Louis Malle
      2. My New Partner (1984 Film) by Claude Zidi
      New York Magazine
      , April 15, 1985, pp. 97-99
    19. The Arts 
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Inheritors (1982 Film), by Walter Bannert
      1. The Inheritors (1982 Film) by Walter Bannert
      2. Kaddish (1985 Film) by Steve Brand
      3. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1985 Film) by Michael Radford
      New York Magazine
      , January 28, 1985, pp. 74-75