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“Spotlight” At Telluride 2015

September: Telluride   By LARRY JOSEPH CALLOWAY NEWSPAPERS, the first drafts of history, also used to write the loglines of movies. The logline for “Spotlight,” debuted at the 2015 Telluride Film Festival and my hope for a lot of awards, goes like this: A quartet of Boston Globe investigators, publishing under a “Spotlight” logo, shames […]

Everything We Know Comes From Roger Corman

By LARRY CALLOWAY  (Originally posted Sept. 9, 2012) Knock. Knock. Who’s there? Argo. Argo who? Argo Fuckyerself. This punch line — the line, not the whole joke — is a running gag in Ben Affleck’s “Argo,”  based on the rescue of six Americans who hid in the Canadian embassy during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. […]