Dale Pollock

Good cop, bad cop

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Depending on whom you talk to, Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer represented either the salvation of the movie business in the 1980s or the last nail in the coffin of 1970s auteur-driven American…

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Epoch filmmaker

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What hath George Lucas wrought? Now sitting atop the box office mountain again with his latest record-breaking grosser, "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith," Lucas -- the latest recipient…

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Le Divorce

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Imagine a vet screenwriter going in to pitch a domestic drama idea he cooked up. It tells of a complex relationship between a father figure and his putative son, involving manipulation, greed…

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Martin Sheen
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Review: 'Apocalypse Now'

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"Apocalypse Now" was worth the wait. Alternately a brilliant and bizarre film, Francis Coppola's four year 'work in progress' offers the definitive validation to the old saw, "war is hell." Coppola's…