Robert Koehler

A once and future star

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Sean Connery has continued to reinvent himself across four decades of movies, still standing while other stars fade. But it’s not just a matter of durability; by resisting the gravitational force of…

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Comedy of the subversive

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Nothing better illustrates the contrast between indie comedies and the standard comic studio fare than a scene late in David O. Russell’s whimsically catty “Flirting With Disaster,” when Patricia…

New Wave Talisman

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TX If one image sums up the liberating attitude that permeated the French New Wave, it isn’t Jean Seberg tiptoeing down the Champs Elysees with Jean-Paul Belmondo in “Breathless” nor Jeanne Moreau…

REBEL WITH A CAUSE

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“The gamblers are gone!” growls director Samuel Fuller, sitting in a car in Paris talking to Tim Robbins during the filming of “The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera,” the Robbins-produced…

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