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Beat the Devil (1953) Directed by John Huston Like in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Humphrey Bogart is a globe-trotting fortune hunter out to plunder the developing world like a Conrad antihero who grew up playing stickball—here, he and dreamy-divine wife Gina Lollobrigida are en route to a shady uranium fortune somewhere in Africa. Like in The Maltese Falcon, he’s racing for his MacGuffin in unfriendly competition with a seedy gallery of expatriate character actors...
Miss Sharon Jones! Directed by Barbara Kopple Opens July 29 At Emerson college, a documentary professor who was a peer and friend of director Barbara Kopple once told me that you had to clean up a subject's desk before interviewing them. Kopple's newest film, Miss Sharon Jones, like much of her work in the last few decades, is a film of clean desks. She relies too heavily on a damning principal that the audience for a documentary...