Celluloid Summer

Friday, May 18, 2007

Owen Gleiberman, film critic at Entertainment Weekly, and Dana Stevens, film critic at Slate, size up the summer movie season and respond to listener recommendations.


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Liam Murphy from Irvington, New York

To: Brian Lehrer
I enjoyed your bit re movies today; I will be looking for some of them. I must recommend the film the won the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, "The Wind that Shakes the Barley." It came through the artsy theaters in Westchester a few weeks ago. It tells the story of life in West Cork during the Irish War for Independence (aka the "Black and Tan War") and into the Irish Civil War. None of the well-know historical figures stride across the screen, just plain folks. But, as historian Nollaig O Gadhra, author of "The Civil War in Connacht" points out, it is historically accurate and balanced. The imagery and music are beautifully done. I can also testify that it is POWERFUL and will hold your attention throughout. It is also necessary to be sober, in order not to miss anything in a movie in which not one minute is wasted.
Keep up the good work.
-Liam Murphy

May. 18 2007 11:58 AM

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