John W. Stiles

Film/DVD

The Power of Anarchy

Does what comes come from what came? Oliver Martineau and Jacques Ducastel appear to answer this question in the affirmative…

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Low Rent

Rent, the Broadway phenomenon and winner of four Tony awards as well as a Pulitzer, began its National Theater Tour…

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Time Has Come Again

When the so very odd Evelyn Waugh's masterwork Brideshead Revisited last appeared on screen, the world was in the grip…

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Two Classics

I was warned about this film. It was released almost 40 years ago, 1970 to be exact. Hmm, 1970—The Beatles…

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A Cabaret Indeed Old Chum

Three for the price of one. That's what you'll get from Chris & Don: A Love Story. Part One is…

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A Hostess with Heart

I've never been a fan of the “Extras” that appear in DVD releases. Deleted scenes were deleted for a reason,…

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Death Becomes Them

When a character in a film asks, “To what shall we drink?,” and is answered, “Death,” I worry that I've…

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Walk Like a Man

An audio tape is played for us about two thirds of the way through the documentary, The Brandon Teena Story…

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Television

You Can Handle the Truth

I've always loved the Prophets. Not the ones who live in the wormhole in Star Trek 's Deep Space 9,…

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Out Early and Out Late

Two new DVDs paint a very different picture of what it means to live gay in a straight world. One…

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