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Extreme Prejudice

Walter Hill (48 HRS.) returns to familiar action turf (and almost to top form after bottoming out with Brewster’s Millions and Crossroads) with this story of an old-fashioned Texas lawman (Nick Nolte) who clashes with a special forces unit assigned to eliminate a Mexican drug dealer (Powers Boothe). Hill intends a familiar values-in-conflict story line […]

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Shepard’s Hope

A LIE OF THE MIND Steppenwolf Theatre I’M NOT RAPPAPORT at the Shubert Theatre Though hardly a bomb, Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind encountered a lot of negative reaction when it ran, under Shepard’s own direction, in New York City. The unspoken reason, I think, being that people had finally got just a […]

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Private Lives

PRIVATE LIVES Court Theatre “Strange,” muses one of the lovers in Private Lives, as an offstage orchestra plays a melancholy tune, “how potent cheap music is.” Private Lives, too, is potent, but there’s nothing cheap about it. Nearly 60 years after it took London and Broadway by storm, Noel Coward’s classy comedy of marital manners […]