Rich Monetti

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Post Apartheid in South Africa Film Received Much Accolade but Critics Probably Read the Book
2 years ago
Roger Ebert deemed Disgrace a rare movie whose characters are uncompromisingly themselves, flawed, stubborn, vulnerable, and after reading a number of reviews that provide corroborating insight on pos...
The Real Gladiator of the Roman Empire
2 years ago
I got a look recently at Gangster Squad with Josh Brolin and Sean Penn. Inspired by the true events of Los Angeles gangster Mickey Cohen and the police force that took him down, the Hollywood version ...
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is Hollywood Noir and Irreverence At Its Best
2 years ago
I’ve now seen Kiss Kiss Bang Bang three times. A lightly noir dark comedy, I still cannot trace all the threads back and forth to tie the plot together without help from Wikipedia. So even if this Sha...
Italian American Author’s Book on Mickey Mantle Book Brings a Personal Connection to Adoring Fans
2 years ago
The most recent book of note on Mickey Mantle was The Last Boy by Jane Leavy, and it doesn’t pull punches about getting into the more salacious aspects of the slugger’s life. However, a real intimacy ...
In The Big Short, 2008 Economic Crisis Had Winners Who Didn’t Break the Law
2 years ago
The 2008 economic crisis is long behind us. So why not go back and take a look at a number of people who saw it coming and made loads of money as a result? How about we stick them in the cell with Ber...
Filmmaker Finds New York Vacation Getaway of a Bygone Era
2 years ago
Every summer, as the sizzle perspires from the cement, urban thoughts of running streams, flowing grass and cool mountain breezes inherently materialize around every New Yorker and only subside with t...