Robert Altman’s Short Cuts is a mosaic of people who are perpetually faced with bad decisions and who constantly take the wrong path. So, basically it’s about you and me. A spiderweb crack of broken souls stitched together by geography, relationships, and happenstance, Altman takes his well-traveled formula of regular folks just doing regular folks […]

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About halfway through Robert Altman’s Kansas City, the central metaphor of ruinous play-acting is conveyed in a story about a woman who was so enamored with Kansas City native Jean Harlow that she continued to bathe her hair in peroxide until it eventually died and broke off. In the film, that same woman finds herself […]

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