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Film Review - Phil Spector

PHIL SPECTOR Al Pacino Helen Mirren

"Phil Spector" opens with a bizarre disclaimer the places the events in the film in a state of limbo, unable to comment on the murder trial of the titular musical titan and unwilling to give the man an exhaustive exploration of his life and times. It's an ephemeral picture, taking a thin slice from the chaos of Spector's legal woes and savoring each bite. It's also the latest work from powerhouse writer David Mamet, lending the feature a pair of lungs to ease its odd quest to remain a satellite in Spector's orbit for 90 minutes, making no judgments and no pleas about a divisive individual flailing as he fights for his freedom. Read the rest at


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