Tony Macklin is a freelance film critic. A current member of the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, he is a former film and literature professor at the University of Dayton, and the former editor of the filmcrit magazine Film Heritage. His articles and reviews have been most recently featured at Rotten Tomatoes and The Internet Movie Database, as well as in the Bright Lights Film Journal and The Fayetteville Free Weekly.
Tony's well-received book, Voices from the Set: The Film Heritage Interviews (2000), includes his 1970s interviews with Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Martin Scorsese, Alan Rudolph, Robert Altman, Sam Peckinpah, John Wayne, Edith Head, Stockard Channing, Richard Baskin, and others. It's an excellent read for anyone who loves film.
Since 1972, and in every decade since, Tony's picks for best films of all time have been included in the British Film Institute's Critics' Top 10 Poll. Published in BFI's international film magazine, Sight and Sound, the most recent Critics' Top 10 Poll was published in 2012. (See also: Tony's picks from 2002.)
Tony's votes are also included in the American Film Institute's lists of bests, including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Comedies, 100 Greatest Movies, and more.
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Although society deems wealth to be the measure of success, some individuals model the importance of pursuing one's own dreams over achieving a great salary.
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Center Stage is a weekly radio show that looks at film, music, books, politics and pop culture. The show airs Tuesdays at 7PM (PST) on KXLU Los Angeles, 88.9 FM and strea ... more
The college professor switched on his tape recorder and began asking questions.
There was American icon John Wayne lamenting how director John Ford "forgot I was around" on ... more
For the film industry, the 1970s were a time of transition. Summer blockbusters were in the their infancy with Jaws as the prototype. Films with less than guaranteed g ... more
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