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Inside The Santa Barbara Jury Room


10 Responses to “Inside The Santa Barbara Jury Room”

  1. mutinyco says:

    If the glove doesn’t fit…

  2. anghus says:

    So glamorous….

  3. “I like to watch…”

  4. Direwolf says:

    Hey DP,
    I was hunting around MCN, the Hot Button, and Rotten Tomatoes looking for your reviews of the BP nominees. I only found The Queen and Letters. Did you ever review the other three or did I miss miss them in my search?

  5. Hallick says:

    I give up – two jawa’s playing pong?

  6. Is that a horse shoe on the table?

  7. David Poland says:

    The Departed 1The Departed 2The Departed 3
    I don’t know that I ever wrote any well-formed Babel review

  8. Direwolf says:

    Thanks, DP. Nothing on Little Miss Sunshine? I am glad to re-read your Dreamgirls review but of course it didn’t make the BP cut.

  9. jeffmcm says:

    Old habits die hard.

  10. Direwolf says:

    Good one, Jeff.

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