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Indie Focus: A lot of TIFF, a little Hal Ashby and remembering Burt Reynolds

Indie Focus: A lot of TIFF, a little Hal Ashby and remembering Burt Reynolds

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.

This week saw the death of a Hollywood star the likes of which they simply do not make anymore, the incomparable Burt Reynolds. From his free-wheeling collaborations with director Hal Needham on titles such as “Hooper” and the “Smokey and the Bandit” pictures to roles in movies such as “Deliverance,” “Hustle,” “Semi-Tough,” “Starting Over” and “Boogie Nights” he always had a charming, easygoing...

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