Cinema: Breaking Up

SMASH PALACE

Directed by Roger Donaldson

Screenplay by Roger Donaldson, Peter Hansard and Bruno Lawrence

TOO FAR TO GO

Directed by Fielder Cook

Screenplay by William Hanley

Man is born to toil, and to be obsessive about his labors. Woman was born to complain: "You never pay any attention to me." More divorce wars seem to start with this skirmish than with anything else these days, and the virtues of Smash Palace begin with the simple fact that it has observed the phenomenon closely and painfully. Odd that we have to look as far away as...

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