Articles tagged john frankenheimer, tony richardson, laurence olivier

‘Perfect Understanding’ Probes Timeless Questions About Relationships

Perfect Understanding presages romantic comedies like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Friends with Benefits.

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16 Mar 2009 // 9:59 PM

French Connection 1 & 2

Watching the original with its sequel draws attention to the subtle but inarguably greater care Friedkin brought to the earlier film.

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20 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM


If I had to pinpoint one reason for Rebecca’s prestige it is precisely this: the film’s interest in the natural over the supernatural and the emotional over the sensational.

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17 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

American Film Theatre

In what might be called the curse of Chekhov, the common setting is a living room, the common characters a family, and the common dynamic a stew of bitter backbiting and recrimination that ultimately gives the lie to Tolstoy, because here each unhappy family seems perfectly alike.

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The John Frankenheimer Collection

The rather complex ideological issues and unique sense of aesthetics that Frankenheimer infused in his films can be fully appreciated in this collection.

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29 Jan 2008 // 3:53 AM

John Frankenheimer boxed set shows top director at work

To paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield, movie director John Frankenheimer doesn’t get much respect. Film historian David Thomson, in his “New Biographical Dictionary of Film,” dismisses

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Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

The film's primary appeal is the bizarre turn by Noel Coward as Wilson (one of several 'eccentrics' the film trots out to otherize London even as it pathologizes at least one of the yanks).

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The Manchurian Candidate: Special Edition (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate throws into horrific relief a chaotic sense of U.S. national identity.

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14 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Black Sunday (1977)

John Frankenheimer's 'Black Sunday' serves as something of a transition between 'New Hollywood' and the more spectacular films that came later.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Reindeer Games (2000)

The spirit of world class schlock-horror promoter William Castle was in the theater recently, during a preview screening of Pitch Black, as flashlights were given to a number of audience members.

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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