Wednesday, June 1 2011
Often associated with Minnesota Fats and the glamour of pool, The Hustler is more about the dark underside of the game and the lives of its lead characters, with Jackie Gleason's well-recalled turn as Fats playing only a minor role in the drama.
Wednesday, October 17 2007
In an era of relatively reserved American cinema, when most actors would be concerned with their images as leading men, Newman was not afraid to experiment and go with his artistic impulses.
Thursday, October 12 2006
This is a story as old as time, and deftly told.
Monday, August 30 2004
It's tempting to read this mental-institution drama as some kind of political allegory.