Reviews // 7 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
American Film Theatre
17 Jul 2008 // 5:00 PM
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.
There Are No Second Chances in 'Seconds'
29 Aug 2013 // 10:05 PM
In John Frankenheimer’s chilly, satirical, noir thriller, the American Dream of starting over is dealt a killing blow.
Ho-Ho-Horrible: 'Reindeer Games (The Director's Cut)'
6 Mar 2012 // 3:00 PM
Ok, it's not as bad as that heading, but Reindeer Games marks the start of a long stretch of poor films Ben Affleck would rather forget.
Surveying the World As It Twists and Turns: Ten Classics From the Criterion Collection
27 Mar 2016 // 8:10 PM
Keeping your head above the flood of Blu-rays is easier when buoyed by Gilda and Mrs. Robinson.
'The Manchurian Candidate' is Perfect Political Science Fiction
24 Jul 2011 // 7:59 PM
In the hands of one of the genre's true masters - John Frankenheimer - Richard Condon's novel becomes a blueprint for any nation's rocky internal relationships.