William A. Wellman
Reviews // 3 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Reviews

The One That Started It All: 'A Star is Born'
4 Mar 2012 // 4:00 PM

Perhaps more than a morality tale, this film was a strategy to give post-Great Depression audiences hope, so long as they admired Hollywood from afar.

'Eleven Men and a Girl' and a Mouth
15 Sep 2010 // 4:59 PM

A type of 1930s-era entertainment that today would be unnecessary and inconceivable.

//Blogs

Double Take: 'The Public Enemy' (1931)
24 Jul 2016 // 9:15 PM

Maybe The Public Enemy is a swell dish. Or maybe it ain't so tough. The Steves take on the classic tale of beer and blood.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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