Dalton Trumbo

Smoking Saved My Life: A Skinny Jewish Kid Comes of Age in the Haze of American Violence

Smoking Saved My Life: A Skinny Jewish Kid Comes of Age in the Haze of American Violence

As cool as Marlon Brando, James Dean, Jack Kerouac or Dalton Trumbo, rebel Max "Flaco" Greenbaum grows up in Watts Riots-Vietnam-draft-era L.A. Too smart (and smart-mouthed) for school, the violence of this world is drawn in deep and lingers like the long, slow, life-saving drag of a cigarette.

The 10 Best One-and-Done Directors

The 10 Best One-and-Done Directors

Not every filmmaker gets a chance to make their career as a director. Here are ten individuals who tried, and then never sat behind the lens again.

‘J. Edgar Goes to the Movies’ Illuminates Our Times

Johnny Got His Gun (1971)