Childhood friends are tricky. They're the friends you leave behind but can never completely escape. Elaine May conveys this with disruptive technique in Mikey and Nicky.
Criterion Film Offerings: French Noir, Japanese Lovers, American Gangsters and Frames of Pure Serenity
Duvivier's Panique, Mizoguchi's A Story from Chikamatsu, Kiarostami's 24 Frames, and May's Mikey and Nicky are now available on Blu-ray from Criterion. Here's what you have to look forward to.
Director Elaine May belongs to that list of otherwise male creative geniuses who naturally clash with the commercial system, including Erich Von Stroheim, Orson Welles, and Otto Preminger.