This important post-war film documents its convulsive recent past, ties it into a contemporary scene that we often forget was almost as convulsive and finally, unwittingly, links itself to still roiling convulsions of the film's distant future.
In these times of so-called "fake news", Bonanos' biography of Weegee begs the question: If the truth of human nature is best demonstrated in a prearranged circumstance, does that make it any less true?
When anyone looks in the mirror, Le Courbeau's Vorzet suggests, they see a devil accompanied by an angel. See the premiere of a new 4K restoration with an all-new translation ofLe Corbeau at Film Forum NYC 20 April through 1 May.
Joe Wright's sharp and only occasionally sentimental snapshot of Churchill in extremis as the Nazi juggernaut looms serves as a handy political strategy companion piece to the more abstracted combat narrative of Dunkirk.