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The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971)

“For the members of the New Hollywood, it was a briefly opened window on revitalized filmmaking and venturesome storytelling.” Read my review of Peter Bogdanovich’s classic, playing at the Film Forum in NYC in a new 35mm print, at Slant … Continue reading

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“The Great Whatsit”: Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955)

Kiss Me Deadly doesn’t so much paint classic film noir into a generic cul-de-sac as blow it right out of the water, clearly intimating The End. (Only Touch of Evil [1958] remains to set a battered and charred headstone atop … Continue reading

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