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Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973)

“Scarecrow embraces sprawl of both the narrative and geographical variety with freewheeling abandon.” Read my entire review of this lesser known New Hollywood masterwork, playing for one week starting tomorrow at the Film Forum in NYC, at Slant Magazine. Advertisements

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The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)

“Listening in on The Conversation has never been so rewarding, thanks to Lionsgate’s stunning new 1080p transfer and wealth of extras, both old and new.” Read my review of Francis Ford Coppola’s masterwork, The Conversation, now out on Blu-ray from … Continue reading

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The French Connection (William Friedkin, 1971)

“Four decades after its initial release, William Friedkin’s Oscar-sweeper The French Connection remains an electrifying achievement, drawing its high-voltage forward momentum from the collision of semi-documentary procedural, with its based-on-real-events verisimilitude, and downbeat rogue-cop revisionism.” Read my review of The … Continue reading

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