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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 Films of Anthony Mann (Part 1): Desperate, The Black Book (aka Reign of Terror), Devil’s Doorway, The Tall Target

After trying to get through the thoroughly old-fashioned Two O’Clock Courage (1945), an ideal cure for insomnia interesting only for its opening dolly-in and crane shot of an injured Tom Conway standing at a crossroads, bleeding from a nasty head … Continue reading

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