Tag Archives: New Hollywood

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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Faking It: Five Easy Pieces (1970)

After the lysergic cut-up routine/sitcom deconstruction that was his directorial debut, Head (1968), Bob Rafelson executed an abrupt about-face: He produced, co-wrote and directed this slice-of-life character study in dissatisfaction and irresponsibility. Eschewing the rapid-fire editing and psychotronic tomfoolery of … Continue reading

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