July 2017

Siegel: The Beguiled (1971)

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Based quite closely on the 1966 novel by Thomas P. Cullinan (originally titled A Painted Devil), The Beguiled would turn out to be one of the most unusual films in Don [...]

Nolan: Dunkirk (2017)

July 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

One of the biggest risks of making a historical war film, let alone about a specific attack, is that the ending tends to be something of a fait accompli. On the one hand, [...]

Pollack: Havana (1990)

July 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

One of the most languorous and sumptuously atmospheric films in Sydney Pollack’s long career, Havana updates Casablanca for the early 1990s, by way of a period piece set on [...]

Feud: Bette and Joan (2017)

July 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Along with American Crime Story, Feud seems to mark a new moment in Ryan Murphy’s career, channeling the high camp of his previous television series into a more burnished [...]