Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley: The con is on
Law and disorder in Edward Dmytryk’s Warlock
The Ox-Bow Incident: William Wellman’s stunning Western illuminates how righteous cowboys can become a mob of vigilantes
We will film them on the beaches: Darryl F. Zanuck’s The Longest Day
Stifled yearnings and bittersweet small-town comedy in Alice Adams
Orson Welles’s The Magnificent Ambersons: Our City
In a Lonely Place: Film noir as an opera of male fury
The Swimmer: A prophetic modernist fable set in a fading Eden
Slaughterhouse-Five: Unstuck in time, but alive and affecting on screen
Down the Nightmare Alley: A noirish dance of shadow and light
Indignation: Roth, repression, and rebellion in the early Fifties
Unforgettable lonely boy James Dean carries East of Eden on his narrow shoulders
When it’s okay to stray from the source: No Way Out resets The Big Clock
Hello, Dolly! is still looking swell on the big screen
The “tragedy of desire” in An American Tragedy and A Place in the Sun
Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina, and the romance of crime in Band of Outsiders
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