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
Reflections in a Golden Eye: a “hothouse tale” of desire and simmering violence
Intruder in the Dust captures the chilling reality of Jim Crow
Freedom Riders: Terror and profundity in eyewitness history of an epochal era
L.A. story: A dark, seductive tale of lust and murder in Double Indemnity
Dance of the damned: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
A “completely modern” comedy of façades and human frailty, Dinner at Eight still surprises
The Wings of the Dove: Classic Henry James as film noir
Improvisation on a noir theme: The jazz of François Truffaut’s Shoot the Piano Player
Terror, suspense, and the power of suggestion in The Haunting
All-American loneliness and “a universe of yearnings” in The Member of the Wedding
The Natural is a sports movie that swings for the fences—and knocks it out of the park
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