Talking Pictures

“Mr. Lucky” Didn’t Know Who He Was

How Cary Grant’s magical film career paralleled a lifelong identity crisis

by David Lehman | Thursday, September 28, 2023

Brilliant Carnage

Sam Peckinpah’s slow-motion bullet ballet

by David Lehman | Thursday, February 23, 2023

What Hath Gable Got?

“Rhett Butler” romances Claudette Colbert in Frank Capra’s comic masterpiece It Happened One Night

by David Lehman | Monday, November 28, 2022

The Allure of the Enigmatic

“Mod” London takes center stage in Michelangelo Antonioni’s mind-blowing Blow-Up

by David Lehman | Thursday, August 25, 2022

Famous Last Lines

How many do you know by heart?

by David Lehman | Thursday, July 21, 2022

The Last Cigarette

Cinema’s most seductive prop

by David Lehman | Saturday, May 14, 2022

The Plot to Kill de Gaulle

Fred Zinnemann’s “clock management” in The Day of the Jackal

by David Lehman | Saturday, March 05, 2022

The Prophecy of an Assassination

John Frankenheimer’s prescient 1962 film, The Manchurian Candidate

by David Lehman | Saturday, January 22, 2022

Christmas Movies Beyond the Expected

Six films to shake up your holiday viewing

by David Lehman | Saturday, December 18, 2021

The Highest Achievement of American Film Noir

Stanwyck, MacMurray, and Robinson at their best in Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity

by David Lehman | Saturday, November 06, 2021
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