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Nick Bradshaw

inklater (right) with Kinnear in the heart of cow country (Photo by Matt Lankes)

The Meat of the Matter

Back in 1992, when Richard Linklater was preparing his summer-of-’76 high school memento Dazed and Confused, he wanted a scene where a group of the movie’s teen troublemakers steal a Ronald McDonald statue and escort it, made up like a member of KISS, to their beer bust. Nix, said the......

If…. & O Lucky Man!

Sponsored by neither Her Majesty’s Government’s Department for Education nor the Confederation of British Industry, this scabrous double bill by the late Lindsay Anderson comes to the New Beverly as an early primer for the coming school year. If . . . . won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1968, the year of......
From the Point of View of the Night Porter

The Short Documentaries of Krzysztof Kieslowski

Krzysztof Kieslowski began his directing career as a reluctant film student looking to get into the theater, and ended it, after the triumph of the Three Colors trilogy, complaining that the movies couldn’t attain the sublimities of literature; in the quarter-century between, he finessed a cinema of political skepticism and......