Lolita (1962) – Review by Dwight Macdonald

2019-12-02T08:50:40+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

by Dwight Macdonald Lolita is a good movie which might have been much better. For the title role, Stanley Kubrick discovered a teen-age television actress named Sue Lyon whose moods, accent, facial expressions, and body movements seem to me remarkably authentic—quite different from the cliches we usually get in such [...]

King and Country (1964) – Review by Dwight Macdonald

2019-12-02T22:58:10+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

by Dwight Macdonald This film establishes Joseph Losey as a versatile director who commands a wide range of styles for wrecking a movie. In The Servant he flattened a potential comedy-melodrama under unremittingly pretentious “effects,” like dousing a hamburger with sauce bearnaise that is slightly off. Here he does the [...]