King and Country (1964) – Review by Dwight Macdonald

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

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 [...]

The Servant (1963) – Review by Andrew Sarris

2018-08-07T13:59:53+01:00August 7th, 2018|CINEMA|

The Servant is a genuinely shocking experience for audiences with the imagination to understand the dimensions of the shock. In years to come The Servant may be cited as a prophetic work making the decline and fall of our last cherished illusions about ourselves and our alleged civilization.