Departures December 02, 2013
by Scott Tobias
The Marx brothers’ future looked dim after the cooly received Duck Soup. Enter Irving Thalberg’s MGM and an attempt to class up the act. Exit much of the mirthful anarchy.Continue Reading
Departures September 25, 2013
For his first and only English-language film, Truffaut took on Ray Bradbury’s science-fiction classic. Hated in its day, it’s the perfect example of why even the maligned films of a great director deserve investigation.
Departures July 10, 2013
A period adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel found Martin Scorsese turning his attention to a different type of gang—one just as ferocious and status-obsessed as the Mafia of Goodfellas and Casino.