The Outlaw Variations: The Ranown Westerns’ Finely Drawn Antagonists
The protagonists in Budd Boetticher’s five classic Columbia westerns are paired with opponents who, venal though they may be, almost always have their reasons.
Uriah Heep Brings a Touch of the Uncool to Cold Water
With its irresistible momentum and sonic crunch, “Easy Livin’” occupies a special place in one of the most celebrated sequences in Olivier Assayas’s filmography.
Third Ear Band’s Psychedelic Alchemy in Macbeth
Bad Timing and “Dreaming My Dreams with You”
Meet Channing Pollock
There’s a Riot Goin’ On
Le doulos: Walking Ghosts
It is pretty much a convention of the hard-boiled gangster picture that most, if not all, of the principal characters wind up dead by the final shot. So it ought not constitute a “spoiler” to note that Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le doulos hews to t…