If you NYCers can possibly find time between Alex Kluge viewings, be sure to check out some of Film Forum’s godsend Don Siegel retro, which runs from today through April 13. I’ll be taking up camp there trying to catch as many as I can, perhaps all. The series begins with 1973’s Charley Varrick, which I saw for the first time last year and is one of the most perfect movies I’ve ever seen. Following The Beguiled and Dirty Harry, it capped a cinematic hat trick rivaled in American cinema only by Coppola’s Godfather–Conversation–GF2–Apocalypse four-peat, in my opinion**.
Other highlights: Body Snatchers, The Killers, Baby Face Nelson, The Lineup.
This is the kind of thing I moved here for back in 04.
**opinion adapted from opinion expressed by filmenthusiast2000