The Sting, an American caper that won seven Oscars in ten nominations, marks the 50th anniversary of its 1973 theatrical release. I’m not going to delve into the plot but the gist of the film is that two grifters, Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) and Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford), are attempting to con a mob boss, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw), in 1936. It’s certainly quite the con as we see how things play out at the…"The Sting: Oscar Winner Marks 50th Anniversary"
Co-written with novelist Larry McMurtry, Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show is a coming-of-age tribute to a bygone era of time. “Nobody wants to come to shows no more. Kid baseball in the summer, television all the time.” — Miss Mosey (Jessie Lee Fulton) to Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges). Over fifty years later, these lines hit harder. Because of the pandemic, many theaters are fighting for their life. Movie palaces are especially fighting for their…"The Last Picture Show: A Peter Bogdanovich Classic"