Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

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Accident, directed by Joseph Losey and written by Harold Pinter
Accident (1967)
Directed by Joseph Losey
The second of three eventual collaborations (including The Servant and The Go-Between), this is Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter at their most decorously cutthroat and domestically threadbare, highlighting the snake pit of brutality, desires, and anxieties lying just beneath the surface of propriety and appearances. Dick Bogarde plays an Oxford professor who fumblingly lusts for a pretty (but otherwise rather sadly undeveloped) pupil under his tutelage. Unfortunately he's not alone in his fancies, sharing them with both another student and colleague—a situation that cannot and does not last, the titular event having the effect of quite decisively ending all that. Jeremy Polacek (May 23-29 at Film Forum)

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