Archive for September 11th, 2009

Original 1969 review of “The Prime of Ms. Jean Brodie”

September 11, 2009

Vincent Canby on “The Prime of Ms. Jean Brodie,” which plays September 11-17 at 7pm (click for larger image):

“[The film] will probably be underrated because it must seem smaller than the big, extraordinary performance that Maggie Smith gives in the title role.”

And here’s a bit more from Canby about Smith’s performance (he would have voted for her, if of course, he actually voted), pulled from a larger article about Oscar night (“Oscars—Tears and Toupees,” April 17, 1970). I left in the paragraph about John Wayne since we’ll be showing “True Grit” in our last week of 69.

Original 1969 review of “If…”

September 11, 2009

Here’s good old Mr. Canby on Lindsay Anderson’s youth rebellion classic, “If…” which screens as part of our 69 series September 11-17 at 9:30pm: