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Frank Rich

Frank Rich is a writer at large for New York magazine and an executive producer of the HBO series Veep and Succession.

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Shampoo: First as Farce
Shampoo: First as Farce

Seen as a light-hearted farce upon its release, this star-studded comedy by Hal Ashby stands as one of Hollywood’s most prescient portraits of post-Watergate politics.


By Frank Rich

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The Graduate: Intimations of a Revolution
The Graduate: Intimations of a Revolution

Without any overt topical references, Mike Nichols’s The Graduate captured the zeitgeist of the 1960s and the dawning countercultural revolution.

By Frank Rich

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Taxi Driver

Imagine Hitchcock’s Psycho told from the point of view of its title character, and you have a rough idea of Taxi Driver. This riveting 1976 film is at once a thriller, a psychological case study, an exploration of the eroticism of violence, a polit…

By Frank Rich