All-American Medea: Shirley Stoler in The Honeymoon Killers By Nick Pinkerton
Multiple Maniacs: Genuine Trash By Linda Yablonsky
Anatomy of a Gag: Being There By David Cairns
Toronto’s TIFF Cinematheque is honoring the irreplaceable film critic and scholar Robin Wood, who died last December, by running some of the films that were important to him. The series, which starts today and will run through July 8, includes Max Ophuls’s Letter from an Unknown Woman, Hitchcock’s Marnie, and Kenji Mizoguchi’s Sansho the Bailiff, among others.
Wood was also a great friend and collaborator of the Criterion Collection’s; see his Criterion Top 10, his warmly personal reminiscence about Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes, and his lucid and incisive essay on Ophuls’s Le plaisir.