Friday, January 01, 2010

Boxing week score: Criterion Collection edition of Peter Yates' The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973), faithfully adapted by Yates and Paul Monash from George V. Higgins' terrific novel.

"The conditions that allowed for movies as spare and melancholy as this one are long gone—very few current American moviemakers find it possible, or even desirable, to leave their action so unadorned. It’s strange to remember that the seemingly loose, but actually rigorous, style of naturalism practiced by Yates and Monash and their brilliant cast was as tied to the modernity of its own moment in time as the CGI-driven epics of today are tied to theirs."

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