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  • Steve Erickson

    Writer-at-Large/Film

    Erickson is the author of ten books, including 2007’s critically acclaimed novel Zeroville. He teaches at CalArts and is editor of Black Clock, the school’s literary journal. Erickson has written for Esquire, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times Magazine. The film critic for Los Angeles magazine since 2001, he’s received five city and regional magazine awards. His Web site is steveerickson.org.

 

The Essential Movie Library #88: Madame de... (1953)

The web of deceit becomes indistinguishable from the lattice of desire Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #87: The Long Goodbye (1973)

Three years later he’ll move to New York, change his name to Travis Bickle, and drive cabs for a living Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #86: Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Sex and violence in one title Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #85: The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

When the most powerful moment of redemptive heroism is given not to Day-Lewis’s Hawkeye, but the guy you’ve loathed the previous 90 minutes Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #84: La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

The story of an older artist finding his lost inspiration in the girlfriend of a younger artist Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #83: Goldfinger / GoldenEye / Skyfall (1964, 1995, 2012)

Three versions of the most famous character in the history of movies Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #82: The Bourne Trilogy (2002, 2004, 2007)

This saga of a renegade amnesiac agent taught 007 how it's done Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #81: Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty is a masterpiece for its control and economy, its determined and relentless spirit Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #80: A Place in the Sun (1951)

By savvy or luck A Place in the Sun becomes a movie of mounting delirium verging on quiet hysteria Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #79: Boogie Nights (1997)

Paul Thomas Anderson’s warmest and most affectionate work, Boogie Nights views its auteurs of the forbidden as a dysfunctional family, a tribe of lost boys and girls trying to make a home Read more...

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