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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 #74: Sexy Beast (2000)

This film tells the story of a retired gangster living the dream in Spain, sunbathing by his pool when an unexpected disruption from his criminal past comes rolling through Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #73: Groundhog Day (1993)

Bill Murray plays a misanthropic weatherman who finds himself caught in the loop of a single day lived over and over and over in a small town he despises until he gets his life right Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #72: Rear Window (1954)

An immobile photographer spies on his neighbors and discovers that sometimes watching will get you in a lot of trouble in this Hitchcock classic Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #71: The 400 Blows (1959)

Francois Truffaut's revelatory film creates the perfect union of a personal statement and the French Nouvelle Vague’s conceptual considerations Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #70: Blue Velvet (1986)

When Kyle MacLachlan comes home following a family crisis, innocence collides with sex’s corruptive force and malevolence in this surrealistic David Lynch film Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #69: Dr. Strangelove (1964)

The film is replete with a memorable performance by Sterling Hayden as an air force general who’s lost his marbles in this satire of nuclear holocaust Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #68: Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Antonio supports his family with a much coveted job bicycling around the city to post flyers for American movies, and upon the bicycle's theft the man and his son journey to reclaim it. Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #67: Pulp Fiction (1994)

Quentin Tarantino’s noir kaleidoscope of hit men, molls, and boxers searching for redemption evidences his best cinematic work to date Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #66: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

Russ Meyer's cult film portrays the über-Amazonian Asian-Cherokee Tura Satana as the leader of a trio of murderous young women in fast sportscars wreaking havoc in the desert Read more...

The Essential Movie Library #65: Caché (2005)

Michael Haneke directs this thriller story of a Parisian family who receive videotapes to their home from a mysterious source documenting their banal daily activities. Read more...

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