Alan J. Pakula

Sophie’s Choice

September 11, 2015

When a choice is referred to as a “Sophie’s Choice” most people understand that the choice must be an impossibly difficult one between two unbearable options. But if it wasn’t for Meryl Streep’s performance in the 1982 film directed by Alan J. Pakula, that phrase wouldn’t resonate the way it does. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we conclude our Meryl Streep series with the film for which she received her fourth Oscar nomination and first win as Best Actress, “Sophie’s Choice.”

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All the President’s Men

April 6, 2012

And thus begins the twisted journey, movie fans, that Woodward and Bernstein have to take to track down the truth behind one of the biggest scandals our country has ever faced, which led to the President’s resignation.

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The Parallax View

March 30, 2012

We’re neck-deep in conspiracy this week, movie lovers, as we’re talking about one of the 70s great conspiracy theory thrillers — Alan J. Pakula’s “The Parallax View” from 1974, the second film in his unofficial paranoia trilogy.

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March 24, 2012

We’re taking a leap back to the 70s with this next series—Alan J. Pakula’s paranoia trilogy. First up, 1971’s “Klute,” a dark and gritty character study/thriller about a small town detective trying to get information from a call girl about his missing friend.

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