September 7, 2018
New Hal Ashby Doc Treads on ‘Hal’-lowed Ground [Review]
The 1970s was a watershed decade for young directors that would come to define the artistic medium for the next forty years. Whether one is looking at the “New Hollywood” crop (Coppola, Spielberg, Scorsese, Lucas), or the auteurs (Altman, Allen, Lumet, Friedkin), it’s hard to overstate just how profound a shift took place at this time. One director has arguably overshadowed them all, however, both via his output during this period and in the influence he cast upon a generation of filmmakers to follow.