Sunday, October 8, 2023

The Caine again

The New York Times's Ben Kenigsberg has this brief but glowing review of the late William Friedkin's The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Excerpt:

Friedkin has skillfully updated the material for 21st-century sensibilities — it’s no longer all men, for one thing — and context. Sept. 11, 2001, stands in for World War II in the closing toast, which is intended to insult one character and is credible here in a way that other renditions sometimes haven’t been. In Friedkin’s hands, the audience, too, is likely to feel doused in the face.

You can find a trailer here.

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