Bill McKay

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Robert Redford's Mealy-Mouthed Reluctant Virgin of a Politician in "The Candidate"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 3, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 31 films in focus By Andrew Sarris Cinema, like politics, makes strange bedfellows. "THE CANDIDATE," for example. (I couldn't.) It so happens that I find myself more in critical harmony with Bella Abzug's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Getting Over Election Day With The Candidate

    In honor of Election Day, the New York Times has been featuring for the last week a video "Critic's Picks" from A.O. Scott on the subject of Michael Ritchie's The Candidate (1972). "I don't think there's any movie that captures the chaos and intensity of Democratic politics quite as well," Scott say ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 1999