The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover


Dir. Larry Cohen (1977).
Larry Cohen’s hip and scurrilous docudrama remains the best tabloid history since they ran Sam Fuller out of Hollywood. Although the Cohen scenario is no less paranoid than JFK or Nixon, the delivery is far more intentionally comic.

Tue., Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m., 2011

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 17, 2011

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