Dir. Robert Aldrich (1956). Charles Silver’s Auterist History of Film series is just the thing for anyone needing to convince lovers or relatives that, yes, it is worthwhile paying attention to who’s directing what. Attack! is an inspired choice: Like all war dramas, it’s about dudes doing stuff, but never before Aldrich did the dudes have to work so hard to find it in themselves to do it. And the stuff they do – damn!

Wed., Nov. 21, 1:30 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 23, 1:30 p.m., 2012

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