COOL HAND LUKE (Stuart Rosenberg, 1967)

“For with God, nothing shall be impossible.” — Luke 1:37 Bad movies lean heavily on story and characters, reducing cinema to the level of series television. Brooklyn-born Stuart Rosenberg began in television, but he brings to Cool Hand Luke, his best film, atmosphere and (given its subject matter) considerable restraint. Written by ex-con Donn Pearce […]