LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (Sidney Lumet, 1962)

Films by Sidney Lumet come in two varieties: sleek and swanky New York City-based crime dramas that are sometimes wrongly (insanely!) described as “gritty”; pretentious literary art for the culture-vultures. (Incredibly, Lumet was even once able to conflate his two kinds of films: Vu du pont, 1962, in French, and from Italy and France—Arthur Miller’s […]