YOU’RE A BIG BOY NOW (Francis Ford Coppola, 1966)

Returning after four decades to You’re a Big Boy Now, which in the interim has become a minor cult classic, is painful. The paramount cause is the 1987 post-divorce suicide of its star, Elizabeth Hartman, whose “great precision and style” as Barbara Darling, the principal reason for seeing the film, either for the first time […]