Eerie, shocking, daring, thrilling and mesmerizing, “The Manchurian Candidate” is “A masterpiece. One of the best and brightest of modern American films” (Roger Ebert). Featuring an all-star cast, including Angela Lansbury (“The Greatest Story Ever Told”) in an Oscar®-Nominated performance, this “chilling and controversial” (Leonard Maltin) film “may be the most sophisticated political satire ever made” (Pauline Kael). When a platoon of Korean War GIs is captured, they somehow end up at a ladies’ garden club party. Or do they? Frank Sinatra (“Guys and Dolls”) who portrays Major Bennett Marco, can’t remember. As he searches for the answer, he discovers threads of a diabolical plot orchestrated by the utterly ruthless Mrs. Iselin (Lansbury) and involving her war hero son (Laurence Harvey, “The Alamo”), her senator husband (James Gregory, “Clambake”) and a secret cabal of enemy leaders.
Thursday, May 19, 2022