Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Cannes 2016: 'Midnight Return' Review

Midnight Express is no personal favorite of mine. Its paranoia feels incredibly dated, and never mind how racist it is. Still, Midnight Return is an engaging little documentary about the movie's making, but it's especially interesting in its examination of the film's negative aftereffect. (Also revealing: How Billy Hayes, whose story inspired Midnight Express, has coped ever since.) I reviewed Midnight Return for Screen International.