The Swimmer


Fifth Estate # 59, August 1-14, 1968

Eleanor and Frank Perry, who made “David and Lisa,” have come out with a new film called “The Swimmer.” Although it does not resemble, or live up to, their previous effort, it’s a better movie than most critics would have …

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Elvira Madigan


Fifth Estate # 58, July 18-31, 1968

“Elvira Madigan,” as advertised, may well be the most beautiful movie ever made. In any event, it is one of the most popular foreign films to come to Detroit in quite a while. However, I have a feeling that the …

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Green Berets Invade Detroit


Fifth Estate # 57, July 4-18, 1968

John Wayne BIFF! has made a new movie POW! called “The Green Berets” AAP! It’s currently appearing at the Adams Theatre, and I want all you weak-kneed, yellow-bellied draft dodgers out there to double time down to see it.

The Stranger


Fifth Estate # 56, June 19-July 1, 1968

I have yet to read a really worthwhile movie review of “The Stranger,” and I’m not sure I can remedy the situation.

Planet of the Apes


Fifth Estate # 55, June 4-18, 1968

“Planet of the Apes” may turn out to be the “Bonnie and Clyde” of 1968. Many film critics, after giving the picture an unfavorable review, are beginning to have second thoughts about it.

A Space Trip


Fifth Estate # 53, May 1-15, 1968

I’m afraid that Stanley Kubrick, who directed “Doctor Strangelove” and “Paths of Glory,” has NOT done it again. His new film, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” currently appearing downtown at the Summit Cinerama, cost more than 10 million dollars, and dollar …

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Belle de Jour


Fifth Estate # 63, October 3-16, 1968

If Luis Bunuel had not directed “Belle de Jour,” it probably would have turned out to be nothing more than a case history from the pages of Krafft-Ebbing. On the very surface it merely tells the story of how a …

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Fifth Estater Reports on European Travels


Fifth Estate # 39, October 1-15, 1967

To be a teenager in western Europe today is to enjoy a freedom of movement only dreamed about by American young people. During the summer, while most American kids are sitting home watching reruns on T.V., their European counterparts are …

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Legal Trip at Hudson’s


Fifth Estate # 38, September 15-30, 1967

Between now and October 9th the J.L. Hudson Gallery is offering the public a legal trip via the work of Michelangelo Pistoletto.

“Poor Cow”


Fifth Estate # 62, Sept. 19-Oct. 2, 1968

To get some idea of what “Poor Cow” is like, one need only imagine what “Elvira Madigan” would have been like if it had been filmed in the slums of London.