• Bigger Than Life

The Hollywood classic Rebel Without a Cause screens at the Logan this Thursday, July 18, at 11 PM. The film is most famous for featuring James Dean in his career-defining role, but anyone who knows anything knows that it’s also one of the finer films from director Nicholas Ray, one of the most important American filmmakers of his generation. Stymied by studios and misunderstood by postwar moviegoers, Ray never rose to the level of fame he deserved until after his career was more or less over, a sad reality that fortunately hasn’t prevented modern audiences from discovering and appreciating his films as the masterworks they are. You can catch my five favorite after the jump.