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A New Leaf (1971)

Elaine May’s directorial debut is hilariously dark and genuinely charming.

About the Show

Every two weeks, film critics Dana Stevens (Slate) and K. Austin Collins (Vanity Fair) revisit notable films from the past—movies outside of the current releases and that have influenced modern culture and canon—and analyze them with a contemporary, critical eye.

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  • Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

  • K. Austin Collins is a film critic for Vanity Fair and a crossword constructor for the New Yorker and the New York Times.

Episode Notes

In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the idiosyncratic romantic comedy A New Leaf (1971), directed by Elaine May.

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Production by Chau Tu.