To commemorate what would have been the Brooklyn-born actress' 100th birthday, revisit her career-defining performances in the classic films Only Angels Have Wings, Gilda, and The Lady From Shanghai. For the more adventurous, explore her work in the less-heralded Separate Tables, Pal Joey, and Tales of Manhattan.
Staff Pick of the Day
Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix
Often held up as one of the most provocative films of the 80s, the third feature from French director Jean-Jacques Beineix is a mix of raw sexuality, vibrant colors, and sustained intensity. A layabout handyman with writerly ambitions meets Betty, a passionate, blunt woman who encourages his artistic pursuits while struggling with her own instability. Betty skews a bit in the manic pixie dream girl direction, quirkily and tragically existing primarily to encourage a man, but her aggression and fire make her endlessly watchable regardless. (Available on FilmStruck)