Michael Sragow

Michael Sragow, an online movie critic for Film Comment, is the author of “Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master.”

Jeff Goldblum, left, and Leonard Nimoy "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"(1978).

In Celebration of the Body Snatchers

Philip Kaufman’s sci-fi masterpiece "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" celebrates pre-tech San Francisco’s soul.

Jobyna Ralston was the warm, spunky leading lady who inspired Harold Lloyd to unforgettable classic romantic gags, especially when she played a traveling show dancer and he played a sheriff’s son in his masterpiece “The Kid Brother.”

Down at the Farm, in L.A.

Harold Lloyd creates a buoyant rural fantasyland; Charles Burnett reveals the Deep South in South L.A.