R, 121 minutes
Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch
The great director Sydney Lumet, who made more than 50 films, starting with Twelve Angry Men, died April 9. Critic Geoff Pevere discusses his work and introduces the 1976 film Network, which seems increasingly relevant in this age of cable news and unfocused anger. Its mantra, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore,” still resonates.