THE GRADU ATE

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OUT 23 JUNE

En­joy­ing a 50th birth­day 4K restoration, Mike Ni­chols’ 1967 sex com­edy shot Dustin Hoff­man to star­dom, es­tab­lished Anne Ban­croft as the all-time movie cougar, and hoisted Simon & Gar­funkel atop the charts. Hoff­man’s the uni lad, Ban­croft the preda­tory mother of his girl­friend. The dia­logue’s a joy and Ni­chols fur­nishes im­pec­ca­ble comic tim­ing. Ut­terly of its pe­riod, yet time­less. Philip Kemp

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