HILLARY WESTON is staff writer and social media director at the Criterion Collection. Her work has appeared in Film Quarterly, BOMB, Interview, and BlackBook.
Love Screams: Valentine’s Day Massacre at Anthology Film ArchivesBy Hillary Weston
For those not in the mood for love this month, Manhattan’s Anthology Film Archives will be hosting their own twisted hearts celebration with their annual Valentine’s Day Massacre series—named after the notorious 1929 Chicago gangland murders (which Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond used three decades later as the catalyst for Some Like It Hot)—a program that elides the rosy-hued confections of the holiday for films that show the thorny side of love.