The Miracle Woman
at Film Forum
It’s certainly way past time for a Barbara Stanwyck tribute at Film Forum, coinciding now with the publication of a massive biography of the actress, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True, 1907-1940, which considers almost half of her life and a decade of her film career. To be fair, Film Forum has shown plenty of Stanwyck’s early work in its many Pre-Code series, its tributes to Frank Capra and in films by Preston Sturges and Billy Wilder. If you’ve seen those movies, you’ve probably made up your mind.