The Manchurian Candidate

Jonathan Demme's spectacular recovery from THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE (2002), a disastrous deconstruction of CHARADE (1963), is a smart, timely remake of John Frankenheimer's 1962 thriller. Frankenheimer's CANDIDATE is a very nearly perfect adaptation of Richard Condon's 1959 novel, but Demme's retooling is a fine and thought-provoking film in its own more