A New Leaf 12/09/17

Olive Signature Collection

Filtered through her experience as an unequalled comic performer, writer-director Elaine May scores a bulls-eye with this grossly underappreciated gem, fashioned in a style that could be called ‘black comedy lite.’ And that’s the release version mangled by the producer. What might it have been if May had been allowed to finish her director’s cut? Elaine May and Walter Matthau star, with major help from Jack Weston, George Rose, James Coco, Doris Roberts, RenĂ©e Taylor and William Redfield. On Blu-ray from Olive Signature.