Month: February 2014

“To Die For” Movie Review by Mike Dub

To Die For (1995; Gus Van Sant) GRADE: A- By Mike Dub  Director Gus Van Sant has always been sympathetic to the anguish of teenagers.  With varying quality (anything from My Own Private Idaho to Finding Forrester) his films express the troubles of American youth with great sensitivity.  […]

La Paura (Fear) 1954

“Fear (La Paura)” Movie Review by Mike Dub

Fear (La Paura) (1954; Roberto Rossellini) Grade: B+ By Mike Dub Italian Neo-Realist director Roberto Rossellini and Hollywood superstar Ingrid Bergman engaged in one of the most scandalous affairs of the 1950s.  Each was married when they worked together for the first time on Stromboli (released in 1950), […]

La Notte (1961)

“La Notte” Movie Review by Mike Dub

La Notte (1961; Michelangelo Antonioni) Grade: B By Mike Dub The second leg of Michelangelo Antonioni’s so-called “Alienation Trilogy” picks up pretty much where L’Avventura left off with La Notte.  Though unrelated to its predecessor in plot, the themes and relationships circle the same areas: lovers don’t love […]

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