Month: March 2014

“Burn!” (1969) Movie Review by Mike Dub

Burn! (1969; Gillo Pontecorvo) Grade: B+ By Mike Dub Throughout the 1960s, Marlon Brando became increasingly active in social issues.  Though his popularity was plummeting, he sought to make art that was relevant to the changing cultural landscape.  The Ugly American (1963) is a well-intentioned (though drab) warning against […]

Variety Bette Gordon

“Variety” (1983) Movie Review by Mike Dub

Variety (1983; Bette Gordon) GRADE: B By Mike Dub Bette Gordon’s 1983 independent thriller Variety is a sharp, ambitious thriller. It deserves to mentioned alongside other vivid films about the alienated abyss of the old New York City – the ugly, dangerous, vile New York City that is nostalgically eulogized […]

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