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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 […]

“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), […]

Auteur Theory – Steven Soderbergh

  By Mike Dub Steven Soderbergh, the eclectic filmmaker who helped launch the independent film movement of the 1990s, announced last year that he would be hanging up his viewfinder to pursue other interests.  With his final picture, the HBO-released Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, tallying Golden Globe […]

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