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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 […]

Ron Howard: Bump It or Dump It

By Daniel Barnes *Originally published on the Movie City USA blog on August 21, 2007 [w/updated comments at the end] “He makes Hollywood feel better about itself.” -David Thomson, The New Biographical Dictionary of Film I think that Thomson means this not just in the sense that Ron […]

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), […]

Steven Soderbergh Schizopolis

“Schizopolis” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Schizopolis (1996; Steven Soderbergh) Grade: A By Daniel Barnes Although nearly forgotten in the Soderbergh oeuvre, the playfully piercing absurdist comedy Schizopolis is his most personal and original work.  Intensely aware of and yet utterly freed from cinematic conventions of storytelling and style, Schizopolis is like the product […]

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