Bad Timing (1980)

“Bad Timing” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Bad Timing (1980; Nicolas Roeg) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes There is nothing easily definable about Nicolas Roeg’s perverse romance Bad Timing, right down to that mysterious title.  Bad Timing is a film about lies, distortions, and manipulation, not anything as fickle and uncalculated as “bad timing.”  The […]

“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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