The Chase (1966; Dir.: Arthur Penn) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes In most if not all of his best roles, the Nebraska-born Marlon Brando was an easy avatar for everything anti-heroic about America. A Streetcar Named Desire and The Wild One boosted him to prominence as a post-WWII, […]
Read Daniel Barnes’ review of The Chase.
Variety (1983; Dir.: Bette Gordon) GRADE: B By Mike Dub Bette Gordon’s 1983 independent thriller Variety is a sharp, ambitious thriller, and 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 […]
Like The Bourne Legacy, 300: Rise of an Empire is more of a “parallel-quel” to the original film, telling a narrative that operates side by side with the already established storyline, while occasionally interweaving some of those new elements into the franchise’s mythology. It’s really quite annoying.
One-Eyed Jacks (1961; Dir.: Marlon Brando) Grade: B by Mike Dub As the 1950s drew to a close, Marlon Brando was about to enter the next decade about as hot as anyone has ever been. In the seven years leading up to his directorial debut (and finale), One-Eyed […]
Once again, the trailer for One-Eyed Jacks, the first film in our Brando Dark Ages festival. Read Mike Dub’s review of One-Eyed Jacks.