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  • Bad Timing

    Bad Timing

    ★★★★½

    The Films of Nicolas Roeg
    Film no. 5 -
    Bad Timing (1980)

    ”I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out what normal means.”

    In the second circle of Hell, the lustful are forever tormented by a violent storm. The damned souls are swept about indiscriminately. The storm is a manifestation of the sinners lack of emotional control; the inability to push away lustful desires among other impulses. They are pitiful animals and Dante describes them as such. A…

  • Don't Look Now

    Don't Look Now

    ★★★★★

    The Films of Nicolas Roeg
    Film no. 3 - Don't Look Now (1973)

    "Nothing is what it seems."

    I mentioned in my first review of Don’t Look Now that the horror came from the unrelenting tension and dread that’s built up throughout the runtime. Seeing the film again made me realize that the aforementioned thought is merely half-true. This is a film about a man trying to reason his way out of fate and the horror that awaits him. He’s…

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  • Cold Heaven

    Cold Heaven

    ★★½

    The Films of Nicolas Roeg
    Film no. 11
    - Cold Heaven (1992)

    “I don’t want to believe...”

    Giving Roeg a MASSIVE benefit of the doubt for this one. A more earnest misfire than Castaway, yet just as dull if not more so. Cold Heaven sees Roeg tackle a crisis of faith head-on. The interesting themes and conflicts were wasted on a tedious and much too familiar melodrama; much of this felt like a made-for-television film. Roeg delivers more interesting sequences…

  • The Witches

    The Witches

    ★★★★

    The Films of Nicolas Roeg
    Film no. 10 -
    The Witches (1990)

    “Child... is a MOUSE!”

    The single greatest Roald Dahl adaptation I’ve seen, brought to us by Nicolas Roeg of all people. Nothing in his career has indicated that he would make a child-friendly horror romp, and yet here we are. Detached from his usual idiosyncrasies, Roeg decides to revel in the whimsy and splendor of Dahl’s imaginative world. Light-hearted dark fantasy; the perfect horror film for children. The…

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  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ½

    A dishonest critique of capitalism. Substitutes one highly materialistic system for another. What the film says about race is overly simplified to the point of parody. Race politics in America is such an uninteresting debate and topic to begin with: one-sided, dominated by the mainstream apologetics worldview. The comedy just stinks here. Post-modern obscuricantism meets woke PC-friendly R-rated material. One of the most cringe-inducing experiences I’ve had in quite some time.

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ½

    Inevitable.

    I can’t describe what I just spent the past three hours of my life watching. I planned for a long-format rundown of my thoughts on film epics of yesteryear compared to today’s cinematic equivalents. But to spend paragraphs comparing the mastery of a film like Lawrence of Arabia or even 2001 would be an enormous waste of time. Does anyone waste time comparing a toddler’s drool-splattered scribbles to The Great Gatsby?

    Yes, the now highest-grossing film of all time…