Don’t Look Now. Nicolas Roeg. 1973. ⚄
Oh, man. I have no recollection of having seen this movie, but every scene there’s a kind of primeval recognition. Could I have seen this, like, on TV as a child or something?
It’s deja vu all the way for me.
I must have been scared shitless while watching this.
So I can’t really look at this in any sensible way: I’m totally captivated by all the scenes, but I don’t know whether it’s because they’re really good scenes or because of my possible history with this movie.
This 2K restoration looks awesome, and it’s not even Criterion.
I do feel like it loses some tension about halfway through. It’s a wonderful descent into nightmare, but when turning into one sort of movie from another, it becomes something slightly more gimmicky. OK, that’s a too-strong word, but you feel there’s a… twist… coming up… Which cheapens it.
It’s great! But…
So the leftovers cocktail is Easy…
But c’mon. C”MON! I like sweet stuff, but this is ridiculous.
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