Neil Bahadur

Neil Bahadur

I TOO DREAM IN COLOUR AND IN RHYME

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  • L'Avventura

    L'Avventura

    ★★★★★

    Antonioni: "The film was expressed through images in which I hope to show not the birth of an erroneous sentiment, but rather the way in which we go astray in our sentiments."

    I've personally had a fascinating, checkered relationship with Antonioni through the years - sort of, in that I hadn't actively watched his films since I was a teenager, and didn't really understand them. L'Avventura I had at least liked stylistically but hadn't a clue what was going on,…

  • Rifkin's Festival

    Rifkin's Festival

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  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★½

    "I got beat up. I'm the victim here."
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    "Cross the room if you've ever been blamed for something you didn't do."

    Many months before the films North American release, I joked that Good Time looked like "a modern-day Phil Karlson picture" so I was doubly pleasantly surprised when I found that this film approximated that feeling. In his annual love-letter to Cannes, Mark Peranson called the film "a kind of Dionysian New York Gesamtkunstwerk....immersion without identification." Where Good Time…

  • Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump

    This is like, some kind of weird, conservative fantasy. If watching this served any good purpose, it's a possibly vital reminder that the Clinton era was not as progressive as many of us might like to remember - the latter half of the 20th century in America through the eyes of a reactionary, nearly 50 years of social tumult regarded as just a brief phase of unrest before everything returns to 'normal,' - the Vietnam War, Black Panthers, and social…