Neil Bahadur

Neil Bahadur


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  • 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


    "I got beat up. I'm the victim here."
    "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…