Don't Look Now

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Year Released: 1973
Rating: 1.0

Simply a preposterous mess; the entire, droning movie is built as a teaser for the ending, which may frighten some people but made me laugh out loud (it's more Lynchian than I expected … i.e. Lynch circa Twin Peaks). The infamous sex scene is so wild and drawn-out it interrupts the leisurely and somber pace (and its purpose is somewhat questionable), and Roeg's flashy visual dynamics fail to spice up a story that never invests much time in its two leads. Other Roeg pictures have taken multiple viewings to 'get' and this is no exception, but I still have this nagging feeling it's a whole lot of trumped up nothingness.