Don’t Look Now: Criterion Collection

April 13, 2015

Adapted from the short story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, Don’t Look Now (1973) took a familiar genre and depicted it in an unusual way, employing several flashbacks and flashforwards as director Nicolas Roeg examined the psychological effects... 

Insignificance: Criterion Collection

June 24, 2011

Filmmaker Nicolas Roeg was still licking his wounds from his previous effort, Eureka (1983), a deeply personal project that he hoped would break through to the mainstream but was given a limited theatrical release from then struggling United Artists.... 

Walkabout: Criterion Collection

May 11, 2010

Based on James Vance Marshall’s 1959 novel The Children, Walkabout (1971) marked cinematographer Nicolas Roeg’s feature film debut as a director. Originally, producer Si Litvinoff wanted Roeg to direct an adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ novel A Clockwork... 

Bad Timing

February 7, 2006

Tom Waits’ “Invitation to the Blues” plays over the opening credits of Bad Timing (1980) and this establishes the melancholy mood of a movie that explores the rise and fall arc of an obsessive relationship between a man and a woman in an unflinching... 

The Man Who Fell to Earth

February 2, 2006

When The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) was shown in the United States it was trimmed of 20 minutes of footage because the studio was worried that people wouldn’t understand what was going on. These cuts only made the movie more incomprehensible. This...