Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977)

Richard Brooks directs Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld and Richard Gere in this sex drama where a repressed school teacher begins cruising bars for casual sex and drugs.

Doesn’t hold up as a feminist film anymore… and Lord only knows what the gay and black communities make of it? Still quite shocking but tonally all over the shop. Keaton’s performance is too quirky, Brooks direction too heavy handed. The ending is so bleak and doesn’t feel earned by the rest of the movie… almost like we have skipped a reel. Not a fun night in.

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Perfect Double Bill: Requiem For A Dream (2000)

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