Don’t Look Now, It’s Roeg’s ’73 Effort

I simply do not like the films of Nicolas Roeg.

Don’t Look Now (1973) is a fancy, fatuous occult-heavy—and thus supernatural—thriller.  Hitchcock’s scary Frenzy, which came out close to the same time as Roeg’s movie, is offensively misogynistic, but at least it relates a sensible story.  Don’t Look Now is an infernally messy puzzler.

Hilary Mason, as a psychic named Heather, is wonderful in the film, and so is Clelia Matania as her sister.  They deserve a better movie—but then, so does almost everyone else in the film’s cast.

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