Shooting in Midtown, Manhattan, getting soaked in the pouring rain. This kind of mood is something I’ve been trying to capture for a long time now, I spent about an hour out in the water and shot frames until my camera died.
We’re spotlighting Tribeca selections helmed by women directors every day of Women’s History Month.
We begin with a seminal independent film that received a retrospective screening in 2009. The female gaze is front and center in Bette Gordon’s Variety (1983), a crafty, neon-bathed noir about a curious ticket-taker at a Times Square porno palace who takes a precarious liking to her new profession. Haven’t seen this masterpiece yet? Fix that immediately.
Film opinion: Se7en is such a great movie because from the first act you understand absolutely: This will not end well. No happy Hollywood ending. You’re cynical. Then it ends so horrifically and cruelly that your breathe is taken away.
Christ, you knew it would be bad, but you didn’t expect that.