Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Most recently screened in July 2016
Director: Richard Brooks. Cast: Diane Keaton, William Atherton, Richard Gere, William Tuesday Weld, Richard Kiley, Priscilla Pointer, Alan Feinstein, Julius Harris, Tom Berenger, Elizabeth Cheshire, LeVar Burton, Marilyn Coleman, Richard Bright, Robert Burke, Alex Courtney, Joel Fabiani, Robert Fields, Eddie Garrett, Mary Ann Mallis, Richard O'Brien, Laurie Prange. Screenplay: Richard Brooks (based on the novel by Judith Rossner). Twitter Capsule:
Carefully, moodily shot. Plausible conviction, even when it's nuts. Still: exaggerated, often regressive.
Movies that address themselves so strenuously to a perceived zeitgeist, especially in such dramatically and stylistically stark ways, are valuable even when they're only debatably good.