Derivatives II

film 3 of 5

The Bay

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan May 26, 2015 @deanduncan63

Saw Barry Levinson’s #TheBay, which nicely mixes Henrik Ibsen’s Enemy of the People, Peter Watkins’ The War Game

… and Alan Pakula’s The Parallax View. In other words we’ve got the perfidy of commerce, or of commercial collectives …

… and the difficulty/necessity of standing up to them; we’ve got some very crafty use of doc conventions, in a semi-fictional context …

… to proclaim ideologically; & finally we have a strangely satisfying wallow in sweet, even operatic paranoia.

#TheBay. We should mention that these special effects are pretty gross. Pretty amazing, though!