Bryan O'Keefe

Bryan O'Keefe

Librarian and researcher for films.

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  • The Eighties

    The Eighties

    ★★★★★

    Yes yes yes.

  • Taipei Story

    Taipei Story

    ★★★★½

    This 4K restoration was sold out at NYFF, so thanks to BAM for showing Taipei Story many times over the weekend. Edward Yang's death was a calamity for all of us and his cinematic intelligence is unsurpassed in his generation aside from Fassbinder and Akerman. And I will forever continue to think about the fact that he died in Beverly Hills until future biographers explain it to me.

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  • The Bowery

    The Bowery

    ★★★★½

    Saw this at MoMA and there was the usual fight in the first few rows. A man reprimanded a guest and his mother for talking and he snapped back "My mother is 92, asshole." She may have missed this film on its first release but she was there to appreciate it 84 years later.

    Walsh at his best, the editing of the scene at the Chinese laundry after Jackie Cooper throws stones at a lantern and sets the building on…

  • Such Good Friends

    Such Good Friends

    ★★★★½

    Otto Preminger directing Dyan Cannon from a script by Esther Dale (aka Elaine May); one of the best American films of the era. Surprisingly moving with some of the most excruciating sex scenes ever filmed.