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Critic’s Choice: Remembering Nicolas Roeg with ‘Don’t Look Now’

There aren’t too many pictures that consistently rate among the scariest movies ever made as well as the sexiest. “Don’t Look Now,” Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 horror classic starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland as a couple tormented by grief, remains a brilliant exception. Between its blood-chilling eruptions of red and its doom-laden vision of Venice, the movie’s haunting centerpiece is a sex scene that remains one of the most passionate and hauntingly beautiful evocations of marital intimacy in the movies.