3 things about John Huston’s THE MISFITS

The Misfits [1961]

1. “If I’m going to be alone, I want to be by myself.”
2. An unbuilt bedroom.
3. Selling wild horses for 6 cents a pound.

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3 things about Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s PULSE

Pulse [2001]

1. She instructs him on how to bookmark a webpage and how to “print screen.”
2. Glitch loop: man crossing a threshold.
3. Following the rollaway gas cap.

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s CRIMES OF THE FUTURE

Crimes of the Future [2022]

1. “Careful. Don’t spill.”
2. Inner Beauty Pageant.
3. Double drill.

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3 things about Leo Hurwitz’s STRANGE VICTORY

Strange Victory [1948]

1. “They paid. Everyone paid.”
2. Silver Shirts.
3. Euphemistic signifiers of restrictive housing and membership. “Select Clientele,” etc.

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3 things about Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON

Mysterious Object at Noon [1999]

1. He reminds them that he was promised KFC.
2. Playing inside, playing outside, swimming in the water.
3. Cripple boy.

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Sag Harbor, New York City, Portland!

Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is playing in a whole bunch of theaters real soon!

June 12, 2022: Sag Harbor Cinema, Sag Harbor, NY
Yours truly in person

June 19, 2022: Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens, NY
Yours truly in person

July 9, 2022: The Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR

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3 things about Kenji Mizoguchi’s OSAKA ELEGY

Osaka Elegy [1936]

1. “Have you forgotten that you’re the owner, at least in name, of Asai Pharmaceuticals? Yet you’re still the servile little toad you always were.”
2. Elaborate tracking shot upon entering Suminoe Suites.
3. I like to think that at the end she’s ready to restart her own life.

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3 things about Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN

The Batman [2022]

1. The look on his face as he’s being cuffed.
2. Glasgow cemetery cycle ride.
3. Joker next door.

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3 things about Wes Anderson’s THE FRENCH DISPATCH

The French Dispatch [2021]

1. “I’ll have my drink now.”
2. Cat-covered roofs.
3. Typographic memory.

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3 things about Bruno Dumont’s FRANCE

France [2021]

1. Iridescent jacket.
2. Enormous Gilbert & George (?) stained glass artpiece in the living room.
3. “I was married to a monster for 20 years.”

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