3 things about Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA

Roma [2018]

1. Shower curtain rod.
2. Picking out a crib.
3. Silently eating ice cream together.

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3 things about Paul Schrader’s FIRST REFORMED

First Reformed [2017]

1. Martin Luther in the outhouse.
2. They slowly lift off.
3. “Despair is a development of pride so great that it chooses one’s certitude rather than admit God is more creative than we are. Perhaps it’s better I didn’t say that to him.”

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3 things about Susanne Bier’s BIRD BOX

Bird Box [2018]

1. The woman calmly sits down in the driver’s seat of the burning car.
2. He gently pries her eyes open.
3. “No one’s looking,” she announces to the children.

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3 things about Martin Campbell’s GOLDENEYE

GoldenEye [1995]

1. Q’s lunch.
2. “No more foreplay.”
3. Clicky pen.

3 other things.

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3 things about Andrew Bujalski’s SUPPORT THE GIRLS

Support the Girls [2018]

1. “Sonny, I am twice the man you are. And twice the woman you will ever screw.”
2. Everything you need to know about his character: shorts, socks, sandals.
3. “And don’t you dare feel bad about us for losing our shitty jobs. There’s lots of other shitty jobs out there, including this one.”

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3 things about Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900

1900 [1976]

1. Milk and shit.
2. Three nude boys posing at the edge of a cliff above the sea.
3. The shift from sunset to twilight.

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A selected inventory of 2018.

By the numbers …

186: feature films I watched in 2018 (19 of which I viewed in a theater)
57: books I read in 2018
28: pizzas we ordered from The Art of Pizza
20: mystery green statistic

Happy New Year!

(Also, I went to the gym 136 times last year.)

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