3 things about Hayao Miyazaki’s PRINCESS MONONOKE

Princess Mononoke[1997]

1. Multiple decapitations via arrow.
2. Talking bandage-head.
3. Bones buried in the mud on the bottom of the pond.

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3 things about John Boorman’s POINT BLANK

Point Blank [1967]

1. “How much is Brewster worth to you, Fairfax?”
“Threatening phone calls don’t impress me.”
2. Buried under a rack of film canisters.
3. A kitchen with a built-in blender plus a standalone blender.

3 other things.

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3 things about François Ozon’s SUMMER OF 85

Summer of 85 [2020]

1. He’s not going to tell you what happened behind the door.
2. In the semidarkness, he gently combs the boy’s hair.
3. Traditionally, the headstone is not erected for at least a year.

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3 things about Paul Schrader’s THE CARD COUNTER

The Card Counter [2021]

1. “Suited” and its double meaning. The world of cards.
2. Encrusted coffee urn.
3. Very long nails.

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3 things about John Coney’s SPACE IS THE PLACE

Space Is the Place [1974]

1. Good time cigarette gals.
2. Stealing some sweet shoes.
3. Shortly after evacuation, the planet explodes and splits in half.

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3 things about Stanley Kramer’s ON THE BEACH

On the Beach [1959]

1. Coke bottle and window shade.
2. She’s ready for tea, she says.
3. He affixes the award plaque to the hood of his car and then tosses the screwdriver away. His last act.

3 other things.

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3 things about Danis Goulet’s NIGHT RAIDERS

Night Raiders [2021]

1. A peaceful tent filled with sleeping children.
2. She watches approvingly as one girl beats another girl to a pulp.
3. Drones as sentient beings.

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A Chicago encore at the Music Box!

For one night only, the film returns to the big screen at the Music Box Theatre! And after the show, Jim Laczkowski (Chicago Film Critics Association) will moderate a Q & A featuring yours truly alongside producer Michael Glover Smith. We’re planning to make some very exciting announcements about the future of the film—so make sure you’re there!

Can you help us spread the word? This is likely to be our last local screening for awhile. Forward this blog post to your Chicago friends or light up the social media platform of your choice with the news. I really appreciate your continuing support!

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s NOTORIOUS

Notorious [1946]

1. The way he adjusts the scarf after tying it around her waist.
2. A short, sharp punch silences her.
3. “I have been expecting this.”

3 other things

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3 things about Sidney Lumet’s NETWORK

Network [1976]

1. The middle of the George Washington Bridge.
2. “I want angry shows.”
3. The sheen of his mustache in the conference room’s half-light.

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