3 things about Jack Arnold’s THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN

The Incredible Shrinking Man [1957]

1. Nuclear fallout as glitter.
2. Sugar shaker.
3. He can now fit through the bars of his prison.

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3 things about Garrett Bradley’s TIME

Time [2020]

1. Dingdong #2 and #1.
2. Bad credit, wants the most expensive car on the lot.
3. Torching the cardboard cutout on the grill.

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Final days–ROY’S WORLD at Beloit

Only two more days! If you’re reading this from Wisconsin or Illinois, you can watch the film as part of the Beloit International Film Festival—through February 28!

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD

Phantom Thread [2017]

1. POV car shots that recall the opening sequence of Lawrence of Arabia.
2. Literally sizing her up.
3. Vest, jacket, ascot over pajamas.

3 other things.

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3 things about Andrea Arnold’s FISH TANK

Fish Tank [2009]

1. He passes her the beer, looks at her with a vague hopefulness.
2. “You need sorting out.”
3. She can’t swim.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s SECRET HONOR

Secret Honor [1984]

1. He extracts a cassette from the inner pocket of his smoking jacket.
2. Dual meanings of the word “pardon.”
3. Black Irish.

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3 things about Edward Dmytryk’s CROSSFIRE

Crossfire [1947]

1. He’s a former cop from St. Louis. Four years on the East side.
2. Leroy stoops to pick up the pad of paper. The contempt on Montgomery’s face.
3. Incorrect address.

3 other things.

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3 things about Jim Cummings’ THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW

The Wolf of Snow Hollow [2020]

1. “Anger management.”
2. Falling asleep at the library.
3. Shattered oven door.

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ROY’S WORLD is in Wisconsin!

If you’re reading this from Wisconsin or Illinois, you can watch the film as part of the Beloit International Film Festival—now through February 28!

And as part of the festival, Jason Adasiewicz (who composed the score and performs on the soundtrack) and I will will be featured in a Q&A on Friday, February 26. Hope to see you there.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s TORN CURTAIN

Torn Curtain [1966]

1. Most asinine line of dialog: “But that’s behind the Iron Curtain!”
2. “To celebrate I will pay for the liquid.”
3. Under the blankets again.

This movie reminds of David Lynch’s Dune: no matter how many times I watch it, it never gets any better.

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