Monthly Archives: January 2010

3 things about ANDROID

Android [1982] 1. The space station has ratty berber carpeting. 2. Klaus Kinski’s disembodied head: “I am not an android.” 3. James Brown provides the soundtrack for Metropolis.

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3 things about WALTZ WITH BASHIR

Waltz with Bashir [2008] 1. 26 dogs. 2. The tops of his feet bobbing in the sea. 3. A narrow alley with dead bodies piled waist-high. Very interesting to see this so soon after Circle of Deceit. They comment on … Continue reading

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3 things about THEY ALL LAUGHED

They All Laughed [1981] 1. Audrey Hepburn wearing Yoko Ono sunglasses. 2. Bogdanovich’s voice as the radio DJ. 3. They stop outside the hotel and she says, “This is where I turn into a pumpkin.”

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3 things about THE WHITE RIBBON

The White Ribbon [2009] 1. He unbuttons his shirt and carefully removes a tiny wounded bird. 2. Walking down the road through a snow-covered landscape. Blindingly white. 3. The doctor slowly wraps a bandage around the child’s head. The boy … Continue reading

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3 Things

Sunday Bloody Sunday [1971] 1. “I know you’re not getting enough of me, but you’re getting all there is.” 2. She pours out some gravy, catching the drip from the spout of the gravy boat with her finger. She licks … Continue reading

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3 things about Kelly Reichardt’s WENDY AND LUCY

Wendy and Lucy [2008] 1. “I’m not from around here, I can’t be an example to anybody.” 2. $6. 3. The tune she hums is the same muzak playing in the supermarket. 3 other things.

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3 things about David Gordon Green’s PINEAPPLE EXPRESS

Pineapple Express [2008] 1. The movie playing on the TV in the background is The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. 2. A little girl in a bathing suit watches him as he sobs into his hamburger. 3. “I look like … Continue reading

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3 Things

What About Bob? [1991] 1. The elevator doors close. Scream. 2. “I let the boat do the work. That’s my secret.” 3. Bob steps through the shrubbery and Dr. Marvin winces.

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3 things about Gus Van Sant’s PSYCHO

Psycho [1998] 1. Hitchcock didn’t need a Steadicam. 2. A single drop of blood falls on the edge of the sink. 3. Stupidiest line not in the original: “Let me get my Walkman.”

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3 Things

25th Hour [2002] 1. A sobering scene involving Ground Zero is abruptly ruined by a needless montage and the most bombastic music cue in cinema history. 2. He tries to rub the graffiti off the mirror, but he can’t. 3. … Continue reading

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