Monthly Archives: December 2011

3 things about Steve McQueen’s SHAME

Shame [2011] 1. She picks at a bit of fluff on his coat, but he stops her. “I like it there,” he explains. 2. The back of his head, in sharp focus, on the left side of the frame. The … Continue reading

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3 things about Béla Tarr & Ágnes Hranitzky’s THE TURIN HORSE

The Turin Horse [2011] 1. Eating a boiled potato using only one’s fingers is a tricky business. 2. The patches of worn-away fur on the horse’s flanks. 3. Do they use an outhouse? If so, where is it? Easily the … Continue reading

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3 things about Patrice Leconte’s DOGORA

Dogora [2004] 1. A ladybug slowly crawls along the bicycle’s handlebar. 2. The orchestra and singers are black and white blobs. The conductor, however, is in focus. 3. Stacks of multicolored plastic plates. Lots of pretty images, but this movie … Continue reading

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3 things about Martin Ritt’s EDGE OF THE CITY

Edge of the City [1957] 1. “You get $1.71 an hour, out of which you pay me a quarter. That’s how you say thank you.” 2. They hop up onto the boxcar to eat their lunch. Chrysler Building in the … Continue reading

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