Monthly Archives: December 2012

3 things about Ben Affleck’s ARGO

Argo [2012] 1. They watch TV together over the phone. 2. “Groucho said that?” 3. The little fingers gingerly fit the strips of paper together.

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3 things about Aaron Schneider’s GET LOW

Get Low [2009] 1. The perfectly smooth surface of his kitchen table. 2. Sitting on the back of the overturned chair, he empties his flask into a cut glass tumbler. 3. Shoe size: 10D.

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The best movies I watched in 2012.

Here, in alphabetical order, are ten movies I watched this year that knocked my socks off: Beyond the Hills (directed by Cristian Mungiu, 2012) Cosmopolis (directed by David Cronenberg, 2012) Magic Mike (directed by Steven Soderbergh, 2012) The Master (directed … Continue reading

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3 things about George Stevens’ SHANE

Shane [1953] 1. “I don’t want any part in gunslingin’. Murder’s a better word for it.” 2. They have a conversation through the open window: she’s in Joey’s bedroom while he stands outside in the pouring rain. 3. He discreetly … Continue reading

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3 things about John Schlesinger’s COLD COMFORT FARM

Cold Comfort Farm [1995] 1. “What do you plan to live on? Or off?” 2. She watches him as he loads the steaming manure onto the wagon. 3. The cow has been crowned with a garland of daisies.

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3 things about Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [2012] 1. “Think of a furnace with wings.” 2. A rift appears in the floor of the cave. 3. The Lonely Mountain = Paramount logo.

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3 things about Peter Godfrey’s CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT

Christmas in Connecticut [1945] 1. He sniffs the air, then simultaneously drops his suitcase, declares “I’m hungry!” and dashes into the kitchen. 2. She bends over to pick up her glove. He looks at the cow admiringly and says, “Nice … Continue reading

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