Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sound rolls, and other baked goods.

Over the weekend I started logging the location sound rolls. So far I’ve logged 15 out of the 20 total. Basically what I’m noting are things like scene and take info, sound quality, and what I think of the performances. … Continue reading

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3 things about Jeunet & Caro’s DELICATESSEN

Delicatessen [1991] 1. Snail on the record. 2. Hula bounce. 3. “I would have liked to say my last goodbyes!” “We’ll do that right now.”

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3 things about Betrand Tavernier’s DEATH WATCH

Death Watch [1980] 1. “Some things are private?” “Are they? Why?” 2. She assures her that the wig is real human hair. 3. Finally, he sleeps. Sitting up. He sleeps right through it. Why this touching, understated sci-fi movie isn’t … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Campus’ Z.P.G.

Z.P.G. [1972] 1. Newspaper headline: LOS ANGELES KILLER SMOG 90,000 DEAD 2. Artificial blood spurts out of the doll’s neck. 3. Plastic handcuffs and pruning shears.

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The tryanny of beauty.

Mother of George is too beautiful for its own good. My review.

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3 things about Kartemquin Films’ GOLUB: LATE WORKS ARE THE CATASTROPHES

Golub: Late Works Are the Catastrophes [2004] 1. $20 worth of guns from the toy store on Bleeker Street. “Get a receipt.” 2. We can disappear you. 3. “You’re at the end of the rope. It’s a long rope. But … Continue reading

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3 things about Andrew Bujalski’s COMPUTER CHESS

Computer Chess [2013] 1. “A man on three scotches could program himself out of any problem in the world.” 2. In the middle of the night he walks to the ice room, dispenses himself a single ice cube and munches … Continue reading

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3 things about François Ozon’s UNDER THE SAND

Under the Sand [2000] 1. She’s alone, but there are two cups on the tea tray. 2. The hands slowly withdraw. A pucker in her dress. 3. “You belong in an insane asylum, not a rest home,” she says. The … Continue reading

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3 things about Marc Forster’s WORLD WAR Z

World War Z [2013] 1. “Okay, big man. You take care of the ladies? Deal. You’re awesome.” 2. Stupid cell phone. 3. The creature’s seatbelt is still securely fastened. Undeniably entertaining, but this definitely ends up as a missed opportunity. … Continue reading

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“I thought it was a one time thing,” Leonard Maltin said.

My interview with the film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, whose movie guide is about to turn 45 years old.

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