Monthly Archives: March 2014

3 things about Ang Lee’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Sense and Sensibility [1995] 1. “Marianne, could you play another piece? Mamma has been weeping since breakfast.” 2. Three women weeping behind three different doors. She sits down on the stairs and sips the cup of tea. 3. She is … Continue reading

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3 things about Sidney Lumet’s CHILD’S PLAY

Child’s Play [1972] 1. He stuffs the malicious note into the headmaster’s hand. 2. The casket catches on the edge of the grave. 3. As the boys encircle him, a bar of light on his eyes and mustache. James Mason … Continue reading

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3 things about Preston Sturges’ HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO

Hail the Conquering Hero [1944] 1. Blackout curtains at the restaurant. 2. “He’s a hero, he’s got a statue in the park and the birds sit on it.” 3. Stacks of flannel cakes. 3 other things.

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3 things about Sarah Polley’s TAKE THIS WALTZ

Take This Waltz [2011] 1. He calls at her from across the street. “That’s too bad.” 2. On the patio, a large red wheelbarrow filled with ice and bottles of beer. 3. Sweat on her forehead. She leans her head … Continue reading

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3 things about Vincenzo Natali’s CUBE

Cube [1997] 1. Scaramanga. 2. Wire twist. 3. Into the light.

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3 things about Joe Dante’s GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH

Gremlins 2: The New Batch [1990] 1. Dr. Catheter hands the kleenex to an assistant and says, “Have this tissue analyzed.” 2. Edward G. Robinson gremlin. 3. “I’m melting, I’m melting!”

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Masking the symptom.

We are born with a mortal illness, Seth concludes, and spend half our lives or all our lives denying that we have this illness. The aging process is the visual symptom of this illness and we devote our whole lives … Continue reading

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