Monthly Archives: June 2014

3 things about Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN

Superman [1978] 1. “He will need that advantage to survive.” 2. Pink. 3. Dirty pantsuit.

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3 things about Arthur Penn’s THE MISSOURI BREAKS

The Missouri Breaks [1976] 1. He wades through a traincar of sheep. 2. “I wouldn’t know about that. Not since that dog of mine licked the butter.” 3. Sharing a carrot with his horse.

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3 things about Kelly Reichardt’s NIGHT MOVES

Night Moves [2014] 1. A thick bundle of money in a white mesh bag. He looks perplexed. 2. Sitting in the front of their RV watching The Price Is Right. 3. “She quit on accident.”

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3 things about John Woo’s PAYCHECK

Paycheck [2003] 1. Oh come ON. Newspaper headline typo: “Nexim announces it’s answer to ARC’s living display.” 2. Shipping container gauntlet. 3. Plastic curtain tumble.

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When it’s this hot, here’s what you want to be drinking.

When it’s this hot, here’s what you want to be drinking. GIN RICKEY 2 oz. gin juice of half a lime 1 tablespoon raspberry syrup Pellegrino, or other sparkling mineral water Combine in a Collins glass with plenty of crushed … Continue reading

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3 things about John Cassavetes’ SHADOWS

Shadows [1959] 1. Hair on the back of his neck. 2. “I prefer to be coaxed but you don’t coax me, okay?” 3. The three of them, beaten, lying on the ground and on top of garbage cans. Harsh nighttime … Continue reading

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3 things about Guy Hamilton’s THE MIRROR CRACK’D

The Mirror Crack’d [1980] 1. “Lola, dear, you know, there are really only two things I dislike about you. Your face.” 2. Beneath her costume she’s wearing denim. 3. From a sound sleep she suddenly sits up and cries, “The … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Crichton’s COMA

Coma [1978] 1. He shouts, “You don’t want a lover, you want a wife!” 2. Gratuitous looking-up-the-skirt shot, then she takes off her pantyhose. 3. She piles on a pile of bodies.

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3 things about Martin Scorsese’s THE AVIATOR

The Aviator [2004] 1. “Reel 10, Mr. Hughes.” 2. Welding torch, burst of light, green eyes. 3. “Nothing’s clean, but we do our best.”

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3 things about Anthony Mann’s THE NAKED SPUR

The Naked Spur [1953] 1. “Maybe we sat down at the same card game once or twice, but that don’t mean dirt to me now!” 2. As played by Robert Ryan, Ben Vandergoat’s laugh is rather like Bobby Peru’s laugh … Continue reading

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