Monthly Archives: December 2014

3 things about Don Siegel’s MADIGAN

Madigan [1968] 1. A private elevator up to his office. Then he sits down at his desk, and a black policewoman brings him a cup of coffee on a saucer. 2. “I like Helen. She’s a bitch, but what the … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Glover Smith’s COOL APOCALYPSE

Cool Apocalypse [2015] 1. Personal style, self-described: prairie hipster. 2. “Hey! You’re the one who taught me the importance of moisturizing.” 3. A package of Upton’s in the fridge.

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3 things about Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [2014] 1. A strand of starlight, shown once and then never mentioned again. 2. Orcs on moose antlers, all beheaded. 3. “Your slip is showing.” Meh.

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3 things about Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

It’s a Wonderful Life [1946] 1. H.P. is painted on the side of his carriage. 2. “Please don’t hit my sore ear again! Please don’t hit my sore ear again!” 3. In every reality, it’s a Schlitz bar. 3 other things.

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3 things about Anthony Mann’s THE FURIES

The Furies [1950] 1. She walks past the old woman, who turns her head and spits on the floor. 2. “I’m Dallas Hart. I’m new around here, honey.” “You couldn’t be new anywhere.” 3. She holds the handkerchief against the … Continue reading

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3 things about Peter Godfrey’s CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT

Christmas in Connecticut [1945] 1. Mashed prune whip. 2. Restaurant Felix, 325 46th St. 3. “I’m not in a flipping mood, Mr. Yardley.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Mitchell Leisen’s REMEMBER THE NIGHT

Remember the Night [1940] 1. Mary Smith of Roaring Falls, Ohio. Occupation: bubble dancer. 2. Her mother lives across from a junkyard. 3. As clear as Pikes Peak. 3 other things.

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