Monthly Archives: January 2016

Slow cooked pork tenderloin carnitas.

This was tonight’s dinner. I adapted it from a recipe I found. The end result was delicious. It took all of 15 minutes to assemble. SLOW COOKED PORK TENDERLOIN CARNITAS ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice 1 bottle of beer … Continue reading

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STORIES FROM THE GRID: Clark/Schubert

Being part of a series involving Chicago and its surroundings. She walked in a little circle around me, checking me out. Trying to judge if it was safe to come any closer, I suppose. The pool of vomit, which until … Continue reading

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Reading diaries.

“If on some occasion I happen to read something in it—because, for instance, I need to know a date—I am always disconcerted: to find that two or five years ago I came to exactly the same conclusion—only to forget it … Continue reading

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3 things about Martin Campbell’s CASINO ROYALE

Casino Royale [2006] 1. File cabinets of CDs. Surveillance footage. 2. “I need you looking fabulous.” 3. Water sloshing down the roof of the sunken villa. 3 other things.

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3 things about Laurie Anderson’s HEART OF A DOG

Heart of a Dog [2015] 1. Doggie clogs. 2. Wittgenstein: “I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.” 3. Upside down shoreline. 3 other things.

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s PARTY GIRL

Party Girl [1958] 1. She observes him as he limps over to her, bends down, and picks up her coat from the floor. 2. After a running a start, she slides across the platform on her thighs. 3. Melted decoration.

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3 things about Peter Weir’s THE WAY BACK

The Way Back [2010] 1. Birch bark snow masks. 2. “We’ve all done terrible things to someone. But don’t ever lie to me again. We’ve had enough of lies.” 3. Fields of green leaves as far as the eye can … Continue reading

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3 things about Gregory Jacobs’ MAGIC MIKE XXL

Magic Mike XXL [2015] 1. Sexy Aquafina. 2. “I was an understudy to Donald Duck but by the second year I was Mickey.” 3. A line of ladies waiting for bundles of cash.

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3 things about John Hough’s ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN

Escape to With Mountain [1975] 1. There’s something touching about the fact that despite being hotly pursued by an evil millionaire and his minions, Mr. O’Day takes the time on multiple occasions to make sure the children get a hot … Continue reading

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3 things about Henry Hathaway’s CHINA GIRL

China Girl [1942] 1. The hotel is reminiscent of the Bradbury Building. 2. “She’s in Kunming. Your little Chinese pumpkin face.” 3. He finishes reading the line from the poem and then is buried under a mound of debris.

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