Monthly Archives: February 2016

3 Things about Luis Buñuel’s TRISTANA

Tristana [1970] 1. “Even if you have nightmares, it’s good to dream. The dead don’t dream.” He stares at her cleavage. As he stands up from the chair, he closes the front of her nightgown and bids her goodnight. 2. … Continue reading

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3 things about Peter Yates’ KRULL

Krull [1983] 1. Black eyes of the changeling seer. 2. “Am I that man?” 3. He leaves a bit of sand on the web.

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A punch for an Oscars party: Boston Club Punch

This is the punch for my Oscars party this year, derived from David Wondrich’s wonderful book Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl Hardcover. As he notes, it is “fearsomely complex” to make. But wonderful. The recipe below … Continue reading

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3 things about Aram Avakian’s END OF THE ROAD

End of the Road [1970] 1. The sound of the chicken. 2. “Approach the ballerina.” 3. Sunrise, a lake, a boat, two men, a body. The documentary by Steven Soderbergh on the DVD is very illuminating. I wonder if he’ll … Continue reading

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s INHERENT VICE

Inherent Vice [2014] 1. In his notebook he writes: Something Spanish. 2. Dr. Threeply lip syncs the movie. 3. A new American Express card. 3 other things.

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3 things about Almodóvar’s TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN!

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! [1989] 1. Scuba. 2. “Don’t laugh or it will slip out!” 3. Gnawing on the chicken to cover up her nervousness.

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3 things about Richard Fleischer’s THE NEW CENTURIONS

The New Centurions [1972] 1. “$11,000 a year and a way out of East LA.” 2. The only movie in existence where Isabel Sanford says “white honky devil.” 3. He dies without a mustache.

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