Monthly Archives: February 2016

3 things about Paul Schrader’s MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters [1985] 1. She says, “Your skin is so beautiful, I just had to cut it.” He smiles. “It felt pleasant.” 2. Rotating ramen stand. 3. The sun parts from the horizon.

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3 things about Maria Finitzo’s 5 GIRLS

5 Girls [2001] 1. After getting a hug from the boy she tells her friends, “This jacket will never be washed.” 2. From the balcony they look down onto the dancefloor, silently, bored. 3. “I wish I hadn’t been so … Continue reading

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3 things about Richard Fleischer’s FANTASTIC VOYAGE

Fantastic Voyage [1966] 1. Edmond O’Brien is hurtling towards diabetes. 2. Stripping wire with a scalpel. 3. To remove the antibodies, all the men paw at her body. 3 other things.

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3 things about Marc Forster’s QUANTUM OF SOLACE

Quantum of Solace [2008] 1. He lifts his arm in a fey gesture and says, “Then he shouldn’t be looking at me.” 2. We glimpse a man standing on the sidewalk behind an ironing board. 3. In an attempt to … Continue reading

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3 things about Ridley Scott’s THE MARTIAN

The Martian [2015] 1. How to preserve a PG-13? Creative euphemisms for ‘fuck.’ 2. Potato dipped in crushed Vicodin. 3. Whirling mass of orange ribbon.

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3 things about Sergio Leone’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA

Once Upon a Time in America [1983] 1. “What have you been doing?” “Going to bed early.” 2. Slowly removing her facepaint. 3, Taillights become headlights. The extended director’s cut does fill in some gaps, and it’s nice to see … Continue reading

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Desperado cocktail.

Andy recently went to San Diego on a business trip, and while he was there spent several evenings at Puesto. He became enamored of a cocktail on their menu, the Desperado. Last night I did some reverse engineering in an … Continue reading

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