Monthly Archives: June 2016

3 things about George Pollock’s MURDER AT THE GALLOP

Murder at the Gallop [1963] 1. The upper and lower lips curling over the dentures towards the interior of the mouth: Margaret Rutherford face. 2. Doing the twist in an evening gown. 3. The film ends with another proposal.

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3 things about J. Lee Thompson’s THE GUNS OF NAVARONE

The Guns of Navarone [1961] 1. Unconvincing Australian accent by Richard Harris. 2. “I’ve inspected this vessel, and I think you ought to know that I can’t swim.” 3. His undershirt is red.

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3 things about David Lean’s THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

The Bridge on the River Kwai [1957] 1. No to the corned beef, yes to the whiskey. 2. “It’s worth having a go for the train, don’t you think?” “By all means. Good hunting. Good show. Jolly good fun.” 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about Richard Linklater’s WAKING LIFE

Waking Life [2001] 1. Stripes flit across the wall behind her. 2. “‘Cause the jalapenos dry up. They’re like little wheels.” 3. Downtown streets, night, brightly lit but devoid of people. 3 other things.

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3 things about AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON

Amazon Women on the Moon [1987] 1. “Would you like to breastfeed?” 2. Dart loop-de-loop. 3. The FBI warning appears. “Oh, I’m so scared!”

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3 things about Robert Wise’s STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE

Star Trek: The Motion Picture [1979] 1. “Enterprise, what we got back didn’t live long. Fortunately.” 2. Expressionless face, tears on his cheek. 3. Games serve no function. 3 other things.

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3 things about Kim Ji-hoon’s THE TOWER

The Tower [2012] 1. The 369 rule. 2. Refugees praying in the pool. 3. The bitchy woman with the dog doesn’t die. A solid reworking of The Towering Inferno with plenty of intense special effects and a knack for clever … Continue reading

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