Monthly Archives: October 2016

3 things about Andrzej Zulawski’s POSSESSION

Possession [1981] 1. If Mark is barely around, where did the kid get his chipper English accent? 2. “Because you think you’ve given her supreme pleasure? You, with your Yin-Yang balls dangling from your Zen brain?” 3. An empty subway … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Winner’s THE SENTINEL

The Sentinel [1977] 1. “He looked like an adequate lover.” 2. Eli Wallach’s extraordinarily wide blue paisley necktie. 3. It appears that Jeff Goldblum’s voice was entirely redubbed by another actor. Another loser from Winner.

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3 things about Raoul Walsh’s HIGH SIERRA

High Sierra [1941] 1. A dead body in a bed, no sentiment about it. 2. When we see her again Velma has a new hairstyle. 3. A bus to Las Vegas.

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3 things about Rusty Cundieff’s TALES FROM THE HOOD

Tales from the Hood [1995] 1. Melting into a mural. 2. Suddenly his arm folds backwards at the elbow. 3. Tongue through the teeth.

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3 things about Rupert Jones’ KALEIDOSCOPE

Kaleidoscope [2016] 1. Extreme closeup: a wad of chewed gum stuck onto its foil wrapper. 2. A stream of blood runs down his father’s head. “I don’t blame you,” he says. 3. Just below his knee, a blue plaster. Nicely … Continue reading

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Vitality.

“The cinema can reflect, can even stimulate the vitality of a nation, but it cannot create that vitality.” — Lindsay Anderson, from Never Apologise: The Collected Writings

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s THE LUSTY MEN

The Lusty Men [1952] 1. Two nickles in an old tobacco tin. 2. “I’ve got one piece of advice for you. When you sit down to a big dinner, loosen your belt. It’s more fun.” 3. He briefly looks in … Continue reading

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