Monthly Archives: January 2017

3 things about Mercedes Kane’s BREAKFAST AT INA’S

Breakfast at Ina’s [2015] 1. His job was to chop the chocolate. 2. “You’re too stupid to eat here.” 3. No Christmas decorations.

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3 things about Michael Radford’s NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] 1. The smell of dead insects and cheap perfume. 2. He cradles Winston in a half-embrace. 3. Teeth, snout, whiskers. Watch this now. This viewing was of the version of the film that features only Dominic Muldowney’s … Continue reading

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3 things about Werner Herzog’s LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World [2016] 1. The historic computer has its own scent. 2. Werner volunteers himself for a one-way ticket to Mars. 3. “Have the monks stopped meditating? They all seem to be tweeting.” It’s … Continue reading

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3 things about Paolo Sorrentino’s YOUTH

Youth [2015] 1. “They’re mute.” 2. Close. Then, faraway. 3. Offscreen, stepping into air. Silence. Far below, horrified commotion.

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3 things about Mike Mills’ 20th CENTURY WOMEN

20th Century Women [2016] 1. “Wondering if you’re happy is just a shortcut to being depressed.” 2. Goof: “The Big Country” is not the first song on the second side of More Songs about Buildings and Food. 3. As part … Continue reading

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Kenny Burrell cocktail.

I’ve been entranced by the guitar stylings of Kenny Burrell at least as far back as the first time I heard his masterpiece Midnight Blue. So I offer up this libation in his honor. It spotlights (albeit subtly) Plantation’s newest … Continue reading

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3 things about Philip Kaufman’s INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS

Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978] 1. Why the name change from Miles to Matthew? 2. He’s only able to destroy his own pod. 3. Her left cheek caves in, begins to crumble. 3 other things.

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3 things about Michael Winner’s SCORPIO

Scorpio [1973] 1. Burt in blackface. 2. A toast to dinosaurs. 3. Compulsive flower arranging. Ugh. Michael Winner was behind some of the most mediocre films on the 70s and 80s. Nothing new here at all.

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3 things about Alan Arkin’s LITTLE MURDERS

Little Murders [1971] 1. “I really nearly trust you!” 2. He slowly shuffles to the other end of the subway car and takes a seat. AS he sits down, the man to his right pulls away slightly 3. A monument … Continue reading

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3 things about Luca Guadagnino’s A BIGGER SPLASH

A Bigger Splash [2015] 1. She defiantly points out that she’s 22. 2. A detour for ricotta. 3. “Don’t scream, madam! Your voice”

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