Monthly Archives: July 2017

3 things about Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK

Dunkirk [2017] 1. His expression as he decides how he will answer the soldier’s question. 2. “No no, I’m fairly confident it’s just the gauge.” 3. Futility of plugging the holes.

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3 things about Steven Soderbergh’s SCHIZOPOLIS

Schizopolis [1996] 1. “I don’t need to tell you how critical this is. Hometown. Pay-per-view. The eyes of the media. Here’s what I need. It should be lengthy enough to seem substantial, yet concise enough to feel breezy. It should … Continue reading

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3 things about Terry Gilliam’s BRAZIL

Brazil [1985] 1. Kurtzmann feigns a sprained hand so that he won’t have to sign the check. 2. “Have you got a 27B-6?” 3. Casket on a turntable. 3 other things.

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3 things about Walter Lang’s DESK SET

Desk Set [1957] 1. “You think I’m just an old coat in your closet. That shows how much you know. There’s a constant stream of men in and out of here. I can’t get them out of my hair. See? … Continue reading

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3 things about Joel & Ethan Coen’s RAISING ARIZONA

Raising Arizona [1987] 1. Bunny rabbit, hand grenade. 2. “Son, you got a panty on your head.” 3. During the chase through the strangers’ house, an Unpainted Arizona commercial is playing on the television.

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3 things about Jordan Peele’s GET OUT

Get Out [2017] 1. Basket of croquet balls. 2. Cranium top plop. 3. After Chris gets in the car and shuts the door, Peele draws out the moment as long as possible before Rod says anything.

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3 things about George Stevens’ WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Woman of the Year [1942] 1. Passing around the box of flowers. 2. “There’s one thing I want you to understand. You’re practically the only woman I would’ve walked out on last night.” 3. Separating the eggs.

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