Monthly Archives: October 2017

3 things about Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.’s THE BLOB

The Blob [1958] 1. Hunting for staples. 2. The audience all laughing together at the horror movie. The Blob oozes its way through the windows of the projection booth. 3. Who knew that the last two lines of the movie … Continue reading

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3 things about Stuart Gordon’s RE-ANIMATOR

Re-Animator [1985] 1. “He’s not insane. He’s dead.” 2. Dr. Hill is a cross between Fritz Weaver and John Kerry. 3. Intestine-tentacle.

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3 things about Don Siegel’s THE KILLERS

The Killers [1964] 1. Reagan’s hair in 1964 is exactly how it would look for the rest of his life. 2. “If I knew you were coming I would have burned the place down.” 3. He says, “Lady, I don’t … Continue reading

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3 things about Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER

The Shape of Water [2017] 1. Portable record player. 2. He looks over at the cat and says, “You’re lucky.” 3. The slashes on her throat become gills. Exquisite and lovely and haunting and pretty much perfect.

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3 things about Dean Devlin’s GEOSTORM

Geostorm [2017] 1. Setting the story in 2019 seems awfully optimistic. 2. Gerard Butler’s fishy accent, unconvincingly explained away using a line of dialog. 3. How did he manage to get a handgun onto the space station?! Honestly, not so … Continue reading

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3 things about Otto Preminger’s THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM

The Man with the Golden Arm [1955] 1. I don’t believe the word “Chicago” is mentioned even once. 2. Without a word she walks over to the door and locks it, then turns around to face him. 3. Changing pupils. … Continue reading

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3 things about John Hillcoat’s THE ROAD

The Road [2009] 1. A sediment of grime near the drain. 2. “I can’t talk about it. Not with you.” 3. A pink fire burning in the center of his chest. 3 other things.

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3 things about John Carpenter’s THE FOG

The Fog [1980] 1. At the gas station, the sounds the florescent lights makes as they flicker to life. 2. Looking down a very tall, steep staircase, at the bottom of which is the lighthouse, surrounded by the ocean. 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

A Nightmare on Elm Street [1984] 1. Dragged around the ceiling. 2. Johnny Depp is an unconvincing jock, especially in a crop top. 3. Pulled through the hole in the door.

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INARTICULATENESS: a poem about Luis Buñuel

INARTICULATENESS Buñuel sat day after day outside. Smoking cigarettes, one following another. Shot after shot of espresso. Quietly waiting for the ideas to come. Coming, as he did, from the cafe society of Barcelona, he had little use for Los … Continue reading

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