Monthly Archives: July 2018

3 things about W.S. Van Dyke’s MANHATTAN MELODRAMA

Manhattan Melodrama [1934] 1. “Jew. Protestant. Catholic. What does it matter?” Then he gets killed in an anarchist riot (!) 2. He gives the $7,500 to a waiter. 3. “Goodbye, Black Boy, don’t take any wooden porkchops.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Lori Felker’s FUTURE LANGUAGE: THE DIMENSIONS OF VON LMO

Future Language: The Dimensions of Von LMO [2018] 1. “The life of a head of lettuce is very short.” 2. A cat explores the manuscript. 3. The color green is an evil octagon. Far out.

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3 things about Oliver Hirschbiegel’s THE INVASION

The Invasion [2007] 1. “I just took advantage of a drunk woman and I’m sorry.” 2. Within a few scenes she goes from being a terrible shot to an excellent marksman. 3. Synchronized coffee urn vomit.

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s THE BROOD

The Brood [1979] 1. Short, short robe. 2. Two kids playing on a tire swing which hangs above a muddy puddle. 3. “They sometimes do. Sometimes, but then they’re bad mommies, they’re fucked-up mommies.”

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3 things about Lewis Gilbert’s THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

The Spy Who Loved Me [1977] 1. “Let me broaden your vocabulary.” 2. At once he issues an order to stop the payments. 3. Jaws vs. shark. 3 other things.

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3 things about Joseph Kosinski’s TRON: LEGACY

TRON: Legacy [2010] 1. Literally falling to bits. 2. Kubrickian dining room set. 3. Why isn’t there more of Dillinger? 3 other things.

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3 things about Mike Hodges’ FLASH GORDON

Flash Gordon [1980] 1. Blonde hair vanishing beneath the muck. 2. “Tell me more about this man Houdini.” 3. Banner #1: ALL CREATURES WILL MAKE MERRY. Banner #2: UNDER PAIN OF DEATH. 3 other things.

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3 things about Morgan Neville’s WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? [2018] 1. King Friday doesn’t want things to change. So he builds a wall. 2. The number 143. 3. “Television doesn’t have room for a nice person today.”

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3 things about Todd Field’s LITTLE CHILDREN

Little Children [2006] 1. She discovers a collection of tissues. 2. “Only someone who took his own beauty for granted would have been able to say something so stupid and with a straight face.” 3. A pair of rubber gloves … Continue reading

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3 things about Guy Hamilton’s THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

The Man with the Golden Gun [1974] 1. Lots of bottoms. Wrecked ship, its hull in the air. Bottoms Up Club. Bond grabs the sumo wrestle’s buttcheeks. She activates the ray with her bottom. 2. He tosses the extra nipple … Continue reading

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