Monthly Archives: August 2018

3 things about H. Bruce Humberstone’s I WAKE UP SCREAMING

I Wake Up Screaming [1941] 1. “Women are all alike.” “For Pete’s sake, what difference does that make? You’ve got to have them. They’re standard equipment.” 2. Mrs. Botticelli. 3. Incessant use of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (!)

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3 things about Rian Johnson’s STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Star Wars: The Last Jedi [2017] 1. Wasted barbecue. 2. “That was a cheap move.” 3. He stutters. 3 other things.

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Hamilton Special Daiquiri.

Ed Hamilton has brought the US a number of special rums over the years. This recipe, the final result of much tinkering, is designed to spotlight two of them. Enjoy! HAMILTON SPECIAL DAIQUIRI 2 oz. Hamilton Guyana Rum .5 oz. … Continue reading

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3 things about Robert Altman’s POPEYE

Popeye [1980] 1. Me Pap, Me Son. 2. A House of Ill Repuke. 3. Flying octopus. 3 other things.

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3 things about Spike Lee’s BLACKKKLANSMAN

BlacKkKlansman [2018] 1. Polaroid. 2. Free at last. 3. Corn oil. Powerful.

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3 things about Stanley Kubrick’s BARRY LYNDON

Barry Lyndon [1975] 1. A plugget of tow. 2. “I volunteer.” 3. A toy carriage pulled along by two sheep.

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3 things about Ingmar Bergman’s AUTUMN SONATA

Autumn Sonata [1978] 1. “A mother and a daughter. What a terrible combination of emotions and confusion and destruction.” 2. Glowing green eyes. Red-rimmed eyes. 3. He closes the envelope but does not seal it.

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3 things about John Glen’s FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

For Your Eyes Only [1981] 1. “I adore grateful men.” 2. He smuggles pistachios. 3. They plunge through the stained glass window. 3 other things.

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3 things about Peter Hyams’s 2010

2010 [1984] 1. Dusty hull. 2. Red calculator. 3. “I understand now, Dr. Chandra. Thank you for telling me the truth.” “You deserve it.”

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3 things about George Cukor’s KEEPER OF THE FLAME

Keeper of the Flame [1943] 1. A junior-sized football. 2. “But I didn’t warn him. Because it came to me. A clean death in the rain was the best thing that could happen to Robert Forrest.” 3. Smoke swirling around … Continue reading

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