Monthly Archives: September 2018

3 things about Joel Schumacher’s THE LOST BOYS

The Lost Boys [1987] 1. Subtext alert: a video store owner who’s actually a vampire in disguise. 2. Garlic-infused holy water. 3. “If you read the TV Guide, you don’t need a TV.”

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3 things about Jeremy Saulnier’s HOLD THE DARK

Hold the Dark [2018] 1. Quiet popping of the space heater. 2. Under the car: “What are you doing, what are you doing, what are you doing.” 3. First, he unscrews the arrowhead. Not likely to be endorsed by the … Continue reading

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3 things about Lawrence Kasdan’s SILVERADO

Silverado [1985] 1. Walking his horse while reading a paperback. 2. “Today, my jurisdiction ends here.” 3. A look comes over her face. A hint of a smile.

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3 things about John Glen’s A VIEW TO A KILL

A View to a Kill [1985] 1. Beach Boys in Siberia. 2. Loaded with rock salt. 3. The touching way she cries, “Jenny!” 3 other things.

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3 things about Michael Rymer’s QUEEN OF THE DAMNED

Queen of the Damned [2002] 1. Motion-activated columns of fire. 2. “How did you manage to slip through the 1950s in red velvet?” 3. Bleeding family tree.

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3 things about Andrew Niccol’s ANON

Anon [2018] 1. Reality, augmented reality: two aspect ratios 2. DFE. Delete Fucking Everything. 3. A flat packed with rats.

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ROY’S WORLD is a grant finalist!

I’m thrilled to announce that Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is a Roy W. Dean Grant Summer 2018 Finalist! Only 17 projects made the cut. I’ll keep you posted …

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3 things about Brian G. Hutton’s THE FIRST DEADLY SIN

The First Deadly Sin [1980] 1. The doorman’s doggy do bag handler tool. 2. Inside the precinct house, a WET PAINT sign tacked on the doorframe. 3. Plastic sheeting crackling in the wind. Quintessential New York City movie: it’s an … Continue reading

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3 things about Ryan Coogler’s BLACK PANTHER

Black Panther [2018] 1. A hidden casino redolent of the one in Skyfall. 2. Only the driver’s seat and steering wheel intact. 3. Battle rhinos.

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3 things about Stuart Rosenberg’s THE DROWNING POOL

The Drowning Pool [1975] 1. French Quarter = shorthand for “he’s gay.” 2. “How’d you like to help me put on some suntan lotion?” “Won’t help honey, you’re gonna be burned out by the time you’re 30.” 3. Preparing the … Continue reading

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