Monthly Archives: September 2018

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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Meet ROY’S WORLD Executive Producer Scott Greene

Hailing from Skokie, Scott Greene is a cinephile through and through. I wanted to introduce him — he’s an integral member of the Roy’s World team and we’re delighted to have him on board! What’s your earliest movie-going memory? A … Continue reading

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3 things about Akira Kurosawa’s MAADADAYO

Maadadayo [1993] 1. The frost on the empty glass of beer. 2. Twin cat memorials at the edge of the garden. 3. The final shot uses digital video instead of film.

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3 things about Irvin Kershner’s NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN

Never Say Never Again [1983] 1. High collar, ruffles, black cape. 2. “I slit your throat.” Smile. 3. Fail: Max von Sydow’s supplementary accent. (His voice is already magnificent so why’s he need another one?) 3 other things.

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3 things about John Glen’s OCTOPUSSY

Octopussy [1983] 1. The look on Roger Moore’s face after she says, “That’s my little Octopussy!” 2. “Spend the money quickly, Mr. Bond.” 3. Antenna whip. 3 other things.

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