Monthly Archives: March 2019

3 things about Michael Apted’s THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

The World Is Not Enough [1999] 1. Tumbling down the roof of the Millennium Dome. 2. “I came prepared for a cold reception.” 3. Cutaway office. 3 other things.

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3 things about Michael Curtiz & William Keighley’s THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

The Adventures of Robin Hood [1938] 1. Saucy fellow. 2. Shimmering black gown with forest green headpiece. 3. Splatters of candle wax on the stone floor.

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Chicago, Illinois, 1953.

This is a still from Lilli Carré’s animated segment in Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago, which is narrated by Lili Taylor. You can read the story it’s based on at Chicagoist.

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3 things about John Curran’s CHAPPAQUIDDICK

Chappaquiddick [2017] 1. “Fortunately for us, it looks like Ted’s big brother arranged for just that.” 2. Foam from the mouth. 3. He takes off his shoes.

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Editing ROY’S WORLD has been a blast.

When we started editing Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago, my editor Marianna Milhorat lived in Pilsen, right here in Chicago on the south side. That’s about a 45-minute trip via CTA from my own apartment. No big deal. But this … Continue reading

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Recipe: Royal Hawaiian Mai Tai Punch

For awhile now I’ve wondered to myself if you could feasibly scale up a Mai Tai to punchbowl proportions. So for our annual Oscars party this year I gave it a whirl. I decided to use the Hawaiian Mai Tai … Continue reading

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3 things about Roger Spottiswoode’s TOMORROW NEVER DIES

Tomorrow Never Dies [1997] 1. “You always were a cunning linguist, James.” 2. The women with the enigmatic smile whose Hong Kong apartment their motorbike crashes through the roof of. 3. Carver gets carved. You’ve gotta have a soft spot … Continue reading

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