Monthly Archives: April 2019

3 things about Andrei Tarkovsky’s NOSTALGIA

Nostalgia [1983] 1. Petting the dog as he drifts off to sleep. 2. The debris is a landscape in miniature. 3. Sheltering the candle with his coat.

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3 things about Michel Gondry & Leos Carax & Joon-ho Bong’s TOKYO!

Tokyo! [2008] 1. He opens the bathroom door and the chair is sitting in the bathtub. 2. Flowers and money. 3. Neat stacks of pizza boxes. So-so.

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3 things about Claire Denis’ HIGH LIFE

High Life [2018] 1. Learning to walk, learning to stand. 2. A series of dissolves shows him turning into earth. 3. Horizontal golden band.

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3 things about Richard Compton’s RAVAGERS

Ravagers [1979] 1. At first he’s not sure what to do with the fork. 2. Art Carney playing “Tea for Two” on a piano. 3. A bullet to the gut finishes off Ernest Borgnine.

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3 things about Angela Robinson’s PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women [2017] 1. “When will you stop justifying the whims of your cock with science?” 2. 50-60% less bondage. 3. A new stove.

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3 things about Paul Schrader’s AMERICAN GIGOLO

American Gigolo [1980] 1. “I know what I see.” 2. Laying out his wardrobe, creating outfits. 3. The ultimate humbling: driving a Pinto. Interesting that both David Thomson and Bret Easton Ellis write about it in their new books.

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3 things about Fritz Lang’s SCARLET STREET

Scarlet Street [1945] 1. He carefully, adroitly slices the liver. 2. “I’ve been out to dinner with him three times this week and now he’s talking about breakfast.” 3. A chair for a nightstand. 3 other things. Possibly my favorite … Continue reading

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