Monthly Archives: May 2019

3 things about Ron Howard’s SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Solo: A Star Wars Story [2018] 1. Singing a duet in the lounge: a chanteuse in gold lamé and a creature in a floating jar. 2. “I hate you.” “I know you do.” 3. Syringe filled with red goo.

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3 things about Jim Jarmusch’s PERMANENT VACATION

Permanent Vacation [1980] 1. “You know, sometimes I think I should just live fast and die young. And go in a three-piece white suit like Charlie Parker.” 2. He takes off his shoes and really cut loose. 3. Doppler Effect.

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3 things about George Cukor’s A LIFE OF HER OWN

A Life of Her Own [1950] 1. Their song is “Invitation.” 2. “She exists and her name is Nora. And that’s all I know about her.” 3. A gimmick that never caught on: cocktail lounges featuring a roving ventriloquist who … Continue reading

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3 things about Britt Poulton & Dan Madison Savage’s THEM THAT FOLLOW

Them That Follow [2019] 1. Tiny spider tattoo on her purlicue. 2. We see her white underwear twice: once when she takes the pregnancy test, and once when she’s assaulted. 3. Stacks of red-covered hymnals on rough-hewn shelves. A rather … Continue reading

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A very ROY’S WORLD weekend in NYC.

Over Memorial Day weekend, here are two cool events you won’t want to miss: An Evening with Michael Glover Smith: a double feature at Spectacle Saturday, May 25 at 5:00 pm at Spectacle in Brooklyn “In keeping with recent events … Continue reading

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3 things about Marc Forster’s QUANTUM OF SOLACE

Quantum of Solace [2008] 1. Full-sized refrigerator behind the bar. 2. A surprise deal for 60% of the water supply. 3. Walking barefoot through the desert. 3 other things.

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3 things about Paul Wendkos’s THE BURGLAR

The Burglar [1957] 1. Two quarters. 2. He pays for his meal and leaves without taking a single bite. 3. “So buy it.”

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