Monthly Archives: October 2019

3 things about Frank Capra’s ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Arsenic and Old Lace [1944] 1. Lugging the body in the dark. Light shining through the crack at the bottom of the kitchen door, reflecting on the polished wooden floor. 2.”What has occurred?” 3. Jonathan helpfully moves the telephone so … Continue reading

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3 things about Jim Jarmusch’s THE DEAD DON’T DIE

The Dead Don’t Die [2019] 1. “It’s the theme song.” 2. Romero car. 3. Tom Waits never actually interacts with a zombie.

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Cocktail: You Came a Long Way from Lihue

This song has been my jam of 2019. So when I recently picked up a bottle of The Funk and successfully incorporated its bodacious eccentricity into a cocktail, naming this new mixture was a no brainer. Sip this one slowly. … Continue reading

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3 things about Bernard Rose’s CANDYMAN

Candyman [1992] 1. Sandburg Village = Lincoln Village. 2. “I hate the color scheme.” 3. Bee kiss. This is the only the second time I’ve seen this movie. The first time, I was a senior in high school and didn’t … Continue reading

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3 things about Kaneto Shindô’s ONIBABA

Onibaba [1964] 1. Heap of skeletons. 2. Grains of rice stuck to his lips. 3. A trickle of blood. The mask splits lengthwise.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s JAZZ ’34: REMEMBRANCES OF KANSAS CITY SWING

Jazz ’34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing [1997] 1. Water pitcher as mute. 2. He takes off his jacket, carefully buttons his vest, proceeds to blow. 3. BBQ wagon on the street.

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3 things about Ulrich Köhler’s IN MY ROOM

In My Room [2018] 1. A bedside table upon which stands a sippy cup and a pair of dentures in a waterglass. 2. Ivy-covered video store. 3. Techno “Adagio for Strings.”

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