Monthly Archives: October 2019

3 things about Rowland V. Lee’s SON OF FRANKENSTEIN

Son of Frankenstein [1939] 1. Giant carved boar’s head under the balustrade. 2. “Because I stole bodies … they said.” 3. He rips his arm from its socket. Again.

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3 things about Guillermo del Toro’s MIMIC: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT

Mimic [1997] 1. “Evolution has a way of keeping things alive.”2. He wipes the sweat off his face, thus sealing his fate.3. Eyeglasses as conductor. 3 other things.

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3 things about George Miller’s THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK

The Witches of Eastwick [1987] 1. The spectacle of Veronica Cartwright swearing, getting nasty. 2. Viscous liquid dripping from the lampshade. 3. “When we make mistakes, they call it evil. When God makes mistakes, they call it nature.”

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3 things about Francis Coppola’s THE COTTON CLUB ENCORE

The Cotton Club Encore [1984/2019] 1. Simulated lightning. 2. Blood-covered candy. 3. Platinum pocketwatch.

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3 things about Robert Young’s VAMPIRE CIRCUS

Vampire Circus [1972] 1. Bat emerging from an eye socket. 2. Puppet panther carnage. 3. Vanquished with a crossbow. (Get it?) This film has a cult reputation and now having seen it I’m very disappointed.

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3 things about Ang Lee’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Brokeback Mountain [2005] 1. Quick spit. 2. Price tag. 3. White farmhouse interior.

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3 things about Howard Bretherton and William Keighley’s LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT

Ladies They Talk About [1933] 1. “For a dumb dick you’ve got a memory like an elephant.” 2. A fascinating scene where a black woman backtalks to an older white woman, without any real reprisal. And the penitentiary is integrated! … Continue reading

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