Monthly Archives: April 2020

3 things about Alfonso Cuarón’s GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Great Expectations [1998] 1. Completely nude, she stands in front of the window and looks into the building across the street at a little girl and her mother. 2. The last time we ever see her, she’s not wearing makeup. … Continue reading

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3 things about Melina Matsoukas’s QUEEN & SLIM

Queen & Slim [2019] 1. Frying catfish in a cast iron skillet. 2. They gradually take on the uniforms and conveyances that society and their circumstances have steered them to. 3. He smiles, passing the joint. “I knew you wanted … Continue reading

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3 things about Wes Anderson’s ISLE OF DOGS

Isle of Dogs [2018] 1. Advanced Tooth-and-Tail Recognition Software. 2. Harvey Keitel howling. 3. Wasabi-poison.

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3 things about Derek Jarman’s WAR REQUIEM

War Requiem [1989] 1. The futility of digging trenches in mud. 2. Helmet sprouting grass. 3. The soldiers form a tableau.

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3 things about Sidney Lumet’s THE DEADLY AFFAIR

The Deadly Affair [1966] 1. She answers the door wearing a short robe, bare legs, and thick gray socks. 2. Lunch at the Serpentine Restaurant. 3. Completely sodden wool overcoat. 3 other things.

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3 things about D.W. Young’s THE BOOKSELLERS

The Booksellers [2019] 1. A collection of purses. 2. She wraps her arms around the set of Balzac. “These are mine!” 3. Fran Lebowitz on seeing books in the garbage: “It’s like seeing a human head.”

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s MAGNOLIA

Magnolia [1999] 1. Stripy knitted bed jacket. 2. “Yes, and I’m listening. Avidly, fella.” 3. His utter lack of posture on the sofa. 3 other things.

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3 things about Bo Hu’s AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL

An Elephant Sitting Still [2018] 1. “Surely he did not.” 2. On opposite escalators. 3. Why do they swap coats?

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW

Rear Window [1954] 1. “Of course, they can do the same thing to me. Watch me like a bug under a glass if they want to.” 2. Engle Hand Laundry. 3. A Montrachet wine. 3 other things.

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3 things about Jacques Tourneur’s NIGHTFALL

Nightfall [1956] 1. Sock stretchers. 2. Fleeing in a ball gown. 3. An imprint in the snow where the satchel used to be.

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