Monthly Archives: June 2022

3 things about Leo Hurwitz’s STRANGE VICTORY

Strange Victory [1948] 1. “They paid. Everyone paid.” 2. Silver Shirts. 3. Euphemistic signifiers of restrictive housing and membership. “Select Clientele,” etc.

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3 things about Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON

Mysterious Object at Noon [1999] 1. He reminds them that he was promised KFC. 2. Playing inside, playing outside, swimming in the water. 3. Cripple boy.

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Sag Harbor, New York City, Portland!

Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is playing in a whole bunch of theaters real soon! June 12, 2022: Sag Harbor Cinema, Sag Harbor, NY Yours truly in person June 19, 2022: Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens, NY Yours … Continue reading

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3 things about Kenji Mizoguchi’s OSAKA ELEGY

Osaka Elegy [1936] 1. “Have you forgotten that you’re the owner, at least in name, of Asai Pharmaceuticals? Yet you’re still the servile little toad you always were.” 2. Elaborate tracking shot upon entering Suminoe Suites. 3. I like to … Continue reading

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3 things about Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN

The Batman [2022] 1. The look on his face as he’s being cuffed. 2. Glasgow cemetery cycle ride. 3. Joker next door.

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3 things about Wes Anderson’s THE FRENCH DISPATCH

The French Dispatch [2021] 1. “I’ll have my drink now.” 2. Cat-covered roofs. 3. Typographic memory.

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3 things about Bruno Dumont’s FRANCE

France [2021] 1. Iridescent jacket. 2. Enormous Gilbert & George (?) stained glass artpiece in the living room. 3. “I was married to a monster for 20 years.”

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