Monthly Archives: December 2022

3 things about Sarah Polley’s WOMEN TALKING

Women Talking [2022] 1. “Sometimes I think people laugh as hard as they’d like to cry.” 2. Braiding their hair together out of boredom. 3. The look on his face after he hands her the gun.

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3 things about Martin McDonagh’s THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

The Banshees of Inisherin [2022] 1. A single thump. 2. The dog drags the shears out the door. 3. Her yellow coat.

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3 things about Jennifer Alleyn, Manon Briand, Marie-Julie Dallaire, Arto Paragamian, André Turpin, and Denis Villeneuve’s COSMOS

Cosmos [1996] 1. An in-depth 2 minute interview. 2. Dawn and Dusk. 3. Still wearing her top, she unhooks her bra and takes it off.

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3 things about Raoul Walsh’s ME AND MY GAL

Me and My Gal [1932] 1. “You’ve got a sweet little disposition. How would you like to go over to the park with me and help me tramp down all the flowers?” 2. A parody of Strange Interlude. 3. Upsetting … Continue reading

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3 things about Tom George’s SEE HOW THEY RUN

See How They Run [2022] 1. Slamming the door on his coat. 2. Pelting him with prop vases. 3. Agatha kills the butler.

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What I Watched in 2022: My 12 Favorite Films

ANIARA [2018, directed by Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja]CONFESS, FLETCH [2022, directed by Greg Mottola]CRIMES OF THE FUTURE [2022, directed by David Cronenberg]DRIVE MY CAR [2021, directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi]EO [2022, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski]GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY … Continue reading

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3 things about Preston Sturges’ SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS

Sullivan’s Travels [1941] 1. But with a little sex. 2. “There’s a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that’s all some people have? It isn’t much, but it’s better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan.” … Continue reading

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3 things about Brian Henson’s THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Muppet Christmas Carol [1992] 1. Gonzo uses Rizzo as bellows. 2. Michael Caine is a shouty Scrooge. 3. Landing on flaming goose.

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3 things about Greg Mottola’s CONFESS, FLETCH

Confess, Fletch [2022] 1. Cabinet of pots and pans. 2. While Monroe is on the phone, Fletch walks over to a picture hanging on the wall and unstraightens it. 3. “Nothing like a little consequence-free mischief for the rich.”

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3 things about Jodie Foster’s HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Home for the Holidays [1995] 1. “I’ve got my bird, she’s got hers.” 2. Car fart. 3. Sharing orange juice on the airplane.

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