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3 things about Vincente Minnelli’s THE SANDPIPER

The Sandpiper [1965] 1. She pushes her hair back with the handle of her paintbrush. 3. “I want you Laura. I want you.” She’s speechless, stunned. Without another word he turns and leaves the house. 2. They lie on a … Continue reading

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3 things about Denis Villeneuve’s BLADE RUNNER 2049

Blade Runner 2049 [2017] 1. Four hands caressing the back of his neck. 2. He pours some whiskey on the floor for his dog. 3. A large dent in his thumbnail.

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3 things about Charles Barton’s ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein [1948] 1. Inadvertent surrealism: the whole thing takes place in Florida. 2. “And I wish you’d stop trying to put those ideas in this boy’s head! He’s not used to them.” 3. Sandra dies by … Continue reading

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Tax deductible and ready for action.

I am excited to announce that my documentary project Roy’s World: Barry Gifford & Chicago has entered into a fiscal partnership with IFP Chicago. Why is that exciting? It means the project can tap into the network of one of … Continue reading

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3 things about Jennifer Kent’s THE BABADOOK

The Babadook [2014] 1. Paper blood flowing down her paper neck. 2. “You can bring me the boy.” 3. To me, the most touching moment is when Mrs. Roach alludes to her Parkinson’s disease.

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s RABID

Rabid [1977] 1. “I don’t want to be the Colonel Sanders of plastic surgery.” 2. A movie poster for Carrie in the background. 3. Machine-gunned Santa. Above all, what attracts me the most about this film is its wintry mid-70s … Continue reading

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The rumors are true. Unpausing again.

Pause of the Clock is getting an encore screening in Chicago! Join me on 10 December at Transistor! Michael Glover Smith will introduce the movie and then lead a post-show discussion. And it’s free!

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