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3 things about Frank Perry's "DOC"

“Doc” [1971] 1. Born into the line. 2. Crude BBQ brush. 3. “I guess he reminded me of too many things.”

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3 things about Jordan Peele's US

Us [2019] 1. Two important coffee tables. 2. Putting on lip gloss. 3. Neck crunch.

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One week until the World Premiere of ROY'S WORLD!

That’s right, just seven days until the Glasgow Film Festival hosts the very first screening of Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago! I’ll be there in person along with producer Michael Glover Smith for both shows, February 28 and 29. To … Continue reading

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3 things about Pedro Costa's VITALINA VARELA

Vitalina Varela [2019] 1. Barefoot on the tarmac. 2. The sound of men on the roof. 3. Windowbars frame his face as a sun.

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The 2020 CFA Media Mixer!

In Roy’s World, I used a whole lot of images from various collections of the Chicago Film Archives. So when CFA asked me to be one of 2020’s “remixers” I was delighted to accept! I’m already digging into some materials … Continue reading

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s ROPE

Rope [1948] 1. Namedropping James Mason, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman. 2. Dropping the rope into the kitchen drawer. 3. “Cat and mouse, cat and mouse, who’s the cat and who’s the mouse!” 3 other things.

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3 things about Brian De Palma's SISTERS

Sisters [1972] 1. The African Club. A black waiter wearing a tuxedo jacket but no shirt. 2. Smashed cake. 3. A sofa in Quebec.

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