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3 things about Kogonada’s COLUMBUS

Columbus [2017] 1. Waitress interrupting their vulnerable moment. 2. His hat in the chair and then his hat missing from the chair. 3. Sad Culkin eyes.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO

Psycho [1960] 1. Dusty hotel binds. 2. Towel under the mop in the bucket. 3. “It isn’t gelling.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Charlie Kaufman’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

I’m Thinking of Ending Things [2020] 1. He follows the animated pig down the hallways of the high school. 2. 70s waitress uniform; the washing machine is filled with the polo shirts of a maintenance uniform. 3. Gena Rowland analysis.

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s ON DANGEROUS GROUND

On Dangerous Ground [1952] 1. Peas, and the way they cook vegetables. 2. Jimmy Conlin as a pharmacist. 3. He finally takes the trouble to notice he was just a boy. 3 other things.

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3 things about Hannah Jayanti’s TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

Truth or Consequences [2020] 1. Tiger bite on the lip. 2. She gets a kick out of making announcements. 3. Fruitless visit by the Building Inspector.

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3 things about Christopher Nolan’s TENET

Tenet [2020] 1. He carefully attaches one of his cufflinks to a notch on his belt. 2. “Our mission is to fail to defuse the bomb.” 3. The bottom half of the building restores itself just before the top half … Continue reading

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3 things about Jim Henson’s THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER

The Great Muppet Caper [1981] 1. A jar of Carlsford jelly. 2. The glass slipper business. 3. “It’s plot exposition, it has to go somewhere!” 3 other things.

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3 things about William Dieterle’s LAWYER MAN

Lawyer Man [1932] 1. Dipping breadsticks in wine. 2. “Say, what’s the matter with these clothes? Aren’t they all right?” “Sure. They’ve been all right since the armistice.” 3. Sterling Holloway in a tiny role.

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3 things about Chris Marker’s SANS SOLEIL

Sans Soleil [1983] 1. An image of ultimate happiness separated from the rest of the film by a black screen. 2. January 15: Coming of Age Day. 3. Cape Verde described as the “staging ground” for the colonial power. 3 … Continue reading

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“Film Close-Ups” interview with Chandler Bennett.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Chandler Bennett at KALX 90.7FM Berkeley about the film. Check it out below! Reminder: Roy’s World screens Friday, September 18 at SF DocFest! (This presentation is geoblocked and may only be viewed in … Continue reading

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