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3 things about Bertrand Tavernier’s ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT

‘Round Midnight [1986] 1. Running the cork from the bottle of rum around the rim of the glass of Coke. 2. “If we’re going, let’s go early. You know, Lady Francis, there’s not enough kindness in the world.” 3. The … Continue reading

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A new project (!)

I am beyond thrilled to announce that as my next film project, I will be adapting Gary Indiana’s wicked satire Depraved Indifference. This blurb from the publisher Semiotext(e) / Native Agents sums up its story quite effectively: “[The novel] follows … Continue reading

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3 things about James L. Brooks’ TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

Terms of Endearment [1983] 1. “Did you ask?” “About 600 times.” 2. Running through the quad with an infant strapped to his chest. 3. After she dies, we never see her again.

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3 things about Rian Johnson’s GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery [2022] 1. “It’s dangerous to confuse speaking without thinking with speaking the truth.” 2. A slow trickle of Jeremy Renner’s hot sauce. 3. Matisse in the bathroom.

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3 things about Sophie Hyde’s GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande [2022] 1. Her suitcase leaves tracks in the hotel room carpet. 2. Wrapped around each other’s bodies. 3. Shared terrible coffee grimace.

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3 things about Orson Welles’ THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND

The Other Side of the Wind [2018] 1. “See, I told you it wouldn’t play.” 2. He’s so drunk that his lips miss the edge of his glass. 3. The sports car is paid for. Nothing else is. 3 other … Continue reading

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3 things about Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY

Spirited Away [2001] 1. Radish spirit nipple. 2. A flock of paper birds. 3. “Oh, you’re a big baby.”

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3 things about William Friedkin’s SORCERER

Sorcerer [1977] 1. “Do you know whose church this is?” 2. His pocket is just the right size. 3. Charlie Parker on the radio. The recent Blu-ray looks amazing. 3 other things.

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3 things about Samuel Fuller’s FORTY GUNS

Forty Guns [1957] 1. Dumping the corpse out the second floor window. 2. She asks, “What have you heard about me?” He guffaws; she returns the guffaw, pauses, and then says, “Gentlemen, would you excuse us?” The room very slowly … Continue reading

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3 things about SWAN’s NEPTUNE FROST

Neptune Frost [2021] 1. From the knapsack, Neptune removes a pair of high-heeled shoes and puts them on. 2. Spinning bicycle-wheel headpiece. 3. Dawn through the trees.

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