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3 things about Frank Launder’s I SEE A DARK STRANGER

I See a Dark Stranger [1946] 1. Ringing casket. 2. “Look down there for instance. Crossing the road to the Tynwald Court. She could easily fit the description. Right height, fawn coat, brown hair. Typically Irish. You meet them at … Continue reading

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3 things about Ridley Scott’s THE LAST DUEL

The Last Duel [2021] 1. Pierced nipples. 2. “A rape cannot cause a pregnancy. This is just science.” 3. Swallowing the blade.

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A selected inventory of 2021.

By the numbers … 185: feature films I watched in 2021 (14 of which I viewed in a theater) 45: books I read in 2021 25: pizzas we ordered from The Art of Pizza 103: mystery green statistic Happy New … Continue reading

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11 Favorites from 2021

More than most years, in 2021 I found myself quoting Laurie Anderson an awful lot. Probably that was because of the six lectures she presented virtually over the course of the year, courtesy Harvard’s Mahindra Humanities Center; they’re all available via YouTube now and I … Continue reading

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3 things about Walt Disney’s CINDERELLA

Cinderella [1950] 1. Corn kernel stack. 2. A line of disdainful butlers. 3. Does the king have a shoe fetish?

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3 things about Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy [2021] 1. “I feel like a defective product.” 2. Blu-ray; VOD is no longer viable. 3. “My own stupidity makes me want to cry.”

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Certainly uncertain.

On Tuesday, December 21 Andy noticed his throat was scratchy. Wednesday morning he woke up and knew at once he was definitely coming down with something, so shortly after 9 o’clock we walked a few blocks to a pop-up COVID … Continue reading

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3 things about Jane Campion’s THE POWER OF THE DOG

The Power of the Dog [2021] 1. Two bodies in one bedroll. 2. Wearing gloves, he carefully coils the rope and sets it on the floor, then pushes it under his bed. 3. She kicks off her shoes and runs … Continue reading

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3 things about Joe Dante’s GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH

Gremlins 2: The New Batch [1990] 1. Jerry Goldsmith as a frozen yogurt customer. 2. Gremlin on hold. 3. “Incredible as it seems, ladies and gentlemen, after their bizarre, bloodcurdling rampage of destruction, these strange creatures now appear to be … Continue reading

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3 things about Walter Lang’s GREENWICH VILLAGE

Greenwich Village [1944] 1. “Would you like to take advantage of me?” 2. Gayish dance interlude. 3. Triple pianists. 3 other things.

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