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Editing ROY’S WORLD has been a blast.

When we started editing Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago, my editor Marianna Milhorat lived in Pilsen, right here in Chicago on the south side. That’s about a 45-minute trip via CTA from my own apartment. No big deal. But this … Continue reading

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3 things about Roger Spottiswoode’s TOMORROW NEVER DIES

Tomorrow Never Dies [1997] 1. “You always were a cunning linguist, James.” 2. The women with the enigmatic smile whose Hong Kong apartment their motorbike crashes through the roof of. 3. Carver gets carved. You’ve gotta have a soft spot … Continue reading

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3 things about Bing Liu’s MINDING THE GAP

Minding the Gap [2018] 1. He won’t stop until the skateboard is really and truly wrecked. 2. “You can’t beat up women, but … sometimes a bitch needs to get slapped.” 3. Bing says, “Cut.” And moves his head slightly. … Continue reading

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3 things about Robert Altman’s QUINTET

Quintet [1979] 1. “It doesn’t transmit. The information’s still there.” 2. She lifts her arm from the fire, looks down with some curiosity at her own smoldering hand. 3. Light fixture melting the ice. 3 other things.

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3 things about Craig Gillespie’s I, TONYA

I, Tonya [2017] 1. Smoking on the ice. 2. “I made her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.” 3. A headbutt to the glass door.

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ WONDERSTRUCK

Wonderstruck [2017] 1. The only time I believe I’ve ever heard Robert Fripp on a film’s soundtrack. 2. James A Michener on display in the bookstore. 3. F-R-I-E-N-D.

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3 things about Jean-Luc Godard’s THE IMAGE BOOK

The Image Book [2018] 1. “Brecht said in reality only a fragment carries the mark of authenticity.” 2. Joan interrupted. 3. Phlegmy cough in surround sound.

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