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3 things about Martin Scorsese’s AFTER HOURS

After Hours [1985] 1. “Not a lot of scars.” 2. “There’s certain things that I will not do. I’m telling you in advance.” 3. “That’s June. She’s always here.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Milton Katselas’s REPORT TO THE COMMISSIONER

Report to the Commissioner [1975] 1. Bob Balaban as a double amputee. 2. Carol Channing billboard. 3. Sweaty elevator.

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3 things about Preston Sturges’ CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Christmas in July [1940] 1. It’s Bred in the Bean. 2. “Two can live as cheaply as one.” “Who wants to live cheaply?” 3. “Kindly cut a groove, will you?” 3 other things.

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3 things about Sidney Lumet’s NETWORK

Network [1976] 1. The middle of the George Washington Bridge. 2. “I want angry shows.” 3. The sheen of his mustache in the conference room’s half-light.

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Sag Harbor, New York City, Portland!

Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is playing in a whole bunch of theaters real soon! June 12, 2022: Sag Harbor Cinema, Sag Harbor, NY Yours truly in person June 19, 2022: Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens, NY Yours … Continue reading

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3 things about Questlove’s SUMMER OF SOUL

Summer of Soul [2021] 1. The stage was built facing west to achieve the best lighting for the cameras. 2. “It smelled like Afro Sheen and chicken.” 3. Awe-inspiring duet between Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples. Kudos to Questlove for … 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 Richard Donner’s SCROOGED

Scrooged [1988] 1. Miles Davis. 2. Goosey and blubbery. 3. “I know it’s been … fifteen years, but—”

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3 things about Samuel Fuller’s PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET

Pickup on South Street [1953] 1. “I have to go on making a living so I can die.” 2. Surreptitious microfilm at the New York Public Library. 3. The dumb waiter shaft. The black cat in the garbage room of … Continue reading

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3 things about William Wyler’s DETECTIVE STORY

Detective Story [1951] 1. On his farm he grows lettuce, cabbage, and kale. 2. She stays behind in the records room, powdering her nose. 3. Lee Grant’s pungent Bronx accent.

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