Where’d You Go, Bernadette  1. Star-shaped opening in the carpet revealing the green shoot of a houseplant. 2. Microsoft money. 3. “Interventions are above my paygrade.”
Everybody Wants Some!!  1. “She looks like my fifth grade teacher.” 2. Splitting baseballs with an axe. 3. Cat in the fridge.
Waking Life  1. Stripes flit across the wall behind her. 2. “‘Cause the jalapenos dry up. They’re like little wheels.” 3. Downtown streets, night, brightly lit but devoid of people. 3 other things.
Fast Food Nation  1. A rotating pallet of frozen patties is shrink wrapped. 2. “I’m all right with what I’m doing. I’m really all right with what I’m not doing.” 3. Sawing off the forelegs, tossing them into a … Continue reading
Over at Chicagoist, I make an attempt to articulate some of my thoughts about Boyhood. Bottom line: go see this now.
Boyhood  1. Around the corner, half hidden in shadow, he watches the argument unfold. 2. Garage door half open. “Go in the house! Go in the house!” 3. The Moment is always Now. Simply: masterpiece.
Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater  1. He flaps his hand around in the air like a paddle. “In the end, we’ll all be shaken off like fleas.” 2. First he buys the property in the mountains and … Continue reading
Waking Life  1. A very large record collection, and on top of one of the cabinets the “His Master’s Voice” dog. 2. “You just lost two and a half million dollars.” 3. The same house, porch, car at the … Continue reading
Bernie  1. Superglue under the eyelids, between the lips. 2. The five regions of Texas. 3. She writes a letter to the warden, requesting he receive a work release to sing at her funeral. Definitely one of the best … Continue reading
Before Midnight  1. “Everyone is dragged through their parents’ lives.” 2. She does her Marilyn Monroe impression. 3. Her untouched cup of tea. An oily sheen on the glasses of wine. Rumpled bedclothes.