Tag Archives: Sex

Under the Skin

Under the Skin (dir. Johnathan Glazer, 2014) “I’m only human, baby. Won’t you forgive me for that?” – Luther Vandross (one of the great R&B vocalists and creator of the most American piece of food since apple pie, the LUTHER BURGER) “The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that […]

3 Days of the Condor

3 Days of the Condor (1975, dir. Sydney Pollack) “There was nothing explicit between them, nothing more than a slightly open door. And yet…what could be more alluring?” – Jess Walter “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that […]

Westworld Ho!

Westworld (dir. Michael Crichton, 1973) “She can not love you. You are neither flesh nor blood. You are not a dog or a cat or a canary. You were designed and built specific like the rest of us. And you are alone now only because they tired of you or replaced you with a younger […]

Best of 2013

(Far and away the best poster of the year. Like a demented Hitchcock profile) “One of the things that’s wrong with pictures today, I think, is that so many of the people making them started out wanting to.”  – Peter Bogdanovich “There is a language that can only be conveyed through cinema. I think most […]

Curtis and Lancaster in Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success (dir. Alexander Mackendrick, 1957) It’s hard to write a positive review. But it’s doubly hard to write a positive review on the internet. Not only do you have a shroud of anonymity which compels you toward negativity, it’s also tough to put  the right inflection into text. So when I write […]

Class Act

Class of 1984 (dir. Mark Lester, 1982) “Last year there were 280,000 incidents of violence by students against their teachers and classmates in our high schools. Unfortunately, this film is based on true events. Fortunately, very few schools are like Lincoln High…yet.” (I feel like this last bit should be followed by a spooky laugh) – […]

A Chance to Reflect

Reflections In A Golden Eye (Dir. John Huston, 1967) “You love me for me, could you be more phony?” – Kanye West When someone mentions the year 1967 it immediately calls to mind a very specific set of images. 1967 was, after all, the “Summer of Love” so naturally I think of hippies, Jimi Hendrix, long hair, bright […]

Get Smart

Street Smart (dir. Jerry Schatzberg, 1987) “But you don’t love me, that’s news to me” – Foxygen So, the Super Bowl is this Sunday and while I don’t really have a dog in the fight (bad analogy I know given…), it did make me realize that this post does have some connection to the big […]

Looking for Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (Dir. Richard Brooks 1977) “The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel.” – Claude Bernard  So I mentioned last month that a lot of our film history has been completely lost due to lack of resources and poor preservation. But what I failed to explore in […]

Running on Empty

The Candidate (dir. Michael Ritchie, 1972) “I ascribe to Mark Twain’s theory that the last person who should be President is the one who wants it the most. The one who should be picked is the one who should be dragged kicking and screaming into the White House.” – Bill Hicks Welcome to a special Election 2012 […]