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A Complete Account of Nothing

January 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments

“Portmanteau” is French for “coat rack”. Lewis Carroll appropriated the word in 1871 for Through The Looking Glass to explain two words merged into one; “chortle” is a portmanteau Carroll invented, while “Internet”, “blog” and “sexploitation” are three he did not. In the month of January, I’ll take a look at portmanteau films, where we […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Based on short story · Black comedy · Crooked officer · Drunk scene · Interrogation · Music

Haven’t Said Much About the Meaning of Life So Far

January 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments

“Portmanteau” is French for “coat rack”. Lewis Carroll appropriated the word in 1871 for Through The Looking Glass to explain two words merged into one; “chortle” is a portmanteau Carroll invented, while “Internet”, “blog” and “sexploitation” are three he did not. In the month of January, I’ll take a look at portmanteau films, where we […]

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Tags: Animation · Black comedy · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Military · Music · No opening credits · Supernatural

An Old Lady, Next To You

December 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This month’s theme was hatched after yet another person with better taste than me recommended that I add the 2005 romantic drama Shopgirl to my queue. Looking for nine more films with similar themes, “Gloves”, “Art Gallery” and “Pilates” were all considered and rejected before I settled on “May December Romance”. So in the month […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Bathtub scene · Black comedy · Interrogation · Midlife crisis · Psychoanalysis · Unconventional romance