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Steering into the skid since 1984. Author, CLOSE-UPS: NEW YORK MOVIES: https://t.co/hpqzsm8xqD… he/him/i/me/you/y'all/my dude

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@Taylor_Burns10 ... thank you? @handsomedolly “Blame it on Rio” @Eli_Runs proud of u. Scream into that void! @mattprigge i welcome youre hatredBEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD [Lumet 2007] https://t.co/aE75BpYCtM @Eli_Runs everyone who listens to podcasts at 1.5x speed is in for a *treat* @Eli_Runs you have a podcast?First Rikers COVID Death Was Jailed on Technicality https://t.co/CVHljk2jHb via @thecityny
Retweeted by Mark Asch @codfarlo @TheEndofCinema Haven’t seen it but Salter’s THE HUNTERS is similar to that, and relevant here @eshynes Yeah—& the two convos that starting pitchers have w/ Mahoney when they know they’re gonna win (naïf Dickie… https://t.co/eNoUHlW2jCAh fuck this is maybe the best attempt https://t.co/fwWnhY0cD5 @maddiewhittle unfortunately, as ive been discussing on here, i don’t know enough about what it’s like to be a good baseball player 😓 @davo_arid I don’t know it! Interestingthe makers of A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN did not find it inherently compelling that Marla Hooch crushes baseballs. but w… https://t.co/TX5HWke7j5
4/6
2020
@davo_arid lmao (but of course he’s not a “natural”—I’m really talking about how to make Grace a cinematic object) @TheEndofCinema ooh(McReynolds in EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! qualifies i guess) @therealaaronk yeah HEAT is kind of a sports movie about two superstars facing off, isn’t it. i should really finally see ALI...hence, surely, the recurrent sports-movie focus on screenwriting-manual Obstacles grittily Overcomethe answer, surely, is that it wouldn’t feel like anything at all, that you “just do it”—even the rare transcendent… https://t.co/yOjmgGg9h9a bad athlete throughout my youth, i always wondered what it would be like to be a good one, and the movies are no… https://t.co/kU1rThySIZeven in THE ART OF FIELDING, a book explicitly about the grace of genius (athletic & otherwise), Henry Skrimshander… https://t.co/joCqfzpTvujust once i want to see a sports movie that knows how to make the best player on the team an interesting characterwant to see a movie about the Hooches: the humble hick who, against all odds, built the perfect ballplayer from scr… https://t.co/SjKF7kLczNthing that’s always bugged me about A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is that Marla Hooch has bad posture—a switch hitter with… https://t.co/2LUXoKhsGOoh fuck i hope Sevilla makes it @mattprigge https://t.co/bSf9xuMYigquarantine vibes https://t.co/7bJLV2Cq4o
4/5
2020
@ella_kemp soooooort of did it already in the SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER section of the book but Adam really unlocked BEA… https://t.co/7zdo8lw8DI... but these tensions are a product of SNF’s origins in a spurious story about 60s rockers from industrial Britain… https://t.co/cK31G1VPBI(in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, the film BEACH RATS most resembles, you have the paradox of conservative working-class en… https://t.co/t2usFu9O7vthis tension or duality in BEACH RATS’s style, between tawdry naturalistic material and Denis-style sensual-subject… https://t.co/OroSDC7VsZ @trillmoregirls covered bridges, open hearts let’s goooooooo @rarerborealis @mariebardi my self-administered lobotomy (i used a chopstick we got from Pearl River [original loca… https://t.co/QEYIviNC87
4/4
2020
The virtual screening rooms keep coming, it's a good thing to do with disposable cash (if you're lucky enough to ha… https://t.co/EpewF0nnsV
Retweeted by Mark Aschquarantine goes on long enough Dolly's gonna post her tattoossummer blockbuster season is postponed until autumn/winter but we're pushing up Joni Mitchell Season from December to April @SorayaRoberts @brofromanother this is the plot of BROADCAST NEWS @carolineavenue well the reissued novels are Serif and the Poets Series is Sans Serif but close enough @labuzamovies @CarmanTse @thejoshl https://t.co/VPCyxof3eLPenguin Classics are Serif and "autofiction" is Sans Serif. @brofromanother wow burnso @brofromanother's description of Hittman's style as "split[ting] the difference between hardscrabble naturalism… https://t.co/TI6HsgWatu @georgekrz oh, perfect, thanks @vrizov [pointing at my tweets] "That's the noble mind"This is my “Jewish and Goyish” routine now apparently.Ricky D’Ambrose and Lev Kalman & Whitney Horn are Sans Serif; Alex Ross Perry and Nathan Silver are Serif. I think… https://t.co/itvXcGzyMd @DelibrtlyObtuse @Glenn__Kenny good one... and also, that’s where the “jake” of the bands name comes from, isn’t it. Must be! @elijuhhhhh check out The Bone Collector [Noyce 1999] over here @georgekrz ooh! @codfarlo oh yes. @Honors_Zombie https://t.co/g2cUKBn3UIever just........ collect bonesScorsese and Tarantino are Serif filmmakers and their success last year was the sign flickering. David Fincher is a… https://t.co/lmji81kTWu
4/3
2020
T.S. Eliot dedicated “The Waste Land” to Ezra Pound, “il miglior fabbro”—the better craftsman. But there was a craf… https://t.co/Dgh4RggY1T @NickPinkerton knew i could count on youhttps://t.co/zW1zTeCRyM @Moviene98186722 based on a beautiful, terse 30s novel, it's the most plaintive and naturalistic of the early-70s g… https://t.co/8syt8uVyLX @dImEnSiOn_TiDe TLA! my go-to video store freshman year of college, on West 8th across from the Gray's Papayain the 2020s "wellness" is out, sloppiness/neediness/horniness/solidarity is in. we are flipping the big lever and… https://t.co/6uQTr0pj0kthe "neutral" background & spaced-out succulents & unadorned fonts from Instagram ads packaging products like freak… https://t.co/oa5t8KcQdjspeaking of textual flourishes and their lack, read @jilnotjill on "minimalism," and how "negative space" actually… https://t.co/8j3M9q0d4Uthe 2010s were a Sans Serif decade, and many of the people who defined it—Marie Kondo, Caroline Calloway—are Sans S… https://t.co/XrmsyWdwq4forgive me, it's not a switch, it's a lever. Jack Fisk played this person in ERASERHEAD.there is a big neon sign, all graphic designers know where, like a motel sign, except instead of NO VACANCY it says… https://t.co/oeYKuy8vLJLOVE IS BLIND has also been excellent fodder for my "there's only like 50,000 members of any so-called 'generation'… https://t.co/hmhFGf8PTy @rockmarooned history doesn't happen everywhere at the same time man @rockmarooned this show has been a useful reminder to me of the persistence of Trad values at the American median (… https://t.co/Z0QLe9ccnW @rockmarooned i knew from Twitter that Jessica would serve a fishbowl-sized glass of red wine to her dog but i did… https://t.co/AMNyatvKxh @rockmarooned (buncha Vincent Adultman-ass job titles on that show tho) @rockmarooned "Health Coach"according to 90 seconds i just spent on Google, only one of the cast members on LOVE IS BLIND is in multi-level mar… https://t.co/Geg39aGpRT @kenjfuj wonderful country, America @kenjfuj christPaul Giamatti https://t.co/NzLjUNpF0k
Retweeted by Mark Aschall my rowdy friends are here on twitter @responsiblerob did u FaceApp the poster wtf @CarmanTse 👑 @JayCarney @SenSanders hey just came here to say eat shit bootlicker! @MrOtterton912 Yeah, exactly. and Sterling named names (though it was gonna be John Huston initially)
4/2
2020
@brofromanother also: that that line, the most fantastical statement in the monologue, is immediately prefaced by,… https://t.co/04tjgql4At @Nick_Newman @fauxbeatpoet you make it sound almost normal!unreal. Sambola! https://t.co/UNokEMAdYTHow very sad + shocking to learn of Adam Schlesinger's death. Adam was a brilliant, perfectionist composer + produc… https://t.co/RBMEl95fWB
Retweeted by Mark Asch @Nick_Newman @fauxbeatpoet i used to do them for The L not infrequently when i had a daily blog post quota; i think… https://t.co/jCnLibx0fdi am already on the record as saying that "Stacy's Mom," the ultimate Girls Gone Wild-era earworm, is a technically… https://t.co/RG7JXCFs8Hin terms of his genre, he was a Stephen Merritt-level lyricist writing about the Wrens' subject matter, but then yo… https://t.co/8SRyNMJPupthe casually perfect meter, the internal rhyme, the efficient image invoking an entire lineage of gray-flannel-suit… https://t.co/EoakXDuFSPthis is terrible—Adam Schlesinger belonged in the Tin Pan Alley lineage of ostentatiously effortless American songw… https://t.co/fvih0ujjFYBill James's Abstract Baseball is this anythingi am a better writer and critic now than i was then but i used to really have the tap flowing all the time; i know… https://t.co/pEMuPs5JkIdo you ever read something you can't remember writing & feel kind of amazed & disbelieving that you were ever that… https://t.co/bHAjAKINpd @postuccio i read that yesterday, fist-pumping the entire time @fauxbeatpoet with nothing to do right now but read and rewatch films, i mourn anew the loss of Philips Seymour Hoffman and Roth @labuzamovies @_katiestebbins_ ok but it actually might @labuzamovies @_katiestebbins_ interesting (& seemingly begging for a macroeconomic explanation) @labuzamovies @_katiestebbins_ oh for sure—I’m really interested in what constituted “mass culture” during the pree… https://t.co/fkOPOxjCih @labuzamovies @_katiestebbins_ interesting! i always think of hierarchies in the context of post-GI Bill suburbaniz… https://t.co/DBHYRWZJJ8i hope Dons Johnson & DeLillo are staying safe @labuzamovies @_katiestebbins_ tell me about Highbrow/Lowbrow
4/1
2020

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