Posts Tagged: Ryan Boudinot

The Eyeball #39: Bros. Quay, Svankmajer, and McLaren

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Last week for my Hugo House class on using experimental films as writing prompts we spent 88 glorious minutes with House, the 1977 Japanese haunted pajama party freak-out directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi. This week we puzzled ourselves with three stop-motion animated shorts.

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The Eyeball #33: Why It’s Complicated Actually Is Complicated

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You want to watch an on-demand movie with your wife, something funny, something in which you can become invested in the characters’ problems, something from the “New Arrivals” section, and you keep scrolling back to It’s Complicated, a film starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin, and you hate yourself a little bit for even considering it, but

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The Eyeball #28: Movie Binge

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My family was recently out of town for a five days, leaving me home alone with over 800 pages (no exaggeration) of student work to read and comment upon. My reward for getting through a day of writing about free indirect style and character arcs was to watch a lot of movies, both in the theater and at home, cranked up loud on the home system and with a fuckin’ beer in my hand.

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THE EYEBALL, The Rumpus DVD Column: #24 Nicolas Roeg’s First Five Films

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PerformanceYears ago I happened upon a series of arresting images on cable. There was a young Mick Jagger cavorting in a bath tub with two svelte beauties. A child wearing a fake mustache. A still image of Jorge Luis Borges rising out of a gunshot wound to the head.

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The Eyeball, a Blog Ostensibly About Film by Ryan Boudinot

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Your Weekend Popcorn Recipe

My brother-in-law Chad Johnson’s popcorn recipe is the best. I’ve enjoyed it at his and my sister-in-law’s place over the years while watching Pulp Fiction and during their rigorously opinionated James Bond sessions. I don’t know if he got the recipe from somewhere else, but in our house my son calls it “Uncle Chaddie Popcorn.”

When I met Chad years ago, he was wearing a T-shirt with a picture of a dreadlocked George H.W.

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