the underbite says it best.
Here I’ve curated a timely and important GIF retrospective of Keira Knightley’s underbite acting in the movie A Dangerous Method.
My entire career has been building up to seeing this tonight. It’s been nice knowing all of you.
Jan. 9, 1930: “The latest thing in speakeasies: Sergeant Frank T. Zimmie and Detective Joseph Pallinado of the Philadelphia Police, exhibiting one of the twelve pint bottles of liquor cached in the papier-mâché clothes dummy, draped with an evening gown, found in the tailor shop they raided.” Two days later, The Times published an article about claims of a “police protected” speakeasy made at a luncheon of the Women’s Organization for Prohibition Reform in Philadelphia. Photo: The New York Times
so many people hated this film at Sundance that i really, really want to see it. and also, it is @timheidecker’s Taxi Driver.
Had the good fortune to see again The King of Comedy at the First Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival, and was in awe of how well it stood up. This was the first time I have seen it on the big screen since it came out in 1983 when I was in ninth grade. At the time, thanks to the…
Mr. Rushfield, we are indebted to you for your service.
DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON TWO: THE OFFICIAL CHARACTER RANKINGS
Below are the Rushfield Babylon’s official ranking of the characters in Downton Abbey as of the season opener. These are the results of a scientific-based of who I like best. As ever, these results are final and not subject to change.
1. Violet, Dowager CountessPros: Steely determination. Dignity. Willing to let England be devoured by the Huns so that she can have some decent help around the place.Cons: Her prestige in my eyes has never recovered from letting the Garden Committee vote for Moleley’s father in the rose-off. Violet is Dowager Countess. She has a right to win the rose prize every year if she damn well wants to and letting others make her feel guilty about that only signals weakness. From there to the fall of the Empire is but a few short steps.2. O’BrienPro: Machiavellian mastermind. Playing World Series level baseball compared to the Triple AAA training camp game the rest are bumbling about in. Inspired with the “Her Ladyship wants you to come in to the drawing room so she can tell you how much she likes you” gag.Cons: Showing alarm flickers of compassion.
3. CarsonPros: The last bulwark against the collapse of civilization.Cons: Seriously compromised by serving dinner himself. War or no war, there is no excuse for letting the footman situation get so out of hand.
4. DaisyPro: A genius. Healthy fear of ghosts.Con: Can’t keep her yap shut about what she sees in the hallway in the middle of the night.
5. Vera Bates
Pros: Perhaps the greatest mocking laugh in entertainment. Flawless hats. The stuff of greatness. Very strong start.Cons: Still chasing around old stick in the mud Bates. Take his money and toss him aside already.
6. Robert, Earl of Grantham
Pros: Represents centuries of England’s moral leadership with honor and dignity. Looks great in uniform.Cons: Yelled at Bates.
7. Lady EdithPros: Better than average driver, even in stick shift. Ruthlessness that speaks to her warrior ancestry. Clearly the sister who will live to drink the others’ blood.Con: After one episode, her barnyard period has already lasted to long.
8. Mrs. HughesPros: Does her duty with few complaints.Cons: Not exactly the life of the party, is she?
9. Lady MaryPros: Still the best looking of the sisters, barely.Cons: Has managed to convince herself that she actually loves Matthew. Still too traumatized by killing the Turk with her lusts. You’re in a castle! Things happen! That’s why you have a thousand servants…
10. ThomasPros: Runs circles around the fools in the pantry. Clearly will own the place before the season is done.Cons: So many tears about a little hole through the hand! Dry your eyes and get on with it man!
11. Lavinia SwirePros: Best name.Cons: A fast living city girl like that must have a skeleton or two in her closet. Convinced herself that she likes Matthew for himself.
12. Lady SibylPro: Shows an admirable interest in desserts. Had the good sense not to get carried away by Tom’s declaration. Understands that chauffeur’s exist to coach you in proto-marxist jargon and to facilitate your secret lives and to save you from being crushed by angry mobs, not to marry.Cons: Is a disgrace to a thousand years of Crawleys with her poxy class antics.
13. BatesPro: Threw himself on his sword to save the family.Cons: Is kinda a bore about it. Also his ex-wife seems much more fun than that scullery maid. What’s he complaining about?
14. Mrs. PatmorePro: Has to deal with the outrageous war rationing.
Con: More fun when she was blind.
15. William the footmanPro: Finally doing his duty, now that the war is almost over. Pretty clever the way he missed the Battle of the Somme there. But good call on Daisy.Cons: Unclear why his father likes him so much.
16. Branson, the ChauffeurPro: Solid accent.Cons: If this county had any self-respect, he would have been lined up against the wall and shot halfway through last season the young radical.
17. AnnaPro: Takes the train by herself.Con: How can you insult a human dishrag?
18. Cora, Countess of GranthamPros: Less stiff than she was in Once Upon a Time in America; is in favor of Sibyl making a cake.Cons: Pretty much useless. And really, are we just supposed to forget that a bloody American is our Countess?
19. MoseleyPro: His father grows nice flowers.Cons: Coward and traitor to his King.20. Isobel CrawleyPros: Her butler is a coward and she doesn’t know it, so pity points.Cons: What is this preposterous woman doing here?21. Matthew Crawley:Pro: Did his duty at the Somme.Con: Uptight full of himself humorless village lawyer. If the village baker were going to take over the castle at least we’d get some decent scones out of it. The thought that this boob is going to win the title is the greatest injustice since Taylor Hicks won American Idol.
22. Doctor ClarksonPro: Formidable moustacheCon: Get out of my show.
i like that this list is “final and not subject to change” one episode into season two …
AVC: Last question about the Chipmunks, and it’s really just an opportunity for you to make a joke. You said the first Chipmunks movie got you your place upstate, and the second one got you the landscaping. What are you doing with the third-movie money?
DC: I’m buying one of those cargo-ship crates of Fleshlights. Half I’ll use for myself and the other half I’ll donate to children, kind of a Toys For Tots kind of thing. I’ll give it to needy kids.
i’ve been thinking a lot about Todd Haynes’ Safe these days. i haven’t seen it in a long time, but i forgot how cool the opening sequence is …
i wish i could live in a library, too.