Monthly Archives: December 2014

Movie Quote of the Day – About Last Night, 2014 (dir. Steve Pink)


Danny: I don’t want to spend tonight, of all night’s, doing what we’re going to be doing all next year. . . fighting.
[Debbie leaves.]
Bernie: That’s my cue.
Joan: No. No. Debbie! No!
Danny: Fuck. Fuck.
Joan: Fuckin’ wonderful, asshole!
Bernie: You fucked that up, I’ll be the first to tell you that.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Good Earth, 1937 (dir. Sidney Franklin)


O-Lan: Look. We can go back. We can go back to the land.

Movie Quote of the Day – Alfie, 2004 (dir. Charles Shyer)


Alfie: It seems to me the problems you worry yourself sick about never seem to materialize. It’s the ones that catch you unexpectedly on a Wednesday afternoon that knock you sideways.

Movie Quote of the Day – Murder with Pictures, 1936 (dir. Charles Barton)


Hester Boone: Aw, you know how it is, junior: a girl’s got her pride.
Kent Murdock: But you could swallow it… if it was mixed with a little gin, couldn’t ya?
Hester Boone: Yes, dear, in a silver fizz.

Movie Quote of the Day – Seven Years in Tibet, 1997 (dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud)


Dalai Lama: We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, worrying will do no good.

Female Filmmaker Friday: 2014 Wrap Up


As I announced last week, next year I will be only watching films directed (or written) by women. This means films in theaters, as well as those I watch at home (new-to-me and re-watches). You can see the entire year of Female Filmmaker Friday pieces here. This feature will not be continuing, as my entire year will be spotlighting films by women. I thought for my final Female Filmmaker Friday for the year, I would list out all the films by women I watched in 2014, which comes to 46 out of a total 361 so far this year:


Lastly, I’m just going to see you better go see Selma if you’re in one of the four cities it’s currently playing in (L.A., NYC, Atlanta, D.C.) and if you’re not, go see it when it opens wide on January 9th.

Movie Quote of the Day – There’s No Business Like Show Business, 1954 (dir. Walter Lang)


Vicky Hoffman: Maybe it’s crazy to try and explain anything to you the way you are now, but, Tim, try to understand, to you, this is just another show. You’re part of this business. You were born to it. You never had to pound on doors to get people to listen to you. Your family did it all. It’s different with me. I’ve been on my own since I was 15. This show is my big chance. It’s make or break.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Bells of St. Mary’s, 1945 (dir. Leo McCarey)


Sister Mary Benedict: If we don’t fail sometimes, our successes won’t mean anything. You must have courage. Don’t give up.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Snows of Kilimanjaro, 1952 (dir. Henry King)


Harry Street: Darling, there’s a war going on there.
Cynthia Green: There’s a war going on here too right at this table! There’s a dandy little war going on!

Movie Quote of the Day – Snowpiercer, 2014 (dir. Joon-ho Bong)


Edgar: What does steak taste like again? I had it once, but I can’t remember.
Curtis: If you can’t remember then it’s better to forget.