3 things about Val Guest’s THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE

The Day the Earth Caught Fire [1961]

1. The Thames is a tiny creek in the middle of the riverbed.
2. “Have you suffered from marriage, divorce, any other viruses?”
3. Splashing around in water is the ultimate decadence.

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3 things about Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne’s TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

Two Days, One Night [2014]

1. After using the children’s water cup, she replaces the toothbrushes and puts it back on the shelf
2. She leans against the painted concrete wall and waits.
3. “Goodbye, Monsieur Dumont,” she repeats, then stands up from the table and walks away. Without hesitation, without looking back.

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3 things about Armando Iannucci’s IN THE LOOP

In the Loop [2009]

1. “Malcolm. Judy’s lubricated horse cock aside for a second, are you saying I’m now no longer allowed to make media appearances?”
2. “Twelve thousand troops. But that’s not enough. That’s the amount that are going to die. And at the end of a war you need some soldiers left, really, or else it looks like you’ve lost.”
3. He lifts the minister’s index finger, puppet-like, and uses it to hit the delete key.

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3 things about J.J. Abrams’ SUPER 8

Super 8 [2011]

1. He makes a mental calculation and says, “I could get back into disco.”
2. A hole in his space shuttle poster.
3. Exploding water tower.

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3 things about Richard Linklater’s FAST FOOD NATION

Fast Food Nation [2006]

1. A rotating pallet of frozen patties is shrink wrapped.
2. “I’m all right with what I’m doing. I’m really all right with what I’m not doing.”
3. Sawing off the forelegs, tossing them into a bin.

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3 things about Nicholas Roeg’s DON’T LOOK NOW

Don’t Look Now [1973]

1. Only one of the candles blows out.
2. Swimming rats.
3. Thanks to a clever camera angle, she appears to be swallowed by the beds.

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3 things about Ben Steinbauer’s WINNEBAGO MAN

Winnebago Man [2009]

1. “Will you do me a kindness?”
2. He goes for a walk using a guideline: a rope strung between stakes.
3. Trouble in front of Walmart.

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