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3 things about Frederick Wiseman’s NATIONAL GALLERY

National Gallery [2014] 1. Varnish. Shiny, buffed floors. 2. A hunting horn, a lobster, a peeled lemon. 3. He collects the tiniest possible sample and places it on a glass slide. Phenomenal.

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3 things about Stuart Rosenberg’s THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN

The Laughing Policeman [1973] 1. Chivas Regal and rubbers. 2. “Did she go out with a lot of men?” “She didn’t go out with men … at all.” 3. The table legs are actually legs.

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3 things about Andrew Fleming’s THE CRAFT

The Craft [1996] 1. “What’s going on? Are you girls getting high?” 2. A jukebox that plays nothing but Connie Francis records. 3. Python bannister.

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3 things about Michael Caplan’s ALGREN

Algren [2014] 1. “The true voice of the people belongs to the inarticulate.” 2. “Walking into his apartment was like walking into a scrapbook.” 3. Playing at the beach. An enormous belly, spindly legs. Featuring nearly 200 amazing photographs by … Continue reading

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3 things about Stephen Cone’s THIS AFTERNOON

This Afternoon [2014] 1. Outside, on the back steps, the hum of an air conditioning unit. 2. An empty hallway, twice. 3. She walks over and sits down near him. “Do you mean that?” He’s not in the frame. A … Continue reading

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3 things about George Miller’s MAD MAX

Mad Max [1979] 1. “I’m a fuel-injected suicide machine!” 2. They buy a dog from a man in a deerstalker cap. 3. Double leg braces.

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3 things about Dan Curtis’ DEAD OF NIGHT

Dead of Night [1977] 1. The car was a deep forest green. 2. A shirt, conveniently ruffled. 3. The voice on the phone morphs from the father’s to Bobby’s. This had its moments; but I prefer Trilogy of Terror because … Continue reading

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