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3 things about Guy Hamilton’s DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Diamonds Are Forever [1971] 1. Q dispassionately works his way down the line of slot machines. 2. A sign in the command center reads IF IN DOUBT / ASK. 3. Tripped up by claret misidentification, and strong aftershave. 3 other … Continue reading

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3 things about Lewis Gilbert’s THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

The Spy Who Loved Me [1977] 1. Track lighting throughout the tomb. 2. “Is this really what they do in Sibera?” “Yes. But not how they do it.” 3. A bottle of Tabasco on Stromberg’s table. 3 other things.

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3 things about Alex Garland’s EX MACHINA

Ex Machina [2015] 1. A beautiful, useless stack of wood: the fireplace is just for show. 2. She pinches the skin under her eye and peels it back. 3. Just before the elevator door closes, a glance. Fantastically stylish, well acted, … Continue reading

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3 things about Lev Kalman & Whitney Horn’s L FOR LEISURE

L for Leisure [2014] 1. Pisco and Crystal Pepsi. 2. “No expectations. I’m always down for a deep makeout sesh, but my sex I hold onto.” 3. Laser tag disintegration. Clever. I saw this last night at the Chicago Underground … Continue reading

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT

Foreign Correspondent [1940] 1. He takes an unenthusiastic sip of milk and says, “Doesn’t taste the way it did when I was a baby. That’s got poison in it.” 2. To deal with his nervous tension, he toys with a … Continue reading

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3 things about Hiroshi Teshigahara’s THE FACE OF ANOTHER

The Face of Another [1966] 1. In the tea shop, they discuss how loud the music is. Done on purpose to encourage turnover. 2. He looks out the window at the sea. A bright flash. He’s been replaced by a … Continue reading

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3 things about William Wyler’s THE BIG COUNTRY

The Big Country [1958] 1. Fistfight in long shot. 2. Leech picks up the shotgun that Rufus has thrown down, confirms that it’s loaded. 3. Together they look out over the landscape, and say everything that needs to be said … Continue reading

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