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3 things about Mike Leigh’s TOPSY-TURVY

Topsy-Turvy [1999] 1. “It’s this heat, it muddles the noodles.” 2. Oysters and stout. 3. She places her hand delicately on her stomach. “How long have you known?” he asks.

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3 things about Jean Negulesco’s THE BEST OF EVERYTHING

The Best of Everything [1959] 1. “I’ve never asked for more and I won’t settle for anything less. Now you and your rabbit-faced wife, go to hell!” 2. Her new boyfriend the doctor arrives with a variety of pills that … Continue reading

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3 things about George Clooney’s THE MONUMENTS MEN

The Monuments Men [2014] 1. Historical inaccuracy: when she sings “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” she uses the revised lyrics to the song. Lyrics that didn’t appear until the 1950′s. 2. “If it was not for you, I might … Continue reading

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3 things about Ron Mann’s ALTMAN

Altman [2014] 1. Jack Warner: “That fool has all the actors talking at the same time!” 2. Altman’s grandson played Swee’pea in Popeye. 3. Lily Tomlin’s definition of Altmanesque: “Making a family.” Attempting to capture the essence of Robert Altman … Continue reading

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3 things about Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR

Interstellar [2014] 1. A dishtowel on top of the water pitcher to keep out the dust. 2. Plastic sheeting, warm liquid bath, wet t-shirt, snorty embrace. 3. Infinite bands of multicolors: Bruce Conner meets Donald Judd.

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3 things about Sophie Fiennes’ THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology [2012] 1. The Coke has grown warm; the distance between the sublime and the excremental is a short one. 2. Cynical ideology: I know very well what I’m doing and I am nevertheless doing it. … Continue reading

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3 things about Bob Fosse’s ALL THAT JAZZ

All That Jazz [1979] 1. Eyedrops, Alka-Seltzer, Benzadrine. 2. “Now Sinatra will never cover it.” 3. Vein-and-artery bodysuits.

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