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3 things about Steven Lisberger’s TRON

TRON [1982] 1. Air-pop popcorn maker in his cubicle. 2. “Elementary physics, a beam of energy can always be diverted. Are we there yet, Mommy?” 3. Collapsed in the chair behind his desk. Blank expression. The sunrise glowing through the … Continue reading

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3 things about Jonathan Glazer’s SEXY BEAST

Sexy Beast [2000] 1. No no no no no no no no no … 2. Revolving door shot. 3. Thick red splatter on the cabinet door.

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3 things about Douglas Trumbull’s BRAINSTORM

Brainstorm [1983] 1. Cliff Robertson’s pants: brown and beltless. (Sansabelt?) 2.”Go to hell.” “You go to hell!” “No, you go to hell!” “You go to hell!” 3. A soldering iron next to a cigarette.

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3 things about Jake Schreier’s ROBOT & FRANK

Robot & Frank [2012] 1. Books = printed information. 2. “How are you?” “I am functioning normally.” “As am I.” 3. Before reformatting, an embrace. A sweet little movie. Frank Langella really sells it.

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3 things about Hal Ashby’s THE LANDLORD

The Landlord [1970] 1. Early morning. The street is still almost dark. On the right side of the frame is a green light; on the left the faintly illuminated window of her apartment building’s foyer. They climb the stoop in … Continue reading

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3 things about Roy Rowland’s WITNESS TO MURDER

Witness to Murder [1954] 1. Would you believe Jesse White as a police detective? 2. “Show Mr. Peabody to the library, please.” 3. The police car pulls up. “What’s going on?” “Some crazy dame is trying to kill herself!” The … Continue reading

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3 things about Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s TROPICAL MALADY

Tropical Malady [2004] 1. They fool around at the movies, the soldier’s hand on his leg and the villager’s leg on his hand. 2. “Kill him to free him from his world, or let him devour you to enter his … Continue reading

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3 things about Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS II

Ghostbusters II [1989] 1. Severed heads on poles. 2. “No, no. I’ve got all new cheap moves.” 3. A Santa Claus decoration stuck in the corner.

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3 things about Steven Soderbergh’s SCHIZOPOLIS

Schizopolis [1996] 1. “Is your wife coming over tonight? Because her big ass always leaves me satisfied.” 2. She peeks into her daughter’s bedroom and smiles in wonder. 3. 3 golfball bounces.

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3 things about Steve James’ HOOP DREAMS

Hoop Dreams [1994] 1. “Arthur and Shannon spend their summer at Pizza Hut, earning $3.35 an hour.” 2. As they hug, she smears her lipstick on her dress. 3. “Well. Another one walks out the door, and another one comes … Continue reading

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