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3 things about David Miller’s THE STORY OF ESTHER COSTELLO

The Story of Esther Costello [1957] 1. “You can turn a hard woman into a soft woman. It’s like hardboiling an egg backwards.” 2. “Book. Book. Book. Book. Book.” 3. Perverse: rape heals her psychological trauma.

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3 things about Bob Rafelson’s FIVE EASY PIECES

Five Easy Pieces [1970] 1. “Not dirt. See, dirt isn’t bad. It’s filth! Filth is bad. That’s what starts maggots and riots.” 2. A crooked candlestick on the mantel. 3. He doesn’t close her door on the way out; he … Continue reading

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3 things about Jeff Nichols’ TAKE SHELTER

Take Shelter [2011] 1. “Is anyone else seeing this?” 2. A knife on the drainboard, covered with flies. 3. He holds out his hand, trembling, keyring looped around his finger.

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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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