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3 things about Nicholas Meyer’s STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [1991] 1. “I find that remark … insulting.” 2. The boot doesn’t fit. 3. Federation-branded throw blanket. 3 other things.

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3 things about Andy Wachowski & Tom Tykwer & Lana Wachowski’s CLOUD ATLAS

Cloud Atlas [2012] 1. Making a connection with a glance. 2. “They’re feeding us to ourselves.” (Earlier, Cavendish runs around screaming about soylent green.) 3. Noakes’ head smashed into a barrel.

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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 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 He’s been replaced by a … Continue reading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 Michael Crichton’s LOOKER

Looker [1981] 1. The doorbell rings. She takes off her robe and goes to answer the door in her underwear, naturally. 2. Insufficient body twist. 3. Spurt Toothpaste.

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3 things about Stanley Donen’s SATURN 3

Saturn 3 [1980] 1. Gravity in four directions. 2. “You have a great body. May I use it?” 3. The spectacle of a naked Kirk Douglas strangling Harvey Keitel is one I will not soon forget.

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ

eXistenZ [1999] 1. Balmsticks for bioports. 2. “You have to play the game to find out why you’re playing the game.” 3. Cheek-shredding teeth bullets.

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