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3 things about Jonathan Glazer’s UNDER THE SKIN

Under the Skin [2014] 1. Squalling baby, tide inching closer. 2. Pop. 3. It looks down at her own face.

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3 things about Jan Schmidt’s LATE AUGUST AT THE HOTEL OZONE

Late August at the Hotel Ozone [1966] 1. After bludgeoning the dog, she wipes the butt of her rifle on the grass. 2. Her first glass of milk in 15 years. She’s too overwhelmed to drink it. 3. She stares … Continue reading

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3 things about Vincenzo Natali’s CUBE

Cube [1997] 1. Scaramanga. 2. Wire twist. 3. Into the light.

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3 things about Joe Dante’s GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH

Gremlins 2: The New Batch [1990] 1. Dr. Catheter hands the kleenex to an assistant and says, “Have this tissue analyzed.” 2. Edward G. Robinson gremlin. 3. “I’m melting, I’m melting!”

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3 things about Joe Dante’s INNERSPACE

Innerspace [1987] 1. “I’m possessed!” 2. A white suit and a fur coat. 3. Stomach acid skeleton.

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3 things about Joe Dante’s EXPLORERS

Explorers [1985] 1. Charles M. Jones Junior High School. 2. At the junkyard, Rosebud. 3. The windshield of the spacecraft is a TV screen.

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3 things about Spike Jonez’ HER

her [2013] 1. “I don’t want to be a puppy dog, that’s like being a wet noodle.” 2. Too much processed sugar. 3. Love: a socially acceptable form of insanity.

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3 things about Joel Schumacher’s THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN

The Incredible Shrinking Woman [1981] 1. “An open mind … and an open mouth?” 2. Colonel Ed’s Breakfast Buns. 3. “Look Mom, disco!” 3 other things.

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3 things about James Cameron’s ALIENS

Aliens [1986] 1. Stardust all over the bridge. 2. Reebok product placement. 3. Waiting for an elevator. 3 other things.

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3 things about Nicholas Roeg’s THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

The Man Who Fell to Earth [1976] 1. While drying the glass with a towel, one of her press-on nails comes off. 2. “They’re stuck. Now I’ll never get them off.” 3. Christmastime in a liquor store.

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