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3 things about Sebastián Cordero’s EUROPA REPORT

Europa Report [2013] 1. “I can’t find my toothbrush.” “We have to go back to earth.” 2. Omnipresent Europa One chyron. 3. Hygiene issues.

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3 things about Bong Joon Ho’s SNOWPIERCER

Snowpiercer [2013] 1. False teeth. She bites into the protein bar. 2. “You know what I hate about myself? I know what people taste like. I know that babies taste best.” 3. Naked boy in a far coat.

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3 things about Nicholas Meyers’ TIME AFTER TIME

Time After Time [1979] 1. A very fast cab ride. (I wonder, did he tip?) 2. John invites Herbert to sit down next to him, patting the bedspread. 3. Severed hand on the carpet.

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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 Fruit Chan’s THE MIDNIGHT AFTER

The Midnight After [2014] 1. He holds up the headphones, a look of disbelief on his face. Then his head explodes. 2. The Morse code spells out the song’s lyrics. “I can’t tell you, so let me sing it.” 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM

The Zero Theorem [2013] 1. He matches the drapes. 2. A vault of vials. 3. The head of Christ is a surveillance camera.

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3 things about Peter Hyams’ CAPRICORN ONE

Capricorn One [1977] 1. Scope followed by black coffee. 2. Brenda Vaccaro’s tearful recitation of Fox in Socks. 3. Despite his revulsion, he lifts the dead rattlesnake to his lips and begins to suck its blood.

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