Muriel, or The Time of Return 
1. Magic hour: standing at the crowded bar with a coffee, chatting with the cashier, the clouds and sky in the windows behind them.
2. “It’s easier to talk outside, isn’t it?”
3. Sliding box.
Elusive. Each time I was about to identify with one of the characters, the film would do something to push me away. Haunting though.
Sorry to Bother You 
1. Preoccupied by the joint she’s holding just out of reach.
2. At a gas station he walks up to the attendant and says, “40 on #2.” He plunks down a quarter, a dime, a nickel.
3. IKEA garage bedroom.
The Hit 
1. A film in which we watch Fernando Rey get out of a great many cars and size up crime scenes. And that is not a bad thing.
2. His blood between her teeth.
3. “What’s your real name?”
He smiles before answering. It’s the only time we see him smile.
The Yakuza 
1. A flying, severed hand still clutching a gun.
2. Rivulets of blood obscure the tattoo.
3. She instructs him how to drink the tea mindfully.
Manhattan Melodrama 
1. “Jew. Protestant. Catholic. What does it matter?” Then he gets killed in an anarchist riot (!)
2. He gives the $7,500 to a waiter.
3. “Goodbye, Black Boy, don’t take any wooden porkchops.”
3 other things.
Future Language: The Dimensions of Von LMO 
1. “The life of a head of lettuce is very short.”
2. A cat explores the manuscript.
3. The color green is an evil octagon.
The Invasion 
1. “I just took advantage of a drunk woman and I’m sorry.”
2. Within a few scenes she goes from being a terrible shot to an excellent marksman.
3. Synchronized coffee urn vomit.