3 things about Juliano Dornelles & Kleber Mendonça Filho’s BACURAU

Bacurau [2019]

1. Crowd surfing the suitcase.
2. Nudists with shotguns.
3. “We have all taken a powerful psychotropic drug.”

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3 things about Franklin J. Schaffner’s THE BEST MAN

The Best Man [1964]

1. “I don’t understand you.”
“I know you don’t. Because you have no sense of responsibility toward anybody or anything. And that is a tragedy in a man, and it is a disaster in a president.”
2. Crumpled phone number.
3. His name is a clue: Cantwell.

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Something for the Lounge: Cocktails with Henry Mancini

Something jazzy, something satiny, something fabulous. Mostly instrumental. Here’s a six-hour playlist I created. Enjoy!

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s THE BIRDS

The Birds [1963]

1. “Which is why the mail never gets delivered in this town.”
2. A fly on the leg of Annie’s corpse.
3. Chipped fingernail polish.

3 other things.

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3 things about Ki-young Kim’s THE HOUSEMAID

The Housemaid [1960]

1. Cut from the children’s game of cat’s cradle to the looms in a textile factory.
2. An embrace. She interlaces her fingers behind his back.
3. Jokey lecture to the audience.

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3 things about Joseph Losey’s THE PROWLER

The Prowler [1951]

1. A dull library of his voice.
2. In the bedroom of the newlyweds, the sounds of traffic all night long.
3. Primitive generator.

3 other things.

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3 things about Robert Wise’s THE HAUNTING

The Haunting [1963]

1. No right angles.
2. The door bends.
3. Camera ascending the spiral staircase.

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3 things about Elio Petri’s INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion [1970]

1. Twenty-five blue neckties.
2. A fluttering gallery of oversized fingerprints.
3. Unable to prove his own guilt.

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER

The Master [2012]

1. “It didn’t work for him and it’s not going to work for you.”
2. “Excuse me.” “Excuse me.”
3. “What do you want, Helen?!”

3 other things.

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3 things about George A. Romero’s THE CRAZIES

The Crazies [1973]

1. She pulls back the sheet. “Mommy?”
2. Rectangle of ultraviolet lights illuminating the ground.
3. She calmly resumes her knitting.

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