Monthly Archives: March 2018

3 things about Armando Iannucci’s THE DEATH OF STALIN

The Death of Stalin [2017] 1. Khrushchev’s rule: before going to bed, write down everything you talked about. 2. “I’m the only one kneeling in piss, yes?” 3. Brezhnev looks down on him.

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3 things about Godfrey Reggio’s NAQOYQATSI

Naqoyqatsi [2002] 1. Ted Turner and Donald Trump. 2. Painting morph sequence. 3. Bringing pizza to the table. 3 other things.

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3 things about Lloyd Bacon’s MARKED WOMAN

Marked Woman [1937] 1. “Well, how do you want it, honey? Soft and smooth, or loud and hard?” 2. We don’t witness the beating, only the aftermath. 3. Arm in arm, the women disappear into the fog.

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3 things about Steven Soderbergh’s LOGAN LUCKY

Logan Lucky [2017] 1. “I am in-car-ce-re-ted.” 2. She explains churn rates to her daddy. 3. Quoting from the theme song to Alice.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s CALIFORNIA SPLIT

California Split [1974] 1. The couple making out on a bench at the racetrack. 2. Lyndon B. Johnson at the poker table. 3. “It doesn’t mean a fucking thing, does it?”

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3 things about Phil Karlson’s THE YOUNG DOCTORS

The Young Doctors [1961] 1. So much smoking in the hospital. 2. Ben Gazzara does a Brando impression (?) 3. Typing very slowly.

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3 things about Steven Soderbergh’s UNSANE

Unsane [2018] 1. “This is going to go the way you want it to.” 2. Double exposure (front of head + back of head) becomes triple exposure. Her POV: the room sideways. 3. The detective discovers the notebook in the … Continue reading

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