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3 things about Zhang Yimou’s SHADOW

Shadow [2018] 1. Prideful of his calligraphy. 2. Bamboo point stuck in the small of his back. 3. Snapping the faceplate back into place.

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3 things about Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH

Love Is Colder Than Death [1969] 1. A film about people who light and smoke cigarettes. 2. Gunshots without bullets. 3. Round glasses like that cop in Psycho.

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3 things about Ranald MacDougall’s THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL

The World, The Flesh and the Devil [1959] 1. Model train winding through the apartment. 2. Arranging the dropcloth, he draws his arm across her throat. 3. Tied to the helm. 3 other things.

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3 things about Ray Enright and Busby Berkeley’s DAMES

Dames [1934] 1. Canoodling in the moonlight on the Staten Island ferry. 2. Triple strength from Canada. 3. Moving through a tunnel of dames.

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3 things about Kogonada’s COLUMBUS

Columbus [2017] 1. Waitress interrupting their vulnerable moment. 2. His hat in the chair and then his hat missing from the chair. 3. Sad Culkin eyes.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO

Psycho [1960] 1. Dusty hotel binds. 2. Towel under the mop in the bucket. 3. “It isn’t gelling.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Charlie Kaufman’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

I’m Thinking of Ending Things [2020] 1. He follows the animated pig down the hallways of the high school. 2. 70s waitress uniform; the washing machine is filled with the polo shirts of a maintenance uniform. 3. Gena Rowland analysis.

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s ON DANGEROUS GROUND

On Dangerous Ground [1952] 1. Peas, and the way they cook vegetables. 2. Jimmy Conlin as a pharmacist. 3. He finally takes the trouble to notice he was just a boy. 3 other things.

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3 things about Hannah Jayanti’s TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

Truth or Consequences [2020] 1. Tiger bite on the lip. 2. She gets a kick out of making announcements. 3. Fruitless visit by the Building Inspector.

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3 things about Christopher Nolan’s TENET

Tenet [2020] 1. He carefully attaches one of his cufflinks to a notch on his belt. 2. “Our mission is to fail to defuse the bomb.” 3. The bottom half of the building restores itself just before the top half … Continue reading

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