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3 things about Francis Coppola’s THE COTTON CLUB ENCORE

The Cotton Club Encore [1984/2019] 1. Simulated lightning. 2. Blood-covered candy. 3. Platinum pocketwatch.

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3 things about Robert Young’s VAMPIRE CIRCUS

Vampire Circus [1972] 1. Bat emerging from an eye socket. 2. Puppet panther carnage. 3. Vanquished with a crossbow. (Get it?) This film has a cult reputation and now having seen it I’m very disappointed.

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3 things about Ang Lee’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Brokeback Mountain [2005] 1. Quick spit. 2. Price tag. 3. White farmhouse interior.

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3 things about Howard Bretherton and William Keighley’s LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT

Ladies They Talk About [1933] 1. “For a dumb dick you’ve got a memory like an elephant.” 2. A fascinating scene where a black woman backtalks to an older white woman, without any real reprisal. And the penitentiary is integrated! … Continue reading

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3 things about Errol Morris’s VERNON, FLORIDA

Vernon, Florida [1981] 1. “Smartest bird we got in this country.” 2. Therefore sermon. 3. Holding the possum by its tail.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s THE BIRDS

The Birds [1963] 1. A very insincere “I’m awfully sorry.” 2. “I’m still waiting on those Bloody Marys.” 3. “No. No!” 3 other things.

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3 things about Sam Mendes’ SPECTRE

Spectre [2015] 1. Only Blofeld gets his own microphone. 2. A kite dancing in a hurricane. 3. M’s bulldog on his desk. 3 other things.

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