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3 things about Errol Morris’s A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME

A Brief History of Time [1991] 1. Eleven ways to get into the house. 2. Spaghetti. 3. Developing a new set of tools that no one else knows how to use.

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3 things about Kenji Mizoguchi’s UGETSU

Ugetsu [1953] 1. An admonition amidst the fog. 2. Sanskrit characters on smooth skin. 3. Suddenly, a fire in the hearth.

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3 things about Alfonso Cuarón’s A LITTLE PRINCESS

A Little Princess [1995] 1. Channeling Margaret Hamilton! 2. She skips gaily past them, saying, “Hello.” 3. Water droplets on a yellow rose.

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3 things about Tim Whelan’s Q PLANES

Q Planes [1939] 1. Nonsensical compacts. 2. Cooking stew as a catalyst for deep thinking. 3. A closet entirely filled with identical umbrellas and bowler hats.

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3 things about Marielle Heller’s CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

Can You Ever Forgive Me? [2018] 1. “Do you have a letter of authentication for the letter of authentication?” 2. Ossified cat turds under the bed. 3. Baking sheets of paper.

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3 things about Sidney Lumet's FAIL-SAFE

Fail-Safe [1964] 1. He slaps her and then says, “I’m not your kind.” 2. Tight shot of the back of Henry Fonda’s neck. 3. Matador. The roar of the engines, the roar of the crowd.

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3 things about Anthony Mann's (and Laurence Harvey's) A DANDY IN ASPIC

A Dandy in Aspic [1968] 1. Is Nevil just a boytoy? Is he gay? No clues. 2. Slate gray sky, wet wooden pier. 3. Berlin’s mascot: Kinky Bear.

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