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3 things about Joseph H. Lewis’s MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS

My Name Is Julia Ross [1945] 1. “She’s perfect.” “There’s even a small resemblance.” 2. She keeps a locked drawer full of her son’s knives. 3. Unhelpful vicar.

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3 things about François Ozon’s FRANTZ

Frantz [2016] 1. Black & white. They enter the cave, pass through, and on the other side the world is in color. 2. She studies the painting. “It makes me want to live.” Manet’s “Le Suicide.” 3. Without reading it, … Continue reading

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3 things about Alex Thompson & Kelly O’Sullivan’s SAINT FRANCES

Saint Frances [2019] 1. Roberto Bolaño t-shirt. 2. “I love you, Dad.” They hug. “Change the oil in your car.” 3. A Northwestern graduate, she’s the author of Resting Rich Face.

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3 things about Yorgos Lanthimos’s THE FAVOURITE

The Favourite [2018] 1. “Must the duck be here?” 2. Sectional lace-up leather corset. 3. “Have you come to seduce me or rape me?” “I am a gentleman.” “So, rape then.”

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3 things about George Cukor’s A STAR IS BORN

A Star Is Born [1954] 1. She kisses him first. 2. A tiny, squelched “no.” 3. Spanish musical troupe rehearsing backstage. 3 other things.

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3 things about Alan Gibson’s DRACULA A.D. 1972

Dracula A.D. 1972 [1972] 1. “Com’on Jess, it’s only for a giggle.” 2. A truly great edit: tilt up from a gravestone in 1872 to the sky, in which a jet plane suddenly appears. 3. Bubbling blood and ashes in … Continue reading

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3 things about Alain Resnais’ LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD

Last Year at Marienbad [1961] 1. Abandoned tea service on the table in front of her. 2. The group adjourns to the library to research last year’s weather reports. 3. A drawer filled with hundreds of copies of the same … Continue reading

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