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3 things about Angela Robinson’s PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women [2017] 1. “When will you stop justifying the whims of your cock with science?” 2. 50-60% less bondage. 3. A new stove.

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3 things about Paul Schrader’s AMERICAN GIGOLO

American Gigolo [1980] 1. “I know what I see.” 2. Laying out his wardrobe, creating outfits. 3. The ultimate humbling: driving a Pinto. Interesting that both David Thomson and Bret Easton Ellis write about it in their new books.

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3 things about Fritz Lang’s SCARLET STREET

Scarlet Street [1945] 1. He carefully, adroitly slices the liver. 2. “I’ve been out to dinner with him three times this week and now he’s talking about breakfast.” 3. A chair for a nightstand. 3 other things. Possibly my favorite … Continue reading

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3 things about Kimberly Reed’s DARK MONEY

Dark Money [2018] 1. The office is located in its own little house. 2. Why lobby a politician when you can instead buy them outright at the very beginning? 3. A 3-3 vote on everything.

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3 things about Christian Petzold’s TRANSIT

Transit [2018] 1. The whole film is a bartender’s story! 2. Omnipresent heavily-armed guards outside the American Consulate. 3. Suddenly, she’s just not there. Tightly coiled, frightening, uniquely relevant.

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3 things about Otto Preminger’s IN HARM’S WAY

In Harm’s Way [1965] 1. They both toss their pineapple garnishes off the veranda. 2. Bullet through the cheek. 3. “I’m so scared my bones are clicking, like dice on a Reno crap table.”

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3 things about Clyde Bruckman’s MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE

Man on the Flying Trapeze [1935] 1. Eating toast like it’s corn on the cob. 2. “It must be hard to lose a mother-in-law.” “Very hard, very hard. Almost impossible.” 3. Filing system. 3 other things.

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