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3 things about George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Night of the Living Dead [1968] 1. A photograph of a minister sits atop the mantel. 2. Beetman’s Diner. 3. Three cigars in his hatband. 3 other things.

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3 things about Michael Glover Smith’s MERCURY IN RETROGRADE

Mercury in Retrograde [2017] 1. Periodic pauses for pushups. 2. According to the marquee, moviegoers can expect a double feature of Cool Apocalypse and Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party. 3. “Don’t look now, but Isabelle is making out with Mr. NASCAR.”

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3 things about Howard Hawks’ HIS GIRL FRIDAY

His Girl Friday [1940] 1. Three roast beef sandwiches. 2. “It’s getting so a girl can’t leave the room without being discussed by a bunch of old ladies.” 3. Joe Pettibone.

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3 things about Mario Bava’s THE WHIP AND THE BODY

The Whip and the Body [1963] 1. Red-hooded pallbearers. 2. “You’re a fool, Georgia!” (A housekeeper named Georgia?!) 3. Fiery coffin, curling boots.

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3 things about Alfonso Cuarón’s CHILDREN OF MEN

Children of Men [2006] 1. “That’s the sound of the ear cells dying, like their swan song. Once it’s gone you’ll never hear that frequency again. Enjoy it while it lasts.” 2. Flip-flops. His ugly, battered feet. 3. Michael Caine … Continue reading

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One year ago today.

On 17 February 2017 Jason Adasiewicz, Hamid Drake (and, just out of frame, Joshua Abrams, Josh Berman, and Jon Doyle) convened at Electrical Audio in Chicago and, with the assistance of engineer Greg Norman, started laying down some sweet tunes … Continue reading

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3 things about William Wyler’s WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Wuthering Heights [1939] 1. His right eye partially hidden by a lock of his hair. 2. “I’m not lovely. What I am is very brilliant. I have a wonderful brain. It enables me to be superior to myself.” 3. Deathbed … Continue reading

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