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3 things about Richard Curtis’s LOVE ACTUALLY

Love Actually [2003] 1. Hearty rendition of “Good King Wenceslas.” 2. “Now, which doll shall we give Daisy’s little friend Emily? The one that looks like a transvestite or the one that looks like a dominatrix?” 3. He encourages his … Continue reading

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ CAROL

Carol [2015] 1. Flung out of space. 2. No bullets. 3. A long pause. “No, I don’t think so.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Ava DuVernay’s A WRINKLE IN TIME

A Wrinkle in Time [2018] 1. Glitter lips. 2. “It’s just a physics thing. The classic slingshot maneuver.” 3. It’s not food, it’s sand.

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3 things about Peter Yates’s BULLITT

Bullitt [1968] 1. Hubcap continuity problems. 2. “I demand that signed statement. Now.” The slightest pause. And then he says, “Excuse me,” and walks away. 3. An ending reminiscent of Heat.

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Exquisitely mellow holiday tunes.

Jackie Gleason: ‘Tis The Season/Merry Christmas Quite simply, there is not a better set of music to play while dreamily sipping cocktails in front of your Christmas tree. If you play it softly there’s no doubt that Jackie’s caressing sounds … Continue reading

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3 things about Kartemquin Films’ THE INQUIRING NUNS

The Inquiring Nuns [1968] 1. They’re in a band called The Bubblegum Orgy. 2. Complaining about a rude cashier. 3. “I’m not sure why, but I’m glad you asked me.” A classic.

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3 things about the Coen Bros.’ THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs [2018] 1. “First time?” 2. “Goodnight, Mister Pocket.” 3. The variety of facial expressions caused by his breath.

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