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3 things about Isaac Halasima’s WATERMAN

Waterman [2021] 1. When Duke Paoa Kahanamoku arrived in Australia, he didn’t have a board with him. So he carved a new one himself. 2. He was the best … until Johnny Weissmuller came along. 3. Taking a nap under … Continue reading

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3 things about Hayao Miyazaki’s PORCO ROSSO

Porco Rosso [1992] 1. Secret meeting in a movie theatre. 2. “I’d rather be a pig than a fascist.” 3. The graceful way in which we are shown that his curse has been lifted.

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3 things about Terry Gilliam’s JABBERWOCKY

Jabberwocky [1977] 1. The most gruesome PG-rated film ever? 2. Herald’s tuneless trumpet. 3. Destroying the production line.

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3 things about Terrence Davies’ BENEDICTION

Benediction [2021] 1. His mother asks him, “Is he another of your pretty young men?” 2. A lifeless battlefield intrudes upon the hearth. 3. Distinctive purple scarf.

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3 things about James Ivory’s A ROOM WITH A VIEW

A Room with a View [1985] 1. After inhaling the Florentine scent, she lifts her handkerchief to her nose. 2. Mr. Beebe’s balls. 3. “My father says there is only one perfect view, and that’s the view of the sky … Continue reading

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3 things about Michelangelo Antonioni’s RED DESERT

Red Desert [1964] 1. “There’s something terrible about reality, and I don’t know what it is. And nobody will tell me.” 2. She wants to sell ceramics, though she doesn’t know a thing about them. 3. Poisonous yellow smoke.

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3 things about Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s FLEE

Flee [2021] 1. He watches silently as the two cops corner the girl in the police van, and a third cop closes the door. 2. To the customs agent he says a single word, “Refugee.” 3. At the entrance to … Continue reading

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3 things about Amy Poehler’s LUCY AND DESI

Lucy and Desi [2022] 1. No retakes. 2. He practices sit-ups with the children. 3. Buster Keaton taught her the importance of props.

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3 things about Robert Eggers’ THE NORTHMAN

The Northman [2022] 1. Bjork’s fabulous headpiece. 2. Auto-throat-stabbing by firelight. 3. “Take your freedom, and do with it what you will.”

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3 things about Christopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT

The Dark Knight [2008] 1. Gordon is still living in the same apartment. 2. What happens at the fundraiser after Batman jumps off the balcony? 3. Lower 5th. 3 other things.

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