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3 things about Ossie Davis’s COTTON COMES TO HARLEM

Cotton Comes to Harlem [1970] 1. Their squad car smashes into a truck carrying watermelons. 2. Neon sign for MAMA CHILI. 3. Fistfight in the prop room of the Apollo Theater.

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3 things about Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt’s DIAMANTINO

Diamantino [2018] 1. “I have lumps.” 2. Moors, building a wall. 3. “Did that nun just say, ‘Fuck you?’”

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3 things about Andrew Patterson’s THE VAST OF NIGHT

The Vast of Night [2019] 1. They knew that even if they talked, no one would listen to them. 2. Expertly threading the tape recorder, again and again. 3. Sprinting with the baby.

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3 things about Errol Morris’s THE FOG OF WAR

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara [2003] 1. On the roof of a trolley, a crowd of people wearing masks and cheering the end of the Great War. 2. Telegram to his fiancée: … Continue reading

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3 things about Zach Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE

Justice League [2021] 1. Evidently, if you’re a man, any man, you’ve got daddy issues. 2. Fake Martha Kent. 3. “She’s 5,000 years old, Barry. Every guy’s a younger guy.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Jonathan Demme’s SOMETHING WILD

Something Wild [1986] 1. A watermelon-shaped zipper pouch. 2. David Byrne’s mom suggests he get rid of the handcuffs. 3. Smear of blood through his hair. 3 other things.

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3 things about David Lowell Rich’s MADAME X

Madame X [1966] 1. Painted on eyebags. 2. Ricardo Montalban plays a character named … Phil Benton. And lives in a fabulous split-level bachelor pad in Manhattan. 3. Spanish Inquisition-themed nightclub.

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3 things about Hal Ashby’s BEING THERE

Being There [1979] 1. Hal Ashby’s cameo in the newsroom! I’ve seen this film countless times and yet I never noticed it till now. 2. “I’m glad you didn’t open, Eve.” 3. He gently tends to the bent sapling.

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3 things about Nicholas Roeg’s SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH

Sweet Bird of Youth [1989] 1. She wants him now and she means now, not later. 2. “Don’t call me ‘honey.’ I can’t stand being called ‘honey’ by unknown persons of the same gender.” “What’s gender, honey?” 3. A nautically … Continue reading

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3 things about Paul Verhoeven’s STARSHIP TROOPERS

Starship Troopers [1997] 1. Rue McClanahan! 2. Cronenbergian orifice. 3. “It’s afraid!” 3 other things.

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