3 things about Lynne Ramsay’s YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

You Were Never Really Here [2017]

1.  Tendrils of her hair.
2. Blood and spilled milk on the kitchen floor near the bowl of cat food.
3. Holding hands.

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A cocktail with Barry.

Barry Gifford and Rob ChristopherI had the privilege last weekend of showing a fine cut of the film to Barry Gifford. Full speed ahead!

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3 things about Errol Morris’s GATES OF HEAVEN

Gates of Heaven [1978]

1. As humans, we don’t really know one another; but we know our pets.
2. Memorial marker: “I Knew Love. — I Had A Dog.”
3. Outdoor electric guitar. 100 watts per channel.

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3 things about Rusty Cundieff & Darin Scott’s TALES FROM THE HOOD 2

Tales from the Hood 2 [2018]

1. His name is Portifoy Simms … a nod to Ossie Davis in the pilot episode of Night Gallery?
2. Cards Against Humanity does not translate well to film.
3. A fleet of Klan Patrol vehicles.

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3 things about John “Bud” Cardos’ THE DARK

The Dark [1979]

1. That robe.
2. Jelly donut splatter.
3. He sends her on her way and strokes his mustache.

Prime example of a movie that utterly terrified me as a kid. Those laser eyes!

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3 things about John Waters’ DESPERATE LIVING

Desperate Living [1977]

1. “Look at those disgusting trees, stealing my oxygen! I can’t stand this scenery another minute! Natural forests should be turned into housing developments! I want cement covering every blade of grass in this nation!”
2. Child in the refrigerator.
3. Mink Stole as Maleficent.

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3 things about Lee Tamahori’s DIE ANOTHER DAY

Die Another Day [2002]

1. A low point of the series: the opening credits sequence is an extended torture fantasy.
2. Before the dive, a quick wink.
3. “I think I broke her heart.”

After a comprehensive rewatch of every 007 film, I now assert that Die Another Day is the worst. 3 other things.

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