3 things about William Cameron Menzies’ THINGS TO COME

Things to Come [1936]

1. Horse-driven Rolls Royce.
2. Peace gas.
3. This look’s time has not yet come: flared shoulder pads, a cape, short shorts, heeled slippers.

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3 things about John Boorman’s EXCALIBUR

Excalibur [1981]

1. I counted two severed arms. There were surely more.
2. “Every time a man lies he kills a part of the world.”
3. Lying there naked with a sword piercing his side.

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3 things about Kazui Nihonmatsu’s THE X FROM OUTER SPACE

The X from Outer Space [1967]

1. They land on the moon long enough to have baths and showers, but not long enough to have cognac.
2. What happens to Dr. Stein?
3. “Guilala has taught me an important lesson.”

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3 things about Joe & Kris Swanberg’s LATE BRUNCH

Late Brunch [2018]

1. He walks into the living room to discover the toddler crawling on the rug, using a sex toy as a teething ring.
2. “Listen, we’ll be there in twenty minutes. Footwear emergency. This place is vegan, right?”
3. Cameo by Stephen Cone at the Music Box coming out of the Assayas screening.

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3 things about Armando Iannucci’s THE DEATH OF STALIN

The Death of Stalin [2017]

1. Khrushchev’s rule: before going to bed, write down everything you talked about.
2. “I’m the only one kneeling in piss, yes?”
3. Brezhnev looks down on him.

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3 things about Godfrey Reggio’s NAQOYQATSI

Naqoyqatsi [2002]

1. Ted Turner and Donald Trump.
2. Painting morph sequence.
3. Bringing pizza to the table.

3 other things.

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3 things about Lloyd Bacon’s MARKED WOMAN

Marked Woman [1937]

1. “Well, how do you want it, honey? Soft and smooth, or loud and hard?”
2. We don’t witness the beating, only the aftermath.
3. Arm in arm, the women disappear into the fog.

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