3 things about Andrei Tarkovsky’s NOSTALGIA

Nostalgia [1983]

1. Petting the dog as he drifts off to sleep.
2. The debris is a landscape in miniature.
3. Sheltering the candle with his coat.

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3 things about Michel Gondry & Leos Carax & Joon-ho Bong’s TOKYO!

Tokyo! [2008]

1. He opens the bathroom door and the chair is sitting in the bathtub.
2. Flowers and money.
3. Neat stacks of pizza boxes.

So-so.

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3 things about Claire Denis’ HIGH LIFE

High Life [2018]

1. Learning to walk, learning to stand.
2. A series of dissolves shows him turning into earth.
3. Horizontal golden band.

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3 things about Richard Compton’s RAVAGERS

Ravagers [1979]

1. At first he’s not sure what to do with the fork.
2. Art Carney playing “Tea for Two” on a piano.
3. A bullet to the gut finishes off Ernest Borgnine.

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3 things about Angela Robinson’s PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women [2017]

1. “When will you stop justifying the whims of your cock with science?”
2. 50-60% less bondage.
3. A new stove.

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3 things about Paul Schrader’s AMERICAN GIGOLO

American Gigolo [1980]

1. “I know what I see.”
2. Laying out his wardrobe, creating outfits.
3. The ultimate humbling: driving a Pinto.

Interesting that both David Thomson and Bret Easton Ellis write about it in their new books.

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3 things about Fritz Lang’s SCARLET STREET

Scarlet Street [1945]

1. He carefully, adroitly slices the liver.
2. “I’ve been out to dinner with him three times this week and now he’s talking about breakfast.”
3. A chair for a nightstand.

3 other things. Possibly my favorite Fritz Lang film?

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