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3 things about Mark Rucker’s DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!

Die, Mommie, Die! [2003] 1. She stirs the poisoned milk with the suppository. 2. “I told you there wouldn’t be much blood. The chlorine dissolves it, you see.” 3. Belting “Spinning Wheel” after the funeral, empty cocktail glasses lined up … Continue reading

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3 things about Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE LOBSTER

The Lobster [2015] 1. Camel in the forest. 2. The waiter discreetly places a toaster on the edge of the table. 3. Before proceeding, he stuffs his mouth with paper towels.

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3 things about Maximilian Schell’s MARLENE

Marlene [1984] 1. Kitsch and rubbish. 2. “It’s the best film because … it’s the best film.” 3. Her constant needling: 90 minutes, 90 minutes, 90 minutes. And the film is actually 90 minutes.

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3 things about Busby Berkeley’s THE GANG’S ALL HERE

The Gang’s All Here [1943] 1. “How are you?” “I’m very well to do, thank you.” “Ah, you do very well, what you do do.” 2. Ketchup from a Brazilian tomato. 3. Neon-like curtain of water foreshadows the neon hoops. … Continue reading

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3 things about W.S. Van Dyke’s ANOTHER THIN MAN

Another Thin Man [1939] 1. He pauses from his highball to unlatch the trunk for her. 2. A pen full of babies. 3. She suddenly transforms into a tough-talking dame. 3 other things.

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3 things about Ingmar Bergman’s THE SILENCE

The Silence [1963] 1. Upside down eyes, rimmed in black. 2. “How nice,” she says, examining the scars on his shoulder. “How nice that we can’t understand each other.” 3. She pulls the sheet over her own head. But she … Continue reading

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3 things about Jack Smight’s AIRPORT 1975

Airport 1975 [1974] 1. Overall, Jerry Stiller comes off best. He sleeps through most of the movie. 2. Ominous yet meaningless zoom in on the guitar strings. 3. Myra Loy pouring herself an Olympia beer. Did everything Jack Smight touch … Continue reading

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