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3 things about Richard Fleischer’s COMPULSION

Compulsion [1959] 1. He tries, and fails, to put the eyeglasses on the corpse. We never see the corpse. 2. The suspects in adjoining rooms. 3. “God had nothing to do with it.” Frustrating. A pretty good movie that could … Continue reading

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3 things about Charlotte Zwerin’s THELONIOUS MONK: STRAIGHT NO CHASER

Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser [1988] 1. Turning around and around at the airport. 2. He admires the new pair of pants. “Those are some bad motherfuckers.” 3. Playing around with his handkerchief while he’s playing.

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3 things about Michael Apted’s GORKY PARK

Gorky Park [1983] 1. A car without a heater. 2. He gets the sables riled up. 3. Snap! The empty rings against the wood.

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s JOHNNY GUITAR

Johnny Guitar [1954] 1. “I like to hear it spin.” 2. The look on her face after she shoots down the chandelier. 3. She stretches the shirt over the back of the chair to help it dry. 3 other things.

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3 things about Tom McCarthy’s SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight [2015] 1. The ribbon around the gift forms a cross. 2. “I’m his sister!” 3. He draws a large circle on each page.

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3 things about Mercedes Kane’s BREAKFAST AT INA’S

Breakfast at Ina’s [2015] 1. His job was to chop the chocolate. 2. “You’re too stupid to eat here.” 3. No Christmas decorations.

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3 things about Michael Radford’s NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] 1. The smell of dead insects and cheap perfume. 2. He cradles Winston in a half-embrace. 3. Teeth, snout, whiskers. Watch this now. This viewing was of the version of the film that features only Dominic Muldowney’s … Continue reading

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