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3 things about Chan-wook Park’s THE HANDMAIDEN

The Handmaiden [2016] 1. A thick rope in a hatbox on the top shelf in her closet. 2. He sweeps the severed fingers into a bucket on the floor. 3. Mercury vapors. A bit much …

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3 things about John Sturges’s BY LOVE POSSESSED

By Love Possessed [1961] 1. He reaches for his drink. She puts her hand over the glass and says, “If I get drunk and pass out, it won’t be fun for me. If you get drunk and pass out, it … Continue reading

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3 things about Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed’s MY OCTOPUS TEACHER

My Octopus Teacher [2020] 1. Cradling the octopus like a baby. 2. Riding the shark’s back. 3. Puncturing the shell with its drill in precisely the right place. Extraordinary!

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3 things about Spike Lee’s DA 5 BLOODS

Da 5 Bloods [2020] 1. Rusted-through bottom. 2. Hedy. 3. “You’re gonna fly.”

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3 things about Steve McQueen’s SMALL AXE: RED, WHITE AND BLUE

Small Axe: Red, White and Blue [2020] 1. Literal poster boy. 2. Tracking them through the factory. 3. On his way out, he smashes up the billiards game.

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3 things about George Clooney’s THE MIDNIGHT SKY

The Midnight Sky [2020] 1. A second bowl of cereal. 2. “I just point.” 3. Wolf blur.

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3 things about Chris Bolan’s A SECRET LOVE

A Secret Love [2020] 1. “I’ve thrown out 110 books.” 2. Marriage vows which include e.e. cummings. 3. A supply of autographed baseball cards.

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3 things about Steve McQueen’s SMALL AXE: LOVERS ROCK

Small Axe: Lovers Rock [2020] 1. Flicking her cigarette at his backside. 2. “This is tea?” “Jamaican tea.” 3. Time to wake up for church.

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3 things about Mike Leigh’s PETERLOO

Peterloo [2018] 1. He’s crestfallen at not getting assigned to Ireland. 2. Sharing bread with strangers. 3. A horse tramples the infant.

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3 things about Wesley Ruggles’ I’M NO ANGEL

I’m No Angel [1933] 1. The judge discreetly conveys a “don’t push it” message. 2. Beulah brings in a small tray with two tiny drinks on it and sets it on the edge of the piano. 3. “It’s not the … Continue reading

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