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3 things about Frank Perry's THE SWIMMER

The Swimmer [1968] 1. “We’re all gonna die, Shirley. That doesn’t make much sense, does it?” “Sometimes it does. Sometimes at three o’clock in the morning. 2. Washing his bloody feet in the shower. 3. The rust stains his hands. … Continue reading

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3 things about Matt Wolf's RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project [2019] 1. “I’m surprised you didn’t call when Steve died.” (Steve Jobs.) 2. An interview with an anti-nostalgist. 3. “We shouldn’t ascribe rationality to those in power and irrationality to those without.”

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3 things about L.Q. Jones's A BOY AND HIS DOG

A Boy and His Dog [1975] 1. “Let’s get another Michael out of the warehouse. This time make sure the engineering department wipes that smile off his face.” 2. Being milked. 3. Charles McGraw in makeup.

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3 things about Richard Fleischer’s SOYLENT GREEN

Soylent Green [1973] 1. The idea of maximum security farms. 2. White plastic pipe bookcases. 3. “And I get a full twenty minutes?” 3 other things.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock's SABOTEUR

Saboteur [1942] 1. Running into the bebop cat at the charity ball. “Beat it out, son. Beat it out.” 2. Curlers in her beard. 3. Perfect choice: a nasty soliloquy captured in a long shot. You don’t hear many folks … Continue reading

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3 things about Luca Guadagnino's CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Call Me by Your Name [2017] 1. Sounds of the peach. 2. He just shrugs. 3. “And before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at … Continue reading

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3 things about Emilie Upczak's MOVING PARTS

Moving Parts [2017] 1. Unintelligible whispers of advice. 2. “I’m sorry that your brother died, but this isn’t a hotel. Work still goes on here. Make yourself pretty and go upstairs.” 3. He raises the cleaver. An implicit threat.

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