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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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3 things about Mati Diop's ATLANTICS

Atlantique [2019] 1. Explaining how a corkscrew and a bottle opener work. 2. Virginity test. 3. “He doesn’t even know how to dig!”

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3 things about John Dahl's THE LAST SEDUCTION

The Last Seduction [1994] 1. “Just go away.” “I haven’t finished charming you.” “You haven’t started.” 2. On top, in control, pounding the roof of the car. 3. Quickly wiping her fingerprints off the can of Mace.

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3 things about Whit Stillman's THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO

The Last Days of Disco [1998] 1. Hidden in the sub-basement. 2. “There’s something really sexy about Scrooge McDuck.” 3. “A lot of people like to say they won’t take no for an answer. I just wanted you to know … Continue reading

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3 things about Whit Stillman's BARCELONA

Barcelona [1994] 1. Reading from the Old Testament while dancing to “Pennsylvania 6-5000.” 2. Jaunty eyepatch. 3. “But they have no idea how delicious hamburgers can be. But it’s this ideal burger of memory we crave not the disgusting imitations … Continue reading

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3 things about Whit Stillman's METROPOLITAN

Metropolitan [1990] 1. Cha cha record. 2. “The most important thing to realize about parents is that there is absolutely nothing you can do about them.” 3. Two glasses of water before bed.

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson's HARD EIGHT

Hard Eight [1996] 1. “You should know before you ask a question like that.” 2. Reno lounge jazz combo covering “All Blues” by Miles Davis. 3. Gently tugging down the cuff of his overcoat.

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