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3 things about Don Siegel’s THE LINEUP

The Lineup [1958] 1. Dipso. 2. Another film appearance of the Brocklebank Apartments—and the same year as Vertigo! 3. “You’re dead.”

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3 things about Khalik Allah’s BLACK MOTHER

Black Mother [2018] 1. Jamaica has more churches per square mile than any other country. 2. Kool-Aid hypothesis. 3. Fire in the water. The adjective “visceral” was coined in order to describe the experience of watching this film.

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3 things about the Coen Bros.’ MILLER’S CROSSING

Miller’s Crossing [1990] 1. Wisps of smoke rising from the floor. 2. “It’s not so easy, is it Verna?” 3. Sam Raimi cameo.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s FAMILY PLOT

Family Plot [1976] 1. Street sign for Bates Avenue. 2. High heel wedge on his face. 3. William Devane’s toothy grimace. Underrated! Barbara Harris is a national treasure.

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3 things about Andrei Tarkovsky’s NOSTALGIA

Nostalgia [1983] 1. Petting the dog as he drifts off to sleep. 2. The debris is a landscape in miniature. 3. Sheltering the candle with his coat.

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3 things about Michel Gondry & Leos Carax & Joon-ho Bong’s TOKYO!

Tokyo! [2008] 1. He opens the bathroom door and the chair is sitting in the bathtub. 2. Flowers and money. 3. Neat stacks of pizza boxes. So-so.

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3 things about Claire Denis’ HIGH LIFE

High Life [2018] 1. Learning to walk, learning to stand. 2. A series of dissolves shows him turning into earth. 3. Horizontal golden band.

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