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3 things about SWAN’s NEPTUNE FROST

Neptune Frost [2021] 1. From the knapsack, Neptune removes a pair of high-heeled shoes and puts them on. 2. Spinning bicycle-wheel headpiece. 3. Dawn through the trees.

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3 things about Howard Hawks’ HATARI!

Hatari! [1962] 1. A film set in Africa without an African in a speaking role. 2. “Who does she belong to?” 3. Muddy waterhole with three elephants. Unexpectedly disquieting. It’s colorful but so shapeless, and while not exactly racist it’s … Continue reading

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3 things about Ousmane Sembène’s MOOLAADE

Moolaadé [2004] 1. A heap of radios, all turned on, their batteries slowly dying. 2. Outraged, the woman throws down the bundle of sticks she’s been carrying on her head. 3. Plumes of smoke obscure the mosque. Cut to a … Continue reading

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