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3 things about Ben Wheatley’s HIGH-RISE

High-Rise [2015] 1. The pool becomes at first a place for clothes-washing and then a corpse disposal site. 2. “The walls have ears,” she says, and then nibbles his ear. 3. A plan to colonize the lower floors. 3 other … Continue reading

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3 things about John Hillcoat’s THE ROAD

The Road [2009] 1. A sediment of grime near the drain. 2. “I can’t talk about it. Not with you.” 3. A pink fire burning in the center of his chest. 3 other things.

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3 things about Robert Kenner’s COMMAND AND CONTROL

Command and Control [2016] 1. “Anytime I want to I can close my eyes and see it.” 2. After receiving the phone call, he looked out the window at the street outside. Wondering what to do. 3. Even when asked … Continue reading

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3 things about Lorene Scafaria’s SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World [2012] 1. Every line on his phone is blinking. He politely hangs up and vomits. 2. “That’s my Cale!” 3. A line of people waiting to get married at the edge … Continue reading

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3 things about Irwin Allen’s VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea [1961] 1. There’s something wrong with any movie where Frankie Avalon gives the most naturalistic performance. 2. Shark walking with Peter Lorre. 3. Rubber octopi which make a giant sucking noise.

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3 things about Ben Wheatley’s HIGH-RISE

High-Rise [2015] 1. The group humiliates him and walks away. Between his lips he inserts a bent cigarette. 2. Slow pan of progressively rotting fruit. 3. “I was talking to the building.” An exquisitely nasty distillation of J. G. Ballard … Continue reading

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3 things about Jan Schmidt’s LATE AUGUST AT THE HOTEL OZONE

Late August at the Hotel Ozone [1966] 1. After bludgeoning the dog, she wipes the butt of her rifle on the grass. 2. Her first glass of milk in 15 years. She’s too overwhelmed to drink it. 3. She stares … Continue reading

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