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3 things about Ulrich Köhler’s IN MY ROOM

In My Room [2018] 1. A bedside table upon which stands a sippy cup and a pair of dentures in a waterglass. 2. Ivy-covered video store. 3. Techno “Adagio for Strings.”

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3 things about Mick Jackson’s THREADS

Threads [1984] 1. All the fingers are on fire. 2. The sound of swarms of flies coming from the cellar. 3. Britain’s population returning to medieval levels. Genuinely terrifying.

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3 things about Richard Compton’s RAVAGERS

Ravagers [1979] 1. At first he’s not sure what to do with the fork. 2. Art Carney playing “Tea for Two” on a piano. 3. A bullet to the gut finishes off Ernest Borgnine.

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3 things about Susanne Bier’s BIRD BOX

Bird Box [2018] 1. The woman calmly sits down in the driver’s seat of the burning car. 2. He gently pries her eyes open. 3. “No one’s looking,” she announces to the children.

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3 things about Lynne Littman’s TESTAMENT

Testament [1983] 1. Teasingly, he plucks at her nightshirt. 2. “Larry left us today. He just crawled into a ball and died.” 3. She gently lifts him out of the sink; the water has turned brown. She swaddles him in … Continue reading

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3 things about Jayne Loader & Kevin Rafferty & Pierce Rafferty’s THE ATOMIC CAFE

The Atomic Cafe [1982] 1. Sign: “If you wouldn’t tell Stalin, don’t say it!” 2. James Gregory (Senator Iselin from The Manchurian Candidate) as a patriotic army man warning of the dangers of enemy propaganda. 3. Recommended: an ample supply … Continue reading

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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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