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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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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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