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3 things about Jennifer Alleyn, Manon Briand, Marie-Julie Dallaire, Arto Paragamian, André Turpin, and Denis Villeneuve’s COSMOS

Cosmos [1996] 1. An in-depth 2 minute interview. 2. Dawn and Dusk. 3. Still wearing her top, she unhooks her bra and takes it off.

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3 things about Daryl Duke’s THE SILENT PARTNER

The Silent Partner [1978] 1. “Personal letters” in her safety deposit box.2. “If it’s all right with her it’s all right with me.” (Inadvertent nod to The Long Goodbye?) 3. Christopher Plummer’s foot on her face. 3 other things.

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3 things about Don McKellar’s LAST NIGHT

Last Night [1998] 1. “I’m calling from the gas company. I hope you’re doing well and spending these final hours in peace with your loved ones. Rest assured that we will make every effort to keep the gas flowing right … Continue reading

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3 things about Matthew Rankin’s THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

The Twentieth Century [2019] 1. Ski lift as subway. 2. “Canada is just one failed orgasm after another.” 3. The fleshpots of Winnipeg.

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s SCANNERS

Scanners [1981] 1. A neatly folded brown blanket on the bed. 2. Melting telephone. 3. An ad in LIFE. 3 other things.

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3 things about Bill Morrison’s DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME

Dawson City: Frozen Time [2016] 1. Shaking hands with an actor who’s no longer there. 2. For the first nine years of its existence, Dawson City’s business district caught on fire and burned. Each and every year. 3. Priceless plate … Continue reading

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3 things about Guy Maddin’s THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD

The Saddest Music in the World [2003] 1. “Spats? Would you call his hair slippery?” 2. His favorite song: “Skip to My Lou.” 3. A squeezebox that’s a vintage radio.

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3 things about Sarah Polley’s STORIES WE TELL

Stories We Tell [2012] 1. Talking on the phone, making a stop sign with her hand. 2. He explains why taking out the garbage makes him feel like he’s not in control. It means you’re on someone else’s schedule. 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about Robert Altman’s THAT COLD DAY IN THE PARK

That Cold Day in the Park [1969] 1. He lies on the floor under the coffee table puffing on a cigar, a glass of wine balanced on his chest. 2. “He has a terrible habit of plucking at the creases … Continue reading

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3 things about Sarah Polley’s TAKE THIS WALTZ

Take This Waltz [2011] 1. He calls at her from across the street. “That’s too bad.” 2. On the patio, a large red wheelbarrow filled with ice and bottles of beer. 3. Sweat on her forehead. She leans her head … Continue reading

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