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3 things about Luca Guadagnino's CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Call Me by Your Name [2017] 1. Sounds of the peach. 2. He just shrugs. 3. “And before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at … Continue reading

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3 things about Ron Peck’s NIGHTHAWKS

Nighthawks [1978] 1. When the guy doesn’t show, he goes to the telephone in the pub and looks through his little black book. 2. “You will call me Thursday, won’t you?” (Knowing he won’t.) 3. It’s 1 in the morning … Continue reading

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3 things about Ang Lee’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Brokeback Mountain [2005] 1. Quick spit. 2. Price tag. 3. White farmhouse interior.

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3 things about Luchino Visconti’s DEATH IN VENICE

Death in Venice [1971] 1. Altmanesque style throughout: gliding camera moves combined with zooms. Unexpected! 2. Meticulously, the barber paints Gustav’s hair black. 3. A thorough history of the spread of cholera from Asia.

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3 things about Dome Karukoski’s TOM OF FINLAND

Tom of Finland [2017] 1. A motorcycle club without motorcycles. 2. Chasing the rabbit around the hospital room. 3. “Almost everyone is like us in California.”

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ CAROL

Carol [2015] 1. Flung out of space. 2. No bullets. 3. A long pause. “No, I don’t think so.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Shirley Clarke’s PORTRAIT OF JASON

Portrait of Jason [1967] 1. I’ll never tell. 2. “I’ve fallen in love once many times.” 3. Reverse cigarette smoke. Ahead of its time, ahead of our time. 3 other things.

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