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3 things about Richard Fleischer’s COMPULSION

Compulsion [1959] 1. He tries, and fails, to put the eyeglasses on the corpse. We never see the corpse. 2. The suspects in adjoining rooms. 3. “God had nothing to do with it.” Frustrating. A pretty good movie that could … Continue reading

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3 things about Daniel Armando’s DADDY’S BOY

Daddy’s Boy [2016] 1. The first glimpse of high heels. 2. “No. You can take off your shirt if you’d like.” 3. A trail of suds slithers down his back.

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3 things about John Huston’s THE KREMLIN LETTER

The Kremlin Letter [1970] 1. George Sanders removes his wig and false eyelashes after a scintillating piano performance. 2. Surveillance footage of a lesbian encounter. 3. Precise karate chops to the abdomen and neck.

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3 things about Terence Davies’ OF TIME AND THE CITY

Of Time and the City [2008] 1. Deconsecrated churches turned into gourmet restaurants. 2. “‘You meet your destiny on the road you take to avoid it,’ Carl Jung.” 3. The beach so full of people you can barely see any … Continue reading

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3 things about Stephen Cone’s HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party [2015] 1. She hands his mother a wrapped gift. “Oh, it’s nothing, just socks and a wallet.” 2. The record has a Capitol black rainbow label. 3. He dabs at the blood with soggy toilet paper.

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ CAROL

Carol [2015] 1. Rooney Mara looks like Patricia Highsmith as a young woman, and Sarah Paulson looks like Patricia Highsmith as an older woman. 2. “Please tell me you know what you’re doing.” “I don’t.” She smiles. “I never did.” … Continue reading

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3 things about Joseph Graham’s BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING

Beautiful Something [2015] 1. “Mmmhmm, comforting myth.” 2. Standing alone. A long pull from the bottle of beer in front of the kitchen sink. 3. False note: he sets the money down on the table and taps it once. The … Continue reading

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