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3 things about James Fanizza’s SEBASTIAN

Sebastian [2017] 1. They don’t bother to close the front door. 2. “I’m Meryl!” 3. An interesting mystery: why is the dead man’s wife at a gay bar? This film screens at REELING 35 on September 27.

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3 things about Mark Rucker’s DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!

Die, Mommie, Die! [2003] 1. She stirs the poisoned milk with the suppository. 2. “I told you there wouldn’t be much blood. The chlorine dissolves it, you see.” 3. Belting “Spinning Wheel” after the funeral, empty cocktail glasses lined up … Continue reading

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3 things about George Cukor’s SYLVIA SCARLETT

Sylvia Scarlett [1935] 1. At certain moments Hepburn looks exactly like Low-era David Bowie! 2. Gymnastic rings in his living room. She sidles over and hoists herself onto them. 3. “You’re acting like a pig!” “It’s a pig’s world.”

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3 things about Barry Jenkins’ MOONLIGHT

Moonlight [2016] 1. He picks up the crack pipe and examines it curiously. 2. The breeze. 3. Grandma rules.

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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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