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3 things about Mark Robson’s EARTHQUAKE

Earthquake [1974] 1. He makes a left turn off of Deep Dell Place, a street referenced in Lost Highway. 2. She grabs a few donuts and gets arrested for looting. 3. A man’s shoe crunches down on her fingers. Her … Continue reading

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Turtles.

TURTLES can only be seen at 4 o’clock in the morning in the city of Los Angeles, the hour (as Camus observed) when all the people are fast asleep. Nature whispers: yes, really, I’m still here. And the turtles come … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Tolkin’s THE NEW AGE

The New Age [1994] 1. She begins deleting all the files. “The bank doesn’t need 100,000 brochures because the bank doesn’t exist anymore. The bank doesn’t exist anymore because too many of its big real estate loans went bad. Its … Continue reading

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3 things about Charles Burnett’s KILLER OF SHEEP

Killer of Sheep [1979] 1. “You’re as tasteless as a carrot!” 2. Earth, Wind and Fire on the record player. The little girl props up her doll in front of her and sings along. 3. The older white woman puts … Continue reading

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3 things about Gregory Nava’s EL NORTE

El Norte [1983] 1. “You have to say ‘fuck’ all the time, or no one will believe you’re Mexican.” 2. He beams with joy after pouring the coffee correctly. 3. Pausing in his work, he leans on his shovel and … Continue reading

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