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3 things about Spike Lee’s DA 5 BLOODS

Da 5 Bloods [2020] 1. Rusted-through bottom. 2. Hedy. 3. “You’re gonna fly.”

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3 things about Steve McQueen’s SMALL AXE: RED, WHITE AND BLUE

Small Axe: Red, White and Blue [2020] 1. Literal poster boy. 2. Tracking them through the factory. 3. On his way out, he smashes up the billiards game.

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3 things about George Clooney’s THE MIDNIGHT SKY

The Midnight Sky [2020] 1. A second bowl of cereal. 2. “I just point.” 3. Wolf blur.

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3 things about Steve McQueen’s SMALL AXE: LOVERS ROCK

Small Axe: Lovers Rock [2020] 1. Flicking her cigarette at his backside. 2. “This is tea?” “Jamaican tea.” 3. Time to wake up for church.

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3 things about Mike Leigh’s PETERLOO

Peterloo [2018] 1. He’s crestfallen at not getting assigned to Ireland. 2. Sharing bread with strangers. 3. A horse tramples the infant.

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3 things about Wesley Ruggles’ I’M NO ANGEL

I’m No Angel [1933] 1. The judge discreetly conveys a “don’t push it” message. 2. Beulah brings in a small tray with two tiny drinks on it and sets it on the edge of the piano. 3. “It’s not the … Continue reading

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3 things about Steve McQueen’s SMALL AXE: MANGROVE

Small Axe: Mangrove [2020] 1. A small hole in the toe of his sock. 2. Her unborn child. 3. She sings a few bars of “The Tennessee Waltz.”

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3 things about Bernardo Bertolucci’s THE LAST EMPEROR

The Last Emperor [1987] 1. “I told you, I hate you.” The disengaged look on her face as the spy sucks her toes. 2. Beneath the sheets. 3. A cricket cage still hidden under the cushion.

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3 things about Howard Hawks’s BRINGING UP BABY

Bringing Up Baby [1938] 1. The way she laughs. 2. Backless dress. 3. “Did we get across?” “No, we’re right back where we started, only we’re wet.”

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3 things about Richard Linklater’s WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE

Where’d You Go, Bernadette [2019] 1. Star-shaped opening in the carpet revealing the green shoot of a houseplant. 2. Microsoft money. 3. “Interventions are above my paygrade.”

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