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3 things about Sam Wood’s WHIPSAW

Whipsaw [1935] 1. “You act like I’m a cripple or an interior decorator.” 2. He quickly brushes dirt from the windowsill onto her face. 3. She explains that the beauty parlor didn’t meet her standards.

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE

Rebel Without a Cause [1955] 1. His kick leaves marks on the side of the desk. 2. Rotting life-preservers in the bottom of the pool. 3. “Stand up, Jim. I’ll stand up with you. Let me try to be as … Continue reading

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3 things about Martin Scorsese’s AFTER HOURS

After Hours [1985] 1. “Not a lot of scars.” 2. “There’s certain things that I will not do. I’m telling you in advance.” 3. “That’s June. She’s always here.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Milton Katselas’s REPORT TO THE COMMISSIONER

Report to the Commissioner [1975] 1. Bob Balaban as a double amputee. 2. Carol Channing billboard. 3. Sweaty elevator.

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3 things about S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR

RRR [2022] 1. Dance-off. 2. Snake-fling. “No animals were harmed in the making of this film” disclaimer. 3. Blocks-of-stone-stretch.

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3 things about Julien Duvivier’s FLASH AND FANTASY

Flesh and Fantasy [1943] 1. Mask shop⁠—an inspiration for Eyes Wide Shut? 2. His reflection laughs at him. 3. Her unusual earrings.

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3 things about Luca Guadagnino’s SUSPIRIA

Suspiria [2018] 1. Many contortions. 2. Clearing away the leaves from the doorstep. 3. Long black hair, black skull.

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3 things about François Ozon’s PETER VON KANT

Peter von Kant [2022] 1. First he scorns “humility,” then he goes on about how important it is. 2. “Your physique is your livelihood. You have nothing else.” 3. Staring out the blue window at the falling snowflakes. Equal parts … Continue reading

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3 things about Larry Cohen’s BONE

Bone [1972] 1. Shoplifting meat. 2. “I do all the work.” 3. Literally burying his head in the sand.

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3 things about Edgar Wright’s LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

Last Night in Soho [2021] 1. Staircase and mirrors. 2. Flaming phonograph. 3. “I won’t tell anyone.” “I know you won’t.”

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