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3 things about Sergio Corbucci’s THE GREAT SILENCE

The Great Silence [1968] 1. The stagecoach is running a week late. 2. Faceburn. 3. “We’ll eat for a week off that beast.”

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3 things about Christopher Nolan’s TENET

Tenet [2020] 1. Skittering backwards across the floor in pursuit of the gun. 2. A blue side and a red side. 3. Sunscreen and a wet deck. 3 other things.

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3 things about Jean Renoir’s THE WOMAN ON THE BEACH

The Woman on the Beach [1947] 1. “Peg, you’re so beautiful. So beautiful outside, so rotten inside.” 2. The only thing he saves from the fire is his typewriter. 3. Coat of a ghost.

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3 things about François Ozon’s SWIMMING POOL

Swimming Pool [2003] 1. She spits her mouthful of yogurt back into the bowl. 2. Tristana on the balcony. 3. Reappearance of the crucifix.

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3 things about George Marshall’s THE BLUE DAHLIA

The Blue Dahlia [1946] 1. “Why not? Plenty of genial old parties like you commit murders.” 2. He pounds on the wall. “We got a sick baby in here!” 3. Bathing his ankle in salt water. 3 other things.

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3 things about Andrew Ahn’s FIRE ISLAND

Fire Island [2022] 1. “Yeah, I’ve heard your TED Talk.” 2. Denting the cans. 3. “We’ve got a very angry lesbian on board.”

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3 thing about Charlotte Wells’s AFTERSUN

Aftersun [2022] 1. Karaoke with “Losing My Religion.” 2. A huge clump for a big back. 3. We see the Turkish carpet on the floor of her bedroom.

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3 things about Michael J. Paradise’s THE VISITOR

The Visitor [1978] 1. Actual line of dialog: “Gives me the scary creeps.” 2. Shelley Winters warbles “Short’nin’ Bread.” 3. “I’m a pretty bird.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy [2021] 1. Zoom in, instant redo. 2. He has a job as a literature editor even though he doesn’t read any. “Perhaps that’s why they hired me.” 3. They keep holding hands for a very … Continue reading

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3 things about Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER

Suddenly, Last Summer [1959] 1. Trails of debris. 2. Daiquiris at 5 o’clock. 3. “We procured for him!”

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