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3 things about Boots Riley’s SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Sorry to Bother You [2018] 1. Preoccupied by the joint she’s holding just out of reach. 2. At a gas station he walks up to the attendant and says, “40 on #2.” He plunks down a quarter, a dime, a … Continue reading

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3 things about Stephen Frears’ THE HIT

The Hit [1984] 1. A film in which we watch Fernando Rey get out of a great many cars and size up crime scenes. And that is not a bad thing. 2. His blood between her teeth. 3. “What’s your … Continue reading

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3 things about Sydney Pollack’s THE YAKUZA

The Yakuza [1974] 1. A flying, severed hand still clutching a gun. 2. Rivulets of blood obscure the tattoo. 3. She instructs him how to drink the tea mindfully.

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3 things about W.S. Van Dyke’s MANHATTAN MELODRAMA

Manhattan Melodrama [1934] 1. “Jew. Protestant. Catholic. What does it matter?” Then he gets killed in an anarchist riot (!) 2. He gives the $7,500 to a waiter. 3. “Goodbye, Black Boy, don’t take any wooden porkchops.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Lori Felker’s FUTURE LANGUAGE: THE DIMENSIONS OF VON LMO

Future Language: The Dimensions of Von LMO [2018] 1. “The life of a head of lettuce is very short.” 2. A cat explores the manuscript. 3. The color green is an evil octagon. Far out.

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3 things about Oliver Hirschbiegel’s THE INVASION

The Invasion [2007] 1. “I just took advantage of a drunk woman and I’m sorry.” 2. Within a few scenes she goes from being a terrible shot to an excellent marksman. 3. Synchronized coffee urn vomit.

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s THE BROOD

The Brood [1979] 1. Short, short robe. 2. Two kids playing on a tire swing which hangs above a muddy puddle. 3. “They sometimes do. Sometimes, but then they’re bad mommies, they’re fucked-up mommies.”

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