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3 things about Mick Jackson’s THREADS

Threads [1984] 1. All the fingers are on fire. 2. The sound of swarms of flies coming from the cellar. 3. Britain’s population returning to medieval levels. Genuinely terrifying.

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3 things about Todd Douglas Miller’s APOLLO 11

Apollo 11 [2019] 1. The utter blackness of space. And then, slowly, a glowing white curve enters the frame. 2. “It’s like one of those revolving restaurants.” 3. Modified trailer as quarantine quarters. Wow.

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3 things about Joseph H. Lewis’s MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS

My Name Is Julia Ross [1945] 1. “She’s perfect.” “There’s even a small resemblance.” 2. She keeps a locked drawer full of her son’s knives. 3. Unhelpful vicar.

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3 things about François Ozon’s FRANTZ

Frantz [2016] 1. Black & white. They enter the cave, pass through, and on the other side the world is in color. 2. She studies the painting. “It makes me want to live.” Manet’s “Le Suicide.” 3. Without reading it, … Continue reading

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3 things about Alex Thompson & Kelly O’Sullivan’s SAINT FRANCES

Saint Frances [2019] 1. Roberto Bolaño t-shirt. 2. “I love you, Dad.” They hug. “Change the oil in your car.” 3. A Northwestern graduate, she’s the author of Resting Rich Face.

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3 things about Yorgos Lanthimos’s THE FAVOURITE

The Favourite [2018] 1. “Must the duck be here?” 2. Sectional lace-up leather corset. 3. “Have you come to seduce me or rape me?” “I am a gentleman.” “So, rape then.”

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3 things about George Cukor’s A STAR IS BORN

A Star Is Born [1954] 1. She kisses him first. 2. A tiny, squelched “no.” 3. Spanish musical troupe rehearsing backstage. 3 other things.

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