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3 things about Bill Gunn’s PERSONAL PROBLEMS

Personal Problems [1980] 1. “It’s not that I’m unhappy, I’m just not happy.” 2. Intake interviews that mirror one another, at the beginning of the film and at the hospital. 3. Sax on the riverbank.

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3 things about Frank Simon’s THE QUEEN

The Queen [1968] 1. At the draft board. “Did you tell them you were a homosexual?” “No, they told me I was a homosexual!” 2. Stunning a capella “Honey Bun.” 3. The managers of Town Hall anxious for them to … Continue reading

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3 things about Norman Jewison’s MOONSTRUCK

Moonstruck [1987] 1. Vicki Carr. 2. Kiss. “Wait a minute, wait a minute!” Kiss. 3. Sharing oatmeal in the kitchen.

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3 things about Alfonso Cuarón’s GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Great Expectations [1998] 1. Completely nude, she stands in front of the window and looks into the building across the street at a little girl and her mother. 2. The last time we ever see her, she’s not wearing makeup. … Continue reading

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3 things about D.W. Young’s THE BOOKSELLERS

The Booksellers [2019] 1. A collection of purses. 2. She wraps her arms around the set of Balzac. “These are mine!” 3. Fran Lebowitz on seeing books in the garbage: “It’s like seeing a human head.”

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW

Rear Window [1954] 1. “Of course, they can do the same thing to me. Watch me like a bug under a glass if they want to.” 2. Engle Hand Laundry. 3. A Montrachet wine. 3 other things.

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3 things about Lorene Scafaria’s HUSTLERS

Hustlers [2019] 1. “Come into my fur.” 2. Three twenties. 3. She angrily shuts off the voice recorder; the film’s soundtrack drops out until she slams the door shut.

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3 things about Marielle Heller’s CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

Can You Ever Forgive Me? [2018] 1. “Do you have a letter of authentication for the letter of authentication?” 2. Ossified cat turds under the bed. 3. Baking sheets of paper.

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3 things about Larry Cohen’s GOLD TOLD ME TO

God Told Me To [1976] 1. Jailhouse hallway prostitute interview. 2. Cronenbergesque vaginal orifice. 3. End credit dedication to Bernard Herrmann! Often crude and confusing but exciting.

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3 things about Whit Stillman’s THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO

The Last Days of Disco [1998] 1. Hidden in the sub-basement. 2. “There’s something really sexy about Scrooge McDuck.” 3. “A lot of people like to say they won’t take no for an answer. I just wanted you to know … Continue reading

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