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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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3 things about Whit Stillman’s METROPOLITAN

Metropolitan [1990] 1. Cha cha record. 2. “The most important thing to realize about parents is that there is absolutely nothing you can do about them.” 3. Two glasses of water before bed.

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3 things about Shirley Clarke’s ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA

Ornette: Made in America [1985] 1. Circumcision rather than castration. 2. An impertinent question. 3. He saw King Curtis driving a limousine.

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