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3 things about Philip Kaufman’s HENRY & JUNE

Henry & June [1990] 1. Richard E. Grant pulling off an American accent. 2. The feeling of looking around a room and being turned on by everyone you see. 3. The audience shouting at the screen during Un Chien Andalou. … Continue reading

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3 things about Agnès Varda’s CLEO FROM 5 TO 7

Cleo from 5 to 7 [1962] 1. The kitten plays with her robe. 2. Bombarded with all the lives going on around her at the cafe. 3. Are they about to kiss?

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3 things about Leos Carax’s HOLY MOTORS

Holy Motors [2012] 1. Gravestones as social media prompts. 2. When there’s no more beholder. 3. Brakelight dialogue. 3 other things.

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3 things about Bertrand Bonello’s NOCTURAMA

Nocturama [2016] 1. It opens like The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. 2. Mannequins of themselves. 3. The police never say a word and are not interested in making arrests.

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3 things about William Wyler’s HOW TO STEAL A MILLION

How to Steal a Million [1966] 1. She tells him the bad news. He drags the bar cart with him over to his chair. 2. “Well, for one thing, it gives Givenchy a night off.” 3. Sweat pours onto his … Continue reading

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3 things about Stanley Donen’s FUNNY FACE

Funny Face [1957] 1. She brandishes the taxi receipt to no effect. 2.”He’s not interested in your intelligence any more than I am!” 3. They dance on the raft as it gently floats away.

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3 things about Jacques Tati’s PLAYTIME

Playtime [1967] 1. Nasal spray. 2. Green neon. 3. A sponge becomes a block of cheese.

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