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3 things about Duncan Jones’ MUTE

Mute [2018] 1. American diner at the mall. 2. Sex robot tableaux. 3. Carved wooden marbles on a bracelet. 3 other things. Not any better the second time unfortunately.

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3 things about Steven Spielberg’s E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial [1982] 1. “This is reality, Greg.” 2. A fleeting red glow before he closes the lid. 3. They just abandon the pizza and leave it lying on the ground.

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3 things about Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert’s EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Everything Everywhere All at Once [2022] 1. “I saw my life without you. I wish you could have seen it. It was beautiful.” 2. Hot dog finger foreplay. 3. Homage to In the Mood for Love.

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3 things about John Coney’s SPACE IS THE PLACE

Space Is the Place [1974] 1. Good time cigarette gals. 2. Stealing some sweet shoes. 3. Shortly after evacuation, the planet explodes and splits in half.

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3 things about Stanley Kramer’s ON THE BEACH

On the Beach [1959] 1. Coke bottle and window shade. 2. She’s ready for tea, she says. 3. He affixes the award plaque to the hood of his car and then tosses the screwdriver away. His last act. 3 other … Continue reading

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3 things about Danis Goulet’s NIGHT RAIDERS

Night Raiders [2021] 1. A peaceful tent filled with sleeping children. 2. She watches approvingly as one girl beats another girl to a pulp. 3. Drones as sentient beings.

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3 things about Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s PULSE

Pulse [2001] 1. She instructs him on how to bookmark a webpage and how to “print screen.” 2. Glitch loop: man crossing a threshold. 3. Following the rollaway gas cap.

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3 things about Chris Carter’s THE X FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE

The X Files: I Want to Believe [2008] 1. Dirty glass. 2. Another chase scene at a construction site. 3. Severed head in a cooler bag.

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3 things about Christopher St. John’s TOP OF THE HEAP

Top of the Heap [1972] 1. Racist taxi driver played by Allen Garfield. 2. Moon landing rehearsal. 3. Spiro T. Agnew, golfing giant.

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3 things about Richard Fleischer’s SOYLENT GREEN

Soylent Green [1973] 1. Thorn is unfamiliar with the concept of making a toast. 2. You only see campaign posters for Santini. Not for any other candidates. 3. “All right. An egg then. Who the hell needs strawberries?” 3 other … Continue reading

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