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3 things about Gordon Douglas’s THEM!

Them! [1954] 1. Ribcage in its mandibles. 2. Egg chamber: echoes of Alien. 3. “He’s got a sweet tooth.”

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3 things about Kazui Nihonmatsu’s THE X FROM OUTER SPACE

The X from Outer Space [1967] 1. They land on the moon long enough to have baths and showers, but not long enough to have cognac. 2. What happens to Dr. Stein? 3. “Guilala has taught me an important lesson.”

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3 things about Fred M. Wilcox’s FORBIDDEN PLANET

Forbidden Planet [1956] 1. Levels and levels and levels and levels. 2. “Will sixty gallons be sufficient?” 3. Peeling back of the shutters and the support beam crumbles. 3 other things.

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3 things about Robert Day’s FIRST MAN INTO SPACE

First Man Into Space [1959] 1. Crash, smash, slurp. 2. He demonstrates using a piece of foam rubber. 3. A single eye visible.

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3 things about Duncan Jones’ MUTE

Mute [2018] 1. “Heroes” Symphony by Philip Glass on the turntable. 2. A room of whore portraits. 3. Drone meals. Not terrible, but I wish I’d liked this better. It shares all the weakest qualities of a Wim Wenders film: … Continue reading

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3 things about Ishirô Honda’s GODZILLA (GOJIRA)

Godzilla [1954] 1. Budapest String Quartet. 2. He sheepishly tucks his tie into his jacket before continuing. 3. Radioactive trilobite.

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3 things about Rian Johnson’s STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Star Wars: The Last Jedi [2017] 1. Water drips from his glove. 2. Lightspeed. A slice appears. 3. Shoulder-brush.

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