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3 things about Ridley Scott’s ALIEN: COVENANT

Alien: Covenant [2017] 1. How many times do we need to see the floating head? 2. Rooms of hanging papers crackling in a breeze. 3. Crane crush. Pfft.

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3 things about Terry Gilliam’s BRAZIL

Brazil [1985] 1. Kurtzmann feigns a sprained hand so that he won’t have to sign the check. 2. “Have you got a 27B-6?” 3. Casket on a turntable. 3 other things.

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3 things about Steven Soderbergh’s CONTAGION

Contagion [2011] 1. “We don’t need to weaponize the bird flu. The birds are doing that.” 2. A metal chest of placebos. 3. Birthday lottery. 3 other things.

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3 things about Bong Joon Ho’s OKJA

Okja [2017] 1. One thing I was not expecting was John Denver. 2. He calls his wife and asks what kind of body wash they have at home. 3. “They’ll eat it if it’s cheap enough.”

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3 things about Norman Jewison’s ROLLERBALL

Rollerball [1975] 1. At his party: several biracial couples, white men with black women. 2. They take a trip to a Luxury Center. He expresses a vague aspiration to get a secretary. 3. “But comfort is freedom, it always has … Continue reading

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3 things about Andrew Marton’s CRACK IN THE WORLD

Crack in the World [1965] 1. “How do you feel?” “Medium rare.” 2. Microscope/projector viewing device. 3. “A safety valve of immense proportions.”

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3 things about Boris Sagal’s THE OMEGA MAN

The Omega Man [1971] 1. Most interesting twist: Matthias, the villain, is a former TV commentator. 2. Where are they getting all these cowls? Is there a cowl supply store nearby? 3. Corpses in gurneys line the hallway.

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