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3 things about Christopher Nolan’s TENET

Tenet [2020] 1. Skittering backwards across the floor in pursuit of the gun. 2. A blue side and a red side. 3. Sunscreen and a wet deck. 3 other things.

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3 things about Richard Fleischer’s 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [1954] 1. Eating with a knife only. 2. Volcania looks an awful lot like the prototype of a Bond villain’s lair. 3. Turtle-guitar.

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3 things about SWAN’s NEPTUNE FROST

Neptune Frost [2021] 1. From the knapsack, Neptune removes a pair of high-heeled shoes and puts them on. 2. Spinning bicycle-wheel headpiece. 3. Dawn through the trees.

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3 things about James Whale’s THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

The Bride of Frankenstein [1935] 1. “Do you like gin? It is my only weakness.” And then later: “Have a cigar. They are my only weakness.” 2. Sleeping archbishop. 3. Scream, hiss. 3 other things.

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3 things about James Whale’s FRANKENSTEIN

Frankenstein [1931] 1. Larger and larger doses of sedative are necessary. 2. Lonely burning windmill. 3. Pointless final scene involving a bottle of very old wine. 3 other things.

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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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