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3 things about AKIRA KUROSAWA’S DREAMS

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams [1990] 1. The rippling of the flag in the wind sounds like a crackling fire. 2. Bright red wagon wheels leaning against a barn. 3. He drops the mutant rose to the ground and indifferently crushes it … Continue reading

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3 things about Steven Soderbergh’s SOLARIS

Solaris [2002] 1. “It brings out the red in my eyes.” 2. In bed, naked, lying on his stomach, eating noodles from a bowl. 3. Reaching towards the boy’s hand. 3 other things.

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3 things about Michael Radford’s NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] 1. The smell of dead insects and cheap perfume. 2. He cradles Winston in a half-embrace. 3. Teeth, snout, whiskers. Watch this now. This viewing was of the version of the film that features only Dominic Muldowney’s … Continue reading

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3 things about Werner Herzog’s LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World [2016] 1. The historic computer has its own scent. 2. Werner volunteers himself for a one-way ticket to Mars. 3. “Have the monks stopped meditating? They all seem to be tweeting.” It’s … Continue reading

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3 things about Philip Kaufman’s INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS

Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978] 1. Why the name change from Miles to Matthew? 2. He’s only able to destroy his own pod. 3. Her left cheek caves in, begins to crumble. 3 other things.

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3 things about Denis Villeneuve’s ARRIVAL

Arrival [2016] 1. “It’s not true. But it proves my point.” 2. Play-Doh figures. 3. She turns to the dedication page of her book, which reads, “For Hannah.”

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3 things about Justin Lin’s STAR TREK BEYOND

Star Trek Beyond [2016] 1. “Cut its throat.” 2. Multiple motorcycles. 3. She’s suddenly a member of Starfleet just like that? An improvement over the last one for sure, but the plot holes don’t bear scrutiny.

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