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3 things about Alfonso Cuarón’s CHILDREN OF MEN

Children of Men [2006] 1. “I just don’t think about it.” 2. Prescient: everyone at work, no one working; watching the media coverage of the death. 3. Smashed in the face with a cinder block. 3 other things.

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3 things about Franklin J. Schaffner’s PLANET OF THE APES

Planet of the Apes [1968] 1. Scratching out the message in the dirt. 2. Interspecies kiss. 3. “His destiny.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Claire Denis’ HIGH LIFE

High Life [2018] 1. Her body slowly moving further away. 2. Rivulet of fluid draining from the box. 3. A handful of earth in the bodybag. 3 other things.

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3 things about Robert Wise’s STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE

Star Trek: The Motion Picture [1979] 1. Weird helmets worn by the ensigns. 2. The way he says, “I want this.” 3. Throat-light. 3 other things.

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3 things about Michael Radford’s NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] 1. Scratching out one of the faces on the gin bottle’s label. 2. Expressionless, he replies, “They got me a long time ago.” 3. When the ultimate betrayal means saying “I love you.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Andrew Patterson’s THE VAST OF NIGHT

The Vast of Night [2019] 1. They knew that even if they talked, no one would listen to them. 2. Expertly threading the tape recorder, again and again. 3. Sprinting with the baby.

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3 things about Paul Verhoeven’s STARSHIP TROOPERS

Starship Troopers [1997] 1. Rue McClanahan! 2. Cronenbergian orifice. 3. “It’s afraid!” 3 other things.

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3 things about Jack Arnold’s THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN

The Incredible Shrinking Man [1957] 1. Nuclear fallout as glitter.2. Sugar shaker.3. He can now fit through the bars of his prison.

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3 things about George Clooney’s THE MIDNIGHT SKY

The Midnight Sky [2020] 1. A second bowl of cereal. 2. “I just point.” 3. Wolf blur.

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3 things about Jonathan Frakes’ STAR TREK: INSURRECTION

Star Trek: Insurrection [1998] 1. Gilbert & Sullivan strategy. 2. The giveaway: a glitchy holodeck. 3. He has 318 days of shore leave coming to him. 3 other things.

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