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3 things about David Lowell Rich’s MADAME X

Madame X [1966] 1. Painted on eyebags. 2. Ricardo Montalban plays a character named … Phil Benton. And lives in a fabulous split-level bachelor pad in Manhattan. 3. Spanish Inquisition-themed nightclub.

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3 things about Nicholas Roeg’s SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH

Sweet Bird of Youth [1989] 1. She wants him now and she means now, not later. 2. “Don’t call me ‘honey.’ I can’t stand being called ‘honey’ by unknown persons of the same gender.” “What’s gender, honey?” 3. A nautically … Continue reading

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3 things about John Sturges’s BY LOVE POSSESSED

By Love Possessed [1961] 1. He reaches for his drink. She puts her hand over the glass and says, “If I get drunk and pass out, it won’t be fun for me. If you get drunk and pass out, it … Continue reading

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3 things about Stephanie Rothman’s THE VELVET VAMPIRE

The Velvet Vampire [1971] 1. She’s still waiting for that drink. 2. “She’s a desert freak. I’m a Susie freak!” 3. Helpful mob armed with crucifixes.

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3 things about Todd Phillips’s JOKER

Joker [2019] 1. Climbing inside the refrigerator. 2. Oversized white briefs. 3. So now we know: Bruce Wayne’s parents were murdered after a screening of Zorro, the Gay Blade. A film so bereft of originality, insight, and surprise it almost … Continue reading

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3 things about Jeannot Szwarc’s BUG

Bug [1975] 1. About five minutes after telling her he’ll wait for her outside, he gets in the truck and leaves. 2. Eureka moment triggered by opening a cold can of Schlitz. 3. Clunky homage to The Birds.

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3 things about Gordon Douglas’s LADY IN CEMENT

Lady in Cement [1968] 1. A queen in motorcycle glasses and tight pants, whose bodyguard/lover is a former Green Bay Packer. 2. He asks the drug dealer how he likes his meat. 3. “Daniel Boone” playing on a TV set … Continue reading

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3 things about Gordon Douglas’s TONY ROME

Tony Rome [1967] 1. Snoozing with a Yiddish newspaper draped over his face. 2. “You shouldn’t have gotten mixed up with a family like ours.” “This is not a family. Just a bunch of people living at the same address.” … Continue reading

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3 things about Jeffrey McHale’s YOU DON’T NOMI

You Don’t Nomi [2019] 1. Twin totems of chips and nails. 2. “I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so–scared.” 3. Gina Gershon played it like a drag queen.

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3 things about Paul Verhoeven’s SHOWGIRLS

Showgirls [1995] 1. Porpoise orgasm. 2. “I have a pussy problem.” 3. Last chance for ice. Utter garbage that accurately conveys what it’s like to spend an extended period of time in Las Vegas.

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