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3 things about Richard Donner’s THE OMEN

The Omen [1976] 1. For no good reason, she puts the goldfish bowl on the banister. 2. “And the woman?” “She is an apostate of hell.” 3. Painfully fake head. Junk. On the other hand, there aren’t too many movies … Continue reading

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3 things about John Waters’ FEMALE TROUBLE

Female Trouble [1972] 1. Skid marks. 2. “And don’t forget the influence of that medicine we gave you. Eyeliner taken internally heightens one’s beauty awareness.” 3. Writhing in a tiny playpen with dead fish. This movie has so many astonishing … Continue reading

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3 things about Jack Smight’s AIRPORT 1975

Airport 1975 [1974] 1. Overall, Jerry Stiller comes off best. He sleeps through most of the movie. 2. Ominous yet meaningless zoom in on the guitar strings. 3. Myra Loy pouring herself an Olympia beer. Did everything Jack Smight touch … Continue reading

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3 things about Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti, and Franco Prosperi’s MONDO CANE

Mondo Cane [1962] 1. A bright blue glazed statue of Rudolph Valentino. Bright blue models rubbing their painted bodies against a large canvas, and each other. 2. After the shark is captured a poisonous sea urchin is inserted in its … Continue reading

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3 things about George Seaton’s AIRPORT

Airport [1970] 1. Multiple actors from Invasion of the Body Snatchers … what does it mean? 2. A thick black pencil in her purse, “just like the airlines use.” 3. “You’ve been bragging about your scrambled eggs. I think it’s … Continue reading

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3 things about René Cardona Jr.’s CYCLONE

Cyclone [1978] 1. 20 minutes before landing, the flight attendant serves everyone coffee, including the children. 2. They pass the newborn child around the boat. 3. Arthur Kennedy seems to have been dubbed by two or three different people. Sometimes … Continue reading

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3 things about Andrzej Zulawski’s POSSESSION

Possession [1981] 1. If Mark is barely around, where did the kid get his chipper English accent? 2. “Because you think you’ve given her supreme pleasure? You, with your Yin-Yang balls dangling from your Zen brain?” 3. An empty subway … Continue reading

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