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3 things about François Ozon’s FRANTZ

Frantz [2016] 1. Black & white. They enter the cave, pass through, and on the other side the world is in color. 2. She studies the painting. “It makes me want to live.” Manet’s “Le Suicide.” 3. Without reading it, … Continue reading

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3 things about Christian Petzold’s TRANSIT

Transit [2018] 1. The whole film is a bartender’s story! 2. Omnipresent heavily-armed guards outside the American Consulate. 3. Suddenly, she’s just not there. Tightly coiled, frightening, uniquely relevant.

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3 things about Otto Preminger’s IN HARM’S WAY

In Harm’s Way [1965] 1. They both toss their pineapple garnishes off the veranda. 2. Bullet through the cheek. 3. “I’m so scared my bones are clicking, like dice on a Reno crap table.”

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3 things about David Mackenzie’s OUTLAW KING

Outlaw King [2018] 1. Horses’ hooves, apples, mud. 2. Suspended in a hanging cage. 3. Impalement galore.

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3 things about Lynne Littman’s TESTAMENT

Testament [1983] 1. Teasingly, he plucks at her nightshirt. 2. “Larry left us today. He just crawled into a ball and died.” 3. She gently lifts him out of the sink; the water has turned brown. She swaddles him in … Continue reading

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3 things about Jayne Loader & Kevin Rafferty & Pierce Rafferty’s THE ATOMIC CAFE

The Atomic Cafe [1982] 1. Sign: “If you wouldn’t tell Stalin, don’t say it!” 2. James Gregory (Senator Iselin from The Manchurian Candidate) as a patriotic army man warning of the dangers of enemy propaganda. 3. Recommended: an ample supply … Continue reading

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3 things about Sidney Gilliat’s GREEN FOR DANGER

Green for Danger [1946] 1. Twirling around on the stool, holding his umbrella. 2. Twin sisters. 3. CU: phonograph needle moving through the grooves of the record.

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