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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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3 things about Herman Shumlin’s WATCH ON THE RHINE

Watch on the Rhine [1943] 1. “We might also manage a visa for you. I’m sure you are homesick for shabby places and gaudy cafes and the rest of the decaying things that represent Europe to you.” “Blecher, we do … Continue reading

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