Film Language Tag: medium close-up
A shot that frames a person from the shoulders up; typically used during conversation sequences.
After meeting to discuss shared memories of alien abduction and violation, Brian (Brady Corbet) and Avalyn (Mary Lynn Rajskub) encounter a dead deer she says was experimented on by aliens and then left in the field near her home. When she presses Brian to insert his hand into an incision in the body, he experiences flashbacks of past alien abduction and violation -- with a young Neil (Chase Ellison) appearing in them alongside his own past self (George Webster)
On a walk shortly after meeting, Avalyn (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Brian (Brady Corbet) discuss the relationship between dreams and alien abduction. She shows him a scar on her leg she considers evidence of an alien tracking device, inviting him to touch it; he tells her about his history of nosebleeds after memory lapses.
Freder (Gustav Frohlich), son of the city master, watches as Maria (Brigitte Helm) brings a group of workers' children into the Eternal Gardens of Pleasure.
Buffalo Bill (Paul Newman), the star of the Wild West show, meets his new antagonist, Sitting Bull (Frank Kaquitts).
Buffalo Bill Talks to the Ghost of Sitting Bull, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
Buffalo Bill (Paul Newman) talks to the recently deceased Sitting Bull (Frank Kaquitts).
Jessica (Jennifer Ehle) and Maya (Jessica Chastain) text back and forth. Jessica goes to meet a supposed double agent for Al-Qaeda but instead, the agent is a triple agent and sets off a suicide vest, killing 7 CIA operatives. Maya finds out about her friend's death and Thomas (Jeremy Strong) informs her of Abu Ahmed's death.
Captain Wessels (Karl Maden) is notified that government officials will not be arriving to provide relief to the Cheyenne tribe after a year of waiting for Federal aid. Deborah Wright (Caroll Baker), a school teacher, implores the captain to remind the government of their promise. The tribe proceeds to leave.
Gareth (Franklin Ritch) explains to Amos (David Girard) and Deena (Sinda Nichols) how his Cherry program functions, moving past the functionalities of the best chatbots to hold realistic conversations with Internet users. He has created, he explains, an autonomous program that exceeds the specifications of the Turing Test.
Cleo (Tamara Dobson) returns from her trip to Turkey to visit her boyfriend, Reuben (Bernie Casey), who runs a house for recovering addicts
Nick/Gogol (Kal Penn) attends a going-away party for his mother, Ashima (Tabu), who is departing for India. He visits his childhood bedroom and discovers the Nikolai Gogol book that his father, Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) has gifted him, and speaks with his mother about his wife, Moushumi's (Zuleikha Robinson) affair.
Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) are holding out in a small store, trying to outlast the military that has come after them. The drawn-out shootout ends with both characters running out of the store, guns blazing, to ultimately be killed.
In the last scene, Chiron, also known as Black,(Trevante Rhodes) drives Kevin (Andre Holland) back to his home and they have a heart to heart about Black's past, before cutting to them on the beach, and finally to Chiron as Little (Alex Hibbert) as the final shot.
Denis Archer (John Justin) and Margot Seaton (Dorothy Dandridge) discuss their relationship and plans for the future.
Denis Archer (John Justin) and Margot Seaton (Dorothy Dandridge) get to know each other, and Archer professes his love for her.
Emerald Haywood and Otis "OJ" Haywood Jr. introduce their family business on a film set, while explaining the needs and restrictions of the horse who will be in the scene. When the horse is spooked by a mirror, the wranglers are fired and the live horse is replaced by CGI.
Guest Appearance, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Borat makes a guest appearance at a local news station.
Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o), Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke), Jason Wilson (Evan Alex), and Zora Wilson (Shahadi Wright Joseph) begin to sing along to the car radio playing "I got 5 on it". The mother tells her son to "get in rhythm", but she proceeds to snap her fingers off beat.
A hitman (Mark Pellegrino) attempts to stage a suicide for his mark. While doing so, he accidentally shoots someone else through the wall. He then kills that woman, but is seen by a janitor. He kills the janitor as well and shoots the loud vacuum. This sets off the fire alarm.
After sharing a joint with Micah (Wyatt Cenac)'s couch, Jo (Tracey Heggins) and he discuss their contrasting notions of race, identity, and self-conception while he works on her bike. After tiring of the debate, Jo suggests they go out dancing; Micah volunteers to call a cab.
After Micah (Wyatt Cenac) brings her a drink, Jo (Tracey Heggins) pushes him to shower before climbing into bed. While he showers in the next room, she opens his laptop and peruses his social media history before going back to bed herself.
Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) runs to stop Connie Kendrickson (Ashlie Atkinson) from bombing Patrice Dumas's (Laura Harrier) home. Ron gets stopped by the police for catching Connie and unknowingly, Felix kills himself, Ivanhoe, and Walker by pressing the button to the bomb while parked right next to the car.
Civil Rights leader Kwame Ture (Corey Hawkins) recites a speech at a local rally hosted by the Black Student Union. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) attends, going in undercover on behalf of the police as Philip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) and Jimmy Creek (Michael Buscemi) listen in. Ture speaks on the need to embrace Blackness and Black beauty, police brutality, opposition to the Vietnam war, and the fight for racial equality.
Ying-Ying (France Nuyen) hears of her daughter, Lena’s (Lauren St. Clair) marital troubles with her fickle husband, Harold (Michael Paul Chan). Flashbacks of Ying-Ying’s abusive Chinese husband, Lin Xiao (Russell Wong) link mother and daughter.
Jerome Turner (Harry Belafonte) recounts the lynching of Jesse Washington at a Civil Rights rally as it is cross cut with Philip Zimmerman's (Adam Driver) - posing as a white version of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) - induction into the KKK. Turner describes in detail the murder and we go back and forth between this and David Duke's (Topher Grace) white nationalist speech. All the while, Stallworth is watching the induction ceremony happen from a window.
After a brief phone call, Micah (Wyatt Cenac) searches on bike and foot to find where Jo (Tracey Heggins) is staying, knocking on doors repeatedly. Eventually, when he finds her and returns her wallet, he asks to come up to the apartment; she allows him to.
Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is invited to attend a basketball game with Lisa (Shari Headley), Darryl (Eriq La Salle) and Patrice (Allison Dean). At the game, Prince Akeem faces discrimination from Darryl for being an African. Additionally, he is recognized by a former African subject.
Siras (Manoj Bajpayee) listens and sings along to a song by the legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar. He sings along while listening as if the lyrics were representative of his life.
Wanda (Octavia Spencer) waits at the hospital to hear of her son Oscar's (Michael B. Jordan) prognosis after being shot by a BART police officer. A doctor informs her and other loved ones that Oscar is not responding well to treatment, prompting Wanda to lead a prayer for him. However, Oscar dies.
Pyare (Rehman Khan) spys on Jameela (Waheeda Rehman) and the other unveiled women attending a birthday party held by his sister, while they sing a knowing song about men who take peeks at unveiled women, sung by playback singers Asha Bhosle and Shamshad Begum.
Sitting Bull (Frank Kaquitts) and Halsey (Will Sampson) crash the party for a conversation with President Grover Cleveland (Pat McCormick).
The Wild West Show cast takes a picture featuring the newly acquired famed antagonist, Sitting Bull (Frank Kaquitts), much to the star Buffalo Bill's (Paul Newman) dismay.
Ellen Hutter (Greta Schroder) invites the Count (Max Schreck) into her room, in an attempt to defeat him. Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) goes to fetch the physician (John Gottowt) and the imprisoned Knock (Alexander Granach)attempts to warn Orlok. Orlok drinks Ellen's blood but is caught in the morning sunlight and vanishes.
Eleni (Alexandra Aidini) and Alexis (Nikos Poursanidis) are taken by Nikos (Giorgos Armenis) to a theater converted into a refugee shelter. Eleni and Alexis visit the school attended by their twin sons. Spyros (Vasilis Kolovos) arrives looking for the couple.
Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) works out while a voiceover of his mother discusses his father's health and Wai-Tung's prospects for an arranged marriage. Wai-Tung calls his partner, Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein), to cancel plans before bumping into an old acquaintance.