Cinema: Staying Five Moves Ahead

He will not go into an elevator alone because he knows the thing will get stuck between floors and his whitened bones will be found two weeks later. He is a hypochondriac. He owns twelve video games and plays with them for an hour a day. He is convinced that his Malibu beach house will be undermined by waves, although it does not seem to be in danger, and when asleep there he spends arduous eight-hour nights dreaming of piling sandbags around the foundation. He will not set foot in the ocean because there...

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