Film Language Tag: extreme close-up
A shot that is framed comparatively tighter than a close-up, singling out, for instance, a person's eyes.
Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) confronts Red (Lupita Nyong'o) who has captured her son, Jason Wilson (Evan Alex). As Adelaide creeps up behind Red, weapon in hand, Red begins a monologue about her life as a tethered. The monologue is overlayed with images of Adelaide and Red as young girls. The twist that Adelaide was originally a tethered is revealed.
While being interviewed by art critic Finley Stephens (Rebecca Spence), Anthony (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) eggs her into summoning the Candyman. As he investigates her whereabouts after she leaves for the bathroom, Anthony sees a reflection of the Candyman in the mirror. However, he notices odd parallels between him and the Candyman. It seems as though they are linked and the Candyman is his counterpart. The clip ends as Anthony, now amalgamated into the character of the Candyman, brutally kills Stephens as shown through the windows of his apartment building.
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.
Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) rob a train but are ambushed by a group of men on horseback. They run away on horses of their own and make it to a town they think can help hide them. The group of men come through town looking for the two fugitives.
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.
Gareth (Franklin Ritch) shows off Cherry (Tatum Matthews) and explains how she works. She has two modes: one which replicates Cherry logging onto a video platform to ensnare predators, and an admin setting in which the user can hold a vocal conversation with the program.
After an apparent one-night stand, Micah (Wyatt Cenac) and Jo (Tracey Heggins) quietly observe each other while getting ready to leave their host (John Thurgood)'s now largely empty loft apartment. The party host invites them to stay for breakfast on their way out but they leave anyway.
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.
Wei-Wei (May Chin) makes breakfast while Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) wakes Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) and then his father Mr. Gao (Lung Sihung). Over breakfast, they discuss Wai-Tung's plans to have a simple courthouse wedding to Wei-Wei, prompting protests from Mrs. Gao.
As Oscar (Michael B. Jordan) and his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz) ride the BART back home, Katie (Ahna O'Reilly) recognizes Oscar and calls out his name. While the two catch up, Cale (Joey Oglesby), who Oscar knew in prison, recognizes him and punches him. When the BART stops, police officers Ingram (Chad Michael Murray) and Caruso (Kevin Durand) restrain and harass Oscar, and Ingram shoots him in the back.
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.
After hearing of their tenant Wei-Wei (May Chin)'s immigration troubles, Wai-Tung Gao (Winston Chao) and his partner Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) decide to stage a marriage to solve her immigration problems and satisfy Wai-Tung's parents. They re-decorate Simon and Wai-Tung's apartment to appease Mr. and Mrs. Gao, removing signs of their relationship.
The film crew, knowing Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe) is a vampire, attempt to let in the sunlight to kill Schreck. But Schreck had sabotaged the door, trapping them all inside. Schreck kills Fritz (Cary Elwes) and Albin (Udo Kier) and Murnau (John Malkovich) doesn't stop filming. In the end, the crew arrives and kills Schreck, and Murnau asks for an endboard.