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March 30

Losing Ground

A comedy-drama about a Black American female philosophy professor and her insensitive, philandering, and flamboyant artist husband who are having a marital crisis. When the wife goes off on an almost unbelievable journey to find "ecstasy", her husband is forced to see her in a different light.
posted by latkes at 4:30 PM - 1 comment

March 29

Blow the Man Down

Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly attempt to cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deep into the criminal underbelly of their hometown, uncovering the town's darkest secrets. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 4:51 PM - 2 comments

The Seventh Seal

Disillusioned knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow in his first roll for Bergman) seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. [more inside]
posted by growabrain at 11:20 AM - 10 comments

March 28

Beauty Shop

You thought you'd heard it all in the barbershop, but you haven't heard anything yet - the women get their own chance to shampoo, shine, and speak their minds in Beauty Shop. A determined hairstylist (Queen Latifah) competes with her former boss (Kevin Bacon) after opening her own business in Atlanta. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 10:07 PM - 1 comment

Containment

Neighbors in a block wake one morning to find they have been sealed inside their apartments due to an apparent epidemic. Can they work together to find out why? Or will they destroy each other in their fight to escape? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:22 PM - 1 comment

The Conversation

Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger. [more inside]
posted by growabrain at 7:52 AM - 18 comments

March 27

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

The movie is a sequel to Lang's silent film Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) and features many cast and crew members from Lang's previous films. The film features Rudolf Klein-Rogge as Dr. Mabuse who is in an insane asylum where he is found frantically writing his crime plans. When Mabuse's criminal plans begin to be implemented, Inspector Lohmann (played by Otto Wernicke) tries to find the solution with clues from gangster Thomas Kent (Gustav Diessl), the institutionalized Hofmeister (Karl Meixner) and Professor Baum (Oscar Beregi Sr.) who becomes obsessed with Dr. Mabuse. [more inside]
posted by sapagan at 6:03 AM - 2 comments

March 25

Don't Blink

Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge. [more inside]
posted by ejs at 7:57 PM - 3 comments

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement. (Sundance 2020 award winning documentary, now on Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:26 PM - 2 comments

The Platform

A mysterious place, an indescribable prison, a deep hole. Two inmates living on each level. An unknown number of levels. A descending platform containing food for all of them. An inhuman fight for survival, but also an opportunity for solidarity.
posted by ruben at 11:32 AM - 8 comments

The Gentlemen

An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:19 AM - 1 comment

March 24

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Pamela B. Green's energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. [more inside]
posted by bleep at 7:42 PM - 1 comment

Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears

After freeing a young girl from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, Phryne Fisher begins to unravel a mystery concerning priceless emeralds, ancient curses and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin's forgotten tribe. [more inside]
posted by jeather at 11:58 AM - 4 comments

March 23

Absence of Malice

CAN A MAN BE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT? Suppose you picked up this morning's newspaper and your life was a front page headline... And everything they said was accurate... But none of it was true. The D.A., the Feds, and the Police set her up to write the story that explodes his world. Now he's going to write the book on getting even. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama at 5:55 PM - 2 comments

March 22

The Hidden

When average, law-abiding citizens suddenly turn to a life of hedonistic behavior and violent crime, Detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) is tasked with helping young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan) determine the cause in this tense, sci-fi thriller. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:40 PM - 11 comments

The Wild Goose Lake

A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 7:17 PM - 1 comment

Radius

Liam discovers a horrible truth: anyone who comes within a 50-foot radius of him dies instantly. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:51 AM - 9 comments

Onward

Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:11 AM - 4 comments

March 21

Beaches

When the irrepressible C.C. Bloom (Bette Midler) and the shy and proper Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hershey) first meet under the boardwalk at the beach, all the 11-year-olds have in common is the need for a best friend. Worlds apart in lifestyle and location, their friendship ebbs and flows through a lifetime of highs and lows, career changes, marriages, jealousy, and more. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd at 6:11 PM - 6 comments

March 19

The Verdict

Frank Galvin Has One Last Chance At A Big Case. The doctors want to settle, the Church wants to settle, their lawyers want to settle, and even his own clients are desperate to settle. But Galvin is determined to defy them all. He will try the case. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama at 5:58 PM - 5 comments

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