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May 23

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, Oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 11:51 PM - 6 comments

May 22

Misery

Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.
posted by growabrain at 2:23 PM - 3 comments

May 19

Spenser Confidential

When two Boston police officers are murdered, ex-cop Spenser teams up with his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk, to take down criminals. Staring Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke, available via Netflix [more inside]
posted by jazon at 6:30 AM - 7 comments

May 18

Cane River

A charming Romeo & Juliet love story, Cane River is set in Louisiana, in one of the first free communities of color. The young couple confront class and color divisions that continue to roil America to this day. Check out the trailer. On the Criterion Channel.
posted by latkes at 8:22 PM - 2 comments

May 16

The Photograph

A series of intertwining love stories set in the past and in the present.
posted by ellieBOA at 12:08 PM - 0 comments

May 15

Code 8

A super-powered construction worker falls in with a group of criminals in order to raise the funds to help his ill mother. Starting Stephen Amell from Arrow, Robbie Amell from The Flash / Upload / X-Files, Sung Kang from several Fast and Furiouses, and a murderer's row of Canadian speculative fiction actors.
posted by rednikki at 3:19 AM - 7 comments

May 11

Captain America: The First Avenger

During World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull, Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends to use a mysterious device of untold powers for world domination. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 3:36 PM - 27 comments

May 6

Falling Down

On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. He goes to a convenience store and tries to get some change for a phone call, but the Korean owner does not oblige, tipping Foster over the edge. The unstable Foster, so frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.
posted by growabrain at 11:28 AM - 17 comments

May 4

The Report

The story of staffer Daniel Jones and the Senate Intelligence Committee as they investigate the CIA's use of torture following the September 11 attacks. It covers more than a decade's worth of real-life political intrigue, exploring and compacting Jones's 6,700-page report. It is partly based on the article "Rorschach and Awe" by Katherine Eban which originally appeared in Vanity Fair. Directed by Scott Z. Burns
posted by growabrain at 12:54 PM - 5 comments

The Darjeeling Limited

"The Darjeeling Limited" is an emotional comedy about three brothers re-forging family bonds.The eldest, hopes to reconnect with his two younger siblings by taking them on a train trip across the vibrant and sensual landscape of India. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 12:23 PM - 7 comments

Frankenstein

The UK National Theatre's 2011 production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch alternating the roles of the Creature and Victor Frankenstein. On YouTube (both versions) this week as part of the NT Live project. [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger at 1:32 AM - 5 comments

May 3

The Age of Innocence

“We live in an age of brutal manners, when people crudely say exactly what they mean, comedy is based on insult, tributes are roasts, and loud public obscenity passes without notice. Martin Scorsese's film "The Age of Innocence," which takes place in 1870, seems so alien it could be pure fantasy. [more inside]
posted by Fizz at 6:10 PM - 6 comments

First Love

One night in Tokyo, a self-confident young boxer and a prostitute get caught up in a drug-smuggling plot involving organized crime, corrupt cops and a female assassin. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 5:45 PM - 3 comments

Pathology

A medical resident is seduced into joining a dangerous game with fellow residents. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 2:24 PM - 1 comment

A Secret Love

Falling in love in 1947, two women -- Pat Henschel and pro baseball player Terry Donahue -- begin a 65-year journey of love and overcoming prejudice. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 9:33 AM - 2 comments

May 1

The Assistant

A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position.
posted by growabrain at 5:44 PM - 2 comments

The Half of It

When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn't expect to become his friend - or fall for his crush. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:40 PM - 7 comments

April 29

Voyeur

Journalism icon Gay Talese reports on Gerald Foos, the Colorado motel owner who allegedly secretly watched his guests with the aid of specially designed ceiling vents, peering down from an "observation platform" he built in the motel's attic. [more inside]
posted by growabrain at 2:27 AM - 3 comments

April 28

Blood Quantum

The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 6:54 PM - 12 comments

April 27

Bad Education

A superintendent of a school district works for the betterment of the student's education while embezzling public funds to live the life he wants.
posted by guiseroom at 12:06 PM - 6 comments

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