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November 29

tick, tick...BOOM!

On the cusp of his 30th birthday, Jonathon Larson, a promising young theater composer, navigates love, friendship, and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City. Adapted from the musical tick, tick... BOOM!, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, screenplay by Steven Levenson, songs by Larson. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 3:15 PM - 4 comments

November 28

Encanto

The tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family's last hope.
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:00 PM - 1 comment

Prisoners of the Ghostland

In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber gets sprung from jail by a wealthy warlord whose adopted granddaughter has gone missing. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct in five days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman. Sion Sono directs Nicolas Cage in what the actor calls, "The wildest movie I've ever made." [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:50 PM - 2 comments

The Stepfather

Jerry Blake seems like the perfect man to Susan, a widowed mother. Her daughter Stephanie, however, thinks there is something very wrong with Jerry. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 11:37 AM - 1 comment

November 25

House of Gucci

When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel their legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately...murder. [more inside]
posted by praemunire at 3:46 PM - 6 comments

November 24

The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

When a priceless relic is stolen, Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy enlist the help of Margaret's cousin Fiona teams with a man from her past to retrieve it, with romance and resulting in a very unexpected switch. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:32 PM - 3 comments

Born in Flames

Writer/director Lizzie Borden's 1983 low budget film is set ten years after the “Social Democratic War of Liberation,” a peaceful socialist revolution. The fractures beneath the surface of the new policies come to the fore, the people who have been left out based on gender, race, and class become all too apparent, and New York women plot a revolution within the revolution... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:26 AM - 4 comments

November 23

King Richard

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 11:41 AM - 4 comments

November 21

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:58 PM - 5 comments

Old Henry

A farmer and his son takes in an injured gunfighter, and tends to his wounds. A posse claiming to be lawmen come looking for him, and the farmer has to choose who to believe. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 7:16 PM - 1 comment

November 20

Psych 3: This Is Gus

In preparation for a shotgun wedding before the birth of Baby Guster, Shawn and Groomzilla Gus go rogue in an attempt to track down Selene's estranged husband, as Lassiter grapples with the future of his career. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:38 AM - 3 comments

Psych 2: Lassie Come Home

Shawn and Gus return to Santa Barbara, California to help their old police chief, but find themselves unwelcome in their old stomping ground as they secretly untangle a case that involves the supernatural. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:38 AM - 1 comment

November 19

Johnny Mnemonic

In a dystopian 2021, Johnny is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's safety limits--and will kill him if the data is not removed in time--but also contains information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. On a race against time, he must avoid the assassins sent to kill him and remove the data before it, too, ends his life. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:25 PM - 16 comments

The Ring

It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video... and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the Ring. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:19 PM - 8 comments

November 17

Uppercase Print

The story of Mugur Călinescu, a Romanian teenager who wrote chalk graffiti messages of protest against the regime of dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and was subsequently apprehended, interrogated, and ultimately crushed by the secret police. Radu Jude's film is a bold hybrid, combining archive documentary with a highly theatrical staging of a ‘documentary play’ by Gianina Carbunariu. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:37 AM - 4 comments

Paranormal Activity

Soon after moving into a suburban tract home, Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat) become increasingly disturbed by what appears to be a supernatural presence. Hoping to capture evidence of it on film, they set up video cameras in the house but are not prepared for the terrifying events that follow. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:50 AM - 7 comments

November 14

Red Notice

An Interpol agent tracks the world's most wanted art thief. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 10:03 AM - 16 comments

Passing

In 1920s New York City, a Black woman finds her world upended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who's passing as white.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 8:06 AM - 1 comment

November 7

The Blood on Satan's Claw

The unearthing of mysterious beastly remains causes the teens of a 17th-century English village to slowly convert into a coven of devil worshipers. An early classic of filmic folk horror. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:59 PM - 4 comments

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:11 AM - 9 comments

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