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March 23

Chennai Express

A man heading towards Rameshwaram via Chennai express to immerse his late grandfather's ashes unwillingly gets caught amidst goons after helping their boss's daughter and them board the train. This zany screwball comedy stars Shah Rukh Khan.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:42 AM - 1 comment

March 22

Us

A family's serenity turns to chaos when a group of doppelgangers begin to terrorize them. [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter at 6:15 AM - 18 comments

March 21

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company. Directed and written by Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room).
posted by Cash4Lead at 10:27 AM - 13 comments

March 20

Chale Chalo: The Lunacy of Film Making

An account of the making of the critically acclaimed, Oscar nominated Indian blockbuster Lagaan, from the point of view of Satyajit Bhatkal, who served as a production assistant on the film. (Note: on Netflix, this is listed under the title Madness in the Desert.)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:07 PM - 1 comment

March 19

No Country for Old Men

It’s the early 1980s, and Sheriff Ed Tom Bell has presided over his small south Texas border county for decades. In all that time he has sent only one criminal to death row in and is otherwise secure in his belief that “it takes very little to govern good people.” Unbeknownst to Bell, however, a local welder named Llewellyn Moss has, while out hunting near the Rio Grande, stumbled across the bodies of a half dozen drug runners who have killed each other off during a deal gone bad. [more inside]
posted by growabrain at 4:53 PM - 28 comments

March 18

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

In 1890s India, an arrogant British commander challenges the harshly taxed residents of Champaner to a high-stakes cricket match. If the villagers win, they will owe no taxes for three years, which would deliver them from poverty in a time of drought. If they lose, they will owe three times their normal taxes, which would mean ruin for all of them. Complication: the villagers do not know how to play cricket. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:13 PM - 11 comments

Support the Girls

The general manager at a highway-side ''sports bar with curves" has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day. [more inside]
posted by latkes at 2:43 PM - 3 comments

Climax

Young dancers gather in a remote and empty school building to rehearse on a cold and wintry night. The all-night celebration soon turns into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn that their sangria is laced with LSD. [more inside]
posted by sapagan at 1:25 PM - 3 comments

March 17

Sanju

Sanju explores some of the most crucial chapters from movie star Sanjay Duttl's dramatic and controversial real life. It gives a lowdown on his struggles with drugs and his trials and tribulations in the Arms Acts case and the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:40 PM - 2 comments

March 16

Highlander II: The Quickening

It's the year 2024 and the ozone layer has long been destroyed. To protect mankind, the once-immortal Connor MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield" in 1999. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other immortals from his home planet (did we mention he's from the planet Zeist?) arrive on Earth to kill him (mere weeks before his death by natural causes?) and he becomes immortal again... just in time to save the earth one more time. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 9:57 AM - 15 comments

March 14

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Two offbeat, inseparable friends hit the road for their ten-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome at 8:44 PM - 13 comments

March 13

Taare Zameen Par

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:49 PM - 6 comments

March 11

Paddleton

An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
posted by Fizz at 5:12 AM - 2 comments

March 10

One Cut of the Dead

Don't stop the camera! Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies. [more inside]
posted by lesser weasel at 9:37 PM - 8 comments

An Inspector Calls

Northern England, 1912. The dinner of a wealthy family is interrupted by Inspector Goole, who only announces that a young woman has committed suicide. Then, he simply asks everyone present, one by one, if they knew her.
posted by ruben at 5:51 PM - 3 comments

Kinky Boots

A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.
posted by ruben at 10:40 AM - 6 comments

March 8

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
posted by ellieBOA at 8:43 AM - 2 comments

March 7

Leaving Neverland

At the height of his stardom Michael Jackson began long-running relationships with two boys, aged 7 and 10, and their families. Now in their 30s, they tell their story and how they came to terms with it years later.
posted by Fizz at 12:08 PM - 14 comments

March 6

Captain Marvel

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
posted by cendawanita at 11:27 PM - 207 comments

March 5

Shoplifters

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold. [more inside]
posted by sapagan at 12:07 AM - 1 comment

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