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January 27

Klaus

A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions. A 2020 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature. Streamable on Netflix. With Jason Schwartzmann, J. K. Simmons, and Rashida Jones. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark at 9:06 AM - 2 comments

January 26

A Private War

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 9:21 PM - 3 comments

January 25

Color Out of Space

A town is struck by a meteorite and the fallout is catastrophic. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone at 10:52 PM - 5 comments

Betty White: First Lady of Television

A look at Betty White's life and career features behind-the-scenes clips of her work on television and comments from her friends and co-stars. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 6:04 PM - 1 comment

January 24

Evil Alien Conquerors

Inept beings from the planet Kabijj land on Earth and attempt to behead all of its beings and take over the planet. Written by Chris Matheson, who also wrote all 3 Bill & Ted Movies. [more inside]
posted by Mick at 9:54 AM - 1 comment

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The story of the life of one David Copperfield (of a constantly modulating name) from birth to adulthood and the numerous characters and events he encounters along the way. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier at 5:23 AM - 1 comment

January 21

WHAT DID JACK DO?

David Lynch interrogates a monkey. [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero at 7:18 AM - 7 comments

January 19

Tremors

IMDB: Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before long, Val and Earl discover what's responsible for those readings: 30-foot-long carnivorous worms with a proclivity for sucking their prey underground. [more inside]
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 5:34 PM - 28 comments

Yi Yi

Members of a precariously affluent Taipei family traverse inflection points in their separate lives. The title translates as, "A One and a Two", like the count off to a song; this movie won Best Director at Cannes, Best Picture from the National Society of Film Critics, and is #8 on the BBC's list of best films of the century so far. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 5:34 PM - 2 comments

Troop Zero

In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a competition offers her a chance to be recorded on NASA's Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime. [Streaming on Amazon Prime]
posted by ellieBOA at 6:47 AM - 3 comments

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) is the third in the Jason Bourne series. The screenplay was written by Tony Gilroy. Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally uncover his dark past while dodging The Company's best efforts to eradicate him. [more inside]
posted by growabrain at 1:14 AM - 3 comments

January 18

Freaks

Kept locked inside the house by her father, 7-year-old Chloe lives in fear and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals create a constant threat - or so she believes. When a mysterious stranger offers her a glimpse of what's really happening outside, Chloe soon finds that while the truth isn't so simple, the danger is very real.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:05 PM - 2 comments

January 17

I Lost My Body

A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again. I Lost My Body (J'ai Perdu Mon Corps) was nominated for Best Animated Picture at the 2020 Oscars. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura at 7:29 AM - 7 comments

January 16

Weathering With You

A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. [more inside]
posted by the legendary esquilax at 9:32 AM - 1 comment

January 15

Hellboy

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. Helboy is dispatched to England by his father to aid an ancient secret society battle an infestation of giants, but things are not as they seem, and he must confront his own duality, facing a critical choice in his life path. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark at 9:02 AM - 14 comments

January 11

1917

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake's own brother among them. [more inside]
posted by Huffy Puffy at 4:03 PM - 20 comments

Fighting with My Family

A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 12:01 PM - 9 comments

January 10

A Hidden Life

Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter refuses to fight in the German army or swear an oath of allegiance to Hitler in WWII. Directed by Terrence Malick, based on a true story. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 1:38 PM - 2 comments

Where is the Friend's House?

Eight year old Ahmed's best friend faces humiliation and expulsion from the strict village school, and only Ahmed can set things right. But the path to a good deed leads crooked and uphill, Nematzadeh's donkey is fast, and there's a major problem.
posted by fleacircus at 7:41 AM - 5 comments

January 9

Missing Link

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. Trouble is, none of his small-minded, high-society peers seems to recognize this. Hoping to finally gain acceptance from these fellow adventurers, Sir Lionel travels to the Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature known as the missing link. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark at 10:05 PM - 5 comments

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