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Movie: The Innocents

A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Mar 20, 2018 - 2 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Midge Maisel has the perfect life. She is supportive of her husband's dream of becoming a stand up comic until he bombs on stage and blames her, leading Midge back to the comedy club and an act that might change her life. [more inside]
posted by A4 on Nov 30, 2017 - 10 comments

Movie: Shock Corridor

Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 31, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Three go-go dancers holding a young girl hostage come across a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert. After learning he's hiding a sum of cash around, the women start scheming on him. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 30, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Medium Cool

A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 29, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Requiem for a Heavyweight

Mountain Rivera, a punchy has-been managed by the unprincipled Maish, is mauled in a fight and forced to quit boxing. Can his devoted cutman and a sympathetic social worker help him find a life outside the ring, or will Maish find a way to exploit him one more time? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 28, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Le Samourai

After killing a night-club owner, professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 27, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: Zulu

Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 26, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: Point Blank

After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 25, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: Dark of the Sun

A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 24, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: The Americanization of Emily

An American naval officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 23, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: The Great Escape

Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 22, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: Alphaville

A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 21, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Once Upon a Time in the West

Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 20, 2016 - 8 comments

Movie: The Producers

Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 19, 2016 - 10 comments

Movie: The Wild Bunch

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 18, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: The Night of the Generals

In 1942, a Polish prostitute is murdered in Warsaw. Suspicion falls on three generals, and Major Grau of German Intelligence seeks justice despite the ongoing atrocities committed during WWII. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 17, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: Blow-Up

A mod London photographer seems to find something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 16, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Lonely Are the Brave

A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 15, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: The Flight of the Phoenix

After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 14, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: The Naked Kiss

Kelly, a prostitute, finds redemption in the town of Grantville, where she arrives working as a medium-time seller. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 13, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: The League of Gentlemen

A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced collegues to perform a bank robbery with military precision. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 12, 2016 - 8 comments

Movie: The Bedford Incident

An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 11, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: What's Up, Tiger Lily?

In Woody Allen's directorial debut, he took the Japanese action film Kokusai himitsu keisatsu: Kayaku no taru (1964) and re-dubbed it, changing the plot to make it revolve around a secret egg salad recipe. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 10, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Wait Until Dark

A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 9, 2016 - 5 comments

Movie: The Fortune Cookie

A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 8, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Where Eagles Dare

Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 7, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: Cool Hand Luke

A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 6, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Barbarella

In the far future, a highly sexual woman is assigned with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way, she encounters various unusual people. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 5, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: Seven Days in May

United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 4, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Charade

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 3, 2016 - 14 comments

Movie: High and Low

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 2, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Bullitt

An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection. [more inside]
posted by valkane on May 2, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: Psycho

A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 1, 2016 - 6 comments

Movie: Legend

Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1950s and 1960s. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 8, 2015 - 12 comments

Movie: Seven Up!

“Why do we bring these children together? Because we want to catch a glimpse of England in the year 2000. The union leader and the business executive of the year 2000 are now seven years old. ‘Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man.’” The 30-minute 1964 documentary Seven Up! profiles fourteen British seven-year-old boys and girls from across the class spectrum. It's the first documentary in the Up series, which continues to revisit the children (now adults) through the present day. Now, let's meet the kids! [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Jul 2, 2015 - 13 comments

Movie: In the Heat of the Night

African American police detective Virgil Tibbs is passing through the racist, southern town of Sparta, MIssissippi when he is asked to investigate the murder of a prominent white businessman. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 5, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: Ida

Having swept the honors at the European Film Awards and scoring 7.5/10 at IMDB and 96% fresh rating at RottenTomatoes, Ida (2013) has been named the best film of 2014 by New Yorker critic David Denby.
posted by gemutlichkeit on Dec 24, 2014 - 7 comments

Easy riders, kvelling MeFites

I'm wondering if there is appetite for a series on films (especially the lesser-known films) made by the American auteurs of the 1960's and 1970's: Altman, Kubrick, Rafelson, Friedkin, et al. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Aug 3, 2014 - 3 comments

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