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Movie: Platoon

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Oct 20, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Putney Swope

Dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. Renaming the business "Truth and Soul, Inc.", he replaces the tight regime of monied white ad men with his militant brothers. Soon afterwards, however, the power that comes with its position takes its toll on Putney... [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Sep 14, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Rosemary's Baby

A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life [content warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 30, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: West Side Story

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 29, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: The Battle of Algiers

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 28, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress, falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 27, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Army of Shadows

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 26, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Peeping Tom

A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror [content warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 25, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Bunny Lake Is Missing

A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 24, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: How to Steal a Million

Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 23, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: The Graduate

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 22, 2018 - 10 comments

Movie: Town Without Pity

Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the assault of a local girl and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Garrett. [Content Warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 21, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 20, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 19, 2018 - 12 comments

Movie: Yojimbo

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 18, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: The Haunting

A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 17, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: The Victors

Intelligent, sprawling saga of a squad of American soldiers, following them through Europe during World War II. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 16, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Fahrenheit 451

In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 15, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Marlowe

A young woman from Kansas hires LA private detective Philip Marlowe to find her missing brother. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 14, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: The Thomas Crown Affair

A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 13, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: The Manchurian Candidate

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 12, 2018 - 14 comments

Movie: A Shot in the Dark

Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 11, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Fail-Safe

American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 10, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 9, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Topkapi

A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to retrieve a jeweled dagger. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 8, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 7, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: The Birds

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 6, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: The Italian Job

Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 5, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Night of the Living Dead

There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 4, 2018 - 14 comments

Movie: The Virgin Spring

An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way. [Content Warning] [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 3, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Planet of the Apes

An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 2, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Ocean's 11

Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 1, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: The Naked Prey

During the 1800s, a safari guide, two elephant hunters and their crew run into trouble with natives in the South African veld when they refuse to offer gifts to the tribesmen. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Apr 10, 2018 - 0 comments

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

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