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Movie: Women Talking

A group of women in an isolated Mennonite community grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith after a string of sexual violations. [more inside]
posted by larrybob on Jan 13, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and his new girlfriend, Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), join the fray when the evil Decepticons renew their longstanding war against the Autobots. Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) believes that resurrecting ancient Transformer Sentinel Prime (Leonard Nimoy), once the leader of the Autobots, may lead to victory. That decision, however, has devastating consequences; the war appears to tip in favor of the Decepticons, leading to a climactic battle in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Primal Fear

Defense attorney Martin Vail (Richard Gere) takes on jobs for money and prestige rather than any sense of the greater good. His latest case involves an altar boy (Edward Norton), accused of brutally murdering the archbishop of Chicago. Vail finds himself up against his ex-pupil and ex-lover (Laura Linney), but as the case progresses and the Church's dark secrets are revealed, Vail finds that what appeared a simple case takes on a darker, more dangerous aspect. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 3, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Barton Fink

Set in 1941, intellectual New York playwright Barton Fink (John Turturro) accepts an offer to write movie scripts in L.A. He finds himself with writer's block when required to do a B-movie script. His neighbor (John Goodman) tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 26, 2022 - 22 comments

Movie: This Must Be the Place

A bored, retired goth rock star (Sean Penn) sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 20, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. Directed by Joel Cohen, starring Denzel Washington in the title role and Frances McDormand as the Lady.
posted by chrchr on Jan 3, 2022 - 17 comments

Movie: The French Dispatch

A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine". [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Oct 21, 2021 - 28 comments

Movie: Nomadland

A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the Western United States after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
posted by ilikemefi on Feb 19, 2021 - 26 comments

Movie: Moonrise Kingdom

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Oct 29, 2019 - 15 comments

Movie: Isle of Dogs

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his dog. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 22, 2018 - 37 comments

Movie: Fargo

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 26, 2018 - 25 comments

Movie: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder, when they fail to catch the culprit. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Dec 3, 2017 - 28 comments

Movie: Darkman

A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Apr 26, 2016 - 17 comments

Movie: Blood Simple.

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 11, 2016 - 10 comments

Movie: Burn After Reading

When a disc containing memoirs of Osbourne Cox, former CIA analyst, falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo doofuses and those in their orbit. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Oct 30, 2015 - 15 comments

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