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Movie: Her

[TRAILER] In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer, purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every need. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system (Scarlett Johansson). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 29, 2024 - 8 comments

Movie: Hotel Rwanda

[TRAILER] Hutu Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle) manages the Hôtel des Mille Collines and lives a happy life with his Tutsi wife and their three children, but when Hutu military forces initiate a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Tutsi minority, Paul is compelled to allow refugees to take shelter in his hotel. As the U.N. pulls out, Paul must struggle alone to protect the Tutsi refugees in the face of the escalating violence later known as the Rwandan genocide. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 16, 2024 - 2 comments

Movie: Beau Is Afraid

Following the sudden death of his mother, a mild-mannered but anxiety-ridden man confronts his darkest fears as he embarks on an epic, Kafkaesque odyssey back home. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Apr 22, 2023 - 14 comments

Movie: Gladiator

[TRAILER] Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29, 2022 - 19 comments

Movie: SpaceCamp

Young attendees of Space Camp learn life lessons when something goes wrong. [more inside]
posted by Stuka on Oct 8, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: To Die For

Suzanne Stone (Nicole Kidman) is a weather reporter at her small-town cable station, but she dreams of being a big-time news anchor. However, she feels that her middle-class husband (Matt Dillon) is holding her back, so she decides to have him murdered. For this, she enlists Jimmy (Joaquin Phoenix), a high school boy who is enamored with her. The plan doesn't work exactly as she intended, though, and her husband's family starts to suspect that she was involved in his death. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 21, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: The Master

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by the Cause and its charismatic leader. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Oct 29, 2020 - 6 comments

I can't not ask - Joker?

Sorry if this has been brought up before, but I'm wondering if there is interest in posting on Joker here. I'm a little worried that it might get overrun by people who haven't seen the film. [more inside]
posted by queensissy on Oct 1, 2019 - 6 comments

Movie: Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 30, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: You Were Never Really Here

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
posted by komara on Apr 22, 2018 - 4 comments

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