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Movie: Conan the Barbarian

[TRAILER] Orphaned boy Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is enslaved after his village is destroyed by the forces of vicious necromancer Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), and is compelled to push "The Wheel of Pain" for many years. Once he reaches adulthood, Conan sets off across the prehistoric landscape of the Hyborian Age in search of the man who killed his family and stole his father's sword. With beautiful warrior Valeria (Sandahl Bergman) and archer Subotai (Gerry Lopez), he faces a supernatural evil. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 22, 2022 - 20 comments

Movie: Wild Strawberries

Crotchety retired doctor Isak Borg (Victor Sjöström) travels from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden, with his pregnant and unhappy daughter-in-law, Marianne (Ingrid Thulin), in order to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater. Along the way, they encounter a series of hitchhikers, each of whom causes the elderly doctor to muse upon the pleasures and failures of his own life. These include the vivacious young Sara (Bibi Andersson), a dead ringer for the doctor's own first love. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 5, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Shutter Island

The implausible escape of a brilliant murderess brings U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner (Mark Ruffalo) to Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like insane asylum located on a remote, windswept island. The woman appears to have vanished from a locked room, and there are hints of terrible deeds committed within the hospital walls. As the investigation deepens, Teddy realizes he will have to confront his own dark fears if he hopes to make it off the island alive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 29, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Europa

Postwar Germany, 1945. Leopold Kessler (Jean-Marc Barr), an American of German descent, works as a sleeping car conductor for the Zentropa railway line. When he meets Katharina Hartmann, the railroad owner's daughter, and they fall in love, his life intersects with the dark and violent path of a mysterious organization opposed to the United States army military occupation. (Also known as Zentropa.) [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 1, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Until the End of the World

Set in 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash with some bank robbers, who enlist her help to take the money to a drop in Paris. On the way she runs into another fugitive from the law Dr. Farber, an American who is being chased by the CIA. They want to confiscate a device his father invented which allows anyone to record their dreams and visions. On the run they travel the globe from Berlin to Lisbon to Moscow to Tokyo, ending up in Australia at his father's research facility, where they hope to play back the recordings Farber captured for his blind mother. [more inside]
posted by rikschell on May 22, 2022 - 17 comments

Movie: Winter Light

A small-town pastor struggles with his faith. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Feb 18, 2021 - 2 comments

Movie: The Seventh Seal

Disillusioned knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow in his first roll for Bergman) seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Mar 29, 2020 - 10 comments

Movie: Hannah and Her Sisters

Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 25, 2018 - 6 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: Three Days of the Condor

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 25, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: Strange Brew

Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 1, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: The Exorcist

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 25, 2015 - 15 comments

Movie: What Dreams May Come

Chris Nielsen (Robin Williams) has died in a car crash only to find himself in a spectacular and ever-changing afterlife. Except it can't really be that great without his wife, Annie (Annabella Sciorra), who has committed suicide and thus gone to some other place, he learns from his afterlife host Albert (Cuba Gooding, Jr). Chris decides to embark on a rescue mission with the help of The Tracker (Max von Sydow). [more inside]
posted by Athanassiel on May 7, 2015 - 7 comments

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