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Movie: Fresh Kill

[TRAILER] Shareen and Claire, a lesbian couple living on Staten Island, find themselves ensnared in a vast conspiracy involving a ghost ship of nuclear refuse, ominous television commercials, and deadly cat food. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: High Art

[TRAILER] A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Late Bloomers

[TRAILER] High School basketball coach, Dinah Groshardt, falls for the school secretary, Carly Lumpkin, and upsets the entire school in the process. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Go Fish

[TRAILER] Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: The Watermelon Woman

[TRAILER] Cheryl, a young black lesbian, works a day job in a video store while trying to make a film about a black actress from the 1930s known for playing the stereotypical “mammy” roles relegated to black actresses during that period. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

[TRAILER] Randy Dean (Laurel Holloman), a boyish lesbian who works at a gas station, has trouble performing in high school and is treated badly by bigoted locals because of her sexual identity. She begins an unlikely friendship with one of her school's popular girls, the affluent Evie (Nicole Parker). But when their friendship blossoms into a romance, the two find themselves struggling with the intricacies and pitfalls of discovering love, and having to reveal their relationship to friends and family. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Doglegs

Doglegs is a cheerfully iconoclastic underground scene where the disabled battle the able-bodied - all in the name of exploding stereotypes. When the disabled champ seeks life and love beyond the ring, his idol, the able-bodied organizer, tries to sabotage his bid for independence. In a battle of the human spirit, can the power of disability win our hero his dreamgirl? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 18, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Kotoko

When a single mother suffers a nervous breakdown, she is suspected of child abuse and her child is taken away. Her mental suffering escalates as she succumbs to her darkest fantasies. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 18, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Sweet Bean

[TRAILER] The master of a dorayaki pastry store hires a 76-year-old woman whose talents attract customers from all over. But she’s hiding a troubling secret. Life’s joys are found in the little details, and no matter what may be weighing you down, everyone loves a good pastry. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 18, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Ballad of Orin

A blind traveling musician is abused and oppressed while she tours the country, even though the modern world imposes changes on people's behavior. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 18, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

[TRAILER] Tsuneo is a university student working part-time in a mah-jong parlour. Lately the customers have been talking about an old lady who pushes a baby carriage through the streets. They say she is carrying something for a crime syndicate, and they wonder what it is she has in the carriage Money? Drugs? One day, the owner of the mah-jong parlour sends Tsuneo out to walk his dog. A baby carriage comes rolling down a hill and crashes into a guard rail. The old lady asks him to look into the carriage, where he finds a young woman clutching a knife. This is how Tsuneo first meets the girl who calls herself Josee. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 18, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Goodbye CP

Documentarian Kazuo Hara follows the lives and activities of Yokota Hiroshi and Yokozuka Koichi, members of an activist group made up of people with cerebral palsy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 18, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Wuthering Heights

Young Kinu Yamabe is drawn to low-born Onimaru, who is vital and charismatic, but viewed by his father as a demon. After her first period, Kinu suffers the fate of any women born near the Sacred Mountain: she must leave the Mountain and serve as a priestess. A jidaigeki adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic novel. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 17, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: The Ballad of Narayama

[TRAILER] In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse they would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the mountain. But first she must make sure that her eldest son Tatsuhei finds a wife. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 17, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: ICHI

[TRAILER] Ichi is a blind entertainer that travels the countryside with her traditional Japanese guitar and walking stick. She's in search of the kind man that brought her up as a child, but because of her beauty she encounters problems every step of the way. Fortunately for Ichi, she is also a gifted swordswoman and carries a lethal blade within her walking stick. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 17, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine

[TRAILER] In the wake of the social unrest caused by the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, two female sumo athletes, Kiku and Tokachi, and an anarchist group called the Guillotine Society, spark an unlikely connection. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 17, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Twenty-Four Eyes

[TRAILER] Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi struggles to imbue her students with a positive view of the world despite the fact that war is looming. aka Nijushi no hitomi [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 17, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: The Life of Oharu

[TRAILER] In feudal Japan, Oharu (Kinuyo Tanaka), the daughter of royal samurai Shinzaemon (Ichiro Sugai), secretly has a passionate romance with Katsunosuke (Toshirô Mifune), a man with a meager social standing. When the couple is found out, the law comes down hard on this breach of class: Katsunosuke is put to death and Oharu and her family are banished from the kingdom. Destitute and disgraced, Shinzaemon sells Oharu into prostitution, and she spends years searching for love. aka Saikaku ichidai onna [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 17, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Wild Geese

As Otama, a young woman who, in order to support her father is trapped into becoming the mistress of a middle-aged pawnbroker, she captures the essence of a caged bird. Otama is a thinker and a watcher, capable of looking inward at herself and outward at her situation at the same time. Thus, when she falls in love with a young student who passes by her house every day, she can both indulge and deny herself that love. aka Wild Geese [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 17, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Mission: Possible

[TRAILER] Chinese secret agent Da-hee receives intel that a large number of illegal firearms are being smuggled into Korea and is sent to investigate the case. She meets Su-han, who was supposed to help her with the case but due to his lackluster skills, they keep fighting over really trivial things. But as their witnesses are suddenly murdered, the two of them quickly become the prime suspects. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 10, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Okay Madam

[TRAILER] A working class family wins a free vacation to Hawaii. But when their plane takes flight, it gets hijacked by terrorists. To save her family and the other passengers, the wife must reveal her secret past and fight back. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 10, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: From Beijing with Love

[TRAILER] After a giant dinosaur skull is stolen, the head of the Chinese secret police decides to assign the case to the force’s most incompetent reject: a rural butcher who stands around all day drinking martinis (shaken, not stirred). With a trunkload of insanely useless gadgets and a contact who constantly tries to kill him, the young agent must locate the skull and find out just what is going on here. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 10, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: L’Opération Corned Beef

[TRAILER] Squale (prime era Jean Reno) an ace spy, is called back from South America to carry out a tough operation. Goal: dismantle an international arms traffic masterminded by an important French government official. The problem is, an embassy worker's goofy husband (Christian Clavier) throws off Squale's plot. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 10, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Key of Life

[TRAILER] A failed actor switches identities with a stranger at a bath house thinking it is his way out of his life of misery but only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite international assassin. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 10, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Anacleto: Agente Secreto

[TRAILER] Security guard Adolfo has been dumped by his longtime girlfriend for having no ambition. Even worse, he has somehow become the target of Vázquez, a dangerous criminal just escaped from jail. To survive, Adolfo will need help from his father, who he always believed made sausages for a living. The truth though is that Anacleto is one of the world's finest secret agents. aka Spy Time. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 10, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Kill Boksoon

[TRAILER] A single mother who is a renowned hired killer finds it difficult to achieve a balance between her personal and work life. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 10, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Ponniyin Selvan: Part II

[TRAILER] 968 AD. The Pandyan assassins gather once again to destroy the Chola dynasty. Now the mighty Chola princes must fight the Pandyas, the Rashtrakutas and other Chola enemies who have joined forces. Also, at play are the rumours of Ponniyin Selvan’s death at sea, the powerful Pazhuvettarayar’s betrayal, and the tragic destiny of Aditha Karikalan, whose heart was long lost to the vengeful Nandini. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Ponniyin Selvan: Part I

[TRAILER] Vandiyathevan crosses the Chola land to deliver a message from the Crown Prince Aditha Karikalan, while Kundavai attempts to establish political peace as vassals and petty chieftains plot against the throne. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Cliff Walkers

[TRAILER] In the puppet state of Manchukuo in the 1930s, four Communist party special agents, after returning to China, embark on a secret mission. Sold out by a traitor, the team find themselves surrounded by threats on all sides. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Ip Man 4: The Finale

[TRAILER] Following the death of his wife, Ip Man travels to San Francisco to ease tensions between the local kung fu masters and his star student, Bruce Lee, while searching for a better future for his son. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Sardar Udham

[TRAILER] A biopic detailing the two decades that Punjabi Sikh revolutionary, Udham Singh, spent planning the assassination of the man responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Roundup

[TRAILER] The 'Beast Cop' Ma Seok-do heads to a foreign country to extradite a suspect, but soon after his arrival, he discovers additional murder cases and hears about a vicious killer who has been committing crimes against tourists for several years. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Dry

[TRAILER] Aaron Falk (Eric Bana) returns to his drought-stricken hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old wound - the unsolved death of a teenage girl. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: The Man Standing Next

[TRAILER] In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of President Park, who controls the KCIA, the organization with the edge over any branch of government. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Hi, Mom

Devastated after her mom's serious accident and grief-stricken because she hasn't become the daughter she wanted to be for her mother, Jia Xiaoling finds herself transported back in time to the year 1981, where she meets her young mother before she was her mom. Hi, Mom was only recently dethroned by Barbie as the highest film ever directed by a solo female director (it grossed over $825 million US dollars). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Bulbbul

[TRAILER] Set in 20th Century Bengal, Bulbbul is a mystery and fable about a young woman's journey from innocence to strength. Bulbbul, a child bride, grows up to be an enigmatic woman presiding over her household, harboring a painful past as the supernatural murders of men plague her village. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Pathaan

[TRAILER] A soldier caught by enemies and presumed dead comes back to complete his mission, accompanied by old companions and foes. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Shock Wave 2

[TRAILER] A terrorist expert in explosives, whose gang has been dismantled, seeks revenge. He threatens to blow up a Hong Kong tunnel with hundreds of hostages. The policeman who has already beaten him once must stop him again. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Shin Kamen Rider

[TRAILER] Hongo Takeshi awakens to discover he has been transformed into a grasshopper-hybrid cyborg. Becoming the Masked Rider, he must fight the mysterious evil organization SHOCKER to protect all of mankind. Shin Kamen Rider is Anno Hideaki's ode to the legendary Tokusatsu franchise, Japan's biggest hero, and his dearest childhood icon. Go! Go! Let's go! [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Extreme Job

[TRAILER} Narcotics detectives work undercover in a chicken joint to try and bust a gang of organized criminals. Things take an unexpected turn when their new recipe suddenly transforms the run-down restaurant into the hottest eatery in town. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: U-571

[TRAILER] When a German U-571 submarine with a sophisticated encryption machine onboard is sunk during a World War II battle at sea, the Allies send an American Navy force led by Lieutenant Andrew Tyler (Matthew McConaughey) to retrieve it for study. Boarding the German ship, the Americans' cover as a rescue force is quickly blown. Forced to take the crew hostage, the Americans lay their explosives and prepare to destroy the German vessel before the Nazis can send naval backup. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: Below

[TRAILER] The submarine U.S.S. Manta had a perfect record until the mysterious death of its captain. The next-in-command, Lt. Richard Brice (Bruce Greenwood) is determined to steer his disheartened crew back to safety. But after three battle survivors board the sub, bizarre and frightening things begin to happen. As the tale unfolds, and crew members begin to disappear, Ensign Douglas O'Dell (Matthew Davis) must piece together the puzzles of the submarine's past before it is too late to resurface alive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: Kursk

[TRAILER] Barents Sea, August 12th, 2000. During a Russian naval exercise, and after suffering a serious accident, the K-141 Kursk submarine sinks with 118 crew members on board. While the few sailors who are still alive barely manage to survive, their families push for accurate information and a British officer struggles to obtain from the Russian government a permit to attempt a rescue before it is late. But general incompetence are against all their efforts. (aka The Command.) [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Crimson Tide

[TRAILER] After the Cold War, a breakaway Russian republic with nuclear warheads becomes a possible worldwide threat. U.S. submarine Capt. Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) signs on a relatively green but highly recommended Lt. Cmdr. Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington) to the USS Alabama, which may be the only ship able to stop a possible Armageddon. When Ramsay insists that the Alabama must act aggressively, Hunter, fearing they will start rather than stop a disaster, leads a potential mutiny to stop him. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8, 2023 - 10 comments

Movie: Black Sea

[TRAILER] Soon after losing his salvage job, former naval officer Robinson (Jude Law) assembles a misfit crew of unemployed sailors for a risky mission: Find a sunken Nazi U-boat, rumored to contain a fortune in gold. Promising each man an equal share, Robinson leads the mixed British and Russian crew to comb the depths of the Black Sea. Before long, greed takes hold of a crew already divided along language and cultural lines -- and the fewer men that make it back alive, the more gold to go around. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Wolf's Call

[TRAILER] On board a French nuclear submarine, a rescue mission depends on a man with a golden ear. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: The Devil and Daniel Johnston

[TRAILER] Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Anvil! The Story of Anvil

[TRAILER] At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal" influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: Little Richard: I Am Everything

[TRAILER] The story of the Black queer origins of rock n' roll. It explodes the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the innovator - the originator - Richard Penniman. Through a wealth of archive and performance that brings us into Richard's complicated inner world, the film unspools the icon's life story with all its switchbacks and contradictions. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Punk Singer

[TRAILER] A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 3 comments

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