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Movie: The Swimmer

Ned Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decides to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. At each pool, Ned stops and chats with his neighbors, each stop revealing more and more about Ned's life journey until he reaches his final destination. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Apr 2, 2017 - 9 comments

Movie: Seven Days in May

United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 4, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Twilight's Last Gleaming

A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 15, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Sweet Smell of Success

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 7, 2015 - 5 comments

Easy riders, kvelling MeFites

I'm wondering if there is appetite for a series on films (especially the lesser-known films) made by the American auteurs of the 1960's and 1970's: Altman, Kubrick, Rafelson, Friedkin, et al. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Aug 3, 2014 - 3 comments

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