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Movie: Angel Heart

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 18, 2022 - 20 comments

Movie: Pariah

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 16, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Tongues Untied

A documentary about the experiences of black gay men living in the United States of America in the late 1980s. Trailer [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 14, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Ichi the Killer

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of achieving. Trailer [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 7, 2022 - 16 comments

Movie: Kwaidan

A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. The trailer contains spoilers for at least one of the stories, if you're not familiar with them already. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 2, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Man with a Movie Camera

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life in 1920s Moscow, Kharkiv, Kyiv and Odesa with dazzling invention. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 1, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Sound of Noise

A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 29, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity, and the relationship between them. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 29, 2022 - 26 comments

Movie: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Two drag queens and a transwoman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 27, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: The Man in the White Suit

An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 20, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Portrait of Jason

Black gay prostitute Jason Holliday is rigorously interviewed on his story and character, revealing nuanced truths about life and art. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 18, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Diva

A young postman makes a secret recording of his favorite opera singer then attracts the attention of the mob when his tape gets mixed up with another incriminating the local police. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 16, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: F for Fake

Documents the lives of infamous fakers Elmyr de Hory and Clifford Irving. De Hory, who later committed suicide to avoid more prison time, made his name by selling forged works of art by painters like Picasso and Matisse. Irving was infamous for writing a fake autobiography of Howard Hughes. Welles moves between documentary and fiction as he examines the fundamental elements of fraud and the people who commit fraud at the expense of others.
posted by johnofjack on Oct 17, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This low-budget freak show/cult-classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair's car breaks down in the woods, they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff, who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop.
posted by johnofjack on Sep 24, 2022 - 43 comments

Cult film for Monday: Enter the Dragon

The Bruce Lee classic. [more inside]
posted by maxsparber on Sep 12, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: The Big Lebowski

The hilariously twisted comedy-thriller stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne Moore. Join the "Dude" and his bowling buddies on their journey that blends unforgettable characters, kidnapping, a case of mistaken identity and White Russians. Enter the visually unique and entertaining world from the creative minds of the Coen brothers and remember: the Dude abides. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 14, 2014 - 61 comments

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