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Movie: Closer

Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other. [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Jun 11, 2024 - 10 comments

Movie: Spy x Family Code: White

After receiving an order to be replaced in Operation Strix, Loid decides to help Anya win a cooking competition at Eden Academy, by making the director's favorite meal in order to prevent his replacement. [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Apr 15, 2024 - 7 comments

Movie: The Greatest Hits

[TRAILER] Harriet (Lucy Boynton) discovers certain songs can transport her back in time. While she relives the past through romantic memories with her former boyfriend (David Corenswet), her time travelling interferes with a burgeoning new love interest (Justin H. Min) in the present. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 12, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: Twilight

[TRAILER] High-school student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), always a bit of a misfit, doesn't expect life to change much when she moves from sunny Arizona to rainy Washington state. Then she meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a handsome but mysterious teen whose eyes seem to peer directly into her soul. Edward is a vampire whose family does not drink blood, and Bella, far from being frightened, enters into a dangerous romance with her immortal soulmate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 4, 2024 - 12 comments

Movie: Atonement

[TRAILER] When young lovers Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley) and Robbie Turner (James McAvoy) are torn apart by a lie constructed by Cecilia's jealous younger sister, Briony (Saoirse Ronan), all three of them must deal with the consequences. Robbie is the hardest hit, since Briony's deception results in his imprisonment, but hope for Cecilia and her beau increases when their paths cross during World War II. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 27, 2024 - 4 comments

Movie: Brokeback Mountain

[TRAILER] In 1963, rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) are hired by rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) as sheep herders in Wyoming. One night on Brokeback Mountain, Jack makes a drunken pass at Ennis that is eventually reciprocated. Though Ennis marries his longtime sweetheart, Alma (Michelle Williams), and Jack marries a fellow rodeo rider (Anne Hathaway), the two men keep up their tortured and sporadic affair over the course of 20 years. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 15, 2024 - 12 comments

Book: Wuthering Heights / Emily Brontë

At the centre of this novel is the passionate love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff - recounted with such emotional intensity that a plain tale of the Yorkshire moors acquires the depth and simplicity of ancient tragedy.
posted by johnofjack on Nov 26, 2023 - 22 comments

Movie: I'm Your Man (Ich ben dein Mensch)

Alma is a scientist at Berlin's Pergamon Museum. Due to her expertise, she is selected to participate in an extraordinary research experiment: to live for three weeks with a humanoid robot designed to be her ideal life partner. Starring Maren Eggert and Dan Stevens. Directed by Maria Schrader (She Said). [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Nov 3, 2023 - 2 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: 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: 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: Bawaal

[TRAILER] Ajay Dixit (Varun Dhawan), an ordinary history teacher in a high school, enjoys mini celebrityhood in his town courtesy of the fake image he has built. He shares a strained relationship with his newly-wed wife (Janvi Kapoor). Circumstances force him to take a trip to Europe for the World War II trail accompanied by his wife. Will his relationship with his wife survive this trip? Will he manage to win the war within? FPP on the Blue. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 2, 2023 - 5 comments

See You in My 19th Life: See You In My 19th Life  Season 1, Ep 0

Ban Ji-eum can endlessly reincarnate. But when her 18th life gets cut short, she dedicates the next one to finding her now grown-up childhood love. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 25, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: Empire of Light

A drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times, set in an English coastal town in the early 1980s.
posted by ob1quixote on Mar 23, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Magic Mike's Last Dance

[TRAILER] "Magic" Mike Lane (Channing Tatum) takes to the stage again after a lengthy hiatus, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and taking bartender gigs in Florida. For what he hopes will be one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite (Salma Hayek Pinault) who lures him with an offer he can't refuse... and an agenda all her own. With everything on the line, once Mike discovers what she truly has in mind, will he--and the roster of hot new dancers he'll have to whip into shape--be able to pull it off? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 10, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: True Things

Kate (Ruth Wilson) is a benefits claims worker living peacefully on the fringes of society in a sleepy seaside town. But when an ex-con (Tom Burke) flashes her a grin one day, she finds herself increasingly intoxicated with the stranger. Despite pressure from her friends and family to stabilize and maintain her peaceful existence, Kate dives headlong into an overwhelming, shocking romance. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Out of Africa

[TRAILER] Initially set on being a dairy farmer, the aristocratic Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) travels to Africa to join her husband, Bror (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who instead spends their money on a coffee plantation. After discovering Bror is unfaithful, Karen develops feelings for hunter Denys (Robert Redford), but realizes he prefers a simplistic lifestyle compared to her upper class background. The two continue on until a series of events force Karen to choose between her love and personal growth. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

[TRAILER] Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper), a resident of small-town Vermont, leads a simple life until he inherits a vast fortune from a late uncle. Soon, unscrupulous lawyer John Cedar (Douglas Dumbrille) brings Deeds to New York City, where the unassuming heir is the object of much media attention. When wily reporter Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur) gains the trust and affection of Deeds, she uses her position to publish condescending articles about him -- but are her feelings for him really that shallow? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Meet John Doe

[TRAILER] A penniless drifter (Gary Cooper) is recruited by an ambitious columnist (Barbara Stanwyck) to impersonate a non-existent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a social movement begins. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Greatest Show on Earth

[TRAILER] To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on the ground. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 18, 2023 - 1 comment

Alchemy of Souls: Alchemy of Souls Season 2: Light and Shadow  Season 2, Ep 0

Jang Uk returns from death, and three years later, the story of the mages unfolds anew. Jang Uk becomes a hunter of the soul-shifters when a young woman, a prisoner in her own home, seeks his help to reclaim her freedom. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 9, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Vibrations

While up-and-coming rock star TJ (James Marshall) heads to his big audition to secure a record deal, his car is hit by a car load of drunks and he loses both hands. He falls out of the music business and becomes a homeless alcoholic with plastic hands. One night he is awoken in the dirty warehouse he sleeps in by an illegal rave party. He meets computer artist Anamika (Christina Applegate) and his plastic hands help him stop her from being assaulted by rave thugs. With Anamika's love and a pair of robotic hands, techno-playing T.J. becomes a rave club superstar as a robot named Cyberstorm. This is a real plot summary. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 6, 2023 - 11 comments

May I Help You: May I Help You  Season 1, Ep 0

A young man who runs a cheap errand service meets a woman who is a funeral director. The woman can communicate with ghosts, and must fulfill their last wishes or face bad luck. The two join forces to be of service to their unique clientele. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: My Policeman

In the late 1990s, the arrival of elderly invalid Patrick into Marion and Tom's home triggers the exploration of seismic events from 40 years previous: the passionate relationship between Tom (Harry Styles) and Patrick (David Dawson) at a time when homosexuality was illegal. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 9, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: My Man Godfrey

A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler - but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 5, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Bones and All

A story of first love between Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee ( Timothée Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter; a liberating road odyssey of two young people coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Shakespeare in Love

[TRAILER] Young Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman (Gwyneth Paltrow) auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: Arizona Dream

[TRAILER] Axel (Johnny Depp) gets caught up into the family car business when his cousin, Paul (Vincent Gallo), coaxes him to come to Arizona to attend the wedding of their Uncle Leo (Jerry Lewis). As Axel makes the decision to try selling Cadillacs with his family, he meets an eccentric woman named Elaine (Faye Dunaway) and her equally quirky stepdaughter, Grace (Lili Taylor). Their lives become inextricably intertwined through romance, dreams -- and death. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's

[TRAILER] Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. But when young writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) moves into her apartment building, her past threatens to get in their way. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Messiah of Evil

[TRAILER] A young woman (Mariana Hill) searching for her missing artist father finds herself in the strange seaside town of Point Dune, which seems to be under the influence of a mysterious undead cult. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Orlando

[TRAILER] In 1600, nobleman Orlando (Tilda Swinton) inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp), who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha (Charlotte Valandrey), Orlando looks for solace in the arts before being appointed ambassador to Constantinople in 1700, where war is raging. One morning, Orlando is shocked to wake up as a woman and returns home, struggling as a female to retain her property as the centuries roll by. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 14, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: The 4th Man

[TRAILER] A writer (Jeroen Krabbé) suspects that his lover (Renée Soutendijk), a woman widowed three times, may be responsible for her husbands' deaths. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Marty

Marty(Ernest Borgnine) is a stout bachelor butcher who lives with his mother (Esther Minciotti) in the Bronx. Always unlucky in love, Marty reluctantly goes out to a ballroom one night and meets a nice teacher named Clara (Betsy Blair). Though Marty and Clara hit it off, his relatives discourage him from pursuing the relationship, and he must decide between his family's approval or a shot at finding romance. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 7, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Who's That Knocking at My Door

A Catholic New Yorker falls in love with a girl and wants to marry her, but he struggles to accept her past and what it means for their future. Martin Scorsese's feature debut. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 20, 2022 - 0 comments

Movie: Slumdog Millionaire

As 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) answers questions on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," flashbacks show how he got there. Part of a stable of young thieves after their mother dies, Jamal and his brother, Salim, survive on the streets of Mumbai. Salim finds the life of crime agreeable, but Jamal scrapes by with small jobs until landing a spot on the game show. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 16, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Artist

In the 1920s, actor George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a bona fide matinee idol with many adoring fans. While working on his latest film, George finds himself falling in love with an ingenue named Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) and, what's more, it seems Peppy feels the same way. But George is reluctant to cheat on his wife with the beautiful young actress. The growing popularity of sound in movies further separates the potential lovers, as George's career begins to fade while Peppy's star rises. A loving tribute to silent film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 16, 2022 - 3 comments

Alchemy of Souls: Alchemy of Souls - Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

A powerful sorceress in a blind woman's body encounters a man from a prestigious family, who wants her help to change his destiny. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 28, 2022 - 3 comments

Thirty Nine: Thirty-Nine  Season 1, Ep 0

Leaning on each other through thick and thin, a trio of best friends stand together as they experience life, love and loss on the brink of turning 40. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 1, 2022 - 3 comments

Our Beloved Summer: Our Beloved Summer  Season 1, Ep 0

Years after filming a viral documentary in high school, two bickering ex-lovers get pulled back in front of the camera — and into each other's lives. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 1, 2022 - 6 comments

Run On: Run On  Season 1, Ep 0

Veering off course from his preset path, a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps into his life. (Netflix, jTBC Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 20, 2021 - 1 comment

Movie: Sylvie's Love

A woman working at her father's record store in Harlem in the late 1950s meets an aspiring saxophone player. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Dec 29, 2020 - 5 comments

Strongest Deliveryman: Strongest Deliveryman (Choigangbaedalkkun) - Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

Two gutsy food delivery workers strive to overcome their socioeconomic disadvantages to achieve big goals -- and bump into love along the way. (Netflix, KBS2 Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 11, 2020 - 4 comments

Chicago Typewriter: Chicago Typewriter (Sikago Tajagi)  Season 1, Ep 0

A veterinarian and two writers have a mysterious connection to Korean independence fighters from the Japanese colonial period. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 13, 2020 - 5 comments

Was It Love: Was It Love?  Season 1, Ep 0

When four very different men appear in her life, a single mother who hasn't dated in years begins to rediscover love — and herself. (Netflix, jTBC Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 2, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: Days of Heaven

In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire - Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.
posted by Literaryhero on Sep 25, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress, falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 27, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: The Ballad of Cable Hogue

A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 19, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Call Me by Your Name

Elio Perlman is spending the summer of 1983 with his family at their vacation home in Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Dec 16, 2017 - 15 comments

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