32 posts tagged with drama by johnofjack.
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Movie: The Stepford Wives

Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents. -- IMDb
posted by johnofjack on Jul 13, 2024 - 4 comments

Movie: Possum

[TRAILER] A disgraced children's puppeteer returns to his childhood home and is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured him his entire life. -- IMDb [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Jul 2, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: Soy Cuba / I Am Cuba / Я - Куба

A study in contrasts set in and around Havana that explores Cuba's 1959 revolution. A young woman's fascination with the excess of an American-owned casino leads to her downfall in the eyes of her street vendor boyfriend. A tenant farmer revolts the only way he knows how. University students gain first-hand knowledge of political upheaval. And, in the hills outside the city, the members of a poor peasant family get swept up into the burgeoning revolt. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 2, 2023 - 3 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: Thelma

A sheltered college student tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her, causing her suppressed psychokinetic powers to reemerge. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 24, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: La noire de ... / Black Girl

Eager to find a better life abroad, a Senegalese woman becomes a governess to a family in southern France, where she suffers from discrimination and marginalization. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 24, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: To Sleep with Anger

A charismatic old acquaintance drifts into town, stirring up trouble for a mild-mannered family. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 21, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: La haine

24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 20, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Persona

A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 19, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Oldboy

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find the person who kidnapped him and kept him in solitary confinement for twenty years. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 18, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: Oldboy

(Original title: Oldeuboi) After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 18, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Chinjeolhan geumjassi / Lady Vengeance

After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly brutal means. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 18, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Boksuneun naui geot / Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 18, 2022 - 6 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: Le retour de Martin Guerre / The Return of Martin Guerre

In medieval France, some villagers challenge a man's claim of identity when he (as he says) returns home from some time in the army. Trailer [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 13, 2022 - 1 comment

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 - 17 comments

Movie: An Angel at My Table

Janet Frame was a brilliant child who, as a teen, was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia. Explore Janet's discovery of the world and her life in Europe as her books are published to acclaim. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 5, 2022 - 7 comments

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: When the Wind Blows

A naïve elderly rural British couple deal with the aftermath of a nuclear war. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 4, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Far from Heaven

In 1950s Connecticut, a flustered housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 2, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Safe

An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 2, 2022 - 2 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: If....

In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 1, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Quiz Show

A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 30, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Serpico

An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 30, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Z

The public murder of a prominent politician and doctor amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials. A tenacious magistrate is determined not to let them get away with it. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 28, 2022 - 2 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 - 12 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: Spa Night

A closeted Korean-American teenager takes a job at a Korean spa to help his struggling family, only to discover an underground world of gay sex at the spa that both scares and excites him. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 18, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Forbidden Games

A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 14, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Fanny and Alexander

Two young Swedish children in the 1900s experience the many comedies and tragedies of their lively and affectionate theatrical family, the Ekdahls. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 12, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Tell No One

A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's somehow alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 10, 2022 - 1 comment

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