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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 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: 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: Lola

In 1941, orphaned sisters Thomasina and Martha create the world’s first and only chronovisor, LOLA, to discover music from the future and place bets, before realising it will best be used to help fight the Nazis. But when the sisters clash, the consequences are catastrophic. A found footage style film shot on vintage Bolex cameras. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 13 comments

Movie: +1

[TRAILER] Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships - and whether they can stay alive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: The Final Countdown

[TRAILER] A time warp takes the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and its captain (Kirk Douglas) back to Pearl Harbor, Dec. 6, 1941. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 9 comments

Movie: Trancers

[TRAILER] Angel City trooper Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) is sent back in time from 2247 to 1985 L.A. to inhabit the body of his ancestor. Deth's assignment is to find his archenemy, Whistler (Michael Stefani), who turns people into zombies, before the fiend is able to kill all the ancestors of the future's governing council. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Il Mare

[TRAILER] In the year 1999, a young woman leaves her quaint seaside house and returns to the city, leaving in the mailbox a card for the next owner, with instructions to forward any mail of hers to the new address. In the year 1997, a jaded young architect moves into the same house--and finds the letter. His reply, which he slips into the mailbox, finds its way to her, beginning a parallel-time love story separated by a span of two years. If this sounds like The Lake House, it's because that film was a remake of this one. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Jacket

[TRAILER] Amnesiac Gulf War veteran Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) can't explain why he's been found at the scene of a murder. Ordered to a mental hospital, Jack is subjected to Dr. Thomas Becker's (Kris Kristofferson) unusual treatment plan, which involves mysterious injections, sensory deprivation and confinement in a straitjacket. Locked away on his own, Jack discovers he can travel to the future, where he's compelled to help a onetime acquaintance (Keira Knightley) and investigate his own odd fate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Brooklyn 45

[TRAILER] On a freezing evening in December 1945, five military veterans (Anne Ramsay, Ezra Buzzington, Jeremy Holm, Larry Fessenden, Ron E. Rains) gather together in the ornate parlor of a Brooklyn brownstone. Best friends since childhood, they have reunited to support their troubled host – but when his invitation for cocktails turns into an impromptu séance, the metaphoric ghosts of their past become all-too-literal. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 5, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: You Can't Take It with You

[TRAILER] Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore (Jean Arthur) falls for banker's son Tony Kirby (James Stewart). But when she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage, Alice's peculiar extended family -- including philosophical grandfather Martin Vanderhof (Lionel Barrymore), hapless fledgling ballerina sister Essie (Ann Miller) and fireworks enthusiast father, Paul (Samuel S. Hinds) -- might be too eccentric for the staid Kirbys. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Gandhi

[TRAILER] In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of "passive resistance," endeavoring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Rebecca

A young woman (Joan Fontaine) marries a fascinating widower (Laurence Olivier) only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: The Bitter Tea of General Yen

[TRAILER] Megan Davis (Barbara Stanwyck) arrives in China to marry Dr. Robert Strike (Gavin Gordon), her missionary fiancé. The Chinese Civil War interrupts their wedding plans, and the couple is separated while trying to save endangered orphans. Chinese warlord General Yen (Nils Asther) rescues Davis after she faints but subsequently holds her captive, persistently attempting to seduce her. Surprisingly, though, Davis becomes attracted to Yen and develops a sympathy for his embattled position. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

Corinne Burns (Diane Lane) is a typical frustrated teenager living in a nowhere town until she catches punk band the Looters. Bewitched by the whole punk scene, she and her fledgling band, the Stains, join the tour, and in no time at all become media magnets. The band forms a rabid following of young girls, while Corrine begins a relationship with Looters singer Billy (Ray Winstone). As the Stains get bigger and bigger, however, Corinne's ambition gets the better of her. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 11, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Candy Land

Remy (Olivia Luccardi, It Follows) a seemingly naïve and devout young woman, finds herself cast out from her religious cult. With no place to turn, she immerses herself into the underground world of truck stop sex workers, courtesy of her hosts. Under the watchful eye of their matriarch, and an enigmatic local lawman, Remy navigates between her strained belief system and the code to find her true calling in life. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Snatch

Illegal boxing promoter Turkish (Jason Statham) convinces gangster Brick Top (Alan Ford) to offer bets on bare-knuckle boxer Mickey (Brad Pitt) at his bookie business. When Mickey does not throw his first fight as agreed, an infuriated Brick Top demands another match. Meanwhile, gangster Frankie Four Fingers (Benicio del Toro) comes to place a bet for a friend with Brick Top's bookies, as multiple criminals converge on a stolen diamond that Frankie has come to London to sell. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2023 - 11 comments

Movie: The Next Karate Kid

Karate master Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita) goes to Boston to attend a military reunion. There, he visits with Louisa (Constance Towers), the widow of his former commander, and meets her granddaughter, Julie (Hilary Swank). Julie's parents were recently killed in a car accident, and she is still reeling from the loss. When Julie surprises Miyagi with her knowledge of karate, he takes her to a Buddhist monastery for training and to help her come to terms with her angst. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 7, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: The Police Are Blundering in the Dark

During an outbreak of violent murders in the area targeting young women, a journalist searching for a female friend gone missing ends up in a villa owned by an eccentric photographer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 16, 2022 - 0 comments

Movie: No Smoking

A heavily addicted smoker (John Abraham) is unprepared for the true price he must pay when he asks a guru's help to kick the habit. A Hindi language adaptation of "Quitters, Inc." a short story by Stephen King. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 13, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Gladiator

[TRAILER] Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29, 2022 - 19 comments

Movie: The Minute You Wake Up Dead

A stockbroker in a small southern town who gets involved in an insurance scam with a next-door neighbor that leads to multiple murders. Recipient of a rare golden sombrero from Rotten Tomatoes with exactly zero positive reviews. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 12, 2022 - 7 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

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