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Movie: November

In a poor Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Ganja & Hess

[TRAILER] After being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife, a doctor finds himself with an insatiable desire for blood. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Borderlands

[TRAILER] A team of Vatican investigators descend upon a church in a remote area to demystify the unusual happenings, but what they discover is more disturbing than they had first imagined. AKA Final Prayer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 3 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 - 0 comments

Movie: Demon

[TRAILER] Peter (Itay Tiran) receives a piece of land as a gift for his upcoming wedding. While preparing the property to build a home for his new family, he finds human remains in the ground. He decides to keep the discovery to himself so that all of the wedding arrangements can go on as planned. However, the deeper he tries to keep his secret, the more he seems to be under control of something -- or rather someone -- and from then on very strange things begin to happen. A clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Onibaba

[TRAILER] While her son, Kichi, is away at war, a woman (Nobuko Otowa) and her daughter-in-law (Jitsuko Yoshimura) survive by killing samurai who stray into their swamp, then selling whatever valuables they find. Both are devastated when they learn that Kichi has died, but his wife soon begins an affair with a neighbor who survived the war, Hachi (Kei Satô). The mother disapproves and, when she can't steal Hachi for herself, tries to scare her daughter-in-law with a mysterious mask from a dead samurai. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: The Star Wars Holiday Special

Luke Skywalker and Han Solo battle evil Imperial forces to help Chewbacca reach his imperiled family on the Wookiee planet - in time for Life Day, their most important day of the year! A variety show, powered by cocaine, disowned by George Lucas, and enshrined in our hearts forever. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 26 comments

Movie: The Hebrew Hammer

An orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero (Adam Goldberg) saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus' evil son (Andy Dick). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Martian ruler Kimar (Leonard Hicks) is upset that the children of Mars are lazy and under the influence of too much pop culture from Earth. They are obsessed with the planet's television programs and don't want to do much of anything. In an attempt to get the kids peppy again, Kimar orders the kidnapping of Santa Claus (John Call), hoping that the jolly old toymaker will know how to cheer the children up again. But two Earth children are also nabbed, and this complicates things for Kimar. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Magic Christmas Tree

Frequently cited as "The Worst Christmas Movie Ever Made." A boy is given a ring by an old witch, he uses the ring to bring upon a magic Christmas that grants him 3 wishes. He uses/abuses them for, among other things, god-like power, and to make Santa Claus his prisoner and slave. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Elves

A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil Nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends are trapped in a department store with an elf, and only the renegade loose-cannon Santa Claus (Dan Haggerty, aka Grizzly Adams), can save them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Santa Claus vs. The Devil

Merlin the magician helps Santa (José Elías Moreno) save children tempted by the devil to be naughty. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: All the King's Men

Charismatic Southern politician Willie Stark's (Sean Penn) idealism and good intentions give way to corruption after he becomes governor of Louisiana. Unfortunately for Stark, his right-hand man (Jude Law) retains the same good moral fiber he had when the men both entered the political arena. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 15, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Up in the Air

An idea from a young, new co-worker (Anna Kendrick) would put an end to the constant travel of corporate downsizer Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), so he takes her on a tour to demonstrate the importance of face-to-face meetings with those they must fire. While mentoring his colleague, he arranges hookups with another frequent-flier (Vera Farmiga), and his developing feelings for the woman prompt him to see others in a new light. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 15, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Gleaners & I

[TRAILER] An 1867 painting by Jean-Francois Millet inspired septuagenarian documentarian Agnes Varda to cross the French countryside to videotape people who scavenge. Taking everything from surplus in the fields, to rubbish in trashcans, to oysters washed up after a storm, the "gleaners" range from those sadly in need to those hoping to recreate the community activity of centuries past, and still others who use whatever they find to cobble together a rough art. Highlighted by Varda's amusing narration. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 15, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Trash Humpers

[TRAILER] A 2009 American experimental film written and directed by Harmony Korine. Shot on worn VHS home video, the film features a "loser-gang cult-freak collective" living in Nashville, Tennessee. The gang of elderly individuals masturbates to trash, a motif that recurs throughout the film. The characters participate in a variety of depraved and unpleasant activities. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 15, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story

[TRAILER] In the 1980s a bunch of underground cartoonists parodied a popular doll. The resulting commercial product tapped into the international kid zeitgeist. Celebrate their gross-out greatness with artist interviews, superfan collections, and more. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 15, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Landfill Harmonic

[TRAILER] Favio Chavez guides the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. A documentary in Spanish by Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 15, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Street Trash

[TRAILER] A group of hobos begin melting into multicolored piles of goo after drinking tainted sixty-year-old liquor. At the same time, the psychotic Vietnam War vet who rules the hobo camp snaps and begins killing at random. Two brothers set out to stop the liquor and the killer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 15, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Dodes'ka-den

[TRAILER] A group of impoverished misfits inhabiting a Japanese landfill have experiences that are alternately joyful and disheartening. Young, disabled Roku-chan (Yoshitaka Zushi) spends his days in a fantasy world where he is the captain of an imaginary train, while his mother, Okuni (Kin Sugai), remains in constant prayer, rarely venturing out of her shanty. A homeless man and his child lovingly envision every detail of the home they wish they had money to build, and a mute girl has a tragic encounter. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 15, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Petite Maman

[TRAILER] Eight-year-old Nelly has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother's childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods where her mother used to play and where she built the fort Nelly has heard so much about. One day, her mother suddenly leaves, and Nelly meets a girl of her own age in the woods, building a fort. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 14, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Incendies

[TRAILER] Nawal (Lubna Azabal), a dying Middle Eastern woman living in Montreal, leaves separate letters to her twin children to be read once she passes away. Jeanne (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin) is to deliver hers to the father the twins never knew, and Simon (Maxim Gaudette) is to give his to the brother they never knew they had. The siblings travel to the Middle East separately, where they each experience acts of brutality, uncover a startling family history, and have revelations about themselves. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 14, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Hours

[TRAILER] Three women are searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 14, 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: Bagdad Cafe

German tourist Jasmin Munchgstettner (Marianne Sägebrecht) argues with her husband after car trouble strands them along a dusty highway in the American Southwest. Fuming, she storms off and travels by foot to the nearest outpost of civilization -- the Bagdad Café. Upon arriving, she butts heads with the owner (CCH Pounder), but they soon forge an unlikely friendship. What begins as a few days' respite becomes a prolonged stay as Jasmine finds her niche within this eccentric truck-stop community. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 14, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Cries and Whispers

As Agnes (Harriet Andersson) slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria (Liv Ullmann) is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her extramarital affair. The self-loathing, suicidal Karin (Ingrid Thulin) seems to regard her sister with revulsion. Only Anna (Kari Sylwan), the deeply religious maid who lost her young child, seems able to offer Agnes solace and empathy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 14, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Portrait of a Garden

[TRAILER] In a historical vegetable garden on a Dutch estate, the 85 year-old pruning master and the gardener tend to the espaliers. As they prune, the men chat about food, the weather, the world and they share their knowledge of horticulture. Fifteen years they have spent working on the pear arbour. Will it finally close over this year? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Columnist

[TRAILER] Femke Boot (Katya Herbers of the US television series Evil) is a columnist who is obsessed with reading the endless abusive messages and death threats posted about her on social media. This obsession consumes her life and prevents her from concentrating on the novel she has promised to her publisher. One day, all her pent-up anger and frustration explode in a moment of shocking and unexpected violence. When this brutal and bloody act inspires Femke to write again, she surrenders to her rage and begins to lead a double life as a daytime writer and nighttime murderer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2022 - 1 comment

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: Borgman

[TRAILER] An enigmatic vagrant cons himself into the home life of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Vanishing

[TRAILER] Rex (Gene Bervoets) and Saskia (Johanna Ter Steege) are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he's still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on television, putting up posters and ruining his new relationship in the process. Eventually an unassuming chemistry teacher, Raymond (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu), approaches Rex, intimating that he knows what happened. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: Antonia's Line

[TRAILER] After World War II, Antonia (Willeke van Ammelrooy) and her daughter, Danielle (Els Dottermans), go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around her include quirky friend Crooked Finger (Mil Seghers), would-be suitor Bas (Jan Decleir) and, eventually for Antonia, a granddaughter and great-granddaughter who help create a strong family of empowered women. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Skatetown U.S.A.

At a roller-disco competition, two rivals find themselves becoming good friends while competing for a prize of $1000 in cash. Featuring Patrick Swayze’s film debut! [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Nov 10, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Demonia

Professor Malcolm Evans leads his archaeological expedition into the Valley of Temples in southeast Sicily. His companion and former student, Liza Harris, is looking forward to her very first dig. But Liza feels a strange sympathy with the valley and her recurring nightmares seem strongly tied to the nearby ruins. She is drawn to the remains of a 16th Century convent and its grisly legend of crucifixion. The local villagers rise to protect the entombed secrets of their ancestors, as Liza's obsession with uncovering the truth takes her deeper into the forbidden ruins and further from sanity!
posted by kittens for breakfast on Nov 10, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Stacie Passon, written by Mark Kruger, and starring Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Crispin Glover, and Sebastian Stan. It was based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson. [more inside]
posted by winesong on Nov 10, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Solaris

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Nov 10, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: The Happening

When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore and his wife Alma flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Nov 10, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: Captain America

Ever wonder why the MCU didn't start up earlier than it did, say, in the early 90s, after the runaway success of Warner Bros.' Batman? Call this film Exhibit A, for America. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Nov 10, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Minority Report

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Nov 10, 2022 - 14 comments

Movie: Knocking

A woman leaves a psychiatric ward after a nervous breakdown, only to start hearing mysterious knocking sounds in her apartment. [more inside]
posted by tiny frying pan on Nov 10, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T'Challa. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 10, 2022 - 38 comments

Movie: Rollerball (1975)

In the distant future of 2018 there are no nations, only monopolistic corporations. An ultra-violent arena sport known as Rollerball keeps the masses entertained. After ten years of smashing faces for Houston, star player Jonathan E begins to suspect there might be something unfair about the whole thing. [more inside]
posted by Molesome on Nov 10, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

[TRAILER] In the center of the story is the life of the indigenous people of the village Bakhtia at the river Yenisei in the Siberian Taiga. The camera follows the protagonists in the village over a period of a year. The natives, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, keep living their lives according to their own cultural traditions. A documentary film directed by Dmitry Vasyukov, with English narration written and voiced by Werner Herzog. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 10, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

[TRAILER] Based on a local legend and set in an unknown era, it deals with universal themes of love, possessiveness, family, jealousy and power. Beautifully shot, and acted by Inuit people, it portrays a time when people fought duels by taking turns to punch each other until one was unconscious, made love on the way to the caribou hunt, ate walrus meat and lit their igloos with seal-oil lamps. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 10, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: The White Dawn

n 1896, three American whalers are taken in by an Inuit village in the Arctic after getting stranded in the ice during a hunt. While condescending officer Billy (Warren Oates) introduces the locals to gambling, Black harpooner Portagee (Louis Gossett Jr.) grows closer to the villagers as he gets used to a life without racism. Cabin boy Daggett (Timothy Bottoms) becomes the most integrated in the community, falling in love with the clan leader's youngest wife. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 10, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Angry Inuk

With "sealfies" and social media, a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit is wading into the world of activism, using humor and reason to confront aggressive animal rights vitriol and defend their traditional hunting practices. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 10, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Big Miracle

TRAILER Adam Carlson (John Krasinski), a reporter based in a small town in northern Alaska, can't wait to land a job in a bigger market. Then, the story of a lifetime practically lands in his lap: a family of gray whales is discovered near the Arctic Circle, trapped by rapidly forming ice. Along with the descending media comes Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore), an environmental activist and Adam's ex. Together, they try to rally an international coalition to save the whales before it's too late. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 10, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Slash/Back

(TRAILER) The sleepy village of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, nestled in the majestic mountains of Baffin Island in the Arctic Ocean wakes up to a typical summer day. No school, no cool boys (well... except one), and 24-hour sunlight. But for Maika and her ragtag friends, the usual summer is not in the cards when they discover an alien invasion threatening their hometown. These teenagers have been underestimated their whole lives but, using makeshift weapons and what they've learned from the movies, they show the aliens you don't fuck with the girls from Pang. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 10, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Metropolitan

In Whit Stillman's first movie, a group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Nov 9, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Locke

A man drives a car, makes phone calls; we learn a lot about concrete; things fall apart. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Nov 9, 2022 - 5 comments

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