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Movie: Breaking Glass

A London punk rocker (Hazel O'Connor) rises and falls with her group, backed by a hustler (Phil Daniels) and a shady producer (Jon Finch). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 11, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Bullets Over Broadway

[TRAILER] Struggling 1920s playwright David Shayne (John Cusack), having failed to secure financing for his latest work, reluctantly makes a deal with mob boss Nick Valenti (Joe Viterelli) : a Broadway debut with the chance to direct, as long as Nick's flibbertigibbet girlfriend, Olive (Jennifer Tilly), plays one of the lead roles. As Olive and star Helen Sinclair (Dianne Wiest) attempt to upstage each other, Olive's gangland bodyguard Cheech (Chazz Palminteri) starts suggesting changes to David's script. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Time Bandits

[TRAILER] Young history buff Kevin (Craig Warnock) can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Taking Kevin with them, they variously drop in on Napoleon (Ian Holm), Robin Hood (John Cleese) and King Agamemnon (Sean Connery) before the Supreme Being catches up with them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 22, 2022 - 29 comments

Movie: Moulin Rouge!

Director Baz Luhrmann's anachronistic musical is a celebration of love and creative inspiration set in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet (Ewan McGregor), who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star (Nicole Kidman). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 19, 2022 - 16 comments

Movie: Robots

In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management. [more inside]
posted by zinon on Oct 2, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Hot Fuzz

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 8, 2018 - 36 comments

Movie: Brazil

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. Written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin and Kim Greist [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 8, 2016 - 15 comments

Movie: Cloud Atlas

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
posted by troika on Nov 30, 2014 - 12 comments

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