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Movie: Doubt

This quiet, powerful film takes place in a 1964 Roman Catholic elementary school in the Bronx. Sister James (Amy Adams) tells the strict principal (Meryl Streep) that Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) might have too much personal attention with the school's only black student, thus leading to a crusade against Flynn. Viola Davis has one scene only as Donald Miller's mother. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Mar 30, 2019 - 12 comments

Movie: Punch-Drunk Love

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Mar 4, 2019 - 11 comments

Movie: 25th Hour

The story of the last twenty-four hours Monty Brogan (Norton) gets to spend with his two best friends and his girlfriend before he goes to prison for seven years for pushing heroin. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Feb 19, 2019 - 6 comments

Movie: Nobody's Fool

A stubborn man past his prime reflects on his life of strict independence and seeks more out of himself. [more inside]
posted by gauche on Dec 21, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Scent of a Woman

A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated. Directed by Martin Brest, starring Al Pacino and Chris O'Donnel [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 26, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: God's Pocket

A blue collar worker tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious accident, but a local reporter senses that something's amiss.
posted by ellieBOA on Dec 23, 2014 - 0 comments

Movie: A Most Wanted Man

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. As the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish his true identity: oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Philip Seymour Hoffman's last starring role. Based on John le Carré's novel.
posted by scody on Jul 27, 2014 - 6 comments

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