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Movie: The Godfather: Part II

The second installment in The Godfather trilogy. Partially based on Puzo's novel The Godfather, the film is both sequel and prequel to The Godfather, presenting parallel dramas: one picks up the 1958 story of Michael Corleone (Pacino), the new Don of the Corleone family, protecting the family business in the aftermath of an attempt on his life; the prequel covers the journey of his father, Vito Corleone (De Niro), from his Sicilian childhood to the founding of his family enterprise in New York City. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Jun 3, 2020 - 12 comments

Movie: Falling Down

On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. He goes to a convenience store and tries to get some change for a phone call, but the Korean owner does not oblige, tipping Foster over the edge. The unstable Foster, so frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.
posted by growabrain on May 6, 2020 - 17 comments

Movie: The Conversation

Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Mar 28, 2020 - 20 comments

Movie: True Grit

A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Mar 3, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: Network

The seminal 1976 film has never been more prescient. When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ratings. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
posted by growabrain on Jun 4, 2019 - 23 comments

Movie: MASH

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 29, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: Apocalypse Now

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 7, 2018 - 22 comments

Movie: The Natural

An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost divine talent. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 11, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Newsies

Disney's musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business. Starring Christian Bale, Ann-Margret, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall, David Moscow, Michael Lerner, Max Casella, and dozens more. [more inside]
posted by witchen on Dec 28, 2016 - 17 comments

Movie: Bullitt

An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection. [more inside]
posted by valkane on May 2, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: The Judge

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Apr 26, 2015 - 0 comments

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