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Movie: Citizen X

Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communist state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case. [more inside]
posted by bunderful on Jun 24, 2024 - 5 comments

Movie: Life Is Sweet

[TRAILER] Just north of London live Wendy (Alison Steadman), Andy (Jim Broadbent), and their twenty-something twins, Natalie (Calire Skinner) and Nicola (Jane Horrocks).Andy attempts to fix up a food truck for a new business. Wendy tires to help family friend Aubrey (Timothy Spall) open a new restaurant. Cranky, on-the-dole Nicola butts heads with her hard-working sister Natalie and her wary lover (David Thewlis). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 22, 2024 - 7 comments

Movie: The Butcher Boy

[TRAILER] Francie (Eamonn Owens) has a disastrous childhood and retreats into television and movies to escape the pain. His mother (Aisling O'Sullivan) is suicidal, and his alcoholic father (Stephen Rea) has little to do with him. Francie's tendency to project violent fantasies onto reality lands him in reform school, where he is sexually abused. Wildly looking to hold someone responsible for all the trauma visited on him, Francie targets his neighbor, Mrs. Nugent (Fiona Shaw). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 28, 2024 - 2 comments

Movie: Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Born as an 18th-century lord, Louis (Brad Pitt) is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story to an eager biographer. Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat (Tom Cruise), a vampire who persuades him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) -- whose addition to the "family" breeds even more conflict. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2022 - 5 comments

The Honourable Woman: The Empty Chair  Season 1, Ep 1

This BBC/Sundance production by Hugo Blick, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Andrew Buchan, Stephen Rea, and Lubna Azabal, is a critically-lauded eight episode series that's certain to appear prominently in next year's Emmy nominations. Reminiscent of le Carré, this is a story of duplicity, of familial and personal tragedy, and is set within the context of the Palestinian occupation and the diplomacy, politics, and espionage of the British, Israelis, and Americans. "It is a wonder we trust anyone at all." [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Sep 18, 2014 - 14 comments

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