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Movie: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
posted by rhizome on Jun 21, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

English gangster Albert Spica has taken over the high-class Le Hollandais Restaurant, run by French chef Richard Boarst. Spica makes nightly appearances at the restaurant with his retinue of thugs. His oafish behavior causes frequent confrontations with the staff and his own customers, whose patronage he loses, but whose money he seems not to miss. Forced to accompany Spica is his reluctant, well-bred wife, Georgina, who soon catches the eye of a quiet regular at the restaurant, bookshop owner Michael. Under her husband's nose, Georgina carries on an affair with Michael with the help of the restaurant staff. (from Wikipedia.) [more inside]
posted by dnash on Mar 14, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Reservoir Dogs

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on May 29, 2016 - 16 comments

Heist Movie Club starts with breakfast

Heist Movie Club debuts with 1992's Reservoir Dogs. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on May 23, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: The Hit

Two hit men pick up ex-gangster Willie to escort him back to Paris to face his betrayed colleagues. The road trip suffers from complications. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 26, 2016 - 2 comments

Podcast: NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast: Selma and the Use of Dramatic License in Historical Dramas

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon are joined by NPR Code Switch's Gene Demby to discuss the Civil Rights Era film Selma. They'll discuss the direction by Ava DuVernay, the Oprah of it all, and how well it brings Martin Luther King, Jr. to life. Then they'll discuss other historical dramas and the advantages and limitations of dramatic license. All that plus What's Making Us Happy this week.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jan 22, 2015 - 1 comment

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