USA

Joseph B. Vasquez – Hangin’ with the Homeboys (1991)

Four friends (two African-American, two Puerto Rican-American) learn a lot about themselves and one another while negotiating a memorable roller coaster of a Friday night out on the town. Read More »

Jonathan Demme – Handle with Care AKA Citizen’s Band (1977)

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The interlaced stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen’s band) radio. Read More »

John Frankenheimer – Grand Prix (1966)

Synopsis:
The most daring drivers in the world have gathered to compete for the 1966 Formula One championship. After a spectacular wreck in the first of a series of races, American wheelman Pete Aron (James Garner) is dropped by his sponsor. Refusing to quit, he joins a Japanese racing team. While juggling his career with a torrid love affair involving an ex-teammate’s wife, Pete must also contend with Jean-Pierre Sarti (Yves Montand), a French contestant who has previously won two world titles. Read More »

Blake Edwards – Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

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In this addiction melodrama, Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon), a promising adman, meet his future wife Kirsten (Lee Remick) at a party. Once married, the pressures of his business lead Joe to seek solace in liquor. Kirsten joins him in his nocturnal drinking sessions, and before long both are confirmed alcoholics. After several frightening episodes, Joe is able to shake the habit thanks to AA, but Kirsten finds it impossible to get through the day without liquor. The two split up, although Joe clings to the hope that someday he and Kirsten will be reunited, if for no reason other than the sake of their young daughter. J.P. Miller adapted the screenplay from his own 1958 Playhouse 90 television script. Though nominated in several categories, Days of Wine and Roses won only the Best Song Oscar for Henry Mancini’s title tune. Read More »

Elliot Silverstein – A Man Called Horse (1970)

Synopsis:
During the early 1800s, English Lord John Morgan is hunting in the Dakotas but he is captured by a group of Sioux warriors. Morgan’s guides are killed but he is spared by Sioux chief Yellow Hand who marvels at Morgan’s blond hair.Brought to Yellow Hand’s tribal village, Morgan has to endure physical abuse and mockery at the hands of women and children who consider Morgan to be a wild horse.Restrained by a rope around his neck, Morgan is given as a gift to an old squaw, Buffalo Cow Head, to be her slave and help her with daily chores. Read More »

José Quintero & Gordon Rigsby – A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975)

From All Movie Guide:
Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst star in this made-for-TV adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s final play, featuring the cast and director of the award-winning 1974 Broadway production. James Tyrone Jr. (Robards) is a washed-up former actor whose dreams of stardom on Broadway were washed away by alcoholism and emotional irresponsibility. James makes a meager living renting property; Phil Hogan (Ed Flanders) is an Irish immigrant, who, along side his outwardly gruff daughter, Josie (Dewhurst), works a small farm he’s renting from James. Read More »

Harold Hoffman – The Black Cat (1966)

Synopsis:
A mentally unbalanced man is obsessed with the idea that a black cat is possessed. He tortures and kills it. Later, he comes to believe that the cat has returned from the dead to kill him. Read More »