A fraud investigator falls in love with his suspect, though they may be closer than they think. Read More »
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A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However, their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love. The film is based on the novel Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy. Read More »
“This neo-noir British crime drama, set at a decaying English beach resort, begins with a body dropped from a pier. Hairdresser Helen (Rachel Weisz) goes with local deejay Bob (Ben Daniels), but mute bicyclist Honda (Luka Petrusic), who secretly tapes people’s conversations, meets Helen at the beachfront and begins sending her flowers. Honda’s sad nympho sister Smokey (Macedonian-born Labina Mitevska) sings at a local club. A figure from Helen’s past, the enigmatic, mysterious Martin (Alessandro Nivola) checks out Helen but keeps his distance. Read More »
Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.
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A British war film released in 1997. It is directed by Michael Winterbottom. The screenplay is by Frank Cottrell Boyce and is based on the book Natasha’s Story by Michael Nicholson. Read More »
A plunge into the world of asylum-seekers driven from their homes by Middle East instability, In This World takes a documentary-like (and, when the guerrilla filmmaking runs into real bullets, just plain documentary) approach to the story of two cousins’ attempt to make their way from the crowded camps of Peshawar, Pakistan to London. Directed by the versatile Michael Winterbottom (The Claim, 24 Hour Party People), it opens with footage of the overwhelming confusion of Peshawar life, accompanied by alarming statistics about the millions of refugees in the world, as well as the way each war only compounds the problem. But statistics tend to drift into the ether when not tied to illustrations, and because In This World was completed before Gulf War II, the statistics are out of date. Read More »
Rosie and Vincent know each other for ten years, and are married for five. She doesn’t like
her job, he isn’t too pleased working with her dad. They’re trying to have a baby. One
morning Benoit, a Frenchman and former pen pal of Rosie, whom she never met, comes to
visit. Did Rosie love him? Does she love him now?
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