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Claude Jutra – Kamouraska (1973) (HD)

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A writer, Kamouraska is based on a real nineteenth-century love-triangle in rural Québec. It paints a poetic and terrifying tableau of the life of Elisabeth d’Aulnières: her marriage to Antoine Tassy, squire of Kamouraska; his violent murder; and her passion for George Nelson, an American doctor. Passionate and evocative, Kamouraska is the timeless story of one woman’s destructive commitment to an ideal love. Read More »

Joan Tewkesbury – Old Boyfriends (1979)

John Belushi was the high school sweetheart who ruined her reputation with lies. Richard Jordan was the college lover that she almost married. Keith Carradine is the unstable brother of her first real love. Talia Shire is Diane Cruise a woman whose life has shattered in a myriad of pieces after the dissolution of her marriage she desides to delve into her past and seek out the men who marked the milestones of her life. Read More »

Peter Yates – The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

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Throughout Peter Yates’ masterful The Friends of Eddie Coyle, crooks, thieves and the occasional police officer use terms of complacent endearment — friend, nice guy, good man — but the words never seem to carry any meaning. All of them tend to agree that Eddie Coyle (Robert Mitchum), a career criminal at 51, is a nice guy, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t willing to put him in the dirt if it makes their lives easier. Coyle can’t really blame them for it; he knows the way of the world.

As its title points out, Friends has a very marginal interest in Eddie himself. In his first scene, Coyle goes about telling a gun dealer (Steven Keats) about how some associates of other associates slammed his fingers after a deal went sour. A low-level hood since God-knows-when, Eddie speaks about the situation congenially before telling the dealer that he needs 30 guns. Coyle has been supplying guns to a pack of bank robbers, the head of which is played by Alex Rocco. The money he’s making is to support his wife and kids before he reports for a two-year stint in a New Hampshire prison; he doesn’t feel his family should be scraping by on welfare. Read More »