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Ecstasy

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  Ecstasy (1932)

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This historic film originally suffered from the notoriety of its nude scene with Hedy Lamarr, the very thing has kept it in the public eye up to today. The Pope denounced it, Hitler banned it, American distributors censored it and Hedy's millionaire German munitions maker husband tried to buy up all the prints and destroy them. But there''s much more to this film than that   More...



Best Man, The

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  Best Man, The (1964)

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Based on Gore Vidal's play and screenplay; an incisive look at the American political process in the story of several presidential candidates who will do virtually anything to get endorsement; a sharp satire on political conventions with dynamite performances from Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, and Ann Sothern.

Franklin J. Schaffner---USA---1964---102 mins.



Garden of the Finzi-Continis, The

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  Garden of the Finzi-Continis, The (1971)

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Vittorio De Sica's (The Bicycle Thief, Miracle in Milan) Academy Award-winning masterpiece stars Dominique Sanda as the daughter of a cultured Italian Jewish family of immense wealth, languishing in aristocratic privilege on their estate, oblivious, until the end, to the danger that Fascism poses for their precious world. "...understated, elegant, and hauntingly   More...



Servant, The

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  Servant, The (1963)

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Dirk Bogarde stars as the title character, hired as a valet to wealthy and decadent James Fox. The power shifts in the household, however, as the new servant commands more control and his "master" falls increasingly under his influence. "An extraordinary film...It questions our assumptions about relationships and in the process reveals the hypocrisy that abounds   More...



Fat City

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  Fat City (1972)

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This sad, moving drama about life's losers ranks near the top of John Huston''s work. Stacy Keach stars as an alcoholic, has-been boxer and Jeff Bridges is the up-and-coming fighter who finds out what the game is all about. Susan Tyrell earned an Oscar nomination for her memorably wild performance as Keach''s volatile fellow drinker and lover. "Huston has confronted a piece   More...



L'Avventura

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  L'Avventura (1960)

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A film about the fragility of human relationships which established Antonioni as one of the giants of world cinema. A young woman disappears mysteriously on a yachting trip. Her lover and best friend search for her, but they become involved in an affair along the way. "Our drama is non-communication," said Antonioni, "and it is this feeling that dominates the characters in my   More...



Tommaso

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  Tommaso (2019)

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Abel Ferrara casts regular muse Willem Dafoe as a fictionalized version of the filmmaker himself, a broken man still picking up the pieces from his prior misdeeds to find some measure of stability. Having found a new life in Italy with a much younger wife and child — both played by the real ones in Ferrara’s life — the eponymous Tommaso struggles to reconcile a new beginning with the   More...



Days of Heaven

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  Days of Heaven (1978)

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An award winner both at Cannes and in Hollywood, this story follows a trio composed of a fugitive from the Chicago slums named Bill (Richard Gere), his woman (Brooke Adams), and a shy, rich Texan (Sam Shepard), all caught in a love triangle. Besides the poetic narration provided by Bill's kid sister (Linda Manz), Days of Heaven''s power is largely nonverbal. Set   More...



Come and See

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  Come and See (1985)

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This towering, cathartic experience won the Grand Prize at the Moscow Film Festival. The story is based on writer Ales Adamovich's WWII memoirs of SS reprisals against partisans. Set in occupied Byelorussia in 1943, the film follows a raw teenager into the swamps and forests of the border provinces, where he undergoes a hell of atrocities, becoming a middle-aged wreck as he   More...



Pickpocket (1959)

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  Pickpocket (1959) (1959)

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Robert Bresson's masterpiece is a magnificent drama about a thief, his techniques, motives and secret existence. Loosely based on Crime and Punishment, it tells the compelling story of an insignificant man who drifts into crime. "One of the four or five great dates in the history of cinema! A film with deep inspiration, free, instinctive, burning,   More...



Parasite

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  Parasite (2019)

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Meet the Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two   More...



Brighton Rock (1947)

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  Brighton Rock (1947) (1947)

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In 1940s Brighton, England, the vicious criminal Pinkie Brown (Richard Attenborough) is the leader of his small-time gang. After Brown murders a rival, he finds an alibi through a waitress, Rose (Carol Marsh), whom he promises to marry in return for her corroboration. Despite the police ruling it a suicide, Ida Arnold (Hermione Baddeley), a woman who was with Brown's victim before the murder,   More...



Cool World, The (1963) (RARE)

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  Cool World, The (1963) (RARE) (1963)

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Underground filmmaker Shirley Clarke (The Connection, Portrait of Jason) made this 1963 semi-documentary about African-American street gangs in Harlem. It was produced by Frederick Wiseman, and features real-life gang members acting alongside Clarence Williams III, Carl Lee, Antonio Fargas, and more, with an original jazz score by Dizzy Gillespie. "Mesmerizing scenes of Harlem   More...



Story of the Last Chrysanthemum, The

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  Story of the Last Chrysanthemum, The (1939)

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This heartrending masterpiece by Kenji Mizoguchi about the give-and-take between life and art marked the director’s first use of the hypnotic long takes and eloquent camera movements that would come to define his films. The adopted son of legendary kabuki actor Kikunosuke (Shotaro Hanayagi), who is striving to achieve stardom by mastering female roles, turns to his infant brother’s wet nurse   More...



Last of Sheila, The

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  Last of Sheila, The (1973)

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Written by notable puzzle aficionados Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins, this clever who-dunnit set on a yacht includes plenty of wicked humor to go along with the mystery. On the anniversary of his wife's mysterious death, a jaded film producer (James Coburn) invites some guests on board his boat for a sinister game of "guess the shameful secret." Also starring James Mason,   More...



Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus

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  Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)

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On a trip through Chile a boorish American expat named Jamie (Michael Cera) and three Chilean brothers plan to set off in search of the prized San Pedro cactus and its promise of beachy hallucinations. But in the previous night's drunken stupor Jamie invites a free-spirited fellow American (Gaby Hoffmann), whose devil-may-care worldview gives them more of an adventure than any of them had   More...



Babette's Feast

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"Subtle, funny and deeply felt...an instant masterpiece" (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide). Stephane Audran is Babette, an exiled French cook-housekeeper for a pair of devoutly religious, elderly Danish sisters. When she wins a lottery she asks to prepare a Gallic feast for the women and their friends to show her appreciation. Based on the short story by Karen   More...



Piano Teacher, The

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Michael Haneke's challenging adaptation of Elfriede Jelinek''s novel won honors for Best Actress (Isabelle Huppert), Best Actor (Benoit Magimel) and the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Huppert portrays a single, middle-aged piano teacher whose lonely, unhappy existence includes voyeuristic activities and self-mutilation. Pursued by a talented musician (Magimel),   More...



Peppermint Candy

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A remarkable dissection of despair, Peppermint Candy uses a reverse chronology to chronicle a man's deterioration from innocent, idealistic youth to callous, cynical middle age. "...poses troubling questions on the inevitable erosion of humanity in the face of destiny, doubling as both a devastating character study and a scathing indictment of a generation''s   More...



Tigers Are Not Afraid

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Tigers Are Not Afraid is a dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war. Filmmaker Issa López creates a world that recalls the early films of Guillermo del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon   More...




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