Archive for June 2021
Calm Like a Bomb (2021)
A man, whose girlfriend was murdered some years before, takes his revenge during the course of a single night. He has one night, that's the time limit he gave to himself. Now he is ready to enter a spiral world of shocking violence, that leaves no room for words. A man, his woman, three criminals and the distorted sounds of a city are the only reference.
The Green Sea (2021)
Simone (Katharine Isabelle), an American writer living a solitary life in Irish countryside, is haunted by visions of her past which begin to intertwine with the fantasy world of the novel she is writing, blurring the lines between reality and the fantasy. Her life changes, when the protagonist of her book, known only as "Kid", played by up and coming Irish actress Hazel Doupe (Float Like A Butterfly), appears to her as a victim of a drunk driving incident that forces the pair together. This sets up the beginning of an unlikely relationship, ultimately setting off a chain of events that will force Simone to face her sinister past.
The Oldest Profession (1967)
A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. 1) "The Prehistoric Era": A caveman discovers that a cavewoman is more attractive when cave paint is applied to her face. And she can earn more seashells that way. 2) "Roman Nights": The Emperor (Gastone Moschin) goes out seeking a little nocturnal amusement, only to find that the high-priced, Oriental courtesan he hires is his wife, the Empress (Elsa Martinelli). 3) "Mademoiselle Mimi": In revolutionary France, Mimi finds that her client, the nephew of a marquis, is more interested in watching the guillotinings out her window than he is in going to bed. 4) "The Gay Nineties": When Nini (Raquel Welch) discovers by accident that her antiquated customer is a banker, she pretends to be an honest woman who has fallen in love with him. She even pays him, just like a gigolo. 5) "Paris Today": Two girls pick up clients by driving around in a car, and then an ambulance. Police pull the vehicle over for speeding. 6) "Anticipation": Demetrius (Jacques Charrier) has just arrived on Earth from another galaxy. But the girl brought to him by the commissar, Hostess 703 (Anna Karina), is not a "physical love" girl; she's a "sentimental love" one, who only knows how to excite men with language. —David Carless
Big Nome Virus (2020)
Sister Monica (2021)
The Ten Secrets of the White Room (2021)
Married killer 23-year-old sweetie (2018)
Fourth Mom (2020)
Eun-mi visits her boyfriend Young-jae's house, meets his uncle Hyuk-soo, who lives with Young-jae, and falls in love. Eun-mi invites Young-jae and Hyuk-soo to her house to meet Hyuk-soo secretly. However, Young-jae finds out that Eun-mi likes his uncle Hyuk-soo, and feels jealous. So, without Hyuk-soo, he goes to Eun-mi's house alone, and at Eun-mi's house, she sees her mother Si-young and feels a strange feeling. Si-young is also attracted to Young-jae, and the two fall in love. While the two are having sex at Eun-mi's house, Eun-mi goes to Young-jae's house while drunk and seduces Hyuk-soo. Hyuk-soo falls for Eun-mi's temptation, and the two have sex. Youngjae and Eunmi learn that they had an affair and try to break up with guilt, but it is difficult to break up because of their relationship. So, they decide to connect Si-young and Hyuk-soo. If you two date, it's not an affair, it's swapping.
Guilty as Sin (1993)
A man accused of murdering his wife approaches a hotshot female criminal attorney to take his case. The man is a self-professed womaniser, and his alleged motive would be the large sum of money his wife left him. The attorney begins to have second thoughts about representing him when he starts making it look like they're having an affair and tells her things she can't reveal because of lawyer/client privilege, so she starts her own investigation of him, which threatens her career and the safety of her friends and herself.
My Heart Is That Eternal Rose (1989)
Two Young couples Lap (Joey Wang) and Rick (Kenny Bee) separates when Lap's Father (Kwan Hoi San) fails a mission, and Lap asks his father's partner Godfather Shen (Chan Wai Man) for help help and becoming his unwillingly moll, but 6 years later, Rick travels abroad to work as an assassin for hire. But Lap and Rick's love stays strong, and when the two are reunited, their rekindled emotions lead them into extreme danger.
Underwater Love (2011)
Asuka, 35-year-old woman working at a fish factory and engaged to her boss Hajime Taki. In all her life, as she seems nice and peaceful, until one day while walking around the lake, it does not occur with the mythological creature is a hybrid of human and fish. This marsh inhabitants Asuka learns his long-drowned in a swamp classmate. Despite the fact that drowning guy like reborn as a fish, he still loves Asuka, and ready at any cost to achieve its location.
Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, The Post, Nebraska) stars as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life's indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe, The Shack), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen, Wonder Woman), seems to pull only further away. The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch's long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary (famed Russian actor Aleksey Serebryakov, Amazon's McMafia)-and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again. —Universal Pictures
Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
In Shanghai in the 1880s there are four elegant brothels (flower houses): each has an auntie (called madam), a courtesan in her prime, older servants, and maturing girls in training. The men gather around tables of food, playing drinking games. An opium pipe is at hand. The women live within dark-paneled walls. The atmosphere is stifling, as if Chekhov was in China. The melancholy Wang is Crimson's patron; will he leave her for the younger Jasmin? Emerald schemes to buy her freedom, aided by patron Luo. Pearl, an aging flower, schools the willful Jade, who thinks she has a marriage agreement with young master Zhu. Is she dreaming? Women fade, or connive, or despair.
Uncle Vanya (2020)
Uncle Vanya is a thoughtful and contemplative story of Russian friends and relatives living on an estate with thousands of trees. Written by one of Russia's greatest playwrights, it deals with grand themes of purposeful life, beauty, money, and even though the play was written over 100 years ago, ecology. This play has terrific characters and is full of wit and charm.
One Fall (2016)
Set in the rustic Mid-Western town of One Fall, the film tells the story of a man who miraculously survived a terrible fall from a spectacular 200 foot- high precipice that is the area's major attraction. After recovering, he abruptly abandoned friends and family and disappeared without explanation. The secret he couldn't share with them was that, while recovering, he had suddenly developed the power to heal others. Tired of running away, he returns home after a long absence and decides to use his gift -- but not altruistically. If people pay him, he will cure them. Though he appears to be doing the right thing, he is doing it for for all the wrong reasons, and risks driving away anyone who ever loved or trusted him. As his moral crisis peaks, he must figure out why he survived his fall, and what he is really meant to do with his life. —Anonymous
The Nikaidos' Fall (2019)
Tatsuya Nikaido is a middle-aged divorcee who runs an agricultural company and lives in a suburb with his daughter and mother. After his only son's death, he has been pressured by his fate to save his family name and ancestral line as a only male in the family. Tatsuya's daughter Yuko can't help feeling responsible for her family's survival despite her resistance against the traditional mind. The only options left to them to save their family name is either that Tatsuya remarry and have a son, or Yuko marry a man who can take her family's surname as a mukoyoshi (adopted son-in-law) of her father. But they both in love with someone who is not suited for the condition. Tatsuya and Yuko struggle caught in the dilemma between their family obligation and love. Meanwhile, despaired Tatsuya's sickly mother indirectly takes actions for the family survival, which causes increasing tensions around Tatsuya and Yuko.
The Ghost and The Whale (2017)
A man, Joseph, loses his wife at sea, then spirals deep into a world of confusion. The wife's brothers' need revenge! Joseph tries to tell anyone who will listen that a whale killed his beautiful Annabel Lee, but even he doesn't quite remember the truth. A journey into the depths of his mind, a conversation with a whale and blood thirsty brothers. Love is Forever, So is Revenge
Gather is an intimate portrait of a growing movement amongst Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities through obtaining sovereignty over their ancestral food systems, while battling against the historical trauma brought on by centuries of genocide.
Night Walk (2019)
A charming ladies' man, Frank has no intention of
settling down. That's until he meets a beautiful and intelligent Arab
woman, Sarah, one incandescent night. Their romance takes off and Frank
decides to propose to Sarah during a journey in her home country. One
night abroad, corrupt Arab police discover the couple in a compromising
situation. They provoke an incident that snowballs. As the protagonists
try to escape, the police open fire, accidentally killing Sarah. Fearful
of an international backlash, the police frame Frank for murder, aided
by a crooked American judge, with his own selfish business motives. The
judge summons Frank back to the U.S. to serve his unjust sentence.
Assaulted as soon as he arrives in prison, Frank is saved by his
cellmate Ayman, a moderate Muslim convert who unwillingly enrolls him in
the powerful gang of Muslim fundamentalists he uses for his own
protection. Desperate to prove his innocence, Frank resorts to breaking
out of prison to seek revenge on ...
A Stray Goat (2017)
Set in an old village located in the Southern Gyeongsang Province, the southeastern region of Korea, Nunbal tells the story of two small-town middle school students, a boy who transfers to a new school and his classmate, a girl who is bullied. The film will focus on the boy's relationship with the girl from the same class, and is a heart wrenching story that will tackle the topic of school violence.
American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel (2019)
A group of deeply faithful Christians in Oklahoma are challenging firmly rooted fundamentalist Christian doctrine. Labeled as "heretics" for their beliefs and seemingly defiant interpretations of the Gospels, they are open minded to the Bible as a living document, preaching more forgiving and inclusive interpretations of biblical doctrine.
Just for the Summer (2020)
English teacher Penelope Campbell loves her annual
summer vacations visiting her Grandma Dot, despite Dot's constant
attempts to set her up with every single man in town. This year, she
bumps into Jason Humphrey, none other than her childhood sweetheart, who
is still as handsome and charming as ever. It's a little awkward at
first but the conversation soon turns to Jason's own Grandma Sophie, who
keeps doing the same to him. In order to evade the efforts of their
matchmaking grandmothers, they make a pact pretending to date each
other, but will the old sparks return? —Reel One Entertainment