Children of Men

Children of Men (check out the Widescreen Edition) tells of a dark future… in 20 years women are infertile. No children. No future. No hope. But all that can change in a heartbeat England has descended into chaos, until an iron-handed warden is brought in to institute martial law. The warden’s ability to keep order…

The Prestige

In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent seance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose each other.┬áIn the course of pursuing each other’s ruin, they will deploy all the deception their magician’s craft can…

Capote

Truman Capote, one of the great American writers of our time (or just before), documents the murder of a family in Kansas by some convicts, especially Perry Smith, an introverted and articulate person, as research for his great novel, In Cold Blood. Capote’s contact with the convicts causes an attachment which must end in their…

V for Vendetta

James McTeigue, Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman Better known for their roles as Agent Smith in the Matrix and Queen Amidala / Padme in Star Wars, once again these two great stars are acting in a show that is not quite unlike the trilogies both acted in before: freedom fighters seeking to overthrow a fascist state…

The Gift

This metaphysical thriller directed by Billy Bob Thornton almost gets there, but not quite. The respectably strong cast, starring Cate Blanchette, Giovanni Ribisini, and Greg Kinnear, which is only slightly damaged by the unfortunate editions of “There’s a bomb on the bus” boy Keanu Reeves, and everyone’s favourite virgin Katie Holmes, almost manages to pull…

Memento

Butter up the popcorn and buy a good notepad and lighted pen – the smartest and most infuriatingly confusing thriller since The Usual Suspects is here. Christopher Nolan’s Memento tells the story of a man out to solve and avenge his wife’s murder, but here’s the catch: he has short term memory loss and can’t…

Mulholland Drive

Many moons ago, after director David Lynch did Twin Peaks, he had another brainstorm for a television show. It was called Mulholland Drive and went into production for ABC. They shot a pilot, but after the studio saw it they freaked and pulled the plug on the whole deal. So Mulholland Drive went into hibernation…

The Sixth Sense

“I see dead people,” says eight-year-old Cole Sear (Osment) to his therapist, the renowned child psychologist, Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Willis). And he really does, in fact, he’s the only one who can see them. His mother (Collette) certainly can’t explain why a cherished necklace given to her by her late mother ends up in one…

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