Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice. Communication is fragile. A woman leads an Allied patrol through a mine field; she dies protecting a G.I., but the Yanks think she killed him. A street urchin steals shoes from a G.I. who tracks him to a shanty town. A G.I. meets a woman the day Rome is liberated; in six months they meet again: he’s cynical, she’s a prostitute. A US nurse braves the trip across the Arno into German fire in search of a partisan she loves. Three chaplains, including a Jew, call on a monastery north in the Apennines. Allied soldiers and partisans try to escape capture in the marshes of the Po.
The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas (1996) Ian Emes, Sam McMurray, Ann Magnuson, Bug Hall, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Lá Fora / Outside (2004) Fernando Lopes, Alexandra Lencastre, Rogério Samora, Maria João Abreu, Drama
Laura works as a newscaster and José Maria as a stockbroker, and while they live in the same housing complex, their lives never cross directly. Nevertheless, he watches her from a distance, seeing all her movements without her knowledge. But their lives finally meet when he is invited onto her news program. From there, a romance begins which coincides with the desire of two beings who finally find a reason to seek love once again.
First Born (2007) Isaac Webb, Elisabeth Shue, Steven Mackintosh, Kathleen Chalfant, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Laura’s expecting. Her husband, Steven’s a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she’s always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her see things in a different light. A creepy babysitter doesn’t make things any better. She begins seeing things, trusts no one, as she goes into self-destruct mode.
Film Without A Name / Film ohne Titel (1948) Rudolf Jugert, Hans Söhnker, Hildegard Knef, Irene von Meyendorff, Comedy, Romance
Jugert’s “film without title” features an elaborate script by Helmut Käutner about a screenwriter, a director and a star (Willy Fritsch) who try to conceive a story of its time and heavily disagree. When a couple visits them, the director tells them about a love story in the final days of the Third Reich and the time afterwards, he an upper class man of letters she a peasent girl working as maid.
Fangs of the Living Dead / Malenka (1969) Amando de Ossorio, Anita Ekberg, Gianni Medici, Diana Lorys, Horror
Chungking Express / Chung Hing sam lam (1994) Kar-Wai Wong, Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Wong Kar-Wai’s movie about two love-struck cops is filmed in impressionistic splashes of motion and color. The first half deals with Cop 223, who has broken up with his girlfriend of five years. He purchases a tin of pineapples with an expiration date of May 1 each day for a month. By the end of that time, he feels that he will either be rejoined with his love or that it too will have expired forever.
Attorney for the Defense (1932) Irving Cummings, Edmund Lowe, Evelyn Brent, Constance Cummings, Drama
As a favor to his longtime lover Dr. Susan Silverman, Spenser agrees to investigate the stalking of a theater company director, pro bono. But before he can get started, an actor is killed by an arrow in the middle of a play.