Cry Wolf (1947) Peter Godfrey, Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck, Geraldine Brooks, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Sandra Demarest arrives at the Caldwell estate, and announces to Mark Caldwell that she was secretly married to his nephew James, who recently died. Mark does not believe her, but allows her to remain at the manor while a search is made for a missing will that would prove her claim. Sandra befriends James’ sister, Julie, who tells of strange noises and agonized screams from the laboratory wing of the estate. Between verbal duels with Mark, Sandra secretly investigates the lab and learns that ominous things really are happening.
De l’amour / All About Loving (1964) Jean Aurel, Anna Karina, Elsa Martinelli, Michel Piccoli, Comedy
Hélène, who has just broken up with Raoul, a dentist, lets herself be seduced (though not without great resistance) by the obstinate Serge. Raoul, a modern Don Juan, now focuses on charming Sophie, a pretty patient of his, but is beaten on the finish line by… the young woman’s ex-husband. On the prowl again, Raoul, usually an experienced lover, makes the first flop of his career with Mathilde, too beautiful and too quick-witted a creature for him…
Textile company heir Wayland is accused of murder of a prostitute named Elizabeth, whose body was found cut in two in the park. The murder is investigated by tough detective Kennesaw and his less experienced partner Braxton. Wayland is a heavy drinker and compulsive liar, he is prone to memory losses and periods of heavy violence. He is rich enough to access necessary information, and he gets the interrogators’ own dark secrets – Kennesaw is angry about affairs his wife had and had let off steam with Elizabeth, and Braxton has gambling debts with Mook, who is demanding payment.
Barber Yoshino / Yoshino’s Barber Shop (2004) Naoko Ogigami, Kazuyuki Asano, Hoshi Ishida, Shinnosuke Miyao, Comedy
In a small town on the countryside, every young boy is forced to have the same bowl-head haircut known as the “Yoshino-gari” hairstyle. Then one day, a drastic change occurs when a transfer student with bleached hair comes from Tokyo.
Bite the Bullet (1975) Richard Brooks, Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Action, Adventure, Western
At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, Sam Clayton and Luke Matthews. All those individualists will learn to respect each other.
Caro Michele / Dear Michael (1976) Mario Monicelli, Mariangela Melato, Delphine Seyrig, Aurore Clément, Comedy, Drama
Michael is the younger son of a middle-class family, a strong-willed and free-thinking fellow, who is off in some distant country fighting for a revolutionary cause. Everyone in the family writes to him, describing the events of their lives, as they drift into a kind of conventionality which would perhaps have horrified them earlier. Only Michael’s girlfriend Mara (Mariangela Melato), the mother of his child, retains her independence, even though it is through the help of Michael’s increasingly conventional friends and family that she survives.
César et Rosalie / Cesar & Rosalie (1972) Claude Sautet, Yves Montand, Romy Schneider, Sami Frey, Drama, Romance
Rosalie is amicably divorced, dividing her time between her mother’s house, with her siblings and small daughter, and César’s. He’s self made, a scrap iron king, outgoing, amiable, in love with her. Enter David, an artist and Rosalie’s flame before her marriage. In a quiet, brooding way, he seeks to reclaim Rosalie. César’s jealous outbursts and attempts at cunning backfire and send Rosalie into David’s arms. César keeps trying: he buys Rosalie’s childhood seaside vacation home as a gift, wins her back, then must ask David to join them so Rosalie will be happy. When Rosalie discovers César and David’s complicity, she again asserts her freedom, leaving the men alone together.
Corridors of Blood (1958) Robert Day, Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Christopher Lee, Crime, Drama, Horror
In an effort to relieve the suffering of surgery patients, Dr. Thomas Bolton painstakingly develops an opium-based anesthetic, to which he gradually becomes addicted. In order to provide a continual supply of chemicals to continue his experiments and support his addiction, he falls in with a den of murderers who use his signature to sell cadavers to the local hospital.