When Dorine Douglas’ job as proofreader for Constant Consumer Magazine is turned into an at-home position during a downsizing Read More »
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High school student Jill Johnson is traumatized over an evening of babysitting by a caller who repeatedly asks, “Have you checked the children lately?” Read More »
In the early 1920s Hollywood, Adolph Zitz, who surrounds himself with yes men, wants his movie studio Read More »
A Constant Forge (2000) Charles Kiselyak, Seymour Cassel, Carol Kane, Jon Voight, Documentary, Biography, Romance
A long look at John Cassavetes’s films, life (1929-1989), and exploration of how people love. Read More »
Tom Smothers stars as the brave mountie, who along with his trusty horse and bitter deputy Paul Reubens must track down a killer who is stalking coeds at a nearby cheerleader camp. Read More »
A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. Read More »
When a Stranger Calls Back (1993) Fred Walton, Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Jill Schoelen, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Julia is babysitting two young kids while a doctor and his wife are out. During the evening, a stranger knocks on the door asking Julia if she can call the auto club so he can get a tow.
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It’s 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East Side of New York City. He has assimilated to American life, having learned English, anglicized his name to Jake, and shaved off his beard. He is working at a $12/week job as a seamster, the money earned to be able to bring his wife Gitl and his son Yossele to America from Russia. Regardless, he has fallen in love with another woman, a dancer named Mamie Fein. Nonetheless, he is excited when he learns that Gitl and Yossele are indeed coming to America. His happiness at their arrival is dampened when he sees that Gitl is not “American” looking like Mamie and has troubles assimilating as quickly as he would like. Except to Mamie, he tries to show a public façade that everything is fine at home with Gitl. But can their marriage survive these differences, and if not, will Gitl be able to manage in this new…
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Les jeux de la Comtesse Dolingen de Gratz / The Games of Countess Dolingen (1981) Catherine Binet, Michael Lonsdale, Carol Kane, Katia Wastchenko, Drama, Arthouse
In Paris, a young woman, Louise Haines Pearson, visits her disturbed friend Nena who tells her that she has just written a book on the history of a little girl troubled by her senses, perhaps because of the tyranny of his mother and the absence of her father. Louise recognizes the difficulties of this little girl, being herself deeply affected by the indifference of her husband.
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