American couple Jake and Tina are living in an expensive London hotel way beyond what they can afford. Read More »
Tag Archives: John Malkovich
A retired film star’s wedding to her fourth husband brings chaos when their families (and her ex-husband) show up for the festivities. Read More »
Frenchman Abel Tiffauges loves kids, and would like to protect them against the grown-ups. Read More »
A Talking Picture (2003) Manoel de Oliveira, Leonor Silveira, Filipa de Almeida, John Malkovich, Comedy, Drama, History, War
A meditation on culture. July, 2001: buddies tide as a cruise boat departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and also the Indian Ocean. Read More »
Im Going Home (2001) Manoel de Oliveira, Michel Piccoli, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Comedy, Drama
The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash. Read More »
The Convent (1995) Manoel de Oliveira, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Luís Miguel Cintra, Drama, Mystery
The story centers on the unconventional American professor, Michael Padovic, and his stunningly beautiful wife, Helene Read More »
Making Mr. Right (1987) Susan Seidelman, John Malkovich, Ann Magnuson, Glenne Headly, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
A reclusive scientist builds a robot which looks exactly like Dr. Ulysses, a scientist set to go on a long-term space mission. Read More »
Death of a Salesman / Mort d’un Commis Voyageur (1985) Volker Schlöndorff, Dustin Hoffman, Kate Reid, John Malkovich, Drama
Willy Loman, a salesman based in New York City, returns home from a trip to Yonkers where his sons, Biff and Happy, and his wife, Linda, greet him. Biff, who had been working on a farm in Texas, talks to Happy about working outside, and how this house brings back bad memories, and boxes him in. Willy goes outside and flashes back to Biff’s childhood: Biff is the star quarterback of his high school football team, and the Lomans’ neighbor, Bernard, advises him to study math, but Biff and Happy ignore him and carry on playing football. Later on in the flashback, Willy goes inside, where Linda talks to him about their budget. Willy is reminded of an encounter he had with The Woman, during which he gave her some red silk stockings, with lettering along the sides that said “scarlet’s dream”, and when he returns from the flashback, he sees Linda mending some stockings and snatches them away in guilt. Later, he and Charley engage in a card game (casino), during which Willy is reminded of his brother Ben. Ben begins a dialogue with him, and Willy contemplates why he
can’t become successful.
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Based on John Steinbeck’s 1937 classic tale of two travelling companions, George and Lennie, who wander the country during the Depression, dreaming of a better life for themselves. Then, just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away. The film follows Steinbeck’s novel closely, exploring questions of strength, weakness, usefulness, reality and utopia, bringing Steinbeck’s California vividly to life.
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Shadow of the Vampire is a film about the making of a German all time classic silent horror-movie from 1922 called Nosferatu-Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu-a Symphony of Horror). The production of Nosferatu had to deal with a lot of strange things (some crew members disappeared, some died). This movie focuses on the difficult relationship between Murnau, the director, and Schreck, the lead actor.
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Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as they struggle to survive in the occupied Greek hillside. The plot lines converge as Nick’s investigations bring him closer to the answers.
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