This movie is about a woman who is trying to rebuild her shattered marriage. She and her husband move to an old Victorian style home, where she finds a beautiful dress in the attic, which has a tear in the shoulder.
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Agora (2009) Alejandro Amenábar, Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Adventure, Drama, History
Alexandria, 391 AD: Hypatia teaches astronomy, mathematics, and philosophy. Her student Orestes is in love with her, as is Davus, her personal slave. As the city’s Christians, led by Ammonius and Cyril, gain political power, the institutions of learning may crumble along with the governance of slavery.
Starman (1984) John Carpenter, Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Jenny Hayden never did get over the death of her husband. So when an alien life form decides to model “himself” on the husband, Jenny is understandably confused if not terrified. The alien, or Starman, as he is called, has a deadline to meet, and kidnaps Jenny in order to meet it.
His Girl Friday (1940) Howard Hawks, Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Comedy, Drama, Romance
JJ ‘Jake’ Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city’s water supply system, of having an affair.
Contact (1997) Robert Zemeckis, Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway has long been interested in contact to faraway lands, a love fostered in her childhood by her father, Ted Arroway, who passed away when she was nine years old leaving her then orphaned. Her current work in monitoring for extraterrestrial life is based on that love and is in part an homage to her father.
After Hours (1985) Martin Scorsese, Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Comedy, Crime, Drama
A meek word processor impulsively travels to Manhattan’s Soho District to date an attractive but apparently disturbed young woman and finds himself trapped there in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances.
A Noite do Espantalho / The Night of the Scarecrow (1974) Sérgio Ricardo, Geraldo Azevedo, Fátima Batista, Ana Lúcia Castro, Drama
A psychedelic Brazilian musical with much of the esthetics of Cinema Novo and Tropicalismo; feels a bit like a Brazilian, more modest (and linear) version of “El Topo”. The music is what really shines here; one of the stars (the narrator, featured in the posters above) is now famous musician Alceu Valença.
Munekata kyôdai / The Munekata Sisters (1950) Yasujirô Ozu, Kinuyo Tanaka, Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Drama
Setsuko is unhappily to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a bad drinking habit. She had always been in love with Hiroshi but both of them failed to propose when Hiroshi left for France a few years ago. Now he is back and Mariko (Setsuko’s sister) tries to reunite them. She too is secretly in love with Hiroshi.