A former gunfighter who went to prison but then took up religion arrives in a western town as the new preacher. There he finds a feud between the ranchers and the farmers. The Railroad Agent is after the ranchers land and has his men causing all the trouble. The new preacher sets out to bring the two sides together and he says he will not need a gun.
Month: July 2019
After the shuttering of a local mine, villagers in a tiny Sicilian town are desperate for work. Widower Saro decides to try his luck in France with his three children. He buys passage abroad from Ciccio, a guide who is to accompany him, his family and several others on their trek. Along for the ride are Barbara, and her boyfriend, Vanni. While the group travels across Italy, perils, as well as new relationships, are unavoidable.
In Paul Verhoeven’s sexual psychodrama Turkish Delight — an adaptation of Jan Wolkers’ best-selling erotic novel — Rutger Hauer is Eric, an Amsterdam artist whose paintings and sculptures are all perverse. He spends his days wandering around the city and picking up young female lovers — whom he beds and then tosses aside mercilessly — and keeps an extensive scrapbook of mementos from his bedmates. Eric is deeply haunted, however, by a dysfunctional past relationship. He only fell in love on one occasion: with Olga, a mentally unstable woman dying of a brain tumor.
This bracing World War II epic was the film that brought Verhoeven to Hollywood’s attention. It follows a group of college friends through the Nazi occupation of Holland, as two becomes heroes of the resistance movement, while another turns traitor. As usual, Verhoeven’s moral ambiguity and skewed sensibility keep things complicated: far from a patriotic flag-waver, Soldier of Orange is as knotty, subversive, and gonzo as war movies get (witness the hero performing a homoerotic tango), while demonstrating Verhoeven’s ability to balance action with involving human drama.
Jack London’s classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to his situation. Although the two are bonded, Buck yearns to run free with the wild dogs in the wilderness.
Doug and Lynn Kaines are a happily married couple whose visit to Mexico turns into a nightmare. As they are driving home, Lynn hits a Mexican police officer, killing him. Rather than report the crime, the couple flee the scene. They seem to have escaped judgment — until a mysterious man, Jack Shell, shows up on their doorstep. He knows all about what they did, and he’s going to enjoy making them pay for it.
A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Adolf Hitler’s young architect and one-time confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. This movie is based on Speer’s autobiography of the same name.
A young boy runs away from the reformatory school, intending to look for his mother who lives in Athens separated from his father for the last 5 years. The boy hides in a house where he becomes friends with a young girl and her brother. They hide him until he meets his parents again.