What We Found 2020

What We Found 2020

What We Found 2020

What We Found 2020
1h 50min | Thriller | 31 July 2020 (USA)

Storyline:

A trio of friends are starting high school when their friend vanishes. With the police unable, or unwilling to find her, they take it upon themselves to find out what happened her, undertaking a harrowing journey that will change them all.

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Beast No More 2019

Beast No More 2019

Beast No More 2019

Beast No More 2019
Horror, Thriller | 2 November 2019 (Australia)

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A young biologist, Mary Jane, who focuses on lepidoptery (the study of moths and butterflies), doesn’t have the perfect life; she does however have what she considers the perfect son. Tragedy strikes and Mary Jane’s world is disturbingly turned upside down. Fleeing the troubled “real world” she embarks upon a solitary bush project. In the isolated and surreal landscape Mary Jane starts experiencing strange phenomena. The opportunity to be a mother again presents itself, only it comes at a cost for Mary Jane and what’s left of her family.

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Where Adam Stood 1976

Where Adam Stood 1976

Where Adam Stood 1976

Where Adam Stood 1976
1h 17min | Drama | TV Movie 21 April 1976

Storyline:

“Where Adam Stood” is “based on” the 1907 autobiography, “Father and Son”, by Christian fundamentalist and naturalist Edmund Gosse, but Dennis Potter adapted only one section of the book, adding much material of his own invention. The drama was filmed on the Devon coast near Torquay, not far from where Gosse lived. With a literal belief in the Old Testament, Philip Gosse is opposed to the new theories of Charles Darwin, espoused here by biologist Brackley. Assuming “the Lord’s will” determines the fate of his ailing son Edmund, Philip Gosse creates a life-threatening situation, even suggesting the illness is God’s punishment because of Edmund’s desire for a toy ship. While looking at the ship in a shop window, Edmund is approached by the village’s mad Mary Teague, and the deranged woman lures the child into the forest for an attempted sexual attack. He resists, throws a stone at her and flees. Later, he also resists and challenges his father’s belief system by stating, “The Good Lord says I am to have the ship.”

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Emil and the Detectives 1931

Emil and the Detectives 1931

Emil and the Detectives 1931

Emil and the Detectives 1931
Emil und die Detektive (original title)
1h 15min | Adventure, Family, Drama | 2 December 1931 (Germany)

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Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

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Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her 2000

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her 2000

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her 2000

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her 2000
PG-13 | 1h 49min | Drama, Romance | 4 October 2000 (France)

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Five loosely intertwined stories of the emotional issues facing individual middle-aged Angelenas are presented. In “This Is Dr. Keener”, physician Elaine Keener is spending the day taking care of her invalid mother at home on the nurse’s day off. Elaine, a scientist, seeks confirmation on what may be a turning point issue in her life by an unconventional means, namely a tarot card reading. Although the news Elaine receives through the reading is a largely accurate assessment of her current life, it is the news about that crossroads issue that takes her somewhat aback. In “Fantasies About Rebecca”, thirty-nine year old Rebecca Waynon is outwardly in control of her life, from her job as a bank manager to her personal long term relationship with older Robert. A homeless woman named Nancy who hangs around outside the bank seems to have a clearer picture of what is truly happening with Rebecca than Rebecca herself, as is witnessed by Rebecca’s ultimate reaction to an action in dealing with a personal issue. In “Someone for Rose”, divorced mother Rose’s life is focused on making sure her fifteen year old son Jay is turning into a respectable young man. Between that and her new work as a writer of children’s books, Rose doesn’t seem to have time to look for love, which changes when Albert, a dwarf, moves in across the street. In “Goodnight Lilly, Goodnight Christine”, lesbian couple Christine and Lilly discuss their relationship – past, present and future – as they deal with Lilly’s terminal illness. And in “Love Waits For Kathy”, police detective Kathy Faber lives with her blind sister Carol Faber. Although Carol has an active life – social and professional, the former which includes dates – and is more than capable of managing on her own as she is highly perceptive, Kathy, under the surface, treats Carol with kid gloves to make sure she’s all right in dealing with life considering her physical disability. As such, Kathy has let her personal life largely slip by her. But is it too late for Kathy?

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The Wolves 2019

The Wolves 2019

The Wolves 2019

The Wolves 2019
Los lobos (original title)
1h 35min | Drama | 15 October 2019 (South Korea)

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Max and Leo are 8 and 5 years old and have just immigrated to the US with their mother. Their days pass inside a tiny apartment, while they wait for their mother to come back, as they hold on to the hope of traveling to Disney. Max will have to grow up prematurely in order to understand his mothers motivations

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Struck by Lightning 2012

Struck by Lightning 2012

Struck by Lightning 2012

Struck by Lightning 2012
Not Rated | 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2013 (USA)

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A high school boy, desperate to escape the idiocy of the people in his hometown, tries to create a way in which he can move to New York, attend the college of his dreams and do something other than live in the footsteps of his drunken, divorced mother. Along the way he blackmails his fellow students into contributing to his literary magazine and discovers what it’s like to feel accomplished. Does he get accepted into the college of his dreams? Is he going to make a difference and follow his life goal?

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Escaping Freedom 2020

Escaping Freedom 2020

Escaping Freedom 2020

Escaping Freedom 2020
Not Rated | 2h 19min | Drama, Romance | 5 May 2020 (USA)

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Foster siblings Vincent and Krystal have been estranged for many years. When they are forced to reunite, their polar opposite paths in life lead to an explosive outcome where each is made to come to terms with their own faults. Vincent is a pastor of a small church struggling with religious doubts and a burgeoning desire for another male pastor. Krystal, on the other hand, has devoted her life to full on exploration and hedonism through the arts yet struggles with the labels placed on her as a result. As each other’s closest confidant as well as biggest critic, Vincent and Krystal attract and repel like magnets. When the siblings reunite, everything comes to a head, both within their relationship and within each of their individual lives.

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Summerland 2020

Summerland 2020

Summerland 2020

Summerland 2020
PG | 1h 39min | Drama, War | 31 July 2020 (USA)

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Alice is a reclusive writer, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel. When she opens her front door one day to find she’s to adopt a young London evacuee named Frank, she’s resistant. It’s not long, however, before the two realize they have more in common in their pasts than Alice had assumed. Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Courtenay star in this intensely emotional story of love’s endurance in trying times.

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