The Inner Circle

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Filmed entirely in the now defunct Soviet Union in 1991, now Russia again, and based on real events, this film shows how life was for Ivan Saushin (Tom Hulce) and his dear wife Anastasia (Lolita Davidovich) more than twenty years after the Communist Revolution inspired their whole nation. It's 1939. The young loving couple live … Continue reading The Inner Circle

Food, Inc.

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This 2008 informative documentary deals with how what we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000. Considering than the average American supermarket has about 40,000 products and that almost every one of them is available all the time, we would not suspect the food industry guilty of concealing … Continue reading Food, Inc.

Young Frankenstein

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Silly, juvenile, and funny, extremely funny is director Mel Brook's 1974 parody of 1931 classic film Frankenstein. Here's a comedy that has endured the test of time. Gene Wilder plays Dr. Frankenstein, grandson of Victor, the mad scientist who was able to bring life to a corpse many years before. Back at his grandfather's original … Continue reading Young Frankenstein

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Walter (Ben Stiller) is a shy fellow in his thirties who would like to date his new co-worker Cheryl (Kristen Wiig), but his frequent daydreaming is an obstacle to his intentions. They both work for Life magazine. Walter manages the photo negatives that are chosen for each cover. However, their jobs might be at stake … Continue reading The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Time Machine

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Based on the H.G Wells classic science fiction novel and directed by George Pal, this 1960 movie tells the story of George (Rod Taylor) who is captivated by the concept of time traveling. It's New Year's Eve, 1899. As the new century approaches, George has invited home some of his friends to show them his … Continue reading The Time Machine

Falling Down

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Mental breakdowns are as common today as in the mid-90's Los Angeles when, on a hot summer morning, William "D-Fens" Foster (Michael Douglas) reaches that point. Stuck in traffic, he abandons his car continuing on foot towards Venice Beach, where his little daughter and ex-wife live. Unemployed, angry, frustrated, with a restraining order prohibiting to … Continue reading Falling Down

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

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Director Spike Lee presents to us a simple but impacting story of a very complex and tragic event in this 2006 four-part documentary series: the gut-wrenching aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Through Lee's skillful presentation of news clips, interviews, and an informative history of past hurricanes hitting this once festive city, we witness … Continue reading When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

Spartacus

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A solid action drama from the pages of history, based on a Howard Fast novel, this epic has influenced and inspired important leaders and people who pursue justice all over the world. Spartacus was a slave most of his life. Later, trained as a gladiator for the Romans' entertainment, he watched their cruelty at its … Continue reading Spartacus

Stadium Tantrum

It was 40 years ago (July 12, 1979) when Steve Dahl, a Chicago DJ, at Bridegeport's Comeskey Park, led thousands of white anti-disco young people chanting "Disco Sucks", burning, and breaking disco records in what has been called: "the night that Disco died." When the media asked him the reasons of his crusade, Steve said … Continue reading Stadium Tantrum

Rich Man, Poor Man

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Based on Irwin Shaw's novel, this is one of the best miniseries made in the 70's. Rudy (Peter Strauss) and Tom (Nick Nolte) Jordache are teenager brothers growing up in the years after WWII. They live in Port Phillip, New York, where their father, a German inmigrant (played by Ed Asner) works long hours at … Continue reading Rich Man, Poor Man