Films I watched in November 2013

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1.
Frances Ha (2012)
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A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles. (86 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
2.
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
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When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves. (112 mins.)
Director: Alan Taylor
 
3.
The Past (2013)
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An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce. (130 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
4.
Wait Until Dark (1967)
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A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. (108 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
5.
A Moreninha (1970)
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Romantic girl gathers some old friends in her house on Paquetá Island, in Rio de Janeiro, and tries to find out... (96 mins.)
 
6.
Paradise: Hope (2013)
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The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love... (92 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
7.
Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (2013)
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Revolves around the love between an immortal hero and Janaína, the woman he has been in love with for 600 years, through Brazil's colonization, slavery, military regime and the future, in 2096, in the midst of wars for water. (98 mins.)
 
8.
Medium Cool (1969)
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A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention. (111 mins.)
Director: Haskell Wexler
 
9.
The Devil's Playground (1976)
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Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling... (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
10.
Cinderella (1957 TV Special)
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The first of three TV versions of the classic fairy tale that featured a Rodgers and Hammerstein score. (90 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
11.
Red Flag (2012)
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A solipsistic filmmaker takes his independent film on tour. Hoping to escape the pain of his recent breakup... (85 mins.)
Director: Alex Karpovsky
 
12.
The Fugitive Kind (1959)
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Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence... (119 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
13.
Girl Most Likely (2012)
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A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News. (103 mins.)
 
14.
The To Do List (2013)
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Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall. (104 mins.)
Director: Maggie Carey
 
15.
Captain Phillips (2013)
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The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. (134 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
16.
Barcelona (1994)
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Ted, a stuffy white guy from Illinois working in sales for the Barcelona office of a US corporation... (101 mins.)
Director: Whit Stillman
 
17.
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
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Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial. (111 mins.)
 
18.
A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
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This tragicomedy is a self-ironic portrait of a young man who drops out of university and ends up wandering the streets of the city he lives: Berlin... (86 mins.)
Director: Jan Ole Gerster
 
19.
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
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In 1962, a prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl... (103 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
20.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
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A juvenile offender impresses the reform school Governor with running abilities. He is in turn given special privileges to encourage him to win a race against the local public school, but he is therefore teased his fellow rebellious peers. (104 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
21.
Hoje (2011)
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Former political activist receives compensation money for her husband's disappearance during Brazilian dictatorship. Now, she is able to afford a new home. While moving, however, a visitor obligates her to review her entire history. (90 mins.)
Director: Tata Amaral
 
22.
The World's End (2013)
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Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival. (109 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
23.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
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Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. (146 mins.)
 
24.
Blue Jasmine (2013)
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A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love... (98 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
25.
Something in the Air (2012)
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In the months after the heady weeks of May '68, a group of young Europeans search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning. (122 mins.)
Director: Olivier Assayas
 
26.
The Last Days of Disco (1998)
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Story of two female Manhattan book editors fresh out of college, both finding love and themselves while frequenting the local disco. (113 mins.)
Director: Whit Stillman
 
27.
15 Years and One Day (2013)
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Margo is struggling to deal with her son, Jon a rebellious and free-spirited teenager who runs with a bad crowd... (96 mins.)