In Montréal, Jean-Pierre is fired on the set of a TV commercial where he's an apprentice technician. He's penniless, behind on his rent, with a thin resume and no college units. He has a ... See full summary »
A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek ... See full summary »
Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, ... See full summary »
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio,
A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal pain and a troubled marriage fade into the background as news comes that one of her sons ... See full summary »
Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police ... See full summary »
A coming of age story of a young boy, who is left to live with his grandfather. His grandfather is a famous painter and with fame comes a grand lifestyle with a lot of parties and woman. The boy learns about life, women and sex.
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Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him ... See full summary »
Kooky midwestern shiksa meets kooky New York Jew and embarks on tentative romance. On a sunny day with all the planets aligned you get "Annie Hall". On a rainy day in Akron, you get the bravely-titled "Something Short of Paradise", a romantic comedy with no romance, not to mention wit, chemistry or pathos. Sarandon and Steinberg grimly plod through the standard plot points, meeting, breaking up and getting back together, but since they strike no romantic sparks you wonder why they bother. Nothing entertaining is made of the characters' cultural or tempermental differences, and the actors often move (or stand around) awkwardly as though they hadn't rehearsed. What's worse, Steinberg's Harris Sloane is petulant and even shows some flashes of jealous violence. Besides being completely wrong for his rather nebbishy character, I'd think this would cause any intelligent woman to run while she could. Unless you're a big fan of Sarandon or Steinberg, both of whom give their all in this lost cause, I'd suggest you do the same.
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