Annie, in true noir fashion, fatalistically falls in love with a millionaire who is quite bewitched by another lover and is not afraid to show it. In flashback narrative Annie explains that she met ...
Johnny Lamb is an elevator man by day and a hit man by night. He's very good at his job; he's a professional. The Boss sends him on a job that makes Lamb confront his conscience, maybe for the first ...
Yuppie and womanizer Tomas is caught in a trap when falsely diagnosed with A.I.D.S. by Silvia, a nurse who finds herself cheated by the young Casanova. Looking for a quick death (putting ... See full summary »
Daniel Giménez Cacho,
Luis de Icaza
Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist, living in Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, Jean-Michel is "... See full summary »
Benicio Del Toro
An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit ... See full summary »
A disillusioned killer embarks on his last hit but first he has to overcome his affections for his cool, detached partner. Thinking it's dangerous and improper to become involved with a ... See full summary »
Roy Baxter is concerned for his daughter Christina's safety. She's working as a doctor among the Masai in Kenya. Poaching gangs are slaughtering protected species, then raiding Masai ... See full summary »
Peter R. Hunt
Daniel J. Travanti,
Inspired by the stories of the American writer Raymond Chandler, the classical hero is private detective Phil Marlowe, a romantic cowboy, who takes the law into his own hands in the rough ... See full summary »
Trust Steven Soderbergh to make dangerous and thrilling a safely nostalgic TV show. His film, 'The Quiet Room' is an extension into noir of his SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE subject matter, and provides a bridge between it and his later generic forays: the private, sexual space in the public domain; the Genetesque rites of sex and power, one corrupting the other (and vica versa); the malaise of middle-class inadequacy; the ultimate failure of all relationships because of lack of communication (this film begins the father/daughter problematic essayed so hauntingly in THE LIMEY). Brilliantly, painfully funny, the film is more stylistically imaginative than a TV programme has any right to expect.
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