Hoping to convince his wife that a promotion across the country could change their lives, Brian takes her on a trip to a faded resort town where they once honeymooned. Here, Brian is forced to examine his own marriage, fears, and integrity.
In post war Tokyo, undefeated Japanese Champion Masahiro (Yusuke Ogasawara) trains in the winter wilderness for his upcoming bout against the American challenger Clint Sullivan (Tyler Wood)... See full summary »
When a young gay lawyer arrives on Fire Island to explore his sexuality, he becomes witness to a murder after being drugged. A stranger helps him to safety, but he soon discovers his savior is friends with the killer.
Can Cleo turn back time? It seems that misfortune has been haunting her loved ones since she was born. A legendary treasure sounds like the solution to her problems, but Cleo will have to let go of the past.
Born into the seedy, underground world of prostitution, 15-year-old Shara has known no other life. Her mother is an aging, career escort, who is now looking to Shara to make the kind of money she made in her youth. After a dramatic encounter with her mom's ex-boyfriend, Shara finds herself alone on the streets of Los Angeles. Struggling to survive, she turns to the only option she believes she ... See full summary »
Jessica Taylor Haid,
Elpida, a middle-aged housewife, is trapped in the misery of an oppressive loveless marriage, with a man who has no consideration for her feelings and needs. Her monotonous life is disrupted when a young painter is employed to paint the building she lives in. Her imagination then starts to flourish as she is confronted with her unquenchable desires, her body and the husband she has no love for. After he sells her car without her consent, she becomes vindictive and violent towards him, but her perception of reality is questioned when she has no recollection of events that actually happened.
"Pause": Soul-crushing Examination of a Soul Reborn
Stella Fyrogeni is remarkable in the Greek domestic drama "Pause". Her portrayal of a long-suffering wife, so minimized by her loathsome husband it doesn't even pass for underappreciated, is at various turns in this film: morose, incensed, impassioned and, ultimately and most unlikely, giddy.
And as the movie's premise is that this is a middle-aged woman ensnared in a vicious bout with menopause, we as an audience are never entirely sure if what we are watching is her real world or her fantasy one.
Captivating stuff here to be sure. If it wasn't all just so damn dismal.
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