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Pearl (2022)

Pearl (2022) | Transcript

In 1918, a young woman on the brink of madness pursues stardom in a desperate attempt to escape the drudgery, isolation, and lovelessness of life on her parents’ farm.

X (2022)

X (2022) | Transcript

In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the crew find themselves fighting for their lives.

Gladiator (2000)

The “Merit” in Popular American Cinema

“Gladiator” exemplifies the American ideal of merit over birth, a theme prevalent in US cinema despite criticisms of its reality. Films like “Rocky” and “Flashdance” celebrate this narrative of self-made success through perseverance.

Ultraman: Rising (2024)

Ultraman: Rising (2024) | Transcript

Ken Sato, a superstar baseball player who returns to Japan to become the latest hero to carry the mantle of Ultraman. However, he is compelled to raise a newborn kaiju monster, the offspring of his greatest enemy as his own child.

The Lego Movie (2014)

The Lego Movie (2014) | Transcript

An ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.

Clerks (1994)

Clerks (1994) | Transcript

A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.

Safe House (2012)

Safe House (2012) | Transcript

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

Four Brothers (2005)

Four Brothers (2005) | Transcript

When their adoptive mother is gunned down in a store robbery, four brothers decide to investigate the murder and find the killers themselves, but not all is what it seems.

Brats (2024)

Brats (2024) | Transcript

Centers on 1980s films starring the ‘Brat Pack’ and their profound impact on the young stars’ lives.

Home (2015)

Home (2015) | Transcript

An alien on the run from his own people makes friends with a girl. He tries to help her on her quest, but can be an interference.

Wonder (2017)

Wonder (2017) | Transcript

Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Late Bloomers (2023)

Late Bloomers (2023) | Transcript

An aimless 28 year-old Brooklynite lands in the hospital after drunkenly breaking her hip. An encounter with a cranky elderly Polish woman who speaks no English leads to a job caring for her. Neither likes it, but it’s time to grow up.

Hit Man (2023)

Hit Man: A Masterful Blend of Comedy and Noir | Review

A sensational film that uncovers the classic within the contemporary, reveals cinephilia in the imagination, and finds the ordinary in the extraordinary. A masterful screenplay, Richard Linklater and Glen Powell are in top form.

COUNTDOWN: The Ancient Tradition of Election Pins

On the original poster of The Manchurian Candidate, a button stood out with the colors of the American flag enigmatically mixed with the image of a playing card: the consecration of a symbol of American elections.

Under Paris (2024) | Transcript

To save Paris from a bloodbath, a grieving scientist is forced to face her tragic past when a giant shark appears in the Seine.

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight (2008) | Transcript

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Yorgos Lanthimos’s Kinds of Kindness: A Return to Form | Review

Yorgos Lanthimos’s Kinds of Kindness blends his early cold, calculated style with recent vitality, exploring work, love, and faith. The film’s narrative and thematic elements are familiar, but Lanthimos’s provocative approach and direct intervention challenge viewers.

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