The Selfish Giant (2013)
When Arbor and Swifty are suspended from school, they begin collecting scrap metal and selling it to Kitten, a local dealer. When he notices Swifty’s affinity for horses, Kitten allows him to work with several of his. A jealous Arbor steals some scrap from Kitten to sell elsewhere. When Kitten finds out, he forces Arbor to steal a dangerous high voltage wire as punishment and Swifty is electrocuted after Arbor cuts the wire.
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Blacky Popara and a small cadre of associates are trapped in an underground cave in Yugoslvia at the end of the second World War. Blacky’s supposed best friend Marko Dren, a communist party official, tricks them into believing the war continues on the surface so they will make weapons they believe are used to fight the Nazi threat which he then sells for profit.
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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway), a graduate of Northwestern’s journalism school, takes a job as a personal assistant for Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the notoriously difficult chief editor of a famed fashion magazine. The demanding job challenges her professionally and personally.
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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
When Larry Talbot is accidentally revived, he seeks he notes of Dr. Frankenstein in hopes they can lead to a permanent cure for his condition.
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Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
Scandal magazine writer Bob Weston (Tony Curtis) wants to write an article about Helen Brown (Natalie Wood), the writer of a new relationship advice book. When she refuses the interview, he uses a different name to gain access to her, but this ruse leads to complications when Bob and Helen fall in love.
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A Touch of Sin (2013)
This medley of vignettes highlights the underbelly of contemporary Chinese society.
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The Punk Singer (2013)
This documentary details the life of Kathleen Hanna, an influential punk singer with the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre who co-founded the riot grrrl movement.
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Decoding Deepak (2012)
Deepak Chopra has made a fortune as a spiritual advisor to the rich and famous. This film directed by his son, Gotham Chopra, follows Deepak as he goes through Blackberry withdrawal while visiting monks in India, obsesses over his next book, meets with the powerful in corporate boardrooms, and works on a spiritual video game.
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The Call (2013)
Six months after her mistake inadvertently resulted in a young girl’s murder, 9-11 operator Jordan Tuner (Halle Berry) takes a frantic call from kidnapped Casey Welson (Abigail Breslin) and realizes her kidnapper is the same murderer she encountered before. It’s a race against time to find him before he strikes again.
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The Way Way Back (2013)
Awkward teenager Duncan (Liam James) finds a surrogate father in Owen (Sam Rockwell), the manager of Water Wizz. This is not an original film, but the characters are so authentic and the enthusiasm so overwhelming, it’s more than capable of overcoming any deficiency in its conceit.
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