Cast: Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Martin Henderson
Set in 1979, adult movie actors and a small film crew arrive to a farmhouse occupied by an elderly couple in the desolate Texas countryside to film an adult movie. As the day shifts to night, the visitors slowly realize that they are not safe, and are being targeted by a nearby enemy.
The film tells the story of a group of young people who participate in a summer writing workshop in the South of France.
The group is led by Olivia Dejazet (played by Foïs), a successful novelist who challenges the students to confront difficult questions about identity, politics, and morality in their writing. However, tensions arise when one student, Antoine (played by Lucci), begins to challenge Olivia's authority and espouses extremist views.
As the workshop progresses, the group becomes increasingly divided and volatile, culminating in a shocking act of violence that tests their bonds and raises questions about the power of literature to change the world.
"The Workshop" received critical acclaim upon its release, with particular praise for its nuanced exploration of contemporary French society and its examination of the relationship between art and politics. It won the Grand Prix at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for several other awards. The film has been lauded for its intelligent writing, strong performances, and thought-provoking themes.
The film is loosely based on the life of Eugène François Vidocq, a famous French criminal and detective who lived in the early 19th century.
Depardieu plays Vidocq, a former criminal who has reformed his ways and become a private detective. When a series of grisly murders takes place in Paris, Vidocq is hired by the police to help track down the killer. As he investigates the case, Vidocq is drawn into a dark underworld of corruption and violence, where he must confront his own past and the demons that still haunt him.
The film is notable for its stylized visuals, which make use of computer-generated imagery and other special effects to create a fantastical, almost surreal atmosphere. The story also features elements of the supernatural and the occult, adding to its eerie and unsettling tone.
"Vidocq" received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its visual style and Depardieu's performance, while others criticized its convoluted plot and over-the-top tone. Nevertheless, the film remains an intriguing and visually striking exploration of the dark side of human nature and the complex motivations that drive people to commit crimes.
Cast: Patricia Richardson, Kelsey Crane, William Shockley, Gregory Alan Williams
When a not-so-popular lawyer is killed on the county line, Maksville County Sheriff Alden Rockwell must reluctantly work with the newly elected Sheriff Jo Porter of the neighboring York county. Her "big city" methods clash with his "old school" ways, but when the murderer continues to strike, they must learn to set aside their differences and work together in order to stop the killer.
The film is a sequel to the 1960 film "Village of the Damned" and follows a group of six children who possess extraordinary intelligence and psychic abilities.
The story begins when scientists discover a group of six children in various parts of the world who are all born under similar circumstances, with no apparent fathers and mothers who die during childbirth. The children have white hair and striking blue eyes, and they possess superior intelligence and psychic abilities. The scientists bring the children together to study them, but they soon realize that the children are too dangerous to be left unattended.
As the children grow more powerful and uncontrollable, the government decides to take drastic measures to contain them. The film explores themes of power, control, and the ethics of science and government.
"Children of the Damned" received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its intelligent themes and suspenseful atmosphere while others criticized its slow pace and lack of action. However, it has since gained a cult following and is considered a classic of British science fiction horror.
Cast: Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Jason Patric, Mike Hagerty
The movie stars Jason Patric as Kevin "Kid" Collins, a former boxer and ex-convict who befriends a troubled widow named Fay (played by Rachel Ward) and her wealthy boyfriend, Uncle Bud (played by Bruce Dern).
The story takes place in a small California desert town, where Kid meets Fay at a roadside bar. The two develop a connection and soon become involved in a dangerous scheme concocted by Uncle Bud. The plan involves kidnapping the young son of a wealthy family for ransom, but things quickly spiral out of control as their relationships and motives become increasingly complicated.
As the story unfolds, the characters are haunted by their pasts and their own personal demons. Kid struggles with the consequences of his violent past, while Fay is haunted by the death of her husband. Uncle Bud's true intentions are revealed, and the three characters are forced to confront their own desires and the consequences of their actions.
The film is known for its stylish cinematography and moody atmosphere, as well as the strong performances by the lead actors. "After Dark, My Sweet" is a compelling and tense thriller that explores themes of crime, redemption, and human nature. It is a must-watch for fans of neo-noir films and crime dramas.
Cast: Bonita Granville, Don Castle, Regis Toomey, Wally Cassell
Due to a head injury he had suffered during the war, Johnny experienced regular nervous breakdowns. He and Mike served in the army together and, being roommates, Mike nursed him through these.
Mike sees Estelle arrive before Linda and stops her from coming between the two lovers. However, when Mike returns to his apartment alone a couple of hours later, Estelle telephones Mike from her home and at her mother's request, to say that Linda never came home and has been reported missing.
When the police arrive at the scene they find a buckle from Linda's trench-coat on Johnny's apartment floor and, after finding Linda's body in the apartment building, they take Johnny in for questioning.
Mike is disgusted by this, but still doesn't believe his friend murdered Linda. He convinces Johnny to come out of hiding and clear his name. As they arrive home, Estelle is waiting for them with a man named Alex Tremholt, who has been renting a room at the Mitchells' since the twins were young.
Back in the present, Estelle shows up at McGinnis' and Mike drags her to his old apartment and insinuates that she committed the murder. When he enters the flat, however, Heller is waiting to arrest him. The detective reveals that Jake, the apartment janitor, recently found Linda's neck scarf in the incinerator chute with Mike's fingerprints all over it. It turns out that Mike killed Linda, believing she was Estelle. After telling Mike that the accusations he had made against Tremholt were only a trick, Heller accompanies Mike down the stairs, and past Estelle, into the night.
Cast: Julie Bishop, Lee Tracy, Don Castle, Anabel Shaw
The film follows the story of a man named Duke who returns to his hometown after serving time in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
Duke discovers that his former girlfriend, Peggy, is now married to his former best friend, Vince. Peggy is torn between her loyalty to Vince and her lingering feelings for Duke, and Duke is determined to clear his name and win Peggy back.
As Duke tries to track down the real culprits behind his conviction, he becomes embroiled in a web of deceit and corruption, and soon realizes that he may not be able to escape his past after all.
With its moody atmosphere, sharp dialogue, and gripping plot twists, "High Tide" is a classic example of film noir, a genre that explored the darker side of human nature and the consequences of greed and ambition. The film's complex characters and suspenseful storyline make it a compelling and entertaining thriller that has stood the test of time.
Cast: Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Adam Shapiro, Matt Riedy, Katija Pevec
The film follows the story of Elizabeth Benton (played by Melanie Papalia), a young woman who is conducting research for her graduate thesis on online video chat services. She logs onto a website called "The Den" and begins to interact with strangers from around the world.
At first, the interactions are innocuous and even entertaining, but soon Elizabeth begins to receive disturbing and threatening messages from an anonymous user. She tries to block the user and move on, but the harassment continues and escalates.
As Elizabeth continues to investigate, she realizes that the anonymous user is not the only danger lurking on The Den. She discovers a dark and twisted underworld of violent and depraved individuals who use the site to satisfy their darkest desires.
As she becomes more and more immersed in this world, Elizabeth's safety is jeopardized and she is forced to confront the reality of the dangers that exist in the digital realm.
The Den is a chilling and unsettling film that highlights the potential dangers of the internet and online interactions. It raises important questions about the ways in which technology can be used to facilitate violence and exploitation, and the need for greater awareness and vigilance in our digital lives.
Through its use of found-footage techniques and its immersive portrayal of online interactions, The Den is a gripping and thought-provoking film that will stay with audiences long after the credits have rolled.
The film centers around a young woman named Marion (played by Mai Zetterling), who is bored with her mundane life and yearns for excitement. She begins an affair with a wealthy businessman, Charles (played by Jack Hawkins), but soon discovers that he is not who he appears to be.
As Marion becomes more deeply involved with Charles, she becomes embroiled in a dangerous game of deception and murder. When a private detective, John (played by Stewart Granger), begins to investigate Charles' business dealings, Marion finds herself caught in the middle.
As the web of deceit begins to unravel, Marion must make a choice - will she continue to play with fire and risk everything, or will she break free from Charles' grip and try to start anew?
She Played with Fire is a classic film noir that masterfully combines elements of suspense, romance, and drama. Mai Zetterling delivers a standout performance as Marion, capturing her complex emotions and the twists and turns of the plot. The film is a gripping and thrilling journey through the dark underbelly of human desire, showcasing the dangers of playing with fire.
The film follows two Chinese American cab drivers, Jo (Moy) and Steve (Hayashi), who are searching for their friend Chan, who has gone missing with their money. As they traverse the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown, they encounter a variety of characters who offer different perspectives on the Chinese American experience.
Through their conversations with these characters, Jo and Steve grapple with questions of identity and belonging, and confront the challenges of assimilating to American culture while maintaining their cultural heritage.
The film is shot in a pseudo-documentary style, with the characters often speaking directly to the camera and breaking the fourth wall. This approach gives the film a raw and authentic feel and allows for a more nuanced exploration of the issues it addresses.
"Chan Is Missing" is a groundbreaking film that offers a unique and insightful look into the experiences of Chinese Americans. Its exploration of cultural identity and assimilation is as relevant today as it was when the film was released, and it remains a powerful and important work in the canon of Asian American cinema.
Cast: Irene Papas, Audrey Hepburn, James Mason, Ben Gazzara
As Elizabeth takes control of the company, she begins to uncover a web of deceit and betrayal that leads her to suspect that her father's death was not an accident. With the help of a private investigator named Rhys Williams (Gazzara), Elizabeth sets out to unravel the mystery and uncover the truth about her family and the business they built.
As the investigation unfolds, Elizabeth finds herself the target of several attempts on her life, leading her to suspect that the people she thought she could trust may have had a hand in her father's death. The movie builds tension and suspense as Elizabeth races against time to uncover the truth and protect herself from those who would do her harm.
"Bloodline" is a thrilling and suspenseful film that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Hepburn delivers a captivating performance as a strong and determined woman who is determined to uncover the truth about her family's past. The film also features beautiful cinematography and a haunting musical score that add to the overall sense of mystery and intrigue.
Overall, "Bloodline" is a classic thriller that is sure to keep audiences guessing until the very end. It is a must-see for fans of suspenseful movies and anyone who enjoys a good mystery.
Cast: Eric Johnson, Jessica Steen, Haylie Duff, Jon McLaren
After the house is robbed and the nanny's bThe nanny seems to be overly possessive of the child and begins to insinuate herself into the family's affairs. The mother starts to suspect that the nanny is hiding a dark secret, but no one believes her.
As the mother delves deeper into the nanny's past, she discovers that the woman is not who she claims to be. In fact, she is a dangerous criminal on the run from the law. The nanny will stop at nothing to protect her identity and the secrets she's hiding, even if it means putting the child's life in danger.
With time running out and the nanny's true identity at risk of being exposed, the mother must find a way to stop her before it's too late. She enlists the help of a detective and together, they race against the clock to uncover the truth and save the child from harm.
Filled with suspense and unexpected twists, "My Nanny's Secret" is a thrilling drama that explores the lengths people will go to protect their secrets and the consequences of keeping them hidden.rother is a suspect, she lies to protect him, but she then realizes he isn't the only one with a secret.
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Tim Roth, Michael Rooker, Ellen Burstyn
The film takes place primarily in a police interrogation room, where detectives and a psychologist attempt to unravel the truth behind Wayland's murky past and his potential involvement in the murder.
As the interrogation progresses, the detectives begin to uncover a complex web of lies, deceit, and manipulation surrounding Wayland, including his relationships with his business partner and former lover.
The film explores themes of identity, memory, and the blurred lines between truth and fiction. It is also notable for its nonlinear storytelling, with the narrative shifting back and forth in time and featuring multiple unreliable narrators.
"Deceiver" received mixed reviews upon its release but has since gained a cult following for its provocative storytelling and strong performances, particularly from Roth in the lead role.