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The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather (1972)

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. Netflix, IMDB Director: Francis Ford Coppola STC Genre: Institutionalized “Group” – the Family “Choice” – whether Michael joins family business or not “Sacrifice” – will Michael sacrifice his family or his soul? I don’t think it requires […]

Sideways (2004)

Sideways (2004)

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California’s wine country, just as one is about to get married. Netflix, IMDB Director: Alexander Payne STC Genre: Rites of Passage (mid-life crisis) “Life Problem” – Miles can’t get over his divorce “Wrong Way” – […]

Red (1994)

Red (1994)

In this meditation on the need for passion and human connection — the final film in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “three colors” trilogy — an accident brings together two very different people: Valentine (Irene Jacob), a model, and Joseph (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a retired judge. Netflix, IMDB Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski STC Genre: Out of the Bottle “Wish” – […]

Sin City (2005)

Sin City (2005)

Ex-con Marv (Mickey Rourke) avenges a hooker’s (Jaime King) death, Detective Dwight (Clive Owen) gets involved with hazardous vixens and a rogue cop (Bruce Willis) becomes hell-bent on saving a stripper (Jessica Alba) from a rapist (Nick Stahl) in interlaced stories adapted from Frank Miller’s graphic novels. Netflix, IMDB Directors: Frank Miller,┬áRobert Rodriguez STC Genre: […]

Cast Away (2000)

Cast Away (2000)

After FedEx systems engineer Chuck Noland’s (Tom Hanks) plane crashes in the Pacific Ocean, he finds himself fighting to survive on a deserted island with nothing but a painted volleyball — a silent partner he names Wilson. Netflix, IMDB Director: Robert Zemeckis STC Genre: Golden Fleece (Solo) – according to Blake “Road” – Starting as […]

Idiocracy (2006)

Idiocracy (2006)

To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find — an Army private (Luke Wilson) and a prostitute (Maya Rudolph) — and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a civilization so dumbed-down that they’re the […]