Qi jian

In the mid-17th century, the Manchus take over the sovereignty of China and establish the Qing Dynasty. While nationalistic sentiments start brewing within the ”jianghu” (martial artists’ community), the Qing government immediately imposes a ban forbidding the common people from practising martial arts. The warlord Fire-Wind sees the new law as an opportunity for himself…

Two for the Money

Brandon Lang (McConaughey) is a former college football star who, after sustaining a career-ending injury, takes a job handicapping football games. His success at choosing winners catches the eye of Walter Abrams (Pacino), the slick head of one of the biggest sports consulting operations in the United States. Walter takes Brandon under his wing, and…

Æon Flux

In 2415, after a virus in 2011 wiped out 99% of the Earth’s population, all of the survivors inhabit Bregna, a walled city-state, which is ruled by a congress of scientists. Although Bregna is idyllic, people are routinely disappearing and everyone is suffering from bad dreams. Æon Flux is a member of the ‘Monicans’, an…

Shopgirl

Mirabelle Buttersfield (Claire Danes), a transplanted Vermonter, is an aspiring artist and saleswoman at the evening gloves counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. Her quiet, orderly existence – filled with both the mundane (futon furniture and an aging pickup truck) and the serious (a large student loan and a supply of antidepressants) –…

Paradise Now

”Paradise Now” follows Palestinian childhood friends Said and Khaled who live in Nablus and have been recruited for suicide attacks in Tel Aviv. It focuses on what would be their last days together. Their handlers from an unidentified resistance group tell them the attack will take place the next day. The pair record videos glorifying…

Separate Lies

“No life is perfect – even if it seems to be,” says James Manning, a wealthy London solicitor. When it comes to matters of right and wrong, he likes to think of himself as inflexible. Anne, his much younger wife, is accommodating and dutiful and likes the life they lead, the house in London, the…

Dimmi di sì

In order to win a reality show, a boy and a girl absolutely incompatible pretend to love each other and both are ready to get married. At the wedding, however, presents the police with an arrest warrant. In reality it is just a trick of the producers of the show but during the vicissitudes to…

A Love Song for Bobby Long

Combining elements of Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner, the story focuses on eighteen-year-old Purslane Hominy Will, who leaves the Florida trailer park where she lives with her abusive boyfriend to return to her hometown of New Orleans following the drug overdose death of her jazz singer mother Lorraine, a free spirit she had not seen…

The Perfect Score

The film revolves around high school student Kyle (Chris Evans), who needs a high score on the SAT to get into his preferred architecture program at Cornell University. He constantly compares himself to his older brother Larry, who is now living above his parents’ garage. Kyle’s best friend, Matty (Bryan Greenberg), wants to get a…

Bride and Prejudice

Set in Amritsar, the story follows Lalita Bakshi, a young woman living with her doting father and helping him run the family farming enterprise; her mother, who is determined to marry off her daughters to respectable and wealthy men; and her three sisters, Jaya, Maya, and Lakhi. At a friend’s wedding, Lalita meets Will Darcy,…