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Entries from February 2008

Stir of Echoes (1999)

February 27th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Synopsis Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) – ignoring the peculiarity of his 5-year-old son Jake (Zachary David Cope), who talks to empty space and asks it questions like “Does it hurt to be dead?” – goes downstairs in his Chicago brownstone, where he learns that his wife Maggie (Kathryn Erbe) is pregnant. He first hears the […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Bathtub scene · Brother/sister relationship · Dreams and visions · Father/son relationship · Midlife crisis · Mother/son relationship · Paranoia

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

February 24th, 2008 · 7 Comments

  Synopsis In the Mekong Delta, 6 October 1971, a unit of American soldiers including “Professor” Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins) becomes violently nauseous moments before an attack by enemy forces. Jacob wakes up in the New York subway. He finds his exit has been chained shut, and he has to descend into the tunnel to […]

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Tags: Bathtub scene · Beasts and monsters · Dreams and visions · Paranoia

A Little Romance (1979)

February 21st, 2008 · 6 Comments

  Synopsis 13-year-old Daniel (Thelonious Bernard) spends his day watching French dubbed versions of Robert Redford, Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall and Burt Reynolds move across the screen at a cinema in La Garenne. He lives alone with his father, a Paris cab driver who overcharges American tourists, but wastes most of it betting on […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Coming of age · Museums and galleries · Road trip · Train · Unconventional romance