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Entries from April 2008

The Iron Giant (1999)

April 30th, 2008 · 7 Comments

  Synopsis As Sputnik orbits Earth in the year 1957, something from outer space plummets through the eye of a storm and lands in the waters off the coast of “Rockwell,” Maine. The next day, Hogarth Hughes (Eli Marienthal) visits his mother (Jennifer Aniston) at the diner where she works. A local salt (M. Emmet […]

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Tags: Animation · Based on novel · Military · Mother/son relationship · No opening credits · Paranoia · Small town

Coming Home (1978)

April 24th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Synopsis Luke Martin (Jon Voight) is at the pool table of a VA hospital with the other disabled veterans, who start to talk about whether they’d go back to fight if they could. One of the vets states that this logic makes sense to him only because some of them need to justify to themselves […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Brother/sister relationship · Military · Prostitute · Unconventional romance

Klute (1971)

April 21st, 2008 · 5 Comments

  Synopsis A soft spoken but unwavering police officer from rural Pennsylvania named John Klute (Donald Sutherland) is compelled to investigate the disappearance of his best friend Tom Gruneman. The FBI claims that Gruneman led “a Jekyll and Hyde existence” and wrote several obscene letters to a call girl in New York before vanishing. Klute […]

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Tags: Paranoia · Prostitute · Psychoanalysis · Unconventional romance · Woman in jeopardy