Tag: directorial debut

The Wendell Baker Story (2005) 5.6

The Wendell Baker Story (2005)

Storyline:Near the Texas-Mexico border, Wendell Baker has a few things going for him: his genial nature and optimism and the love of Doreen. His troubles? He dances around telling her that he loves her, and his idea o...

Frauds (1993) 6

Frauds (1993)

Storyline:Story of the ways in which insurance investigator Roland Copping interferes in and manipulates the lives of others with outrageous games and gimmicks. Eventually he becomes involved in an escalating vendetta...

Amy George (2011) 5.6

Amy George (2011)

Storyline:Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle-class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a book on what it takes to be a "true-artist", he sets out lookin...

Tales from Earthsea (2006) 6.4

Tales from Earthsea (2006)

Storyline:Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the ...

The Pleasure Garden (1925) 6

The Pleasure Garden (1925)

Storyline:Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer. Jill is engaged to adventurer Hugh Fielding and she introduces Pa...

Bugsy Malone (1976) 6.9

Bugsy Malone (1976)

Storyline:A gangster movie where all the gangsters are played by children. Instead of real bullets they use "splurge guns" that cover the victim in cream. The story tells of the rise of "Bugsy Malone" and the battle f...

The Duellists (1977) 7.4

The Duellists (1977)

Storyline:Set during the grand, sweeping Napoleonic age, an officer in the French army insults another officer and sets off a life-long enmity. The two officers, D'Hubert and Feraud, cross swords time and time again i...

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009) 5.6

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)

Storyline:A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men.User Reviews: This film is so caught up in it's own revelatory ideas and themes that it comes off too stro...

Shameless (1978) 5.6

Shameless (1978)

Storyline:In order to prevent honest Ramchandra from being elected as Mayor, Digvijay Singh alias Dharamdas sets his men upon him, his son, Ram Kumar, and his wife, all in vain, as Ramchandra wins. Shortly after his e...

Hunterrr (2015) 7

Hunterrr (2015)

Storyline:Mandar Ponkshe is an ordinary guy, meaning there is hardly anything extraordinary about him. He is maybe 5'8" or 5'9". He dresses very un-dandily if there was such a term, wears a goatee to hide what could b...

Adulthood (2008) 6.6

Adulthood (2008)

Storyline:Six years after KiDULTHOOD, Sam Peel is released from jail for killing Trife, he realizes that life is no easier on the outside than it was on the inside and he's forced to confront the people he hurt the mo...

The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994) 6.2

The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)

Storyline:While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters who are conductin...

I Am Woman (2019) 6

I Am Woman (2019)

Storyline:1966. Helen Reddy arrives in New York with her three-year-old daughter, a suitcase and $230 in her pocket. She had been told she'd won a recording contract, but the record company promptly dashes her hopes b...

Fando and Lis (1968) 7

Fando and Lis (1968)

Storyline:Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.User Reviews: The film itself barely has any narrative...

Story of a Love Affair (1950) 7.1

Story of a Love Affair (1950)

Storyline:Paola (Lucia Bose) is the beautiful and jealously-guarded younger wife of a shady factory owner, Enrico Fontana (Ferdinando Sarmi). In order to investigate her romantic history he hires a private detective, ...

The Pallbearer (1996) 4.9

The Pallbearer (1996)

Storyline:Chaos unfolds as Tom is roped into being a pallbearer (and delivering the eulogy!) by the mother of a recently deceased "friend" from high school that he just can't remember. In the meantime, an unrequited l...

Wild Mouse (2017) 6.8

Wild Mouse (2017)

Storyline:When Georg loses his job, he conceals the fact from his younger wife Johanna, who wants a child with him. Instead, he embarks upon a campaign of revenge against his former boss and begins to renovate a rolle...

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) 7.6

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

Storyline:Fourteen-year-old Arrietty (Bridgit Mendler, Saoirse Ronan, and Mirai Shida) and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items that they borrow from the house...

Welcome to the Space Show (2010) 6.8

Welcome to the Space Show (2010)

Storyline:A tiny mountain village in a remote woodland region. Five primary school kids have come together in this idyllic spot in order to spend their summer holidays at a camp. At first the children enjoy carefree d...

Braking for Whales (2019)

Storyline:Star and Brandon, estranged brother and sister, are brought together after their mother's recent death and her absurd final request to dispose of her ashes in the body of a whale. With no choice or face losi...

Love in Disguise (2010) 5.7

Love in Disguise (2010)

Storyline:Love in Disguise is about superstar singer Du Minghan (Leehom Wang), who disguises himself as an undergraduate at a music conservatory so that he can pursue his schoolmate Song Xiaoqing (Liu Yifei), whom he ...

Just a Kiss (2002) 5

Just a Kiss (2002)

Storyline:Manhattan. Halley loves Dag, a philanderer who claims he's reformed. Peter, Dag's best friend, loves Rebecca, a suicidal dancer who sleeps around without Peter's knowing. When Halley and Peter learn that Dag...

Cedar Boys (2009) 6.3

Cedar Boys (2009)

Storyline:A journey into the lives of young Middle Eastern men from Sydney's outer west with dreams and desires to better themselves and fit inUser Reviews: I am an Australian and in our country, we are pretty suspici...

America Recycled (2015) 7.2

America Recycled (2015)

Storyline:Two brothers ride recycled bicycles through the American South over two years, seeking radical locality amid rampant globalization. As they learn to survive on the road, several modern homesteading communiti...