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The Frog in the Well
Released: 2001
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The Front Line: Video Work by UW-Madison Students
Released: 2009
Rated: NR
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The Front Page
Released: 1974
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The Front Page, a roaring, gutsy, salty, profane, hilarious, irreverent cyclone of a play, is probably the last word in journalistic melodrama. It has two main plots: Earl Williams, a queasy little radical who's been convicted of murdering a black cop in a city where the black vote is crucial, escapes on the morning of his own execution and hides out in, of all places, the reporters' room at the Criminal Courts Building. Meanwhile, the hard-boiled editor of the Chicago Examiner, Walter Burns, is using every means at his disposal - some fair, but mostly foul - to keep his star reporter, Hildy Johnson, from marrying and leaving the paper. These two plots don't just meet; they ignite each other. And it's probably true that it has the best comic dialogue of any American play. All this said, it must be admitted that Billy Wilder's movie version - the third - lacks the whiplash tension, the maniac energy, the everything-up-for-grabs dynamism, that this play needs, and some of the acting, especially Carol Burnett's is broad past the pain level. Also, Jack Lemmon, who would have been a perfect Hildy at 30, or even 40, just doesn't look right as a 50-year old newlywed. But most of those fantastic Hecht and MacArthur lines and wisecracks are still there, and Walter Matthau is a great Walter Burns.
The Fruit of Paradise
Released: 1969
Rated: NR
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The Fugitive
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Rated: PG-13
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The Fugitive Kind
Released: 1959
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The third version of Tennessee Williams' first play, Battle of Angels, with its decadent drifter in a snakeskin jacket strumming his guitar and driving women mad in a sultry Southern hamlet. Carries Williams' themes and style almost to parody, but the cast is great.
The Funeral
Released: 1985
Rated: NR
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The Furies
Released: 1950
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An early Western by one of the real masters, Anthony Mann, based on a novel by Niven Busch, whose specialty (Duel in the Sun, Pursued) was the lurid psychodrama. (M.W.)
The Fury
Released: 1978
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
From John Farris' thriller about teenagers with "wild talents" and the spider web of corrupt schemes to exploit them. Pretty mindless - but De Palma directs it with stunning, blood-drenched, terrifying virtuosity. Most of The Fury should have you on the edge of your chair.
The Future
Released: 2011
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Writer-director Miranda July employs fantasy elements in telling this ambiguous story about a man (Hamish Linklater) and woman (July) who resolve to adopt a cat (voice of July). It's a fine movie that's unafraid to be weird. (K.B.)
The Future of Food
Released: 2004
Rated: NR
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The Game
Released: 1997
Rated: R
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The Game Plan
Released: 2007
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
The life of a self-centered football superstar (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) is turned upside down by an 8-year-old daughter (Madison Pettis) he didn’t know he had. Johnson’s good-hearted buffoonery and Pettis’ overpowering sweetness carry you through the syrupy messages about the healing power of love. (J.R.)
The Gang of Honest Men
Released: 1956
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
A doorman (Totò) and his friends try counterfeiting in this 1956 Italian comedy.
The Gang's All Here
Released: 1943
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Some Busby Berkeley buffs regard this as the maestro's finest hour, a trash masterpiece of the first order (it contains the legendary number with Carmen Miranda and the dancing bananas). Garish, crazy and mind-boggling; if it doesn't top Berkeley's Footlight Parade, at least it nuzzles down next to it.
The Garden of Allah
Released: 1936
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Trappist monk meets a sultry temptress in the burning desert - and casts his fate to the winds. Post-Sternberg Dietrich; but she still knows how to fry her prey amidst decadent splendor. (M.W.)
The Garden of Finzi-Continis
Released: 1971
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The Finzi-Continis are a family of wealthy, patrician Italian Jews, who live behind a high wall on a grandiose estate. Outside, the Fascists roam the streets. Mussolini's basso profundo screams for radios and loudspeakers. Jews are being harassed and beaten. But inside, in the lavishly appointed boudoirs, the festive dining halls, and in the glorious, evanascently-colored garden, bathed in limpid sunlight; inside, behind that wall, nothing can harm them...or so they think. Based on Giorgio Bassani's novel, this magnificent film covers, in microcosm, the same subject as the recent TV drama, "Holocaust," and is far superior.
The Gatekeeper
Released: 2002
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Gatekeepers
Released: 2012
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Six former heads of Israel's secret service agency, the Shin Bet, discuss their organization's successes and failures since the Six Day War in 1967.
The Gay Divorce
Released: 1934
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Another seraphically enjoyable white-on-white fantasy of romance and riches from the dancing dream team of the '30s, with saucy tunes and spicy lyrics courtesy of Mr. Continental himself, Cole Porter.
The Geisha Boy
Released: 1958
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Goonish professional magician wreaks havoc on USO tour of Japan. Quintessential Jerry Lewis - complete with overbearing sentimentality. (M.W.)
The General
Released: 1927
Rated: NR
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A restless movie about a real-life Irish thief who was already planning the next job while executing the last one, is almost sinfully enjoyable.
The General
Released: 1998
Rated: R
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A restless movie about a real-life Irish thief who was already planning the next job while executing the last one, is almost sinfully enjoyable.
The General Died at Dawn
Released: 1936
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Oriental intrigue, passion, death...and dawn. (M.W.)
The General's Daughter
Released: 1999
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Released: 1947
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Elegant whimsy, wistful sentiment; the love affair of a reclusive New England widow and a salty seagoing ghost. Bernard Herrmann's score is said to have reduced director Mankiewicz to tears in the screening room; it may do the same to you at your television.
The Ghost Breakers
Released: 1940
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Cuban spooks bedevil harried Hope; one of his best. (M.W.)
The Ghost Goes West
Released: 1936
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Scottish ghost - along with his ancestral castle - invades America. Fey whimsy from one of its masters. (M.W.)
The Ghost Writer
Released: 2010
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Ewan McGregor is hired to write the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan) in Roman Polanski's political mystery thriller. There isn't the complexity or breadth of such stunners as Chinatown or The Pianist, but this is a solidly crafted little roundelay of intrigue with a veracity that seems torn from newspaper headlines. (M.B.)
The Giant Buddhas
Released: 2005
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
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