The Wind Rises (2013)

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Kaze tachinu (original title) Summary:  Since a boy, Jirô Horikoshi (voiced by Hideaki Anno) dreams of flying.  Upon discovering his unfortunate nearsightedness he doesn’t let it thwart his fascination with aircrafts; instead Jirô decides if he can’t fly planes, he’ll design them.  Yet, life … Continue reading

Cronos (1993)

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Summary:  An old, happily settled antiques dealer (Federico Luppi) discovers a curious device mysteriously hidden inside the hollow base of a 450 year old statue.  Fascinated but unaware of its purpose, he begins to unwind the device until a golden, scarab-like … Continue reading

All About My Mother (1999)

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Todo sobre mi madre (original title) Summary:  Manuela (Cecilia Roth), a hard-working single mum, takes her son, Esteban, to a play on his 17th birthday.  He aspires to be a great writer but is tragically run down and killed after … Continue reading

Biutiful (2010)

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Summary:  A single-father named Uxbal (Javier Bardem) takes care of his two children as he is separated from their mother, Marambra (Maricel Álvarez), because of her reckless ways.  She suffers from alcoholism and bipolar disorder and is too irresponsible in … Continue reading

Lourdes (2009)

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Summary:  Multiple sclerosis sufferer, Christine, is bound to a wheelchair due to her illness and has no control from her neck down.  So in hopes for a miracle, she takes up a pilgrimage to Loudres, in the Pyrenees Mountains, with … Continue reading