Berlin syndrome

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Berlin Syndrome is a 2017 Australian psychological thriller film directed by Cate Shortland, and written by Shaun Grant, based upon the novel of the same name by Melanie Joosten. It stars Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt. In the plot, Australian photographer, Clare, meets Andi while holidaying in Berlin.… Continue Reading

Wake in fright

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Wake in Fright (also known as Outback) is a 1971 Australian thriller film directed by Ted Kotcheff, about a young school teacher from Sydney who descends into personal moral degradation after finding himself stranded in a brutal, menacing town in outback Australia. It stars Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence and Chips Rafferty. The screenplay, written by Evan Jones,… Continue Reading

101 Reykjavík

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101 Reykjavík is 2000 film based on the 1996 novel by Hallgrímur Helgason. Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but… Continue Reading

Candy

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Candy is a 1968 sex farce film directed by Christian Marquand based on the 1958 novel by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg, from a screenplay by Buck Henry. High school student Candy (former Miss Teen Sweden Ewa Aulin) seemingly descends to Earth from space. In the relatively simple satiric plot, she naively… Continue Reading

Irrational man

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Irrational Man is a 2015 American mystery drama film written and directed by Woody Allen, and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley. At the small-town fictional New England college campus of Braylin, philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Phoenix) finds himself in an existential crisis, but he eventually discovers a… Continue Reading

Me and Earl and the dying girl

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and written by Jesse Andrews, based on Andrews’ 2012 debut novel of the same name. High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with… Continue Reading

Wonder boys

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Wonder Boys is an American 2000 comedy film directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Steve Kloves. The film was based on the novel of the same title by Michael Chabon. Michael Douglas stars as professor Grady Tripp, a novelist who teaches creative writing at an unnamed Pittsburgh university. He has been unable… Continue Reading