The title may suggest a generic romance, but Loving actually refers to Richard and Mildred Loving, the real-life interracial couple whose 1958 marriage was illegal in the state of Virginia (and nearly two dozen other states with anti-miscegenation laws), and who fought for years to have said law overturned. It's always ironic to see foreign actors cast as historic Americans – Australian Joel Edgerton plays Richard; Irish-Ethiopian Ruth Negga plays… read more!
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John Travolta plays Russ Richards, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's super-popular TV weatherman. He seems to be at the top of the world - he drives a flashy Jag, the locals love him, he even has his own private table at Denny's (ha ha) - but his financial situation is desperate: preparing for winter, he's loaded up his car dealership with a storeroom… read more!
What, exactly, to make of Lucy? It's totally nuts. It's surprisingly introspective. It's patently ridiculous. And it is thoroughly entertaining. Scarlett Johansson plays the titular character, a party girl who for reasons I'm not sure are ever stated, is studying in Taipei, Taiwan. The film wastes no time putting her in jeopardy: an extended argument with her boyfriend over his… read more!
Another crackpot bit of surrealism from famed Czech filmmaker Jan Svankmajer, who made his name from a number of gruesome stop-motion animated shorts and who has been writing and directing live action features - all with some amount of animation - since 1988. Fans of the filmmaker will find more of his usual craziness here, in this story about a… read more!