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Lying Lips

  Elsie is a popular nightclub singer, who refuses to go out with the customers. When she is framed and convicted for murdering her aunt, her friend Benjamin, a police Read More

Within Our Gates

  Within Our Gates is a 1920 American silent film by the director Oscar Micheaux that portrays the contemporary racial situation in the United States during the early twentieth century, Read More

Underworld

  Boisterous gangster kingpin ‘Bull’ Weed rehabilitates the down-and-out ‘Rolls Royce’ Wensel, a former lawyer who has fallen into alcoholism. The two become confidants, with Rolls Royce’s intelligence aiding Weed’s Read More

Lucretius and the Toleration of Intolerable Ideas

  How does one take in concepts that are initially alien or offensive? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt considers why and how Lucretius’ great poem On the Nature of Things—the Read More

The Shack

  After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious Read More

Every Time We Say Goodbye

  An American pilot in Jerusalem during World War II falls in love with a young Sephardic Jewish woman while he is recuperating from a serious injury after his plane Read More

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

  While truant from school, young siblings Jeremy and Jemima meet the beautiful Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), who falls for their widowed father, Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke), and Read More

The House of the Spirits

  The House of the Spirits is a hauntingly romantic epic tale spanning three generations of the Trueba family. At its core is the stormy yet passionate relationship between the Read More

The Watcher

  “The Watcher” is an exciting psychological thriller that takes a unique look into the minds of both a serial killer and the man who must, reluctantly, pursue him. In Read More

Frankenstein

  This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Read More