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The Four Seasons
Released: 1982
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Now Playing? No
A year in the lives of six longtime friends who are suddenly thrown into disarray by the defection, divorce and impending remarriage of one of their number. Alan Alda's feature directorial debut; it plays like to best TV sitcom you ever saw--predictable but charming, with easy, deft interplay among the ensemble. Scored to Vivaldi.
The Fourth Kind
Released: 2009
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
This canny little pseudo-documentary is chock full of alien-abduction theorizing, purportedly based on actual events that are incorporated into its weirdly effective hodgepodge of a structure. Milla Jovovich plays a psychiatrist whose patients tell creepy stories of visitors in the night. (M.S.)
The Fourth Man
Released: 1983
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Foxes of Harrow
Released: 1947
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One of Frank Yerby's heavy breathing Southern sagas, played to the hilt.
The Fragile Promise of Choice
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The Frankenstein Theory
Released: 2013
Rated: G
Now Playing? No
When a professor's (Kris Lemche) eccentric ideas cost him his job, he hires a film crew to help him prove that Frankenstein's infamous monster is a real creature.
The French Connection
Released: 1971
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Released: 1981
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Two views of romance - one modern, the other in the style of a 19th-century novel - juxtaposed by an ingenious device: the period story is enclosed within the modern one by turning it into a film that the modern characters are shooting. Watching scenarist Harold Pinter, director Karel Reisz and the actors work it out is delightful; the cleverness of the whole intricate arrangement makes you hold your breath in admiration. The climax is glacially satisfying; it hits you in your brain, then your nerves, then your blood.
The Freshman
Released: 1925
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Back from the world of flappers, speakeasies Scott Fitzgerald, raccoon coats, hip flasks, Saturday Evening Post, covers by Rockwell or Leyendecker, and golden days in an autumn afternoon that seemed eternal -- back from before the Great Crash -- comes the eternal optimist., Harold Lloyd ... with his specs, his smile, and that deathless greeting, "step right up and call me Speedy!" In "The Freshman" undoubtedly his best movie -- Lloyd gently satirizes the whole risqu�© sentimental mystique that surrounded college life in the '20's. It's a both a roaringly funny movie and a nostalgic evocation of a vanished world that here, seems preserved in amber.
The Frog in the Well
Released: 2001
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The Front Line: Video Work by UW-Madison Students
Released: 2009
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
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
Now Playing? No
The Fugitive
Released:
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
Now Playing? No
The Game
Released: 1997
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
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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Now Playing? No
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.)
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