The Land of Steady Habits
Director: Christian Marnham
Charthurst Green, Kent, 1966. Pauline Cox accompanies Mike Robins to a village cricket match in which he is playing, but becomes bored and wanders away. She fetches up at the local railway halt, where she is first entertained to tea by the garrulous, hunchbacked station keeper, then upset by the intrusion of the latter's assistant Ewen, who proceeds to kill a rabbit in her presence. Making her way back to the match, Pauline is waylaid by the simple-minded Ewen as she crosses an apple orchard; when his advances become violent, she tries to fight him off and he strangles her. That evening, the hunchback discovers Ewen with Pauline's body in the shack where he lives, and helps him to bury the corpse in the orchard. Later, however, Ewen inadvertently betrays himself: the body is disinterred by the police and Ewen breaks down hysterically. Years later, the hunchback, who has disavowed Ewen, encourages the friendship of another village youth. Peter Jessop's carefully textured camera work initially lends this mini-feature an edge of the picturesquely sinister. But the resolution of the anecdote is rather forced and anti-climactic, and some of the details (like the police searching the orchard at the dead of night) ring distractingly false. All the same, it represents a debut of some promise.
Director: Mike Rohl
One week before Christmas, Margaret, the gorgeous Duchess of Montenaro, switches places with Stacy, a "commoner" from Chicago, who looks exactly like her. With the assistance of a magical ...
Director: Frank Powers
When a Foster Home is stricken by tragedy the few remaining children make a pact to always keep in touch.
Director: Justin Springer
It is a gripping look into six proud veterans' experiences with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) as they seek to manage the mental and ...
Director: Matthew Wilson
A young, single pastor needs a date quick for a big church dinner so he hires a prostitute to accompany him. But as she becomes more entangled in his life, her demands become more ...
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director: John August
Gary, an actor who plays a cop on television, uses too much lighter fluid when he burns his ex-girlfriend's things, then he drinks and drives, uses crack, and crashes his car. He sobers up in jail and is placed under house arrest and the watchful eye of a publicist, the cheery and tough-minded Margaret. She moves him into the empty house of a writer who's away in Canada on a shoot. Gary meets Sarah, an attractive and seemingly-willing neighbor. His friendship with Margaret blooms and strange things happen: he finds notes he doesn't remember writing, he hears noises, and he seems to bump into himself in the kitchen. Two remaining chapters reveal what's going on.
Country: USA, UK
Genre: Drama, Biography, History, War
Director: Joe Wright
Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director: Anthony Fabian
After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
Country: Australia, USA
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Director: Vivi Friedman
A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Director: Nicole Holofcener
A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.