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In Win Win, stressed-out attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giametti), who works part-time as an unsuccessful high school wrestling coach, inadvertently ends up housing a runaway named Kyle (Jeffrey Tambor). When Kyle turns out to be a wrestling star, things finally start to look up for Mike — that is, until Kyle’s mom shows up, fresh out of rehab, and threatens to ruin everything. Win Win has been received well by critics, with Peter Travers of Rolling Stone calling it a “gem, hilarious and heartfelt with a tough core.”
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This 2011 thriller follows Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper), a recently dumped, struggling writer whose fortunes change when he runs into his ex-wife’s brother, who gives him a drug that allows him to access all of his brain’s potential, rather than the usual 20 percent that humans use, as the brother claimed. Suddenly, Eddie can write an entire book in a day, become immediately fluent in other languages, and make a killing on the stock market. As his fortunes increase, however, so does the danger — soon, he finds himself fighting for his life.
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A priest, a woodcutter, and a common man take refuge from a rainstorm in an old gatehouse in this Japanese crime mystery film from 1950. The priest and a woodcutter begin to share their experiences with the murder of a samurai and the rape of his wife. The film, which was directed by Akira Kurosawa, was nominated for multiple awards around the world, including an Academy Award for Best Art Direction and a BAFTA Film Award for Best Film.
Full Metal Jacket
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This classic Stanley Kubrick film looks at the effect that war and the military mindset could have on soldiers during the Vietnam War. The first half of the film follows a group of Marine recruits in basic training under the command of the cold Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey); the second half follows one of the recruits, Joker (Matthew Modine), as he covers the Tet offensive in the Vietnam War as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes. Fun Fact: R. Lee Ermey was actually a U.S. Marine drill instructor during the Vietnam War and ad-libbed most of his dialogue in the film.