Omnivore's Digest

Lovingly curated by a hodgepodge of cultural omnivores and presented in easily digestible fashion

Month: March, 2013

Exotica (1994)

by David

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Exotica (1994)
dir. Atom Egoyan | USA

The ‘Exotica’ is a nightclub on the outskirts of Toronto, where Eric, DJ and MC, watches nightly as his ex-girlfriend Christina performs. Watches jealously, especially as far as the extra attentions regular customer Francis garners are concerned. Thomas, meanwhile and erstwhile, goes through a series of, um, interesting situations involving his pet shop, a gruff taxi-sharing stranger, unexpected tickets to the opera and smuggled eggs of a rare bird. Multiple story lines unfold in a splendid tangle of cutbacks, forward and backward references and recurring themes, all woven around the Exotica, its customers and employees.

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Nashville (1975)

by David

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Nashville (1975)
dir. Robert Altman | USA

Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated individuals connected to the music business prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

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The White Ribbon (2009)

by David

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The White Ribbon (2009)
dir. Michael Haneke | Austria

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery. A bold attempt to account for the causes of the Nazi atrocities of WWII.

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Night and Fog (1955)

by David

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Night and Fog (1955)
dir. Alain Resnais | France

The history of Nazi Germany’s death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

by David

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
dir. Luis Buñuel | France

Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment.

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The House of Small Cubes (2008)

by David

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The House of Small Cubes (2008)
dir. Kunio Kato | Japan

As his town is flooded by water, an old man is forced to add additional levels onto his home with bricks (cubes) in order to stay dry. But when he accidentally drops his favourite smoking pipe into the lower levels of his home, his search for the pipe eventually makes him relive scenes from his eventful life.

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Historias mínimas (2002)

by Daniel

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Historias mínimas (2002)
dir. Carlos Sorin | Argentina

Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.

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Fish Tank (2009)

by Daniel

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Fish Tank (2009)
dir. Andrea Arnold | UK

Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.

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Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

by Daniel

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Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
dir. Blake Edwards | USA

An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his “passion” together.

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Tales from the Golden Age (2009)

by Daniel

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Tales from the Golden Age (2009)
dir. Hanno Höfer, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru, Razvan Marculescu | Romania

Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized in five individual episodes.

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