Tag: book

Good (2008) 6.2

Good (2008)

John Halder is a 'good' and decent individual with family problems: a neurotic wife, two demanding children and a mother suffering from senile dementia. A literary professor, Halder explores his personal circumstances in...

Don’t Read This on a Plane (2020) 6.4

Don’t Read This on a Plane (2020)

"Don't Read This on a Plane" is a drama-comedy about a novelist hitchhiking across Europe to complete her book tour after her publisher goes bankrupt....

Widow’s Point (2019) 3.5

Widow’s Point (2019)

Thomas Livingston, an author desperate for a hit, spends a weekend locked in a haunted lighthouse as a publicity stunt for his next book. As Livingston delves into the lighthouse's terrifying history, he is targeted by p...

Assignment Terror (1970) 4

Assignment Terror (1970)

Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer Earth by preying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists back to life, they use their knowledge to re-animate various monsters, including the werewolf Waldemar Danin...

Gonzo (2008) 7.7

Gonzo (2008)

Fueled by a raging libido, Wild Turkey, and superhuman doses of drugs, Thompson was a true "free lance, " goring sacred cows with impunity, hilarity, and a steel-eyed conviction for writing wrongs. Focusing on the good d...

My Life So Far (1999) 6.4

My Life So Far (1999)

Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son and his older sister. Through the household...

Around the Sun (2019) 7.9

Around the Sun (2019)

Touring a repossessed chateau, a film location scout falls for its flirtatious representative, who recounts the story of an influential book written there. But is their connection for real, or just a projection of the bo...

The Booksellers (2019) 7.1

The Booksellers (2019)

THE BOOKSELLERS is a lively, behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it. Executive produced by Parker Posey and featuring interviews with some of the most important d...

Scary Stories (2018) 6.2

Scary Stories (2018)

Explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children's literature: The best selling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of young readers and became one of th...

Black Magic for White Boys (2017) 5.6

Black Magic for White Boys (2017)

In an almost ruined theater, among bizarre characters, a businessman decides to appeal to his old book of "real" magic spells to modify his financial crisis while a middle-aged man gets in trouble when his new girlfriend...

Non-Fiction (2018) 6.5

Non-Fiction (2018)

Set in the Parisian publishing world, an editor and an author find themselves in over their heads, as they cope with a middle-age crisis, the changing industry and their wives....

Vampyr (1932) 7.6

Vampyr (1932)

Allan Gray arrives late in the evening to a secluded riverside inn in the hamlet of Courtempierre. An old man enters his room, puts a sealed parcel on the table, blurts out that some woman mustn't die, and disappears. Gr...

The Mystery of Henri Pick (2019) 6.7

The Mystery of Henri Pick (2019)

An editor discovers a novel that she considers to be a masterpiece, in a library whose particularity is to collect the manuscripts refused by the publishers. The text is signed Henri Pick, a Breton pizza maker who died t...

The Accidental Husband (2008) 5.6

The Accidental Husband (2008)

Emma Lloyd has made a career out of her sensible, mature and responsible approach to relationships. She has a hit radio talk show, an impending book deal, and a loving relationship with her fiancé, Richard, a conventiona...

The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973) 7.7

The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)

The film depicts its protagonist, Joseph (Jan Nowicki), traveling through a dream-like world, taking a dilapidated train to visit his dying father in a sanatorium. When he arrives at the hospital, he finds the entire fac...

Dedication (2007) 6.7

Dedication (2007)

Henry Roth: obsessive-compulsive, somewhat misanthropic, a writer of children's books. His illustrator and only friend, Rudy, dies after a fabulously successful collaboration on "Marty, the Beaver." Henry is under contra...

The Distinguished Citizen (2016) 7.5

The Distinguished Citizen (2016)

After refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, Literature Nobel Prize winner, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the inspiration for all of his books. I...

The Antique: Secret of the Old Books (2018) 5.4

The Antique: Secret of the Old Books (2018)

Kamakura south of Tokyo has a special book store, which is operated by Shioriko. She loves her books, her store and stocks rarities and specialties. Daisuke also works there. A stranger targets the store and seems to be ...

L’Avventura (1960) 7.9

L’Avventura (1960)

A group of rich Italians head out on a yachting trip to a deserted volcanic island in the Mediterranean. When they are about to leave the island, they find Anna, the main character up to this point, has gone missing. San...

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011) 4.2

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)

Young Judy Moody is very excited to have the most thrilling summer of her life with her brother Stink who is a huge believer of Bigfoot. Her goal is to get as much thrill points as possible for every dare she does on her...

Prospero’s Books-1991 6.9

Prospero’s Books-1991

An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy fall in love in this uniquely structured retelling of the 'The Tempest'....

Casting JonBenet-2017 6.1

Casting JonBenet-2017

The unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey remains the world's most sensational child murder case. Over 15 months, responses, reflections and performances were elicited from the Ramsey's Col...

The Care Bears Movie-1985 5.6

The Care Bears Movie-1985

The Care Bears live in a country high in the clouds, where they have a lot of fun together. But they also do care for the human children on Earth, who they watch through huge telescopes from the sky, and come to help whe...

84 Charing Cross Road-1987 7.4

84 Charing Cross Road-1987

When a humorous script-reader in her New York City apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Fr...

The Tenants-2005 5.2

The Tenants-2005

On the top floor of an abandoned tenement, Harry Lesser struggles to complete the novel he has been writing for almost ten years. Then Willie Spearmint, black militant and aspiring writer, moves into another part of the ...

Neverwas-2005 6.6

Neverwas-2005

A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, he encounters a schizophrenic w...

The Bridge of San Luis Rey-2004 5.1

The Bridge of San Luis Rey-2004

In early 18th century Peru an old Inca rope bridge collapses, plunging five travelers to their deaths in the Andean chasm below. Brother Juniper, who was within minutes of being on the bridge himself, becomes obsessed wi...

Fateful Findings-2013 4.7

Fateful Findings-2013

A small boy discovers a mystical power as a child. He is then separated from his childhood girlfriend. He grows up to be a computer scientist who is hacking into the most secret national and international secrets, as wel...

Two Evil Eyes-1990 6.1

Two Evil Eyes-1990

"The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar": The gold-digger Jessica Valdemar and her lover Dr. Robert Hoffman plot a scheme to take the money of her old and terminal husband Ernest Valdemar. Robert has hypnotized Valdemar t...

The Namesake-2006 7.5

The Namesake-2006

While traveling by train to visit his grandfather in Jamshedpur, Calcutta born, Bengali-speaking Ashoke Ganguli meets with fellow-traveler, Ghosh, who impresses upon him to travel, while Ashoke is deep into a book author...

Since You’ve Been Gone-1998 5.4

Since You’ve Been Gone-1998

The story of a 10th anniversary High School reunion, told through the eyes of a doctor who was humiliated on graduation day by being badly beaten up by a fellow graduate....

The Taker’s Crown-2017 4

The Taker’s Crown-2017

The legendary King Wiglaf must assemble the most unlikely team to find The Taker's crown of power before Tome, the Titan thief, claims it and brings destruction upon humanity....

American Dreamer-1984 6.6

American Dreamer-1984

Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and awakens in the hospital believing s...

The Penitent Man-2010 7.2

The Penitent Man-2010

The Penitent Man tells the story of psychologist Dr. Jason Pyatt, a man devoted to his work - a man torn from his family. With his struggling marriage and mounting bills, Jason is at a crossroads with the life he has cho...

Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie-2016 5.9

Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie-2016

Donald Trump has it all. Money, power, respect, and an Eastern European bride. But all his success didn't come for nothing. First, he inherited millions of dollars from his rich father, then he grabbed New York City by t...

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying-1967 7.2

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying-1967

Twenty-seven year old New York window washer, J. Pierrepont Finch, believes he can be a success in the corporate world after he impulsively picks up the book "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". The book p...

Three Days of the Condor-1975 7.5

Three Days of the Condor-1975

A mild mannered CIA researcher, paid to read books, returns from lunch to find all of his co-workers assassinated. "Condor" must find out who did this and get in from the cold before the hitmen get him....

Little Buddha-1993 6.1

Little Buddha-1993

Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in search of the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje. His search leads him to young Jesse Conrad, Raju, a waif from Kathmandu, and an upper class Indian girl. Together, they journey ...

Miss Potter-2006 6.9

Miss Potter-2006

In 1902, in London, the spinster Beatrix Potter lives with her bourgeois parents. Her snobbish mother, Helen Potter, had introduced several bachelors to Beatrix until she was twenty years old, but she had turned them all...

The Motive-2017 6.5

The Motive-2017

Álvaro is a man from Sevilla (Andalucía, south to Spain). Poor and clumsy, without imagination and inspiration to write, he works as accountant in a notary and he is married with Amanda, who unexpectedly became famous af...