Steven Boyle just can't catch a break. He lives in the garage of his family's mansion, works as a cook for his family-owned high-end restaurant, Boyle's, where he takes orders from everyone including his acerbic brother Matthew, and has a hot girlfriend, Joyce, that he can't even satisfy and decides to break up with. Steve is an angst-filled and delusional young man whose only confidante is Carlos, the titular Spanish-speaking busboy at Boyle's, who may not quite share Steve's privileged worldview (in fact, he more than thinks Steve is just an entitled jerk with an identity problem). To make all this worse, Matthew hires a new employee that may prove to be Steve's ultimately undoing. Victor Smiles comes into the Boyle universe with his world-traveled, everyman, quasi-hippie, do-gooder personality and obvious good looks that steals the affection of every man, woman and child he comes across. Everyone that is, except for Steven Boyle. Victor first takes Steve's coveted job as bartender and quickly wins the affections of his brother, Matthew and (now ex-) girlfriend, Joyce, and ultimately every single person in his family. Thus begins a rivalry of absurdly escalating proportions. Carlos Spills the Beans is an acerbic, raucous, vulgar serio-comedy that skewers the modern American wealthy family. The film explores the more deplorable themes of our nature including classicism, racism, greed, envy, entitlement and emotional cruelty. Director Brian McGuire effortlessly weaves a large cast of characters through a hilarious viper pit that will leave you bewildered, emotionally drained and ready to get blazingly drunk. It's that angry and that funny.
PLATO'S REALITY MACHINE is an ensemble portrait of the modern relationship, as it currently exists in the wilds of New York. Three men: Charles, Josie and Scott, and three women: Maggie, Kim, and Zoe, crash into each other in a tangled web of late nights, painful mornings, hurt feelings and one ill-advised trip to a strip club. It’s a non-linear story of ex-girlfriends and brand new boyfriends, of one night stands and single men getting cats. It’s a story of the timeless quest for a real human connection, however short-lived. A mysterious video-game adventure interweaves with reality television inspired confessionals and traditional narrative stories to offer a fresh and modern twist on the relationship movie. Get ready to get lost. Lost in the game, lost in love, lost in Plato’s Reality Machine.
Youth, in all its messy, drunken glory, is the connective thread at an all night noise-rock concert in the woods, where a motley assortment of music lovers prove that it isn't always darkest before the dawn.
The conversation of sex is never boring! Belle is beautiful. Belle is sexy. Belle knows what she wants. Few will admit it, but every man wants her for his own. Franklin Dear has done everything to get under her skin but Belle always ends up on top. Who will take home the Belle of the ball? Belle Gunness is "The Man Eater". She has magical effects on dudes! If you meet her be careful. The next thing you know you're selling out your best friend or getting a divorce from your beautiful wife. But if you can swing it, you'll never forget it. The Black Belle is about three interweaving stories of the men whose lives are turned upside down by an irresistible sexual predator named Belle Gunness.
A powerful, brooding love story about the seemingly implausible relationship of two radically different personalities somehow always meant for each other. Set against the hipster music scene of East LA.
Frankie (Amy Seimetz) is an emotional train wreck, careening around the East Los Angeles music scene drinking and meeting strangers. Lev (Bret Roberts) is a taciturn and tormented soul. He drives a limo and wants to work in the music business. They begin a relationship after they connect with each other one night at a party. This dark romance explores what love is like for two quiet people who may be damaged beyond repair. Lev gets to explore his musical dreams working for star Charlie King Nash (Donal Logue) and learn about the practical realities that restrain talent to make artistic dreams so complicated and frustrating. Together Frankie and Lev explore the challenges of a serious relationship, trying to determine if it's something either of them can handle. This moody piece goes beyond romantic movie cliches to explore the intricate interactions of two lovers who don't fit into any neat categorizations.
Welcome to a 1970s’ version of the future, where the pants are wide, the music is groovy, and the new frontier is interplanetary. When a new assistant captain (Liv Tyler) arrives on the Omega 76, tensions spark, and more than asteroids collide. This smart and quirky film-festival favorite stars Patrick Wilson, Jerry O’Connell and Matt Bomer. Take a journey on an out-of-this-world adventure.
Is your soul weighing you down? Paul Giamatti has found a solution! In the surreal comedy COLD SOULS, Paul Giamatti plays an actor named... Paul Giamatti. Stumbling upon an article in The New Yorker about a high-tech company that extracts, deep-freezes and stores people's souls, Paul very well might have found the key to happiness for which he's been searching. But, complications arise when he is the unfortunate victim of "soul-trafficking." Giamatti's journey takes him all the way to Russia in hope of retrieving his stolen soul from an ambitious but talentless soap-opera actress. Balancing a tightrope between deadpan humor & pathos, and reality & fantasy, COLD SOULS is a true soul searching comedy. Also starring David Strathairn, Dina Korzun and Emily Watson.
Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old man's wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and heartwarming story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. Starring an ensemble cast led by Academy Award nominee Frank Lengella (2008, Best Actor, Frost/Nixon), Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon (1995, Best Actress, Dead Man Walking), Liv Tyler and James Marsden.
A casual scam triggers a surreal series of events, which turns everyone into "ME" who eventually turns on each other. This quirky metaphysical tale of "self-multiplication" hits all the trademarks of cult director, Satoshi Miki ("Adrift in Tokyo", "Instant Swamp"), who has made a name with his original worldview that encapsulates all of his films. Kazuya Kamenashi of popular boy-band, KAT-TUN, stars as Hitoshi, who is at first disoriented in the world that is inhabited by so many Hitoshis, yet unexpectedly finds the uncomplicated relationships among "himselves" quite comfortable.
A savage comedy about deceit and sibling rivalry, LOVERS OF HATE centers on Rudy and Paul, two estranged brothers who have nothing in common but their love for Rudy's soon-to-be ex-wife Diana. When opportunistic Paul whisks Diana away to a romantic mountain retreat, he has no idea that Rudy has made it there first, and from the shadows of the posh chalet, Rudy tries desperately to sabotage the relationship. "Viciously amusing." -Stephen Holden, The New York Times. "...the most exciting American indie I've seen in a while." -Karina Longworth, LA Weekly. "...terrific...ingenious." -Stu Von Airsdale, Movieline. "A tightly wound romantic thriller." -GQ.
Doctor Williams is called in to examine the enigmatic Mr Voorman, a prisoner with a peculiar affliction: he believes he is a god. The Doctor must decide on the sanity of Mr Voorman - is he a faker or a lunatic?