During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.
Greg Sanderson is helping his wife, Jan, to recover from a nervous breakdown and revive their strained marriage. Their privacy is interrupted by the arrival of Greg's stunning and mysterious sister, Laura. Jan's paranoia deepens as she suspects that Greg's and her sister's relationship is too close. In her desperation, she confides her fears to the landlord but his weird reaction only creates more confusion.
When a menacing smuggler coolly insists that best-selling author Wes Wilson take a chauffeured backseat ride with him, Wilson's charmed life explodes into a world of violence and espionage, and he learns shocking truths about two women in his life.
ILLUSIONS & MIRRORS is about the futile attempt of chasing a shadow that wanders through the dunes of an empty beach. When it finally comes to an encounter in a deserted house, the young woman experiences a disturbing surprise.
Playing with the illusion of a two-layered scenario, Grada Kilomba created a silent film in which the characters move inside a white space while the artist, outside, gives voice to the images and becomes a contemporary 'Griot', complete with post-colonial urgency. "Sometimes, I feel that I live a space of timelessness," the artist narrates, "in a space where past and present seem to coincide." To explore this coexistence of times, in which the colonial past seems to interrupt the present and the present is sometimes experienced as if we were in the past, Kilomba restages the myth of Echo and Narcissus using the African oral tradition of storytelling. Narcissus becomes a metaphor for a society which has not resolved its colonial history, taking itself and its own image as the only objects of love. How do we break out of this colonial, patriarchal mould?
A woman in a Hollywood dubbing studio struggles with race and preconceptions.
A disillusioned woman tries to gain control of her life as the people closest to her begin to die mysteriously.
The story of a man who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife may not be his real wife and that a web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a prisoner.
A popular young writer decides to write a novel on an island that was once a Mecca to the Hippie movement of the 1960s. As he tries to recapture a world that no longer exists, the writer meets an enigmatic young woman who agrees to help him in his research. But as he falls in love with this strange girl, he finds her increasingly remote and mysterious, until she finally seems to disappear for good...
Pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès performs his cine-magic act.
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In this hand-colored short, a magician and his assistant do a series of magic tricks, including making potted plants appear, among others. Melies played the magician, and the actor Manuel played his assistant.
A blind man who recovers his sight after an operation finds his life in chaos when he is rejected by the community to which he once belonged. (Chile)
When a mysterious incident nearly claims the life of a beautiful actress during rehearsals for her upcoming play, everyone deduces that her ambitious understudy, Elizabeth (Mellara Gold), is the guilty party. But when Elizabeth discovers that she's become the object of a secret admirer's obsession, she begins to suspect that the murder attempt was a twisted effort to win her heart. Eric Gibson directs this erotic mystery.
A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.
Via the New York Times: "The Hungarian director Gyula Gazdag has transposed the middle section of Balzac's "Lost Illusions" from Paris in the mid-19th century to the Budapest of 1968... it tells of Laszlo Sardi - Balzac's Lucien Chardon - and his efforts to launch his literary career amid the snobbery and sophistication of a big city."
A magician performs a series of magic tricks involving a boy and a box.
A Psycho stalks a talk radio personality and her mentally challenged sister.
Can you believe your eyes? You may have 20/20 vision, but as Prof. Shapiro shows you may not be seeing what is "really" there.
Beautiful Illusions is a Singaporean TV series which aired in 2005. It stars Fann Wong in two diverse roles - a quiet and nondescript cartoon illustrator with a quirky sense of style, and a stylish, vampy air stewardess who lives the high life on her motorbike. The series title literally means "person in the mirror" and alludes to the main character
When Haruhito awakens, he's in the dark. He doesn't know where he is, why is he here, and where he came from. Around him there are several men and women who have the same circumstances. Haruhito and his companions find themselves in a "game-like world" called Grimgar and must form a party, cooperate, and learn new skills to survive the harsh environment together.
Hip-hop dance fuses with psychedelic sci-fi/fantasy in this cutting-edge webseries.
A young reporter goes undercover as servant for a retired actor to get the scope on his private life. Storyline is P'ek is a poor kid whose mother is a prostitute, and he and his sister are raised in the brothel. But seeing his sisters future is going to be like his mothers, they run away and end up living in the temple where they meet lots of other kids. There are two in particular, one ends up being Tawan's best friend and the other becomes his most despised enemy, Shane, who was adopted by an western couple, who actually used him to smuggle drugs. When the kids grow up, Tawan and his friend work low paying job like a waiter just to get by and pay for his sisters uni fees. Shane comes back one day and seduces his sister and sells her to a brothel. Tawan goes looking for her everywhere only to find her one day in a brothel and addicted to drugs. To pay for her hospital fees, he agrees to star in a movie, but unfortunaetly she dies. The movie becomes a hit, he becomes a star but he doesn't like his private life, especially concerning his past and his sister to be made public so he despises reporters. Fast forward a few years. Tawan no longer stars in movies, instead he has become a top fashion designer. N'ek is a reporter, Matana, whose latest scoop is to try and interview Tawan, an anonomys package was delivered to all the newspapers with pictures of Tawan's models in sexy/nude kind of poses, with a note saying that his models are escorts/prostitutes and that Tawan is a pimp. So her boss sends her to Phuket, where Tawan has a holiday home to try and get an interview. While trying to get an interview, she falls sick in front of his house and he has no choice but to take her in ... all the while, Shane has come back and is doing everything he can to bring Tawan down, especially targeting the people that Tawan loves.