In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution...
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In 2009, police discovered the bodies of eleven women decomposing in and around the home of known sex offender. With unprecedented access to the surviving victims, Unseen looks into how this killing spree went unnoticed for so long.
A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling organization seeking to expand into designer drugs. This 'ugly side of the war on ... See full summary »
Alex, a hit man, tries to get out of the family business, but his father won't let him do so. While seeking the help of a therapist, he meets a sexually charged 23-year-old woman with whom he falls in love.
William H. Macy,
A film critic accidentally kills his lover during a spat in which she falls and hits her head. In panic, he immediately covers up his involvement and leaves the apartment. A private ... See full summary »
William H. Macy,
Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.
In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant in a struggle for dignity and survival.Written by
Trailers for the film erroneously credit Meat Loaf and 'Michael Lee Aday.' See more »
Just after Mr. Newman has been attacked, one of the frames on his glasses is obviously bent. However, when he enters Mr. Finkelstein's shop just seconds later, his glasses are in perfect shape. See more »
Lawrence 'Larry' Newman:
Really, Gertrude, I never stop thinking about you. It's like I've been thinking about you for years. That's why you struck me so the first time I saw you.
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My First Love
Written by Ruth Lowe and Mack David (as David Mack)
Performed by Jan Garber's Orchestra
Published by Music Sales Corp. / Universal MCA Music Publishing
A Division of Universal Studios, Inc. (ASCAP)
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What can be said about judging books by their covers can also be said of judging films by their posters. In the case of "Focus" I was drawn as much to its poster, a brilliant B&W photograph, as for its star, William H. Macy (featured prominently in the poster). The poster was reminiscent of Straw Dogs, and from that I expected a film of the same quality, a film that exercised the same subtlety and control, undoubtedly building to a similar violent climax (punctuated by the calm that preceded). But from the first scene of the film, a dream sequence that depicted a carousel (an overt metaphor for the cycle of hate that spins out of control - not unlike the film itself) I knew that my expectations would be disappointed. The sequence, aside from being gratuitous, wasn't particularly interesting - visually - and would have been better used as the background for the opening credits. Instead, the opening credits interrupt the film shortly thereafter. The dream, however, never ends, and we, the audience, are propelled deeper and deeper into a nightmare of shoddy filmmaking. There were moments when I hoped the film would improve, but ultimately the various talents that went into this film were wasted.
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