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When asked about his military service in Lebanon during the 1980s, Ari realizes that there are gaps in his memory. He looks up some old army buddies to fill in the blanks and is surprised by what he learns. Nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe, Waltz with Bashir has a 91 percent rating at Metacritic.
A young woman in medieval Germany has unearthly visions and wishes to devote her life to God. When she tries to establish her own monastery, she finds she has friends and enemies in unexpected places. Based on the life of the twelfth-century mystic and composer Hildegard Von Bingen, Vision is a film by Margarethe Von Trotta and has an 85 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
A Mossad agent is ordered to assassinate a Nazi war criminal thought to be in hiding somewhere in Berlin. In order to carry out his mission, he has to overcome an unusual set of obstacles. Nominated for a number of awards, Walk on Water is a film by New York-born Israeli director Eytan Fox and has a 65 percent rating at Metacritic.
Harvey is a lovely movie about enjoying life for what it is. Starring the great Jimmy Stewart, this timeless tale follows a day in the life of Elwood P. Dowd, who is being set-up for a prolonged stay in an insane asylum by his loving sister, Veta. Everyone around Elwood thinks he is probably just the craziest person ever. Why? Because of his 6 foot invisible friend, Harvey. Crazy? There is evidence that he exists!
The soul of this movie is contained within this famous line, "Years ago, my mother used to say to me, she'd say 'In this world, Elwood, you can be oh so so smart, or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." This line reveals exactly what is going on in this movie.
So, if you find yourself with a couple of hours to burn and you have already seen It's a Wonderful Life, watch this classic film and lose yourself to the idea of Harvey.
A group of Egyptian musicians arrives in Israel as part of a cultural exchange. Unfortunately, they board the wrong bus and end up stranded in a small town in the middle of nowhere. They find that they have more in common with their new hosts than they initially expected. The Band's Visit has an 80 percent rating at Metacritic.
In 1913 Barcelona, the theories of Sigmund Freud are all the rage. On the eve of a visit by the great man himself, the city's premiere psychotherapist has mysteriously vanished, forcing his pregnant wife and uptight brother to go looking for him. The Spanish comedy Unconscious stars Leonor Watling and has a 59 percent rating at Metacritic.