2007 May Movies

Raging Inferno

Raging Inferno

    • Unrated
    • 95 min
    • Action

    A fire breaks out in the Berlin Fernsehturm (Radio Tower) trapping several people in the restaurant and observation deck at the top. A team of firefighters, including a disgraced former member, rush to the rescue as chaos erupts among the trapped. Written by Brian

    Right to Return: New Home Movies from the Lower 9th Ward

      • Unrated
      • 22 min
      • Documentary

      Shakalaka Boom Boom

        • Unrated
        • 129 min
        • Drama

        If the music industry is considered ruthless, manipulative and cutthroat, these terms certainly do not apply to A.J., the most popular singer/composer New York has ever seen. However, if prodigious talent, passion, and attitude are considered synonymous with the music industry, then Reggi fits the bill. Young and hugely talented, he hungers and craves for A.J.'s spot at the top. Into these lives enters two women: the aspiring singer Ruhi and the ambitious P.R. professional Sheena. Ruhi, while she has much professional respect for A.J., she has been wooed and won over by Reggi. Sheena, on the other hand, holds a grudge against Reggi because, while she did a lot for him as a PR, he had rejected her in a personal relationship. As A.J. and Reggi face off against each in a do or die battle, envy and betrayal rear their ugly heads, and talent struggles to survive the onslaught of a carefully orchestrated smear campaign. Written by Q. Leo Rahman

        Shoot Out at Lokhandwala

        Shoot Out at Lokhandwala

          • 150 min
          • Action

          On a calm summer day in 1991, in the bustling Lokhandwala Complex, five criminals including Maya and Dilip were counting 70 lakhs in flat no. 32 B, when 286 policemen, headed by ACP Khan, took strategic positions around their building. A gunfire ensued and the entire nation witnessed the most talked about daylight encounter lasting 6 hours that transformed suburban Mumbai into a virtual war zone. Shootout At Lokhandwala is the story of a seasoned cop, Khan, who chased Khalistani extremists, handpicked cops like Inspector Kaviraj Patil and Constable Javed Shaikh, and dared to engage trigger-happy gangsters in a residential locality of Mumbai. Khan's fight went beyond the encounter as he faced inquisition from his own department and legal charges of human rights violations. Shootout At Lokhandwala is the story of an upcoming underworld gangster, Maya, and his highly skilled partner, Dilip. The two made extortion the buzzword in the early 90s and dared to disobey the big bhai of the underworld, drawing the attention of Khan and his newly formed ATS squad. Both Khan and Maya were men obsessed, so devoted to their professions that their personal lives were a disaster.

          ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway

          ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway

          • 88%
          • PG
          • 102 min
          • Documentary

          This documentary looks at one of the most controversial and high-profile seasons on Broadway in decades, following the production of four top Broadway musicals from rehearsals to opening night.

          Sing kung chok tse sup yut tam

          Sing kung chok tse sup yut tam

            • Unrated
            • 96 min
            • Drama

            Inspired by interviews with real-life prostitutes, Herman Yau's sexy but socially conscious film revolves around a social worker seeking to unionize sex workers, and depicts a variety of tawdry experiences from the seedy underbelly of Hong Kong. Inspired by interviews with real-life prostitutes, Herman Yau's sexy but socially conscious film revolves around a social worker seeking to unionize sex workers, and depicts a variety of tawdry experiences from the seedy underbelly …

            Sinking of the Lusitania

            Sinking of the Lusitania

              • Unrated
              • 90 min
              • Documentary

              The story of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 after she was torpedoed off the Irish coast. The story is told from the perspective of Prof. Holbourn (a passenger), the German U-boat and its captain and crew, and other passengers, crew and Admiralty staff

              Sirf Romance: Love by Chance

                • Unrated
                • 160 min
                • Romance

                Raja is single but ready to mingle. He tries his best to get a girl friend but every time he has been rejected by the beauties. One fine day incidentally he comes across a dead drunk girl called Anamika, who is about to run over the train, Raja saves her life. When she comes to know all about Raja, they start seeing each other. Now Raja feels that this is the girl, he wants to marry. However, he never understands the way Anamika behaves, every time they meet, there is a fight between them, a kind of love and hate relationship. By the time, he finds that Anamika had lost her fiancé; about a year ago and she is trying to find him in Raja. Now Raja is totally broken. His aunt was trying to convince him about the girl she has chosen for Raja. Now Raja decides to visit his aunt. When he reaches over there, destiny plays the roll. The girl is none other than Anamika; both reunited. Other side of this story is about family values and traditions. Harry and Salim the two guys are very close friends of Raja. Both are caught between their love and family values. Neither they can leave their girl friends nor can they dare to abandon their parents. Ultimately, Raja's mother becomes the bridge between ethics and modern culture, and they succeed to get the blessings of their parents. Now the celebrations; all three friends Raja, Harry and Salim are SIRF RAMANCING, BUT LOVE BY CHANCE Written by D.S.Production

                Six Days in June

                Six Days in June

                  • Unrated
                  • 105 min
                  • Documentary

                  The shooting lasted on six tense days in June 1967, but the Six Day War has never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades stems from those six fateful days. On its 40th anniversary, the region remains trapped in conflict and is every bit as explosive as it was in 1967. "Six Days" chronicles the events of forty years ago with a fresh historical perspective. Beginning with the buildup for the war, and the political and military maneuvering of Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Egyptian President Jame Adel Nasser, the film takes us through the six days of fighting, the war with Jordan, the occupation of the West Bank and the annexation of Jerusalem. Featuring stunning archival footage and first-hand accounts of the war from both the Israeli and Arab soldiers who fought it, "Six Days" explores how these events became the flash point in history that reshaped the regional political landscape, destroyed old systems and brought new forces to the surface. Rarely in modern times has so short and localized a conflict had such profound global consequences.

                  - Written by

                  Marjorie Sweeney

                  Slingshot

                  Slingshot

                  • 78%
                  • Unrated
                  • 86 min
                  • Crime

                  One of the most prolific and acclaimed directors of the Philippine New Wave, Brillante Mendoza has created another virtuoso exploration of the volatile Manila slums. The camerawork in this verite portrait of petty thieves and hustlers is fluid, sweeping, and seemingly untethered, as frantic as the overcrowded shacks and ditches it captures. Mendoza (2009 Cannes Winner, Best Director for "Kinatay") uses this hybrid fiction essay not to judge the questionable acts of his fringe-dwelling characters, but to subtly implicate political and religious institutions as a source of their problems.-- (C) Ignatius Films