|Darkness 2002 PG-13, 102 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Horror / Thriller
Director: Jaume Balaguero
Cast: Anna Paquin, Lena Olin, Iain Glen, Giancarlo Giannini, Fele Martinez, Stephan Enquist, Fermi Reixach, Francese Pages, Craig Stevenson, Paula Fernandez, Gemma Lozano, Xavier Allepuz, Joseph Roberts, Marc Ferrando, Josh Gaeta
Forty years ago in Spain, six children mysteriously disappeared, and now an American family moves into a remote house in the same neighborhood. The house holds a secret, and it doesn't take long before teenage daughter Regina (Anna Pacquin) senses a problem and investigates the history of this dark house that threatens to destroy her family.
|Goya's Ghosts 2006 R, 114 min.|
Director: Milos Forman
Cast: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard, Randy Quaid, Blanca Portillo, Michael Lonsdale, Jose Luis Gomez, Mabel Rivera, Craig Stevenson, Julian Wadham, Simon Andreu, Jack Taylor, David Calder
In 18th-century Spain during the Inquisition, painter Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgard) is working on a portrait of the archconservative Brother Lorenzo and, at the same time, is painting a portrait of one of his favorite models, Ines (Natalie Portman). After Ines is arrested on suspicion of being a Jew, she is thrown into prison where she is tortured and then raped by Lorenzo. Her father Tomas (Jose Luis Gomez) begs Goya to intercede. But Goya, who is terrified of the Church, will only stand on the sidelines unwilling to help. Fifteen years later, Napoleon (Craig Stevenson) and his army "liberate" Spain, and Lorenzo is now Napoleon's prosecutor. Ines is set free from prison and tells Lorenzo that they have a daughter. Lorenzo declares Ines insane, institutionalizes her, and sets out to find the daughter. Once again, Goya watches helplessly from the sidelines.
|The Machinist 2004 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: Brad Anderson
Cast: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, John Sharian, Michael Ironside, Larry Gilliard Jr., Reg E. Cathey, Anna Massey, Matthew Romero Moore, Robert Long, Colin Stinton, Craig Stevenson, Ferran Lahoz, Norman Bell, Jeremy Xido
Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) is a lathe operator who suffers from insomnia, can't eat, and has become isolated at work because of an accident blamed on him. Now, he appears to be getting mysterious notes and is having visions of events that may or may not be happening. What will Trevor uncover when he begins to investigate?
|1. Darkness (2002)|
2. Goya's Ghosts (2006)
3. The Machinist (2004)
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