CITY ISLAND
2009, Anchor Bay Films, 2009 min, Dir: Andy Garcia

When the Rizzo family patriarch Vince (a hilarious Andy Garcia) brings home an ex-con (Steven Strait), things in la familia get seriously shaken up. It turns out the Rizzos haven’t exactly been forthcoming with each other about their deepest ambitions - case in point, Vince is a corrections officer who secretly aspires to be an actor!


THE MISFITS
1961, MGM Repertory, 124 min, Dir: John Huston

Aching, elegiac drama of the vanishing American West, with Clark Gable (in his final film) as an aging cowboy who falls hard for divorceé Roslyn (Marilyn Monroe) while trying to round up a herd of wild mustangs with the help of former rodeo star Montgomery Clift. Beautifully scripted by Monroe’s former husband Arthur Miller, THE MISFITS was the last completed film in her all-too-brief career.


TROUBLE IN PARADISE
1932, Universal, 83 min, Dir: Ernst Lubitsch

In this classic by director Ernst Lubitsch, posh European thief Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall) meets his match and the love of his life in Lily (Miriam Hopkins), a pickpocket who disguises herself as a countess. The mischievous duo find work with the lovely Mariet Colet (Kay Francis), owner of the Colet perfumery, and Gaston assumes the position of her secretary, Monsieur Leval. When gossip begins to spread that Mariet is being stolen away from previous suitors by a charming “M. Leval,” Gaston must choose between the two beautiful women in his life.


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