MAX ROSE
2013, Paladin, 83 min, Dir: Daniel Noah

Professional pianist Max Rose (Jerry Lewis) takes pride in his long career but even greater joy in his marriage to Eva (Claire Bloom). He is devastated when she dies – and torn by doubt when he discovers an intimate gift from another man among her effects. Kevin Pollak, Mort Sahl and Dean Stockwell costar in this beautiful story of lifelong love, which features a score by Morgan Z. Whirledge and the song "Hurry Home" by Michel Legrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman.


STARDUST
2007, Paramount, 127 min, Dir: Matthew Vaughn

This enchanting adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel is one to put alongside THE PRINCESS BRIDE as a fantasy classic. To prove his love, Tristan Thorn (Charlie Cox) travels through a portal from his English village to the magical kingdom of Stormhold to retrieve a falling star. He discovers that the star has taken the form of the beautiful Yvaine (Claire Danes) – who is being pursued by a trio of witches and the heirs to the Stormhold throne. Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Peter O’Toole and others provide top-notch support.


ALL THE BEST
SVE NAJBOLJE
2016, 102 min, Croatia, Dir: Snjezana Tribuson

It’s a Christmas tale with poisoning in writer-director Snjezana Tribuson’s charming feature. An opera singer, a handyman, a pastry shop worker and a farmer are all looking for love and coming up empty until a strange series of events – driven by cockroaches, beet-root soup and an opera aria – brings these lonely lives together. Ksenija Marinković, Renata Pokupić and Ozren Grabarić lead an outstanding cast in this feel-good film. In Croatian with English subtitles.


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