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Once tells the story of a street musician (Glen Hansard from Irish band The Frames) and a Czech immigrant (Marketa Irglova) during an eventful week as they write, rehearse and record songs that reveal a unique love story. Made on a low budget in director John Carney's native Dublin, the film won the Audience Award at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and an Oscar® for Best Original Song, and it's not difficult to see why. It's a delight – effortlessly charming and romantic, with wonderful performances from the two lead actors.
Comedy 2003 105 mins Director: Keith Gordon
Robert Downey Jr. is at his caustic best in this acerbic adaptation of Dennis Potter's classic serial about a writer tormented by dark visions from his own novels.
Comedy 2005 106 mins Director: John Turturro
James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet star in this tough and untamed musical from cult actor John Turturro.
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Takashi Miike's awesome riff on Romeo and Juliet, done as a pop musical stuffed with golden oldies from the 60s.
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