VIJAY AND I
2013, The Match Factory, 105 min, Belgium, Dir: Sam Garbarski

At age 40, actor Will Wilder (Moritz Bleibtreu) is feeling down in the dumps about his career - he plays Bad Luck Bunny on a New York City children's TV show. After a freak car accident convinces everyone that he’s dead, Will gains an unusual perspective on his life when he decides to attend the funeral disguised as a gentlemanly Sikh, Vijay Singh. Patricia Arquette, Danny Pudi and Michael Imperioli costar in this engaging comedy. In English.


THE M WORD
2014, Rainbow Releasing, 120 min, USA, Dir: Henry Jaglom

“The change of life” takes the spotlight in this funny and fearless comedy from writer-director Henry Jaglom. At a struggling Los Angeles television station, a children’s show actress (Tanna Frederick) rallies her female co-workers to stand up to the station’s new boss (Michael Imperioli), sent from New York on a ruthless cost-cutting mission. Corey Feldman, Frances Fisher, Gregory Harrison and Mary Crosby are among the outstanding ensemble cast in this film about something every woman knows … and every man should.


GOODFELLAS
1990, Warner Bros., 146 min, USA, Dir: Martin Scorsese

Irwin Winkler produced this quintessential mob epic, directed by Martin Scorsese and based on Nicholas Pileggi’s Wiseguy. Ray Liotta stars as Henry Hill, a real-life mobster, whose captivating narration rivals that of previous Scorsese antihero Travis Bickle. Joe Pesci won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as charismatic sociopath Tommy DeVito, and Robert De Niro shines as the brutal Jimmy Conway. Filled with memorable characters, a wealth of atmosphere, beautiful tracking shots by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and, as always in Scorsese films, an amazing soundtrack. The all-star cast also includes Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Vincent and even a young Michael Imperioli ("The Sopranos") in the small but memorable role of Spider.


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