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274. Of Unknown Origin (1983)
This amazing little movie tells the story of one man’s fight against a ravaging rodent invading his house and home. Bart Hughes (Peter Weller) is a successful business suit on the verge of a major promotion when his wife and kid leave the house on a trip. Bart discovers that a vicious rat has infiltrated the home, and becomes obsessed with killing it. The film plays fast and loose with realism, making Bart’s fight with the rat feel like a descent into madness.
275. Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)
Professor Marston was a successful Psychology professor in the 1920s who along with his brilliant wife invented the lie detector and pioneered a whole new theory on human behavior (DISC theory). On top of that, Marston was the creator of Wonder Woman, the first female superhero to be accepted into the canon of great comic icons. This compelling biopic explores Marston’s private life, where he, his wife, and another woman lived an unusual, but committed 3-person relationship (with a hefty helping of BDSM).
276. The Foreigner (2017)
Jackie Chan plays Mr. Quan, a Chinese restaurant owner whose daughter is murdered in a bombing in London. Distraught and angry, he watches the news and once he sees an IRA connection to the bombing, he seizes the opportunity to go after Irish Deputy Minister Liam Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan), who he believes knows more than he is letting on. This movie is a tonal mess, moving between some truly dramatic sequences and comically silly action set-pieces with blatant disregard for common sense.
277. The Snowman (2017)