Film Forum

Good Films: Impossible love affairs

Cameron's "The Terminator," via Orion Pictures/MGM.

Cameron’s “The Terminator,” via Orion Pictures/MGM.


Our “Good Films You May Have Missed” series calls attention to movies new and old that are all Filmworks worthy. Titles are available from Netflix and other streaming services, and you can also find them at your good old-fashioned public library.

THE TERMINATOR
USA/UK • 1984 • Director: James Cameron
Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese have a short time together before his death, but long enough for him to father the person who will send him back in time.

Lee's "Brokeback Mountain," via Focus Features.

Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain,” via Focus Features.

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
USA/Canada • 2006 • Director: Ang Lee
Two cowboys. Wrong time, wrong place. Ang Lee makes us believe.

Gillespe's "Lars and the Real Girl," via MGM.

Gillespe’s “Lars and the Real Girl,” via MGM.

LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
USA/Canada • 2007 • Director: Craig Gillespe
Lars is nutty in love with a life-size doll—literally. Still, the town backs him up.

Fiennes' "The Invisible Woman," via Sony Pictures Classics.

Fiennes’ “The Invisible Woman,” via Sony Pictures Classics.

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN
UK • 2014 • Director: Ralph Fiennes
Bet you didn’t know that famed Victorian novelist Charles Dickens had a secret young lover. We will present this film on March 14.

Jim Piper is a Filmworks board member, a filmmaker, and a retired film studies instructor.

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.