The Tillman Story
Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military wasn't done for any reason other than he felt it was the right thing to do. In this unforgettable documentary, the fact that the military manipulated his tragic death into a propaganda tool is unfathomable and thoroughly investigated
A Mighty Heart
In January 2002, the world changed forever for Mariane Pearl (Angelina Jolie). Her husband, the South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman) was researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The story took them to Pakistan where a go-between had promised access to an elusive source. As Danny left for the meeting, he told Mariane he might be late for dinner. This gripping drama details what happened.
The saga of the military career of the Macedonian King Colin Farrell whose conquests in the fourth century B.C. earned him the title "Alexander the Great. Oliver Stone's epic has more battles, more melodrama and more unecessary scenes than you've ever seen in one movie.
Will Smith has pumped up and plumped up enough to resemble "the champ" but that's not all it takes to become the man. This is an able attempt to tell his story, but somehow it still doesn't quite make it.
A look at the extraordinary life of adventure, celebrity and continuing mystery of the legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank), who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to fly around the world. She was an inspiration to people everywhere, from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Cherry Jones) to the men in her life: her husband, promoter and publisher George P. Putnam (Richard Gere), and her long time friend and lover, pilot Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor).
A political thriller advancing the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans) who penned Shakespeare's plays; set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I (Vanessa Redgrave), and the Rebellion led by the Earl of Essex (Sam Reid) against her.
This true-life bio about the rise and fall of Bob Crane (star of Hogan's Heroes) is a knowing expose of what a little celebrity and a lot of sex addiction can do to mess up a life. Greg Kinnear gives a mesmerizing performance in this depressing and sordid story about Hollywood's slimy side.
Before Night Falls
Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp star in the film biography of a dissident Cuban writer who's imprisoned for homosexuality by Castro's police and finally flees imprisonment in Havana for the USA and a life and death in the equally squalid surroundings of New York City.
Beyond the Sea
The life and career of legendary entertainer Bobby Darin, (Kevin Spacey) which moves back and forth from his childhood through his success as a singer and actor who marries teen movie queen Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth). Co-starring John Goodman, Brenda Blethyn and Bob Hoskins.
Black Hawk Down
There's more battle action than you've ever seen in one motion picture, and it's really magnificently done, but this grim docudrama can bit a bit hard to watch unless you love battle action. An attractive cast includes Josh Hartnett, Tom Sizemore, Sam Shepard, and Ewan McGregor.
Recreating the fateful day in 1968 that Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at LA's Ambassador Hotel, a gigantic cast portrays fictional characters who are all at the hotel for different reasons but share the common thread of anticipating Kennedy’s arrival. The cast includes Harry Belafonte, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBeouf, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Freddy Rodriguez, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone and Elijah Wood.
Breach Ryan Phillipe plays a young FBI agent who is propelled into a tricky situation when he discovers that his boss played by Chris Cooper has been selling secrets to the Russians. Laura Linney plays another FBI agent in this exciting spy thriller based on the scandal that rocked the national security agencies in 2001.
Breakfast On Pluto
Neil Jordan's unique autobiography of an orphaned Irish transvestite stars Cillian Murphy in a bravura performance. Arrested after the bombing of a London disco he spends much of the film searching for his mother through the streets of London. Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson and Stephen Rea are also in the excellent cast.
A romantic drama about the secret love affair between the 23 year old English poet, John Keats (Ben Wishaw), and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) which was cut short by Keats' untimely death two years later.
This tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, celebrates the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody), Howlin' Wolf (Eamonn Walker), Etta James (Beyonce Knowles) and Chuck Berry (Mos Def).
In November, 1959, Truman Capote ( Academy Award™ winner Philip Seymour Hoffman), reads an article about the murders of a farm family in Kansas. He decides to test his theory that in the hands of the right writer, that non-fiction can be as compelling as fiction, and sets out to write about the crime, even forming a weird attachment to one of the killers.
In this melancholy but engrossing historical thriller Angelina Jolie plays a mother whose prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered. But it doesn't take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.
Cinderella Man Russell Crowe stars as light heavyweight boxer Jim Braddock, forced into retirement after a string of losses in the ring. As the nation enters the Depression, Braddock takes a string of dead-end jobs to support his wife, (Renée Zellweger), and their children, while never totally abandoning his dream of boxing again, which he finally does, with his trainer (Paul Giamatti) always in his corner.
Coco Before Chanel
The story of the formative years of "Coco" Chanel (Audrey Tautou), who began her life as headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey became the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style.
The powerful and true-life story of the world-renowned scientist Charles Darwin (Paul Bettany) torn between his love for his deeply religious wife (Jennifer Connelly) and his own growing belief in a world where God has no place.
The unconventional relationship between Cole and Linda Porter (Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd), a marriage of convenience between a gay man and an accepting woman, may be of interest to those who wonder how those dynamics work, but it's only the great songs that makes the film worth watching.
Based on an extraordinary true story, Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell play three Jewish brothers who escape from Nazi-occupied Poland into the Belarussian forest, where they lead a small but resilient resistance movement against the Nazis.
The film focuses on the final days of the Third Reich, and the horrifying epic of Hitler and his people during his twelve years in power and how it was reflected in those last twelve days in the bunker. It stars Bruno Ganz in an amazing performance as the Führer. In German w/English subtitles.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Reprising the roles they originated in "Elizabeth," Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush return in this historical melodrama full of treachery and romance. Clive Owen plays Sir Walter Raleigh, a dashing seafarer and newfound temptation for the Virgin Queen. It's basically the story of one woman's crusade to control love, crush enemies and secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world.
The story of the meteoric rise and fall of 60s "it girl" Edie Sedgwick played by Sienna Miller, who came to define both the glamour and the tragedy of our celebrity-obsessed culture. Hayden Christensen plays a larger-than-life rock star who falls for the blazing superstar and Guy Pearce plays the artist Andy Warhol who promises to make her a star, until she self-destructs in a haze of drugs and mental illness.
Based on the real life story of Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) whose status as a CIA agent is revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband (Sean Penn) after he wrote a New York Times op-ed column saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq. This ignites a firestorm of controversy.
A tale of magic and fantasy inspired by the life of James M. Barrie, author of the children's classic Peter Pan. Johnny Depp gives a marvelous performance as the writer and Kate Winslet beautifully plays the mother of the four boys who inspired Barrie to create his imaginative fantasy.
Flash of Genius Greg Kinnear stars as Robert Kearns, a man whose invention, the intermittent windshield wiper, became standard in every car on the road. But the automobile industry refused to acknowledge his contribution, and Bob embarked on a quest for recognition. Lauren Graham plays his wife.
Based on the true story of a high-school teacher played by Hilary Swank, who inspires her at-risk students to change their lives through an ambitious writing project. Scott Glenn plays her father, Imelda Staunton her department head and Patrick Dempsey, her neglected husband. But it's the new young performers who make it worth seeing.
The film biography of the political, artistic and sexual revolutionary. Star/producer Salma Hayek and director Julie Taymor have given the film a unique visual style that makes it a magical work of art.
The untold story of the historic encounter between Richard Nixon (Frank Langella), the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost (Michael Sheen), a jet-setting television personality with a name to make.
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Nicole Kidman stars as Diane Arbus, in this fantasy based on the life of one of the 20th century's most visionary American photographers. Robert Downey Jr. plays the mysterious object of her interest, her camera and her affections. It is both too far-fetched to be convincing and too well done to be ignored.
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson star in a fictional tale of an impossible romance between a lovely seventeen-year-old, and Vermeer the famous Dutch painter who used her as a model for his enigmatic portrait.
Good Night and Good Luck
In the mid-50's Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) and his producer, Fred Friendly (George Clooney) took on the malevolent power of a muckraking U.S. senator named Joseph McCarthy and won. This gripping movie is highlighted by outstanding performances and fine filmmaking.
Inspired by one of Hollywood's most infamous real-life mysteries, a 1950s private detective (Adrien Brody) investigates the mysterious death of "Superman" star George Reeves (Ben Affleck), who's been having an affair with the wife of a Hollywood mogul (Diane Lane) . Did he commit suicide or was he murdered?
The story of the incredible and emotional struggle of Paul Rusesabagina Don Cheadle who using his political connections, his intelligence and bribery, in a heroic effort to save many from death at the hands of the vicious Hutu. With Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix and Nick Nolte
Infamous Toby Jones plays Truman Capote in this second interpretation of his investigation into the 1959 murders of the Kansas family and the writing of his best seller "In Cold Blood." What starts out as a journey with his childhood friend Harper Lee (Sandra Bullock) to discover who did the killings, turns into something unexpected. His intense and complex bond with one of the murderers (Daniel Craig) both fueled and inspired his greatest work.
The inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help bring their country together and avert Civil War.
As the face of law enforcement in America for almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Julie and Julia
Based on two true stories which intertwines the lives of Julie Powell (Amy Adams) and Julia Child (Meryl Streep) whose lives, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends...until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and the proper knife, anything is possible.
Kinsey Liam Neeson is sensational in this portrait of a man driven to uncover the mysteries of human sexual behavior. Laura Linney is equally wonderful as his wife and Chris O’Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard and John Lithgow head the excellent supporting cast.
La Vie En Rose
Detailing the troubled life of Edith Piaf (Marion Cotillard), who's abandoned by her mother, grew up in her grandmother’s brothel and later her father’s circus. Singing on the streets of Paris as a teen, she is discovered by club owner Louis Leplée (Gérard Depardieu). Her powerful voice takes her all over the globe, but it can’t save her from a lifetime of pain and suffering.
In French w/English subtitles.
Lawrence of Arabia
Peter O"Toole stars in this quintessential movie epic: lavish, sweeping, and literate, played against a grand historical backdrop and peopled with sharply drawn characters. The Academy Award winner for Best Picture in 1962.
Marie-Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst), the youngest daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I was married off at the age of 14 to the crown prince of France (Jason Schwartzman). She became queen 4 years later when her husband was crowned King Louis XVI. Her excesses made her hated by the common people and soon the French Revolution put an end to the monarchy.
Me and Orson Welles
The fascinating story of a fictional, theater-crazed teenager (Zac Efron) who is cast in the Broadway production of "Julius Caesar" directed by a young Orson Welles (Christian McKay) in 1937.
In 1977, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights but it also changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and before his untimely death he had become a real local hero.
Ed Harris IS Pollock in this well told biography of the troubled but exceptional artist. Marcia Gay Harden won the Academy Award as best supporting actress for her role as Pollock's wife, painter Lee Krasner.
The inspiring dramatic musical biography of the legendary American singer/pianist Ray Charles, featuring a charismatic performance by Jamie Foxx in the title role. He's now won an Oscar for his fabulous performance.
Reds Warren Beatty stars as the famed American Communist John Reed - in an ambitious, richly detailed romantic drama set against the tumultuous backdrop of early-20th-century radical politics. Now released in a 25th Anniversary Edition, it also features Diane Keaton and .
The story of a housewife and mother (Diane Lane) who agrees to take over her ailing father's horse stables, despite her lack of horse-racing experience. With the help of an eccentric trainer (John Malkovich), she manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately nurturing the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
Hayden Christensen (Star Wars - Episode II, Attack of the Clones) stars in a gripping and disturbing story about the fabrications of an ambitious young staff journalist writing for New Republic magazine.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
In this ambitious epic, Brad Pitt plays Jesse James and Casey Affleck is Robert Ford who joins the James gang, only to become resentful of the legendary outlaw which causes him to hatch a plan to kill the fastest gun in the West.
Howard Hughes was one of the most colorful characters of the 20th century. Director Martin Scorsese brings his story to the screen in this Golden Globe Award-winning best dramatic film of the year. Leonardo DeCaprio stars as the eccentric billionaire industrialist and Hollywood film mogul.
The Brothers Grimm Matt Damon and Heath Ledger play the the two brothers Grimm in French occupied Germany. They make a living travelling the countryside convincing unsuspecting villagers that their towns are haunted and agree to get rid of their demons - for a price.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The remarkable true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric) who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body. The only muscles he can move on his own were those in his left eyelid. Using his eye to blink out his memoir, he eloquently describes his interior world and imagines stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind. This visually astonishing and profoundly moving drama was directed by Julian Schnabel.
A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (Keira Knightley), an extraordinary woman who rose to fame by staying true to her passions in a world of protocol, gossip and social rules, but who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life. Ralph Fiennes plays the Duke.
The real-life dramatic story about the boxer "Irish" Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and his half-brother Dickie (Christian Bale) who helped train him for the world light welterweight title, despite being a broken down wreck himself.
The Hoax Richard Gere plays Clifford Irving, the writer who tried to profit from Howard Hughes’s notoriety by selling a fraudulent “autobiography” of the ultra-reclusive, immensely powerful, billionaire, revealing his most intimate secrets. Alfred Molina plays his reluctant “researcher.”
The Iron Lady
An intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.
The King's Speech
The true story of King George VI of Britain (Colin Firth), who suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of his new title.
The Last King of Scotland
Based on actual incidents, this is the story of one the world's most barbaric figures, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker) whose life becomes irreversibly entangled with a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy). Amin hand picks the young doctor as his personal physician and closest confidante. At first the Scot is flattered and fascinated by his new position, but he soon awakens to the reality of Amin's savagery, and his own complicity in it.
The Libertine Johnny Depp plays John Wilmot, the real-life earl of Rochester, a notable poet and playwright in 17th-century Britain who shunned polite society to consort with licentious scoundrels, He even alienates the very people that expect his love and loyalty, including his wife (Rosamund Pike) and his king (John Malkovich). He takes a fancy, though, to inexperienced stage performer Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton) and transforms her, over a period of years, into London’s greatest actress.
The Other Boleyn Girl
The two Boleyn sisters, Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary (Scarlett Johansson), are driven by their ambitious father and uncle to advance the familyï¿½s power and contend for the affections of King Henry VIII of England (Eric Bana). Leaving behind their country life, the girls are thrust into the dangerous and exciting world of court life, and what began as a bid to help their family develops into a ruthless rivalry between the sisters.
This is an unexpectedly moving portrait of the British royal family, that's both an intimate and often humourous portrait of the British Royals immediately following the death of Princess Diana. It stars Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, James Cromwell as Prince Phillip, and Michael Sheen as Tony Blair.
The Social Network
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication.
The story of the passengers and crew, their families on the ground and the flight controllers who watched in horror as United Airlines Flight 93 became the fourth hijacked plane on the day of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil: September 11, 2001.
George W. Bush (Josh Brolin) is probably one of the most controversial public figures in recent history. Oliver Stone has brought the story of our 43rd President to life taking viewers through his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to his decision to invade Iraq.
Walk the Line Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny Cash in the biography of the musical legend who picked cotton, sold door to door, and served in the Air Force before becoming a voice of rebellion that changed the face of rock and roll forever. Academy Award™ winner Reese Witherspoon plays the love of his life, June Carter.
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of the reign of Queen Victoria (Emily Blunt) and her enduring romance with Prince Albert (Rupert Friend). Also featuring Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson and Paul Bettany.