Taking its name from the belief that the body becomes twenty-one grams lighter upon death, the English-language debut from the director of Amores Perros is a strong, emotional ride...LEARN MORE
Watch Gladiator get mauled by Mortal Kombat in this hypermasculine sword and sandal epic based on Frank Miller's graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae...LEARN MORE
4,400: SEASON 1
The complete first season of this Francis Ford Coppola produced television drama has arrived on DVD. The series follows a government inquiry into the mysterious disappearance...LEARN MORE
At the behest of the United Nations, Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami traveled to Uganda to craft this profound and affecting documentary. Kiarostami's film tempers its...LEARN MORE
Black Africans are capturing African tribesmen and trading them into European slavery in this historical drama set in the 17th century. Adanggaman, played by Rasmane...LEARN MORE
A serious portrait of obsession with a comical edge, Post Coitum is a fine showcase for the directing and acting talents of Brigitte Rouan. Rouan stars as a married book...LEARN MORE
AFTER THE RAIN
Paul Bettany leads this low-budget adaptation of a play written by the director, Ross Kettle. Bettany plays a South African soldier, whose life, along with that of his girlfriend...LEARN MORE.
AGENT CODY BANKS
Malcolm in the Middle's Frankie Muniz plays a teenage James Bond-ish secret agent who must save the world...LEARN MORE
In this Hindi action drama set in the Bombay underworld, young Bhai witnesses the framing of his virtuous schoolmaster father (Alok Nath) in connection with a prostitute...LEARN MORE
Fabio Fulco stars as Carlos Ayala, an Air Army commander and renowned member of the air acrobatic team Eagle Patrol. When Ayala discovers that a brain tumor could end...LEARN MORE.
The authenticity Michael Mann and company bring to this film biography of Muhammad Ali is impressive. The extravagance of shooting at the actual locations (including Zaire)...LEARN MORE
ALL REVVED UP
Never mind MGM Home Entertainment's deceptive cover art and a new title that try to promote this as a Gone in 60 Seconds knock-off; in reality this is a fine, character driven film with...LEARN MORE.
The writer of a cynical self-help book for women (titled Why Love Doesn't Work) has trouble following her own advice and continues to look for love, sex, and "the big O" in the big city. She finds good companionship with a top-rated radio "shock jock," but then feels threatened by - of all things - his masturbation habits. A showcase for the talents of director, writer, producer, star and editor Julie Davis (All Over the Guy), this comedy takes a candid look at sexuality and relationships.
Julie Davis/U.S.A./2002/87 mins.
Sequel to the hit comedy, Analyze This, starring Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal. "A kind of mob vaudeville show in which there is not much difference between a whacking and...LEARN MORE.
ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
Writer-director Oliver Stone delves into the passion, greed, deception and outsized egos that make up the world of professional football in this gritty, "in-your-face" drama. As usual, Stone fully embraces visual and dramatic excess for all they are worth. Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, James Woods, Jamie Foxx and L.L. Cool J star. This "director's cut" includes six minutes of additional footage.
Oliver Stone---USA---1999---157 mins.
Woody Allen's 2003 romantic comedy gathers all of the auteur's most familiar phobias, musings and themes into one lighthearted affair. Jason Biggs (American Pie) plays the Woody Allen surrogate: a struggling New York comedy writer desperately trying to work through a very complex relationship with his beautiful, yet neurotic girlfriend (Christina Ricci). Allen himself delivers a fine performance as the young writer's paranoid and angry mentor. Also stars Stockard Channing, Danny DeVito and Jimmy Fallon.
Woody Allen---USA---2003---109 mins.
AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER
In this third installment in Mike Myers' spy spoof franchise, the secret agent from the swinging `60s chases archenemy Dr. Evil through time to rescue his father, played by none other than...LEARN MORE.
This remake of A Kiss Before Dying became quite controversial because the main star takes the role of a murderer, something rare in Hindi cinema. Baazigar is also notable for introducing a...LEARN MORE.
"The most politically urgent film in the 2006 NY Film Festival combines a bracing indictment of the world financial system with a subtle glimpse at daily life in Africa"...LEARN MORE.
John Travolta is back as the immaculately polished loanshark Chili Palmer in the follow-up to Get Shorty, the 1995 Elmore Leonard adaptation that lampooned Hollywood...LEARN MORE.
The tenuous boundaries between art and life begin to blur irrevocably for Julia Lambert (Annette Benning), an aging actress of the 1930's British stage...LEARN MORE.
The sequel to Bunuel's 1967 film, Belle de Jour, directed by Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira at the age of 97, is a masterpiece in its own right....LEARN MORE.
Director Adrian Caetano explores issues of xenophobia and social violence in Argentina in this realistic story about an illegal immigrant from Bolivia...LEARN MORE.
The second comedy from the director of Happy, Texas follows three college buddies (Nick Stahl, Lukas Haas, and Johnny Galecki) through their elaborate scheme to become high-power...LEARN MORE.
BOYS OF ST. VINCENT
A sensitively told story of child molestation within the confines of a Catholic orphanage and the resulting massive cover-up by the Church. Henry Czerny is superb as the tortured...LEARN MORE.
BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA
Katherine Paterson's enchanting tale about a boy and girl who create a magical world and dub themselves King and Queen is brought to life with a combination of live action and...LEARN MORE.
BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON
The sequel to the romantic comedy hit Bridget Jones's Diary picks up where its predecessor left off: with the heroine (Renee Zellweger) still in the arms of Mark Darcy (Colin Firth)...LEARN MORE.
BROTHERS IN ARMS
The story of six men who served together during the Vietnam War on a swift boat in the Mekong Delta is the focus of this inspired documentary. The five crewmen and their commander...LEARN MORE.
BUNGEE JUMPING OF THEIR OWN
A schoolteacher finds striking similarities between his new male student and a woman he fell in love with 17 years earlier. This mystical, gender-hopping contemplation of the possibility of reincarnation was the first feature directed by Kim Dae-seung, a former assistant to Korean master filmmaker Im Kwon-taek (Chunhyang). In Korean with English subtitles.
Kim Dae-seung---South Korea---2001---101 mins.
BURN THE FLOOR
Forty-four world champion dancers from 15 different countries perform in a variety of styles in this exciting dance extravaganza. This popular touring dance show has delighted...LEARN MORE.
Filmmakers Joseph Mealey and Michael Paradies Shoob look deep into the mind behind the White House political machine with this expose on President George W. Bush's closest advisor, Karl Rove. Mealey and Shoob follow the Svengali-like Rove's political journey and ask serious and often disturbing questions about the right-hand man's influence on the Bush presidency. Based on the book, Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush President. "By turns darkly comic, seriously scary and purposefully incendiary" (Joe Leydon, Variety).
Jospeh Mealey/Michael Paradies Shoob---USA---2004---80 mins.
C'ERAVAMO TANTO AMATI WE ALL L
An affectionate tribute to Italian Cinema, as well as a sensitive comedy about the friendship of three men and the woman each has loved. Following his characters over thirty years...LEARN MORE.
CAMP DE THIAROYE
Following their honorable service in World War II, a group of black soldiers from all over West Africa report to a transit camp in Dakar. There, they are treated little better than prisoners...LEARN MORE.
This is the feature-length version of the Academy Award-nominated short that stars Sean Biggerstaff as a London art student who can't sleep after his girlfriend dumps him. He takes a job on the graveyard shift at a supermarket with a cast of eccentric characters made all the more extreme by his insomnia-induced fantasies. One of these, a checkout girl (Emilia Fox), might just be the remedy for his sleepless nights. "Slickly charming, genteelly erotic and directed with supreme polish, Cashback is a conventional romantic comedy that plays unconventional games with time and memory" (Variety).
Sean Ellis---Great Britain---2006---90 mins.
CATCH & RELEASE
The first feature from the writer of Erin Brockovich is this charming romantic comedy starring Jennifer Garner as a woman grappling with the sudden death of her fiance. She finds comfort in...LEARN MORE.
Filipino-American co-directors Ian Gamazon and Neill Dela Llana wring the most from limited means in an exceptional thriller about an unassuming man who's sucked into a dangerous terrorist plot. After returning to the impoverished Cavite region of the Philippines, Adam (Gamazon) receives a startling cell phone call instructing him to make a life and death choice: he can either carry out a terrorist mission or watch his mother and sister be slaughtered. "A paragon of guerilla resourcefulness and a model citizen of the global village, Cavite is a more anxious and vivid experience than most movies with budgets literally a thousand times bigger" (Dennis Lim, Village Voice). In English, Filipino, and Tagalog with English subtitles.
Ian Gamazon/Neill Dela Llana---Philippines/USA---2005---80 mins.
Directed by Yash Chopra, Chandni is a lyrical love triangle story featuring memorable music and a great central performance by Sridevi. Chandni (Sridevi) and Rohit (Rishi Kapoor)...LEARN MORE.
Gary Oldman is cast as Emmett Foley, a Korean War veteran who was sent to a Florida state mental facility after he shot up his neighborhood for no apparent reason. This grim true story tells the tale of the man responsible for major changes in the care and treatment of the mentally ill. Excellent supporting cast includes Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand, Pamela Reed, and Ned Beatty.
Mick Jackson---USA---1989---97 mins.
Master Korean filmmaker Im Kwon Taek blends traditional Korean culture and pure movie-made romance in this grand tale of forbidden love in the 18th century. A privileged...LEARN MORE.
A newly married professor masquerades as others in an attempt to get to know his in-laws better. Dharmendra excels as the man of many disguises in this favorite Indian comedy. In Hindi with English subtitles.
Yolande Zauberman was nominated for a Cesar Award for this short documentary about an elderly man who looks back at his life in South Africa during Apartheid. For reasons he did...LEARN MORE.
This biting look at media frenzy was made as the director's thesis film at the School of the Visual Arts in New York, but it is far too assured and far too relevant to modern society...LEARN MORE.
For an ex-con struggling to go straight, the temptation of money, women, and power prove too much, especially when his best friend promises him an easy heist. But things start to...LEARN MORE.
London's competitive underground comedy scene is the setting for this witty, sexy feature about the professional and sexual tensions that develop when an attractive female comedian is...LEARN MORE.
COP ON A MISSION
Far more exciting than Cop on a Coffee Break. Daniel Ng stars as an undercover cop hired as a bodyguard by a Triad boss (Eric Tsang). The lawman finds that he actually prefers the outlaw life, but...LEARN MORE.
CRAZY STRANGER (GADJO DILO)
The director of Latcho Drom and Mondo delivers another seductive exploration of Gypsy culture in this vibrant tale of a young Parisian who comes to Romania to track down...LEARN MORE.
CRICKET ON THE HEARTH
This early Rankin/Bass TV special is a take on the 1845 Christmas fantasy by Charles Dickens, wherein a poor toymaker finds a magical cricket on his hearth one Christmas morning...LEARN MORE.
CUENTO DE NAVIDAD
This Spanish version of the Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol is an animated film from Mexico suitable for the whole family. In Spanish with NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES...LEARN MORE.
DAILY SHOW: INDECISION 2004
Jon Stewart and his crack team of correspondents (Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Rob Cirddry, and Ed Helms) follow the twists and turns of the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election...LEARN MORE.
DAY IN BLACK AND WHITE, A
Two close friends, one black (Harold Perrineau) and one white (Anthony DeSando), get into a heated discussion on race relations, kicking off a series of interconnected stories that explore...LEARN MORE.
DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN, A
California awakens one day to discover that its entire Latino population has vanished. A peculiar pink fog surronds the state and communication outside its boundaries has...LEARN MORE.
Kevin Kline turns in a skilled performance as American composer Cole Porter in this biographical drama by Irwin Winkler. Told in flashback, the film explores Porter's...LEARN MORE.
Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, and Alexa Davalos star in this World War II movie based on the remarkable true story of the Bielski partisans. In 1941, Jewish brothers band...LEARN MORE.
A high-powered advertising executive (Clive Owen) and a married woman (Jennifer Aniston) become the targets of an elaborate blackmail scheme in this star-studded popcorn thriller. When...LEARN MORE.
DIL CHAHTA HAI
The lives and loves of three close friends are the focus of this movie, noted by many Indian critics as a significant departure from the traditional "Bollywood" style in terms of its...LEARN MORE.
Daniel Percival's tense, post-9/11 thriller is both an entertaining exercise in suspense and an adroit political commentary on the current state of the "War on Terror". When word...LEARN MORE.
Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan has earned critical comparisons to Andrei Tarkovsky and Yasujiro Ozu on the strength of this bleakly beautiful existential meditation...LEARN MORE.
A breathtaking series of visual images in this stylish romantic thriller; at the heart of the film is an opera-intoxicated 18-year-old mail carrier who becomes unwittingly entangled in a web of murder, intrigue and passion. In French with English subtitles.
Jean-Jacques Beineix---France---1981---123 mins.