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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EL ANO DE LA GARRAPATA
After nine years of college, Fran (Felix Gomez) doesn't feel any desire to devote himself to a career. Ignoring the pleas of his parents and his ambitious girlfriend, Fran adopts the lifestyle...LEARN MORE.
EL TRES DE COPAS
A woman comes between the friendship of two men in this award-winning western from Felipe Cazals (Canoa). Raised as brothers, Pedro and Damian (Humberto Zurita and Alejandro Camacho) travel the post-Mexican War landscape pulling whatever scams and cons they can get away with. Their loyalty to one another is tested when the beautiful and mysterious Casilda (Gabriela Roel) enters their lives. Nominated for five Ariel Awards. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Felipe Cazals---Mexico---1986---117 mins.
ENTOURAGE: THE COMPLETE 4TH SEASON
When Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) becomes a Hollywood star, his three best friends decide to tag along as his entourage, while hoping to better themselves socially and financially... LEARN MORE.
ETERNITY AND A DAY
From master filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos (Ulysses' Gaze, The Traveling Players) comes the 1998 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner. Bruno Ganz (Wings of Desire)...LEARN MORE.
Raskins is a greasy spoon in Brooklyn where New Yorkers of various ethnic backgrounds gather for food and conversation. Everyday People tells the story of the diner's imminent...LEARN MORE.
FAST FOOD FAST WOMEN
Writer-director Amos Kollek and actress Anna Thomson continue their rewarding collaboration, following much praise for their films Sue and Fiona. Thomson stars as an...LEARN MORE.
FIFTH AVENUE GIRL
A "social comedy" with Ginger Rogers as a homeless girl taken in by a disconcerted millionaire, disrupting his entire household. With Franklin Pangborn...LEARN MORE.
A gay psychotherapist (Paul Provenza) goes undercover to expose a colleague's hoax, but finds himself falling under the man's spell in this darkly provocative drama. Jonathan... LEARN MORE.
Matchstick Productions' gravity-defying ski movie uses vantage points from helicopters and snowmobiles to document daring acts of extreme skiing, including Shane McConkey's...LEARN MORE.
FOR BAD BOYS ONLY
Ekin Cheng (Storm Riders) and Louis Koo (The Suspect) star as private eyes trying to track down the lost love of two different clients. It turns out that the clients are in love with the same girl...LEARN MORE.
FOR EVER MOZART
Godard's thoughtful, self-referential film about the intersection of reality and art revolves around several characters trying to deal with the war in Bosnia. The film is divided into...LEARN MORE.
Natalie Portman plays an American living in Jerusalem in this allegorical road movie by the controversial Israeli auteur, Amos Gitai. After leaving her fiance, Portman...LEARN MORE.
FRIENDS & FAMILY
In this reversal of La Cage aux Folles, Stephen and Danny are two mafia hit men disguised as a hip, gay Manhattan couple. When Stephen's parents come for a visit, they must put on...LEARN MORE.
A beautiful young woman emerges from a woven illustration to tell her story of romantic longing in this visually stunning film by Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Once Upon a Time, Cinema), one of...LEARN MORE.
Canadian filmmaker Barbara Lee interrogates the subject of "girls kissing" from a variety of social, sexual, and political angles in this lighthearted but astute documentary. From the male "lesbian fantasy" to feminist readings, Lee invokes a variety of different reactions to what seems, on its surface, to be a simple act. Her subjects include real life couples, porn stars, gay activists, Christian crusaders, and sex experts.
Barbara K. Lee---Canada---2003---68 mins.
Director Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential) hits the road with actor-turned-environmental activist Woody Harrelson on a cross-country, eco-consciousness-raising excursion...LEARN MORE.
George Butler's insightful documentary examines 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's early adulthood, focusing on the Massachusetts senator's formative...LEARN MORE.
Love falls on the slopes in this amusing Spanish comedy. A police lieutenant (Juanjo Puigcorbe) en route to speak at a law enforcement convention at a ski lodge finds himself stranded...LEARN MORE.
GRAND ROLE, THE
When an amateur actor (Stephane Freiss) lands the lead role in a Yiddish-language version of The Merchant of Venice, he's thrilled at his luck--the revelation is enough to offer elation...LEARN MORE.