Search results for "Gore Vidal"

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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013) RT 80% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jul 2015

Anchored by intimate, one-on-one interviews with the man himself, Nicholas Wrathall’s new documentary is a fascinating and wholly entertaining tribute to the iconic Gore Vidal ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Nicholas D. Wrathall
CAST:  Gore Vidal

Gattaca (1997) RT 82% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 1998

Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Romance • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman

Bob Roberts (1992) RT 100% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Alan Rickman  •  David Strathairn

Roma (1972) RT Audience 100%

A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Federico Fellini
CAST:  Peter Gonzales Falcon  •  Fiona Florence  •  Pia De Doses  •  Marne Maitland

Shadow Conspiracy (1997) RT Audience 17%

DVD release: Aug 1997

Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Stephen Lang

The Celluloid Closet (1996) RT 96% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2001

This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History
DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Lily Tomlin  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Armistead Maupin  •  Arthur Laurents

The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006) RT 77% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 2007

A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  David Leaf  •  John Scheinfeld
CAST:  Stew Albert  •  Tariq Ali  •  Carl Bernstein  •  Robin Blackburn

With Honors (1994) RT 17% / Audience 73%

DVD release: May 1999

Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Alek Keshishian
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Moira Kelly  •  Patrick Dempsey

Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open (2012) RT Audience 100%

The American composer and author Paul Bowles was a man with a great deal of charisma and influence. When he moved to Tangier, Morocco, in 1949, half the world followed him to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Young
CAST:  John Waters  •  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  Gore Vidal  •  Richard Horowitz

Salinger (2013) RT 36% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Mar 2014

A feature documentary on formative personal and professional experiences in the life of writer J.D. Salinger  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Shane Salerno
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Edward Norton  •  John Cusack  •  Tom Wolfe

Standing Army (2010) RT Audience 80%

Standing Army, directed by Enrico Parenti and Thomas Fazi, is an award-winning documentary film about the global network of U.S. military bases, the impact that these have on ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Thomas Fazi  •  Enrico Parenti
CAST:  Noam Chomsky  •  Gore Vidal  •  Chalmers Johnson  •  Olivier Bancoult

Obscene (2008) RT 92% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Feb 2009

A look at the life and work of American publisher Barney Rosset, who struggled to bring controversial works like "Tropic of Cancer" and "Naked Lunch" to publication.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Neil Ortenberg  •  Daniel O'Connor
CAST:  Amiri Baraka  •  William S. Burroughs  •  Jim Carroll  •  Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula (2005) RT Audience 45%

This is a short film based on the 1979 film of the same name. The film is stylized with the actors wearing modernized robes and Roman jewelry and females playing male ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Francesco Vezzoli
CAST:  Milla Jovovich  •  Helen Mirren  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Gerard Butler

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) RT 69% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 2000

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Albert Dekker

Thinking XXX (2004) RT Audience 55%

DVD release: Jun 2006

For a book project, photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders took photographs of 30 stars of adult movies, each pair of photographs in the same pose, clothed and nude. This ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Sunrise Adams  •  Briana Banks  •  Belladonna  •  Seymore Butts

Best of Enemies (2015)

A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History
DIRECTION:  Morgan Neville  •  Robert Gordon
CAST:  Gore Vidal  •  William F. Buckley  •  Kelsey Grammer  •  John Lithgow

Norman Mailer: The American (2012)

A provocateur, a rebel, a performer, and a true American, Norman Mailer never stopped giving people something to talk about. This documentary goes beyond the Mailer of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Mantegna
CAST:  Norman Mailer  •  Muhammad Ali  •  Dick Cavett  •  Allen Ginsberg

Zero An Investigation Into 9-11 (2008)

ZERO: An Investigation into 9/11, has one central thesis - that the official version of the events surrounding the attacks on 9/11 can not be true. This brand new feature ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Francesco Trento
CAST:  Dario Fo  •  Gore Vidal

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