Search results for "Ricky Jay"


Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012) RT 90% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Nov 2013

The life and career of renowned magician and sleight of hand artist Ricky Jay.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Molly Bernstein
CAST:  Ricky Jay  •  Dick Cavett  •  Winston Simon  •  David Mamet

Ricky Jay plays poker (2007)

This is the companion video to Ricky Jay's selection of poker tunes entitled "Ricky Jay plays poker." It features John C. Riley and other famous people, sitting around a table ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History
DIRECTION:  Jesse Dylan
CAST:  Ricky Jay  •  John C. Reilly

The Prestige (2006) RT 76% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Feb 2007

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Scarlett Johansson

Magnolia (1999) RT 84% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2000

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  William H. Macy  •  John C. Reilly  •  Tom Cruise

Boogie Nights (1997) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Burt Reynolds  •  John C. Reilly  •  Julianne Moore

House of Games (1987) RT 96% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Dec 2000

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Lindsay Crouse  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Mike Nussbaum  •  J. T. Walsh

Last Days (2005) RT 57% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Oct 2005

The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Lukas Haas  •  Asia Argento  •  Scott Patrick Green

State and Main (2000) RT 86% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Jun 2001

A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  William H. Macy  •  Sarah Jessica Parker

The Spanish Prisoner (1997) RT 88% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 1998

An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Campbell Scott  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Rebecca Pidgeon

Mystery Men (1999) RT 60% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Jan 2000

When Captain Amazing (Kinnear) is kidnapped by Casanova Frankenstein (Rush) a group of superheroes combine together to create a plan. But these aren't normal superheroes. Now, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Kinka Usher
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  William H. Macy  •  Kel Mitchell




Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) RT 57% / Audience 53%

DVD release: May 1998

A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now 007 must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Michelle Yeoh  •  Teri Hatcher

Homicide (1991) RT Audience 33%

Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  William H. Macy  •  J.J. Johnston  •  Rebecca Pidgeon

The Great Buck Howard (2008) RT 72% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Jul 2009

When a law school dropout answers an advertisement to be a personal assistant he unknowingly signs on to work for a belligerent has-been magician struggling to resurrect his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sean McGinly
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Colin Hanks  •  Emily Blunt  •  Ricky Jay

Lost Masterpieces of Pornography (2010)

This lost masterpiece of pornography was recently discovered in a woodworking shop of a Beverly Hills dentist. June Crenshaw (Kristen Bell) was known as the 'sex kitten' of ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Kristen Bell  •  Ricky Jay  •  Bob Jennings  •  Ed O'Neill

Hacks (1997)

Brian is a television writer-producer who has to script a 22-episode anthology, but lacks inspiration. He witnesses a strange romantic encounter between two figures on the ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Gary Rosen
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Illeana Douglas  •  Jason Priestley  •  Olivia d'Abo

Things Change (1988) RT 82% / Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2000

Jerry, a misfit Mafia henchman, is assigned the low-level job of keeping an eye on Gino, a shoe repairman fingered by the Mob to confess to a murder he didn't commit. But ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Robert Prosky  •  J.J. Johnston

The Automatic Hate (2015)

When Davis Green's (Joseph Cross) alluring young cousin Alexis (Adelaide Clemens) appears on his doorstep one night, he discovers that a side of his family has been kept ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Justin Lerner
CAST:  Joseph Cross  •  Adelaide Clemens  •  Ricky Jay  •  Deborah Ann Woll

The Brothers Bloom (2008)

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job – showing ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Adrien Brody  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Rinko Kikuchi