Search results for "Simon Callow"


The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991) RT 67% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Jun 1992

A small-town eccentric opens a café in her decaying home.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Simon Callow
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Keith Carradine  •  Cork Hubbert  •  Rod Steiger

Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening (2002)

DVD release: Nov 2003

This star-studded gala celebrates the centenary of the birth of legendary Broadway composer Richard Rodgers. Rodgers' contribution to musical theatre was extraordinary, ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Simon Callow  •  Andy Picheta
CAST:  Ruthie Henshall  •  Dave Willetts  •  Judi Dench  •  Gillian Anderson

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) RT 32% / Audience 84%

DVD release: May 2005

Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Emmy Rossum  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Miranda Richardson

A Room with a View (1985) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jul 2000

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Maggie Smith  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Julian Sands

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Ian McNeice  •  Simon Callow  •  Maynard Eziashi

Amadeus (1984)

The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Music
DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  F. Murray Abraham  •  Tom Hulce  •  Elizabeth Berridge  •  Roy Dotrice

Bedrooms and Hallways (1998) RT 69% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Aug 2000

At the suggestion of a friend, gay Leo (Kevin McKidd) enters therapy after many failed relationships make him fear for his social life. In a group session (led by Simon ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rose Troche
CAST:  James Purefoy  •  Harriet Walter  •  Jennifer Ehle  •  Kevin McKidd

Bright Young Things (2003) RT 65% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Feb 2005

in the 1930’s a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things.” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Stephen Fry
CAST:  Simon McBurney  •  Michael Sheen  •  Emily Mortimer  •  James McAvoy

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) RT 95% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Sep 1999

Four Weddings And A Funeral is a British comedy about a British Man named Charles and an American Woman named Carrie who go through numerous weddings before they determine if ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Fleet  •  Simon Callow

Howards End (1992) RT 92% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jun 2001

A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Emma Thompson  •  Anthony Hopkins




James and the Giant Peach (1996) RT 93% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Oct 2000

When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Joanna Lumley  •  Miriam Margolyes  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Richard Dreyfuss

Jefferson in Paris (1995) RT 33% / Audience 33%

DVD release: Apr 2004

His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Thandie Newton

Maurice (1987)

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Wilby  •  Hugh Grant  •  Rupert Graves  •  Denholm Elliott

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990) RT 80% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Feb 2001

It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Saundra McClain  •  Margaret Welsh

Shakespeare in Love (1998) RT 92% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Aug 1999

Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they ...  (more)

GENRES: History
DIRECTION:  John Madden
CAST:  Joseph Fiennes  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Tom Wilkinson

Street Fighter (1994) RT 12% / Audience 20%

DVD release: May 1998

Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven E. de Souza
CAST:  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Ming-Na Wen  •  Damian Chapa

Thunderpants (2002) RT 60% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Jul 2007

An 11-year-old boy's amazing ability to break wind leads him first to fame and then to death row, before it helps him to fulfill his ambition of becoming an astronaut.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Peter Hewitt
CAST:  Bruce Cook  •  Rupert Grint  •  Simon Callow  •  Stephen Fry

Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)

The film begins with a live-action sequence set in Boston in 1857, the site of a live reading by renowned novelist Dickens. As he begins his 'story of ghosts' a woman in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Jimmy T. Murakami
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Simon Callow  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Michael Gambon

Victory (1996)

Axel Heyst is an American recluse with a dubious past living in the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya circa 1913. Staying in a German hotel there, Heyst becomes entranced ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mark Peploe
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Sam Neill  •  Irène Jacob  •  Rufus Sewell

Manifesto (1988)

In a small European country, the king is scheduled to visit a small, quiet and "safe" village. It turns out that while the village may indeed be small, it's neither as quiet ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Dušan Makavejev
CAST:  Camilla Søeberg  •  Alfred Molina  •  Simon Callow  •  Eric Stoltz