Calvary (2014) RT 89% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Dec 2014

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Michael McDonagh
CAST:  Chris O'Dowd  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Kelly Reilly  •  Aidan Gillen

Hoop Dreams (1994) RT 98% / Audience 93%

DVD release: May 2000

This documentary follows two inner-city Chicago residents, Arthur Agee and William Gates, as they follow their dreams of becoming basketball superstars. Beginning at the start ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Steve James
CAST:  William Gates  •  Arthur Agee  •  Steve James

Barney's Version (2010) RT 80% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2011

The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard J. Lewis
CAST:  Minnie Driver  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Paul Giamatti

Nell (1994) RT 53% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Feb 2004

In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Liam Neeson  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Richard Libertini

Philadelphia (1993) RT 78% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Sep 1997

No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Roberta Maxwell  •  Buzz Kilman  •  Jason Robards  •  Antonio Banderas

The Descendants (2011) RT 89% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2012

With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Judy Greer  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Shailene Woodley

21 Grams (2003) RT 80% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2004

This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Naomi Watts  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Danny Huston

Senna (2010) RT 92% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Mar 2012

Senna's remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievments on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Asif Kapadia
CAST:  Reginaldo Leme  •  Richard Williams  •  John Bisignano  •  Pierre van Vilet

Léon: The Professional (1994)

Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Natalie Portman  •  Gary Oldman  •  Danny Aiello

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) RT 94% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Vallée
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Jared Leto  •  Denis O'Hare




Warrior (2011)

An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and his ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Gavin O'Connor
CAST:  Tom Hardy  •  Jennifer Morrison  •  Nick Nolte  •  Joel Edgerton

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Daldry
CAST:  Thomas Horn  •  Tom Hanks  •  Sandra Bullock  •  John Goodman

The Wrestler (2008) RT 98% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2009

Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Ajay Naidu

People Like Us (2012) RT 54% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Oct 2012

It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Alex Kurtzman
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Olivia Wilde  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

Brooklyn (2015) RT 97% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Mar 2016

In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Crowley
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Emory Cohen  •  Emily Bett Rickards

After Earth (2013) RT 11% / Audience 36%

DVD release: Oct 2013

One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Jaden Smith  •  Will Smith  •  Sophie Okonedo  •  Zoë Kravitz

Lincoln (2012) RT 90% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Sally Field  •  David Strathairn  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Little Children (2006) RT 80% / Audience 82%

DVD release: May 2007

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Todd Field
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Gregg Edelman

Seven Pounds (2008) RT 27% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2009

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gabriele Muccino
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Sarah Jane Morris  •  Woody Harrelson

The Hateful Eight (2015) RT 75% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Mar 2016

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Western
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Bruce Dern  •  Michael Madsen  •  Kurt Russell