Killing Them Softly (2012) RT 74% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Mar 2013

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Dominik
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Scoot McNairy  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Richard Jenkins

Food, Inc. (2008) RT 96% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Nov 2009

Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Robert Kenner
CAST:  Michael Pollan  •  Eric Schlosser  •  Richard Lobb  •  Vince Edwards

Waiting for "Superman" (2010)

Gripping, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful, Waiting for Superman is an impassioned indictment of the American school system from An Inconvenient Truth director Davis ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Davis Guggenheim
CAST:  Michelle Rhee  •  George Reeves

Better Luck Tomorrow (2002) RT 81% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2003

A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Parry Shen  •  Jason Tobin  •  Sung Kang  •  Karin Anna Cheung

American History X (1998) RT 83% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Apr 1999

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tony Kaye
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Edward Furlong  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Avery Brooks

The Social Network (2010) RT 96% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jan 2011

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Rooney Mara

Happy (2011) RT Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2012

Happy is a 2011 feature documentary film directed, written, and co-produced by Roko Belic. It explores human happiness through interviews with people from all walks of life in ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary • Drama • Family • Foreign • Romance
DIRECTION:  Roko Belic
CAST:  Gregory Berns  •  Roy Blanchard  •  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi  •  The Dalai Lama

The Breakfast Club (1985) RT 89% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Judd Nelson  •  Molly Ringwald

Lost in Translation (2003) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Anna Faris  •  Giovanni Ribisi

Don Jon (2013) RT 81% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Dec 2013

A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Julianne Moore  •  Tony Danza




Into the Wild (2007) RT 82% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2008

Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  William Hurt  •  Jena Malone

The Devil Wears Prada (2006) RT 76% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Dec 2006

The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Frankel
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Emily Blunt  •  Stanley Tucci

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) RT 91% / Audience 98%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler

Big Fish (2003)

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Albert Finney  •  Billy Crudup  •  Jessica Lange

The Matrix (1999) RT 87% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 1999

Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a malevolent hacker known as Neo, who finds himself targeted by the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Hugo Weaving

About Time (2013) RT 69% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Feb 2014

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Bill Nighy  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Tom Hollander

Her (2013) RT 95% / Audience 82%

DVD release: May 2014

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theordore's surprise, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Rooney Mara  •  Amy Adams

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) RT 93% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 2004

A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Elijah Wood  •  Mark Ruffalo

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