Up in the Air (2009) RT 91% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2010

George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Jason Bateman

Mulholland Drive (2001) RT 82% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2002

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Laura Harring  •  Ann Miller  •  Dan Hedaya

The Age of Stupid (2009) RT 73% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Aug 2010

The Age of Stupid is the new movie from Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel) and producer John Battsek (One Day In September). Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History • War
DIRECTION:  Franny Armstrong
CAST:  Pete Postlethwaite

Howl's Moving Castle (2004) RT 87% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2006

When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Takuya Kimura  •  Akihiro Miwa  •  Tatsuya Gashûin  •  Mitsunori Isaki

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. A classic black and white war satire from director ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  George C. Scott  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Slim Pickens

Schindler's List (1993) RT 96% / Audience 97%

DVD release: Mar 2004

Told from the perspective of businessman Oskar Schindler who saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory. Schindler’s List is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Caroline Goodall

Like Crazy (2011) RT 72% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Mar 2012

A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Drake Doremus
CAST:  Anton Yelchin  •  Felicity Jones  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Charlie Bewley

Donnie Darko (2001) RT 85% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2002

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Richard Kelly
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

Before Sunset (2004) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Julie Delpy  •  Vernon Dobtcheff  •  Louise Lemoine Torres

The Game (1997) RT 72% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jun 2000

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sean Penn  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Rebhorn




3 Idiots (2009)

In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rajkumar Hirani
CAST:  Aamir Khan  •  Kareena Kapoor  •  Madhavan  •  Sharman Joshi

Burn After Reading (2008) RT 78% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Dec 2008

This is a comedic tale of espionage. An ousted CIA official's memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Brad Pitt

Blazing Saddles (1974) RT 90% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 1997

The Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Cleavon Little  •  Gene Wilder  •  Mel Brooks  •  Madeline Kahn

Reservoir Dogs (1992) RT 90% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Nov 2002

A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Tim Roth  •  Michael Madsen  •  Chris Penn

The Truman Show (1998) RT 94% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 1999

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Laura Linney  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Natascha McElhone

Ice Age (2002) RT 77% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Nov 2002

With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters -- Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth -- ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Wedge  •  Carlos Saldanha
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  John Leguizamo  •  Denis Leary  •  Goran Višnjić

Waking Life (2001) RT 80% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2002

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Wiley Wiggins  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Julie Delpy  •  Ken Webster

Bridesmaids (2011) RT 90% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Sep 2011

Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Rose Byrne  •  Jon Hamm  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Melissa McCarthy

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

Will sex ruin a perfect relationship between a man and a woman? that's what Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) debate during their travels from Chicago to New York. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Billy Crystal  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Bruno Kirby

Being John Malkovich (1999) RT 93% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2000

Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  John Cusack  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Mary Kay Place