The East (2013) RT 74% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Sep 2013

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Zal Batmanglij
CAST:  Brit Marling  •  Alexander Skarsgård  •  Ellen Page  •  Toby Kebbell

They Live (1988)

Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Roddy Piper  •  Meg Foster  •  Keith David  •  George Buck Flower

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

Network (1976)

A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Faye Dunaway  •  William Holden  •  Peter Finch  •  Robert Duvall

The Stepford Wives (1975) RT 69% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Dec 1997

The urban aspirant photographer Joanna Eberhart moves from Manhattan to Stepford, Connecticut with her family. Her husband Walter Eberhart decided to live in a calm suburb, ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  Katharine Ross  •  Paula Prentiss  •  Nanette Newman  •  Judith Baldwin

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

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

Detachment (2011) RT 57% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Sep 2012

Detachment is a chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher named Henry Barthes ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tony Kaye
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  James Caan  •  Christina Hendricks

Secretary (2002) RT 75% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Apr 2003

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Steven Shainberg
CAST:  James Spader  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Jeremy Davies  •  Lesley Ann Warren

Super Size Me (2004) RT 93% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Sep 2004

Morgan Spurlock subjects himself to a diet based only on McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days without exercising to try to prove why so many Americans are ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary • Drama
DIRECTION:  Morgan Spurlock
CAST:  Morgan Spurlock  •  Daryl Isaacs  •  Lisa Ganjhu  •  Stephen Siegel




Stalker (1979) RT 100% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrei Tarkovsky
CAST:  Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy  •  Anatoliy Solonitsyn  •  Nikolay Grinko  •  Alisa Freyndlikh

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

As Good as It Gets (1997) RT 86% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 1998

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Like Stars on Earth (2007) RT 89% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Aamir Khan
CAST:  Darsheel Safary  •  Aamir Khan  •  Tisca Chopra  •  Vipin Sharma

God Bless America (2011) RT 67% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Jul 2012

Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bobcat Goldthwait
CAST:  Joel Murray  •  Tara Lynne Barr  •  Mackenzie Brooke Smith  •  Melinda Page Hamilton

Inside Out (2015) RT 98% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Nov 2015

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Pete Docter  •  Ronnie del Carmen
CAST:  Amy Poehler  •  Bill Hader  •  Lewis Black  •  Mindy Kaling

Melancholia (2011) RT 79% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Mar 2012

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Charlotte Rampling

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

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

Mysterious Skin (2004) RT 85% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 2005

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gregg Araki
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Brady Corbet  •  Michelle Trachtenberg  •  David Lee Smith