Frozen River (2008) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Feb 2009

Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Courtney Hunt
CAST:  Melissa Leo  •  Misty Upham  •  Charlie McDermott  •  John Canoe

Dogville (2003) RT 70% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Aug 2004

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

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

Peekay (2014)

This experimental satire is a comedy of ideas about an alien in the city, who asks questions that no one has asked before. They are innocent, child-like questions, but they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Rajkumar Hirani
CAST:  Aamir Khan  •  Anushka Sharma  •  Sushant Singh Rajput  •  Boman Irani

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

The Place Beyond the Pines (2013) RT 80% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jul 2013

A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Derek Cianfrance
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Eva Mendes  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Rose Byrne

Snowpiercer (2013) RT 95% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2014

In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Joon-ho Bong
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Jamie Bell  •  KangHo Song  •  John Hurt

Crash (2004) RT 75% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Sep 2005

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Don Cheadle  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Peña

Perfect Sense (2011) RT 54% / Audience 59%

DVD release: May 2012

Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Eva Green  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Stephen Dillane

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




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

The Way Back (2010) RT 75% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2011

Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Dejan Angelov  •  Dragoș Bucur  •  Ed Harris

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

Ship of Theseus (2012) RT Audience 91%

This first feature film from Indian playwright Anand Gandhi, tells three stories about persons forced to think about the ethics and moral issues raised by medical advances: a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Anand Gandhi
CAST:  Aida Elkashef  •  Sohum Shah  •  Neeraj Kabi  •  Vinay Shukla

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

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

Paprika (2006) RT 84% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2007

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Satoshi Kon
CAST:  Megumi Hayashibara  •  Tōru Furuya  •  Koichi Yamadera  •  Katsunosuke Hori

Water for Elephants (2011) RT 60% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Nov 2011

In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Robert Pattinson  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Tatum Etheridge

The Butterfly Effect (2004) RT 33% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2007

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Eric Bress  •  J. Mackye Gruber
CAST:  Ashton Kutcher  •  Amy Smart  •  Nathaniel DeVeaux  •  Melora Walters

A Scanner Darkly (2006) RT 69% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 2006

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Winona Ryder  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Mitch Baker