Short Term 12 (2013) RT 99% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jan 2014

Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Destin Cretton
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  John Gallagher Jr.  •  Kaitlyn Dever  •  Melora Walters

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

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

Shame (2011) RT 79% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Apr 2012

Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Steve McQueen
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Michael Fassbender  •  James Badge Dale  •  Hannah Ware

Gran Torino (2008) RT 79% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jun 2009

Walt Kowalski, an iron-willed and inflexible Korean War veteran living in a changing world, is forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his long-held prejudices.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Cory Hardrict  •  John Carroll Lynch  •  Geraldine Hughes

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

Vertigo (1958) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 1998

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Kim Novak  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Tom Helmore

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mark Herman
CAST:  David Thewlis  •  Asa Butterfield  •  Zac Mattoon O'Brien  •  Henry Kingsmill

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 Book Thief (2013) RT 46% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Mar 2014

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Brian Percival
CAST:  Roger Allam  •  Sophie Nélisse  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Emily Watson




Milk (2008) RT 94% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2009

The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Emile Hirsch  •  James Franco  •  Josh Brolin

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

The Wave (2008) RT 65% / Audience 80%

A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Dennis Gansel
CAST:  Jürgen Vogel  •  Frederick Lau  •  Max Riemelt  •  Jennifer Ulrich

The Hunt (2012) RT Audience 18%

DVD release: Mar 2007

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Alexandra Rapaport  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Anne Louise Hassing

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) RT 90% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Feb 2012

After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sean Durkin
CAST:  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Hugh Dancy  •  John Hawkes  •  Sarah Paulson

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

The Mission (1986) RT 65% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2003

Jeremy Irons plays a Spanish Jesuit who goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region. Robert DeNiro plays a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ray McAnally  •  Aidan Quinn

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

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