Search results for "Bob Balaban"


Parents (1989)

Michael is a young boy living in a typical 1950's suburbanite home... except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents. Young Michael ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Horror
DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Randy Quaid  •  Mary Beth Hurt  •  Sandy Dennis  •  Bryan Madorsky

The Exonerated (2006) RT Audience 63%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Danny Glover  •  Brian Dennehy

My Boyfriend's Back (1993) RT 14% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Missy McCloud is the most beautiful girl in school and Johnny Dingle has been in love with her for years. One night, Johnny is killed trying to win her over, and soon he comes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Andrew Lowery  •  Traci Lind  •  Danny Zorn  •  Edward Herrmann

Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) RT Audience 45%

DVD release: Apr 2010

Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Joan Allen  •  Ed Begley, Jr.  •  Kathleen Chalfant

The Last Good Time (1994) RT 89% / Audience 33%

A reclusive aging widower struggling with tax problems has a complete change in his views of life as he has a chance encounter with a young woman who moves in with him briefly.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Maureen Stapleton  •  Lionel Stander  •  Olivia d'Abo

Bernard and Doris (2006) RT Audience 55%

DVD release: Apr 2008

Sympathetic look loosely based on the relationship between tobacco heiress, Doris Duke (1912-1993) - think Duke University - and her shy butler, Bernard Lafferty. The icy and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Peter Asher  •  Don Harvey

We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss (2014)

Everyone’s talking about it, but who can explain it? Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan have partnered to produce WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban  •  Mary Harron  •  Steve James  •  Joe Berlinger  •  Jon M. Chu  •  Morgan Spurlock  •  Barbara Kopple  •  Shola Lynch  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Albert Hughes  •  Miao Wang
CAST:  Patton Oswalt  •  Maya Rudolph  •  Morgan Spurlock

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) RT 94% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Oct 2012

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bill Murray  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton

Catch-22 (1970) RT 85% / Audience 76%

DVD release: May 2001

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Martin Balsam  •  Richard Benjamin  •  Art Garfunkel

2010 (1984)

While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  John Lithgow  •  Helen Mirren  •  Bob Balaban




A Mighty Wind (2003) RT 88% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Sep 2003

In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Bob Balaban  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Larry Miller  •  Eugene Levy

Absence of Malice (1981) RT 86% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Mar 1998

Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his supposed crime was committed but it ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Sally Field  •  Bob Balaban  •  Melinda Dillon

Amos & Andrew (1993) RT 21% / Audience 31%

DVD release: May 2001

When Andrew Sterling (Samuel L. Jackson), a successful black urbanite writer, buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  E. Max Frye
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Michael Lerner  •  Margaret Colin  •  Nicolas Cage

Best in Show (2000) RT 95% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2001

The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Jay Brazeau  •  Parker Posey  •  Michael Hitchcock  •  Catherine O'Hara

Bob Roberts (1992) RT 100% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Alan Rickman  •  David Strathairn

Capote (2005) RT 90% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Mar 2006

A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bennett Miller
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Allie Mickelson  •  Craig Archibald  •  Bronwen Coleman

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

On Mitch Robbins 40th birthday begins quite well until he returns home and finds his brother Glen, the black sheep of the family, in his sofa. Nevertheless he is about to have ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  Daniel Stern  •  Jon Lovitz  •  Jack Palance

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) RT 96% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 2007

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  François Truffaut  •  Teri Garr  •  Melinda Dillon

Cradle Will Rock (1999) RT 65% / Audience 71%

DVD release: May 2000

A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Rubén Blades  •  Joan Cusack  •  John Cusack