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

Boys Don't Cry (1999) RT 88% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Apr 2000

Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kimberly Peirce
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Brendan Sexton III

War Horse (2011) RT 76% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Apr 2012

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Toby Kebbell  •  Emily Watson

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

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

Annie Hall (1977) RT 98% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 1998

In the city of New York, comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Diane Keaton  •  Tony Roberts  •  Carol Kane

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

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

Jesus Camp (2006) RT 87% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Jan 2007

A growing number of Evangelical Christians believe there is a revival underway in America that requires Christian youth to assume leadership roles in advocating the causes of ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Heidi Ewing  •  Rachel Grady
CAST:  Becky Fischer  •  Mike Papantonio  •  Ted Haggard  •  Lou Engle

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 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 • Thriller
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

Seven Pounds (2008) RT 27% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2009

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gabriele Muccino
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Sarah Jane Morris  •  Woody Harrelson

Tuck Everlasting (2002) RT 61% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Nov 2005

Natalie Babbitt's award winning book for children comes to the screen in a lavish adaptation from Walt Disney Pictures. Winnie Foster (Alexis Bledel) is a girl in her early ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jay Russell
CAST:  Alexis Bledel  •  William Hurt  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Jonathan Jackson

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

The Act of Killing (2012) RT 96% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Dec 2013

In a place where killers are celebrated as heroes, these filmmakers challenge unrepentant death-squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The result is a surreal, ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Joshua Oppenheimer  •  Christine Cynn
CAST:  Haji Anif  •  Syamsul Arifin  •  Herman Koto  •  Sakhyan Asmara

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.

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

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

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