Waking Life (2001) RT 80% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2002

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Wiley Wiggins  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Julie Delpy  •  Ken Webster

Chicago (2002) RT 86% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Queen Latifah  •  Richard Gere

Source Code (2011) RT 92% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2011

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Russell Peters

The Kings of Summer (2013) RT 76% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Sep 2013

Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jordan Vogt-Roberts
CAST:  Nick Robinson  •  Gabriel Basso  •  Moisés Arias  •  Alison Brie

Wadjda (2012) RT 99% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Haifaa Al-Mansour
CAST:  Reem Abdullah  •  Waad Mohammed  •  Abdullrahman Algohani  •  Ahd

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

Ocean's Eleven (2001) RT 82% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2002

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Matt Damon  •  Andy García

Now You See Me (2013) RT 49% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Sep 2013

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher

Cloud Atlas (2012) RT 66% / Audience 66%

DVD release: May 2013

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski  •  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Halle Berry  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugo Weaving

Lucky Number Slevin (2006) RT 51% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2006

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Paul McGuigan
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Bruce Willis  •  Lucy Liu  •  Morgan Freeman




Coraline (2009) RT 90% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jul 2009

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Jennifer Saunders  •  Dawn French

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) RT 94% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Aug 1998

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Keir Dullea  •  Douglas Rain  •  Gary Lockwood  •  William Sylvester

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) RT 91% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2002

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

Taxi Driver (1976) RT 99% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 1999

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jodie Foster

Upstream Color (2013) RT 85% / Audience 70%

DVD release: May 2013

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Shane Carruth
CAST:  Amy Seimetz  •  Shane Carruth  •  Andrew Sensenig  •  Thiago Martins

The Man from Earth (2007) RT Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 2007

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Schenkman
CAST:  David Lee Smith  •  Tony Todd  •  John Billingsley  •  Ellen Crawford

Young Frankenstein (1974) RT 93% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 1998

A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Marty Feldman  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Cloris Leachman

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Ralph Fiennes

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) RT 95% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Dec 1997

While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Louise Fletcher  •  Danny DeVito  •  William Redfield

Reservoir Dogs (1992) RT 90% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Nov 2002

A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Tim Roth  •  Michael Madsen  •  Chris Penn