"Buck" is a revealing and intimate portrait of one extraordinary human being, an authentic folk hero who embodies the ideals of strength and decency that we all associate with the American cowboy. ... More >
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2011)
Color. 90 mins. Unrated. Directed By Craig McCall. Starring Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, John Mills and Lauren Bacall.
In a career that practically spanned the history of motion pictures, Jack Cardiff became one of the most respected cinematographers in the business, with his most notable achievement the magic he ... More >
In the Shadow of the Moon (2008)
Color. 110 mins. Rated PG. Directed By David Sington. Starring Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Harrison Schmitt, Alan Bean, Edgar D. Mitchell and Michael Collins.
Considering how many of us fantasized about being an astronaut as kids, it's hard not to be delighted and astounded by this in-depth look at the men who actually lived the dream of space exploration. ... More >
Les Cousins (1959)
Black & White. 109 mins. Unrated. Directed By Claude Chabrol. Starring Gerard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy and Juliette Mayniel.
This smart, dark psychological drama, Chabrol's second film, turns a classic city mouse/country mouse fable into a devastating morality play. (Actors Blain and Brialy were reunited after appearing in ... More >
Black & White. 107 mins. Unrated. Directed By Victor Sjöström. Starring Victor Sjöström, Tore Svennberg, Hilda Borgstrom, Astrid Holm and Concordia Selander.
Today, as digital effects assault us at every turn, there's something satisfying about a silent film that can still astound and amaze us with the simple use of fades, double exposures, and other ... More >
The Trip (2011)
Color. 112 mins. Unrated. Directed By Michael Winterbottom. Starring Steve Coogan and Robert Brydon.
Largely improvised by the two leads, this hilarious pseudo-doc provides a rich cinematic showcase for popular British comedians Coogan and Bryden. They're in practically every shot, so there's ... More >
Theme of the Month:
The Oscar Awards are looming. We have high hopes that "The Artist" will garner Best Picture, but obviously it's an open question. Regardless, we can be sure of some of our favorite "Best Picture" winners from the past. And the winners are...
All About Eve (1950)
Cornerstone Titles/Drama. Intense/Witty.
Black & White. 139 mins. Unrated. Directed By Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Starring George Sanders, Bette Davis and Anne Baxter.
Davis gives the best performance of her long career, and young Baxter is simply outstanding. George Sanders also impresses as jaded critic Addison De Witt, the only soul wise enough to see what Eve ... More >
American Beauty (1999)
Color. 121 mins. Rated R. Directed By Sam Mendes. Starring Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening.
This superlative drama by theater director Sam Mendes peers at the dark side of American middle-class life with ripe, risqué humor and aching poignancy. Both screenwriter Alan Ball and ... More >
Cornerstone Titles/Drama. Intense/Moving.
Color. 188 mins. Rated PG. Directed By Richard Attenborough. Starring Ben Kingsley and Candice Bergen.
The multiple-Oscar-winning "Gandhi" explores the life and principles of an extraordinary man who became an enduring example of holiness, humility, and humane resistance. Ben Kingsley inhabits his ... More >
Grand Hotel (1932)
Black & White. 113 mins. Unrated. Directed By Edmund Goulding. Starring John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford.
MGM - the most prestigious studio from Hollywood's golden age - paints on the gloss for this first class ensemble production. Garbo and John Barrymore stand out as the doomed lovers, who meet under ... More >
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Color. 109 mins. Rated PG. Directed By Norman Jewison. Starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates and Lee Grant.
This intense action drama boasts a tight script and a pair of explosive lead performances by stars Poitier and Steiger, who play off each other perfectly. "Heat" netted Oscars in most top categories ... More >
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Color. 105 mins. Rated PG. Directed By Robert Benton. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep.
In 1979, Hoffman hit a career high-point with director Benton's near-flawless marital drama, depicting the dissolution of a marriage with unerring sensitivity. Touching performances from all ... More >
Black & White. 90 mins. Unrated. Directed By Delbert Mann. Starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair.
Written by the vastly talented Paddy Chayefsky, who'd go on to script "Network" two decades later, "Marty" is a sweet, perceptive film about two lost souls who finally find each other. Borgnine, a ... More >
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Color. 133 mins. Unrated. Directed By William Wyler. Starring Walter Pidgeon and Greer Garson.
Distinguished by superb acting from Garson, Pidgeon, and Best Supporting Actress Wright, Wyler's glossy, multiple-Oscar-winning homage to the nobility and fortitude of average Britons still feels ... More >
The Apartment (1960)
Black & White. 125 mins. Unrated. Directed By Billy Wilder. Starring Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray and Shirley MacLaine.
Peerless director Wilder seamlessly blends comedy, romance and pathos in this touching tale of a lonely man forced to confront the corruption of his life, just as he falls helplessly in love. With ... More >
Color. 131 mins. Rated R. Directed By Kathryn Bigelow. Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty.
A tense, visceral, and technically accomplished action film, Bigelow's "Hurt Locker" is a nail biter based on the experiences of embedded journalist Mark Boal. Both a heart-racing, incredibly ... More >
The Lost Weekend (1945)
Black & White. 74 mins. Unrated. Directed By Billy Wilder. Starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman.
Billy Wilder's searing look at the "problem" of alcoholism was harsh, unpleasant stuff for audiences to swallow in the '40s, but Paramount execs-who nearly shelved ... More >
Color. 127 mins. Rated R. Directed By Clint Eastwood. Starring Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Richard Harris and Frances Fisher.
The craggy, mellowing Eastwood directs himself admirably in this scenic, first-class oater, which strikes an ideal balance between character piece and action film as it portrays a rapidly changing ... More >
John presents "The Lady Eve" at a private club in Connecticut.
John hosts a screening of "The Red Shoes" at a private club in New York City.
John introduces "Notorious" at a private club in New York City.