Movie Releases by User Score

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy 201.

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

May 22, 2020 | Not Rated
Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy is an intimate, candid perspective into the curious world of cookbook author and British ex-pat Diana Kennedy - widely regarded as the world’s expert on Mexican cuisine. At five feet tall and 97 years old, Diana is larger than life: a foul-mouthed fireball far more feisty and energetic than her age and petite frame let on. Author of nine Mexican cookbooks, she has spent over 60 years researching and documenting the regional cuisines of Mexico. Kennedy has lived ‘off-the-grid’ on an eight-acre ranch outside Zitácuaro, Michoacán since the 1970’s: composting, growing her own crops, and using solar power to run her home. Aware of her own mortality, she is working tirelessly to solidify the legacy of her life’s efforts, with the hope of turning her home into a foundation for culinary education in Mexico.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Peggy Sue Got Married 202.

Peggy Sue Got Married

October 10, 1986 | PG-13
Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
Mid-August Lunch 203.

Mid-August Lunch

March 17, 2010 | Not Rated
Broke, and armed with only a glass of wine and a wry sense of humor, middle-aged Gianni resides with his 93-year-old mother in their ancient apartment. The condo debts are mounting, but if Gianni looks after the building manager’s mother during the Pranzo di Ferragosto (Italy’s biggest summer holiday, and the Feast of the Assumption), all will be forgiven. Then the manager also shows up with an auntie, and then a doctor friend appears with his mother in tow... Can Gianni keep four such lively mamas well fed and happy in these cramped quarters? (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
About a Boy 204.

About a Boy

May 17, 2002 | PG-13
About a Boy is about a man (Grant) -- a handsome, rich, shallow, self-absorbed, irresistible cad -- and the unexpected relationship he develops with a boy he meets while trying to pick up another boy's mother. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
The Jaundiced Eye 205.

The Jaundiced Eye

September 17, 1999 | Unrated
A documentary highlighting the injustice of a false accusation of sexual abuse made by a Michigan boy against his father and grandfather which resulted in a swift conviction based on no evidence other than the boy's questionable testimony.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine 206.

S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine

May 19, 2004 | Unrated
In 1975-79, the Khmer Rouge waged a campaign of genocide on Cambodia?s population. 1.7 million Cambodians lost their lives to famine and murder as the urban population was forced into the countryside to fulfill the Khmer Rouges' dream of an agrarian utopia. In S21, Panh brings two survivors back to the notorious Tuol Sleng prison (code-named "S21"), now a genocide museum where former Khmer Rouge are employed as guides. (First Run Features)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.1
The Bridesmaid 207.

The Bridesmaid

August 4, 2006
It's love at first sight when bridesmaid Senta falls into the life handsome young Philippe at the wedding of his younger sister. Though their passion for each other is as obvious as it is unquestionable, Philippe soon discovers that Senta's life is shrouded in mystery and her stories surrounding her past anything but believable. When one day she asks Philippe for a terrible proof of his love, Philippe must come to terms with who his lover might really be. But is this just another of Senta’s fantastic tales? And how far is Philippe willing to go, even as his love for her seems to know no limits? (First Run Features)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
The Woodmans 208.

The Woodmans

January 19, 2011 | Unrated
A fascinating, unflinching portrait of the late photographer Francesca Woodman, told through the young artist’s work (including experimental videos and journal entries) and remarkably candid interviews with her artist parents Betty and Charles (a ceramic sculptor and painter/photographer), who have continued their own artistic practices while watching Francesca’s professional reputation eclipse their own. (Lorber Films)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
What Maisie Knew 209.

What Maisie Knew

May 3, 2013 | R
In this update of Henry James' classic novel, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter divorce.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.8
The Watermelon Woman 210.

The Watermelon Woman

March 5, 1997 | Not Rated
Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye) is a twenty-something black lesbian working as a clerk in a video store while struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, an obscure black actress from the 1930's. Cheryl is surprised to discover that Richards (known popularly as "the Watermelon Woman") had a white lesbian lover. At the same time, Cheryl falls in love with a very cute white customer at the video store (Guinevere Turner. [First Run Features]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.0
Janis: Little Girl Blue 211.

Janis: Little Girl Blue

November 27, 2015 | Not Rated
Janis Joplin was one of the world’s most influential rock icons and a goddess of sound, but there was actually far more to her than that. She inspired a generation, breaking new ground for the female rock singers who followed. Through turbulent love affairs and addiction, one constant remained: she was committed to her music above all until her heartbreaking death at the age of 27. Janis serves as the narrator for her own life story through letters she wrote to her family, friends and lovers. Chan Marshall (Cat Power) lends her raspy southern voice to the film reading Janis’ achingly intimate letters. Amy Berg strips away Janis’ rock and roll persona to reveal the gentle, trusting, sensitive, but powerful woman behind the legend. [Venice]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.4
For a Few Dollars More 212.

For a Few Dollars More

May 10, 1967 | M
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.5
Salt of the Earth 213.

Salt of the Earth

March 14, 1954 | Not Rated
Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Awakenings 214.

Awakenings

December 20, 1990 | PG-13
By opening one man's eyes to the world... he opened his own. A true story of a maverick doctor and the patients whose lives he changes. Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease beginning with Leonard, the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to the other patients. The story of their friendship during this emotional journey is a testament to both the tenderness of the human heart and the strength of the human soul. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.4
The Last King of Scotland 215.

The Last King of Scotland

September 27, 2006 | R
In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin's savagery - and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Raja 216.

Raja

March 26, 2004
Shot entirely in Morocco and Marrakech, Raja is the story of a beautiful young Moroccan woman living on the streets.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Sylvie's Love 217.

Sylvie's Love

December 23, 2020 | M
In Sylvie’s Love, the jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the hot New York summer of 1957. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a saxophonist, spends late nights playing behind a less-talented but well-known bandleader, as member of a jazz quartet. Sylvie (Tessa Thompson), who dreams of a career in television, spends her summer days helping around her father’s record store, as she waits for her fiancé to return from war. When Robert takes a part-time job at the record store, the two begin a friendship that sparks a deep passion in each of them unlike anything they have felt before. As the summer winds down, life takes them in different directions, bringing their relationship to an end. Years pass, Sylvie’s career as a TV producer blossoms, while Robert has to come to terms with what the age of Motown is doing to the popularity of Jazz. In a chance meeting, Sylvie and Robert cross paths again, only to find that while their lives have changed, their feelings for each other remain the same.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.2
The Town 218.

The Town

September 17, 2010 | R
There are over 300 bank robberies in Boston every year. And most of the professionals live in a one-square-mile neighborhood called Charlestown. One of them is Doug MacRay, but he is not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. Unlike them, Doug had a chance at success, a chance to escape following in his father's criminal footsteps. Instead, he became the leader of a crew of ruthless bank robbers, who pride themselves on taking what they want and getting out clean. The only family Doug has are his partners in crime, especially Jem, who, despite his dangerous, hair-trigger temper, is the closest thing Doug ever had to a brother. However, everything changed on the gang's last job when Jem briefly took a hostage: bank manager Claire Keesey. When they discover Claire lives in Charlestown, Jem gets nervous and wants to check out what she might have seen. Knowing what Jem is capable of, Doug takes charge. He seeks out Claire, who has no idea that their encounter is not by chance or that this charming stranger is one of the men who terrorized her only days before. As his relationship with Claire deepens into a passionate romance, Doug wants out of this life and the town. But with the Feds closing in and Jem questioning his loyalty, Doug realizes that getting out will not be easy and, worse, may put Claire in the line of fire. Any choices he once had have boiled down to one: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves. The Town is a dramatic thriller about robbers and cops, friendship and betrayal, love and hope, and escaping a past that has no future.(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Liam 219.

Liam

September 21, 2001 | R
A poignant portrait of a family's free-fall into poverty seen through the eyes of an innocent child, personifying the dream of a brighter future. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
A Good Baby 220.

A Good Baby

December 1, 2000
In rural North Carolina, an abandoned baby becomes a pawn in a complicated relationship involving a young man (Thomas) who finds her, a thick-skinned woman who takes a liking to him, and a traveling salesman (Strathairn) who claims the baby is his lost child.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
4.3
In Order of Disappearance 221.

In Order of Disappearance

August 26, 2016 | Not Rated
Introverted and hard-working snowplow driver Nils (Stellan Skarsgård) has just been named “Citizen of the Year,” when he receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving the official report, Nils soon uncovers evidence of the young man's murder - a victim in a turf war between the local crime boss, known as "The Count", and his Serbian rivals. Armed with heavy machinery and a good dose of beginner's luck, Nils embarks upon a quest for revenge that soon escalates into a full-blown underworld gang war, with the body count spiraling ever higher and higher.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.2
La faute à Fidel! 222.

La faute à Fidel!

August 3, 2007 | Unrated
Blame it on Fidel is the story of a 9 year-old girl growing up during the early 70's who's quiet, middle-class life is thrown into chaos when her parents become political activists. (Gaumont)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.4
Japanese Story 223.

Japanese Story

December 31, 2003 | R
A cross-cultural journey, an emotional drama and a haunting love story between an ambitious geologist and a Japanese businessman. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.3
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World 224.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

July 26, 2017 | Not Rated
This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. [Kino Lorber]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed 225.

Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed

September 24, 2004
This is the first historical documentary on Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her campaign to become the Democratic Party's presidential nominee in 1972. (REALside Productions)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Cool and Crazy 226.

Cool and Crazy

October 19, 2001
A documentary about the lives and loves of the male voice choir in the small fishing village of Berlevag, Norway.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
Val 227.

Val

July 23, 2021 | R
For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. This raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.8
Mystify: Michael Hutchence 228.

Mystify: Michael Hutchence

January 7, 2020 | Not Rated
Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery, Michael’s private home movies and those of his lovers, friends, and family, the film delves beneath the public persona of the charismatic ‘Rock God’ and transports us through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man. For an all too brief time, we revel in Michael’s Dionysian beauty and sensuality on stage and off. We listen to the range of his extraordinary voice and witness the charmed way he travels through life as he is propelled to world acclaim. But Michael struggled with the idea of success, the creative limits of pop stardom and how to express his integrity; a longing that shaped his life and music and gave birth to a desire to go far beyond the constraints of pop. A violent event strikes Michael and changes his life forever, fracturing his sense of self and robbing him of his connection to life. Made vulnerable, he is unable to navigate the complex challenges he faces moving forward and he has little defence against the onslaught of tabloid press that descends upon his world. Amidst the encroaching darkness, Michael’s new-born daughter, Tiger, becomes his one bright light.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.3
A Field in England 229.

A Field in England

February 7, 2014 | Not Rated
During the Civil War in 17th-Century England, a small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by an alchemist (Michael Smiley), who forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.6
Of Mice and Men 230.

Of Mice and Men

October 2, 1992 | PG-13
A nomadic farm worker looks after his dimwitted, gentle-giant friend during the Great Depression.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.8
The Proposition 231.

The Proposition

May 5, 2006 | R
Set against the harsh and unforgiving landscape of the 1880s Australian outback, The Proposition is a visually stunning tale of loyalty, revenge and the quest for justice in a land without rule. (First Look Pictures Releasing)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.1
Derrida 232.

Derrida

October 23, 2002
This documentary examines one of the most visionary and influential thinkers of the 20th century, a man who single-handedly altered the way many of us look at history, language, art, and, ultimately, ourselves: the brilliant and iconoclastic French philosopher Jacques Derrida. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Laurence Anyways 233.

Laurence Anyways

June 28, 2013 | Not Rated
A look at the 10-year relationship of a male-to-female transsexual with a straight woman.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.8
Something Wild 234.

Something Wild

November 7, 1986 | R
Charles (Daniels) accepts a ride from Lulu (Griffith) and finds himself on the road to her hometown. At her high school reunion they meet her ex-husband Ray Sinclair (Liotta) who wants her back.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.3
Transpecos 235.

Transpecos

September 9, 2016 | Not Rated
On a remote desert highway a makeshift Border Patrol checkpoint is manned by three agents: Flores (Gabriel Luna): with an uncanny ability to track; Davis (Johnny Simmons): joined the Border Patrol with dreams of romancing señoritas and riding on horseback; Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr): one of the old guard who believes a college degree can’t stop a bullet. It's like most boring days, but soon the contents of one car will change everything. What follows is a journey to uncover the surreal, frightening secrets hidden behind the facade of this lonely outpost. The end of the path may cost them their lives along a border where the line between right and wrong shifts like the desert itself.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
5.2
Super Size Me 236.

Super Size Me

May 7, 2004 | PG
Why are Americans so fat? Find out in Super Size Me, a tongue in-cheek - and burger in hand -- look at the legal, financial and physical costs of America's hunger for fast food. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.5
Exiled 237.

Exiled

August 31, 2007 | R
The time is 1998. The setting is Macau. Every living soul jumps at every chance to make quick money before the Portuguese colony ushers in a new era under the Chinese rule. For the jaded hit men, they wonder where this journey will end. Against this background of fin-de-siècle malaise come two hit men from Hong Kong sent to take out a renegade member trying to turn over a new leaf with his wife and newborn baby. They soon find themselves in the throes of a dilemma when two of their former associates also show up, intent on thwarting them at every cost. (Magnolia Pictures)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.2
Gilbert 238.

Gilbert

November 3, 2017
Gilbert is a wildly funny and unexpectedly poignant portrait of the life and career of one of comedy's most iconic figures, Gilbert Gottfried.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Train to Busan 239.

Train to Busan

July 22, 2016 | Not Rated
Train to Busan is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes… or so everyone hopes.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.9
Milford Graves Full Mantis 240.

Milford Graves Full Mantis

July 13, 2018 | Not Rated
Milford Graves Full Mantis is the first ever feature-length portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Indie Game: The Movie 241.

Indie Game: The Movie

May 18, 2012 | Not Rated
After two years of painstaking work, designer Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes await the release of their first major game for Xbox, Super Meat Boy—the adventures of a skinless boy in search of his girlfriend, who is made of bandages. At PAX, a major video-game expo, developer Phil Fish unveils his highly anticipated, four-years-in-the-making FEZ. Jonathan Blow considers beginning a new game after creating Braid, one of the highest-rated games of all time. First-time filmmaking duo Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky capture the emotional journey of these meticulously obsessive artists who devote their lives to their interactive art. Four developers, three games, and one ultimate goal— to express oneself through a video game. (BlinkWorks Media)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
Honey Boy 242.

Honey Boy

November 8, 2019 | Not Rated
A child actor works reconcile with his hard-drinking, law-breaking father.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.4
Results 243.

Results

May 29, 2015 | R
Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally. [Magnolia Pictures]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
5.2
Journey's End 244.

Journey's End

March 16, 2018 | R
March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of norther France, led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). With a German offensive imminently approaching, the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) use food and the memories of their lives before the war to distract themselves, while Stanhope soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with the dread of the inevitable. A young officer, Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), arrives fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.4
The Long Walk Home 245.

The Long Walk Home

December 21, 1990 | PG
Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
The Camden 28 246.

The Camden 28

July 27, 2007
In the early-morning hours of Sunday, August 22, 1971, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and Attorney General John Mitchell announced that FBI agents had arrested 20 antiwar activists in and near a draft board office in Camden, New Jersey. Five days later, Mitchell made public the indictment of these individuals and included eight others who were linked to the break-in. The major charges against the group were conspiracy to remove and destroy files from the draft board, FBI office, and the Army Intelligence office; destruction of government property and interfering with the Selective Service system. If convicted, some of the indicted faced up to 47 years in federal prison. The men and women arrested that summer of ’71 in Camden called themselves “America’s conscience.” The government called them the Camden 28. The surprise arrest and unorthodox trial of the Camden 28 is a story of friendship and betrayal played out against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent periods in recent American history. (ECC Media)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Herman's House 247.

Herman's House

April 19, 2013 | Not Rated
The injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art are explored in Herman’s House, a feature documentary that follows the unlikely friendship between Jackie Sumell, a New York artist, and Herman Wallace, one of America’s most famous inmates, as they collaborate on an acclaimed art project. [First Run Features]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
The Original Kings of Comedy 248.

The Original Kings of Comedy

August 18, 2000 | R
February 26 and 27, 2000, the Original Kings of Comedy play Charlotte, NC. The themes are Blacks and Whites, men and women, old-school and hip-hop. Steve Harvey emcees, celebrates '70s music and lyrics of love, and pokes at folks in the front row. D.L. Hughley mines racial differences and talks about his marriage. Cedric the Entertainer riffs on a Black president and on being grown up. Bernie Mac, who says he expresses what's in the back of our minds, closes with reflections on being 42 (new aspects to his sex life and his attitude toward children). Spike Lee's camera takes us backstage and off-stage with the Kings and into the crowd where everyone's laughing.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.3
Shattered Glass 249.

Shattered Glass

October 31, 2003 | TV-14
A study of a very talented - and at the same time very flawed - character. It is also a look inside our culture's noblest profession, one that protects our most precious freedoms by revealing the truth, and what happens when our trust in that profession is called into question. [Lions Gate Films]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
Climates 250.

Climates

October 27, 2006 | Unrated
A gorgeous rumination on the fragility and complexity of human relationships. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.0
Pumping Iron 251.

Pumping Iron

January 18, 1977 | PG
Pumping Iron is a docudrama about the world of professional bodybuilding, with a focus on the 1975 IFBB Mr. Universe and 1975 Mr. Olympia competitions.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Cooley High 252.

Cooley High

June 25, 1975 | PG
In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and get falsely arrested in connection with stealing a Cadillac. We follow their lives through the end of high school and the dramatic end to their school year.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Still Mine 253.

Still Mine

July 12, 2013 | PG-13
Based on true events and laced with wry humor, Still Mine tells the heartfelt tale of Craig Morrison (James Cromwell), who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house for his ailing wife Irene (Geneviève Bujold). Although Morrison uses the same methods his father, an accomplished shipbuilder, taught him, times have changed. He quickly gets blindsided by local building codes and bureaucratic officials. As Irene becomes increasingly ill - and amidst a series of stop-work orders - Craig races to finish the house. Hauled into court and facing jail, Craig takes a final stance against all odds in a truly inspirational story. [Samuel Goldwyn Films]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.0
Miami Blues 254.

Miami Blues

April 20, 1990 | R
An ex-con's first act of freedom is moving to Miami where he restarts his old criminal ways with even more potency.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.5
The Trials of Henry Kissinger 255.

The Trials of Henry Kissinger

September 25, 2002
Is Henry Kissinger -- Nobel Laureate and the most famous diplomat of his generation -- also a war criminal? Provoked by the Christopher Hitchens's book, filmmakers Jarecki and Gibney have constructed a movie which is both brilliant legal brief and chilling psychodrama. (Film Forum)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.3
Brittany Runs A Marathon 256.

Brittany Runs A Marathon

August 23, 2019 | R
Hilarious, outgoing and always up for a good time, New Yorker Brittany Forgler (Jillian Bell) is everybody’s best friend ― except maybe her own. At 27, her hard-partying ways, chronic underemployment and toxic relationships are catching up with her, but when she stops by a new doctor’s office to try to score some Adderall, she gets slapped with a prescription she never wanted: Get healthy. Too broke for a gym and too proud to ask for help, Brit is at a loss, until her seemingly together neighbor Catherine pushes her to lace up her Converse sneakers and run one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. And soon, after finishing her first mile, she sets an almost unthinkable goal: running in the New York City Marathon.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.2
Girl with a Pearl Earring 257.

Girl with a Pearl Earring

December 12, 2003 | TV-PG
Set in 17th century Holland, this speculative account focuses on a 16-year-old housemaid who was the inspiration for one of Johannes Vermeer's most famous paintings.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.1
Aimee & Jaguar 258.

Aimee & Jaguar

August 11, 2000
In 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two women. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.0
Blow the Man Down 259.

Blow the Man Down

March 20, 2020 | R
Welcome to Easter Cove, a salty fishing village on the far reaches of Maine’s rocky coast. Grieving the loss of their mother and facing an uncertain future, Mary Beth & Priscilla Connolly cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deeper into Easter Cove’s underbelly and uncover the town matriarchs' darkest secrets.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
5.5
Burden 260.

Burden

May 5, 2017 | Not Rated
Chris Burdern guaranteed his place in art history in 1971 with a period of often dangerous and at times stomach-churning performances. After having himself shot, locked up in a locker for five days, electrocuted, and crucified on the back of a VW bug, Burden reinvented himself as the creator of truly mesmerizing installations and sculptures, from a suspended gigantic flywheel that seemingly spins on its own, to an assemblage of antique streetlights rewired for solar energy and illuminated outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In BURDEN, Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey look at the artist’s works and private life with an innovative mix of still-potent videos of his 70s performances, personal videos and audio recordings, friends fellow students and colleagues, critics’ comments and latter day footage at his Topanga Canyon studio, all peppered with his thoughts and musings through the years. [Magnolia Pictures]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Phantasm 261.

Phantasm

June 1, 1979 | R
A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.2
The Bishop's Wife 262.

The Bishop's Wife

February 16, 1948 | TV-G
An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.6
Hellboy 263.

Hellboy

April 2, 2004 | PG-13
A supernatural action-adventure based on Mike Mignola's acclaimed Dark Horse Comic series of the same name. [Sony]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.6
Radio Unnameable 264.

Radio Unnameable

September 21, 2012 | Not Rated
Influential radio personality Bob Fass revolutionized the airwaves by developing a patchwork of music, politics, comedy and reports from the street, effectively creating free-form radio. For nearly 50 years, Fass has been heard at midnight on listener-sponsored WBAI-FM, broadcast out of New York. Long before today's innovations in social media, Fass utilized the airwaves for mobilization, encouraging luminaries and ordinary listeners to talk openly, taking the program in surprising directions. Radio Unnameable is a visual and aural collage that pulls from Bob Fass's immense archive of audio, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting dormant until now. (Kino Lorber)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Saturday Church 265.

Saturday Church

January 12, 2018 | Not Rated
Saturday Church tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as “man of the house” after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music. Ulysses’ journey takes a turn for the better when he encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to “Saturday Church,” a program for LGBTQ youth. Ulysses manages to keep his two worlds apart; appeasing his aunt and discovering his passion for the NYC ball scene, and voguing, until his double life is revealed. Ulysses must find the courage to be who he truly is, all while risking losing those he cares about most.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.6
Author: The JT LeRoy Story 266.

Author: The JT LeRoy Story

September 9, 2016 | R
On January 9, 2006 The New York Times sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about a sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out LeRoy didn’t actually exist. He was the creative expression of 40-year-old San Francisco former phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert. Author: The JT LeRoy Story takes us down the infinitely fascinating rabbit hole of how Laura Albert—like a Cyrano de Bergerac on steroids—breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar for a decade. Albert’s epic and entertaining account plunges us into a glittery world of rock shows, fashion events, and the Cannes red carpet where LeRoy becomes a mysterious sensation. As she recounts this astonishing odyssey, Albert also reveals the intricate web spun by irrepressible creative forces within her. Her extended and layered JT LeRoy performance still infuriates many; but according to Albert, channeling her brilliant fiction through another identity was the only possible path to self-expression.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
50/50 267.

50/50

September 30, 2011 | R
Inspired by personal experiences, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Two best friends lives change when one of them is diagnosed with cancer. (Summit Entertainment)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.4
Full Battle Rattle 268.

Full Battle Rattle

July 9, 2008
Full Battle Rattle is the story of a real war and a fake town. In California’s Mojave Desert, the US Army has built a “virtual Iraq”—a billion dollar urban warfare simulation--and populated it with hundreds of Iraqi role-players. Army units spend three weeks inside the simulation before deploying to Iraq. Blurring the boundary between fact and fiction, horrific and hilarious, Full Battle Rattle follows an Army Battalion through the simulation, as they attempt to quell an insurgency and prevent Medina Wasl, a mock Iraqi village, from slipping into civil war. (Mile End Films)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Lake Tahoe 269.

Lake Tahoe

July 10, 2009
Teenage Juan crashes his family's car into a telegraph pole on the outskirts of town, and then scours the streets searching for someone to help him fix it. His quest will bring him to Don Heber, an old paranoid mechanic whose only companion is Sica, his almost human boxer dog; to Lucía, a young mother who is convinced that her real place in life is as a lead singer in a punk band, and to "The One who Knows", a teenage mechanic obsessed with martial arts and Kung Fu philosophy. The absurd and bewildering worlds of these characters drag Juan into a one day journey in which he will come to accept what he was escaping from in the first place--an event both as natural and inexplicable as a loved one's death. (Film Movement)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Zheng hun qi shi 270.

Zheng hun qi shi

January 12, 2001
After placing an add in the personals, a young Taiwanese woman searches through the numerous replies in her quest for a husband.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.0
The Oath 271.

The Oath

May 7, 2010
Abu Jandal is a taxi driver in Sana’a, Yemen; his brother-in-law Salim Hamdan is a Guantanamo prisoner and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Jandal and Hamdan’s intertwined personal trajectories—how they became bin Laden’s bodyguard and driver respectively—act as prisms that serve to explore and contextualize a world which has confounded Western media. As Hamdan’s trial progresses, his military lawyers challenge fundamental flaws in the court system. The charismatic Jandal dialogues with his young son, Muslim students and journalists, and chillingly unveils the complex evolution of his belief system post-9/11. Winner of Best Documentary Cinematography at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, The Oath offers a rare window into a hidden realm—and the international impact of the U.S. War on Terror. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Priceless 272.

Priceless

March 28, 2008 | R
Jean, a shy young bartender, is mistaken for a millionaire by a beautiful, scheming opportunist named Irene. When Irene discovers his true identity, she abandons him, only to find that love-struck Jean has no intention of letting her get away. Jean's comical attempts to gain her affections gradually evolve into setting himself up as a gigolo at a luxury hotel, until Irene finally starts to warm to her persistent, persuasive suitor. Against the wildly atmospheric backdrop of the south of France, Pierre Salvadori directs this sexy and thoroughly charming romantic comedy, which is a fresh reimagining of the cinema classic Breakfast at Tiffany's. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.0
Transsiberian 273.

Transsiberian

July 18, 2008 | R
One of those legendary train trips that people used to dream about taking, the Transsiberian Express has probably seen better days. An American couple, Roy and Jessie, decide to return home the long way from their recent sojourn in Peking and meet another couple from the West, Carlos and Abby, with whom they quickly form that tenuous bond that often unites fellow travelers away from home. When Roy gets separated from the train at a stopover, Jessie begins to realize that their compatriots aren’t exactly who or what they seem to be. But the real dangers of their unforgettable trip have only begun to surface; Russian cops, mobsters, and locals are still to come. (First Look Studios)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.7
Heathers 274.

Heathers

March 31, 1989 | R
A razor sharp black comedy about high school politics centers on Veronica Sawyer (Ryder) who joins an exclusive clique of popular girls named Heather (Walker, Doherty, Falk) and plays along with her new boyfriend J.D. (Slater) in a series of pranks which turn into a series of murders made to look like suicides.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
4.8
Gimme Danger 275.

Gimme Danger

October 28, 2016 | Not Rated
Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges’ powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, the band planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alternative rock in the decades that followed. Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger chronicles the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time, presenting the context of the Stooges emergence musically, culturally, politically, historically, and relating their adventures and misadventures while charting their inspirations and the reasons behind their initial commercial challenges, as well as their long-lasting legacy.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.3
Midsommar 276.

Midsommar

July 3, 2019 | R
Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. [A24]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.5
It's All So Quiet 277.

It's All So Quiet

January 9, 2015 | Not Rated
Helmer, a single farmer in his fifties, lives with his aged, bedridden father in the Dutch countryside. His working days are marked by the visits of milk collector Johan, a man of his own age for whom Helmer holds a secret fascination. One day Helmer decides to renovate the house, buying himself a new double bed and moving his father upstairs. His life gains even more momentum when adolescent farmhand Henk comes to help him out. [Big World Pictures]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
The Woodsman 278.

The Woodsman

December 24, 2004 | R
A harrowing and moving tale of one man's attempt to re-enter society after twelve years in prison. (Newmarket Films)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.9
Pressure Cooker 279.

Pressure Cooker

May 27, 2009 | Unrated
Three seniors at Philadelphia's Frankford High School find an unlikely champion in the kitchen of Wilma Stephenson. A legend in the school system, Mrs. Stephenson's hilariously blunt boot-camp method of teaching Culinary Arts is validated by years of scholarship success. (Non Sequitur Productions)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.0
The Day After 280.

The Day After

May 11, 2018 | Not Rated
Book publisher Bongwan’s (Kwon Haehyo) marriage is on the rocks after his wife (Cho Yunhee) discovers the affair he’s been having with his assistant (Kim Saebyuk). Now that relationship is ending too and Bongwan’s new assistant, the sharp and sensitive Areum (Kim Minhee), on her first day in the office, is left to navigate the fallout of all the turnover in Bongwan’s life.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.0
In Search of Greatness 281.

In Search of Greatness

November 2, 2018 | PG-13
Through the eyes of the greatest athletes of all time, IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS is a cinematic journey into the secrets of genius.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Sound of Noise 282.

Sound of Noise

March 9, 2012 | R
Police officer Amadeus Warnebring was born into a musical family with a long history of famous musicians. Ironically, he hates music. His life is thrown into chaos when a band of crazy musicians decides to perform a musical apocalypse using the city as their orchestra... Reluctantly, Warnebring embarks on his first musical investigation...(Magnolia Pictures)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.3
Siddharth 283.

Siddharth

June 27, 2014 | Not Rated
After sending away his 12 year-old son Siddharth for work, Mahendra (a chain-wallah who fixes broken zippers on the streets) is relieved – his financial burdens will be alleviated. But when Siddharth fails to return home, Mahendra learns he may have been taken by child-traffickers. With little resources and no connections, he travels across India in pursuit, with the hope that whatever force arbitrarily took his child away will return him unharmed. [Zeitgeist Films]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
What Doesn't Kill You 284.

What Doesn't Kill You

December 12, 2008 | R
Brian and Paulie are friends who grew up like brothers on the gritty streets of south Boston. They do whatever it takes to survive, living by the code of their dog-eat-dog neighborhood. Petty crimes and misdemeanors grow into more serious offenses and eventually, they fall under sway to organized crime boss Pat Kelly. As Brian becomes increasingly lost in a haze of drugs and ‘jobs,’ even the love he has for his wife and his children does not seem like it will be enough to redeem him. Meanwhile, Paulie plans “one last heist” but knows it will take both of them to pull it off. How can they escape the only life they know? (Yari Film Group)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
5.5
Manito 285.

Manito

June 13, 2003
Set, and vibrantly photographed, in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, Manito is the fictional story of two days in the life of two Latino brothers, Junior and Manny. Employing techniques of cinema verite, the film vibrantly captures a neighborhoodand the people who live there. (Film Movement)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.2
F/X 286.

F/X

February 7, 1986 | R
A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.8
King Leopold's Ghost 287.

King Leopold's Ghost

August 18, 2006 | PG-13
Based on Adam Hochschild's critically acclaimed international bestseller King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa, the documentary centers on the atrocities that are still happening everyday in the Congo as a result of King Leopold II of Belgium's rule and the development of one of the world’s first human rights movements.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
My Brother the Devil 288.

My Brother the Devil

March 22, 2013 | Not Rated
Two British Arab brothers battle the pull of a life of crime with the hope of a world beyond London's gangs.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.8
Three 289.

Three

June 24, 2016 | Not Rated
When a police sting goes bad, a master criminal (Wallace Chung) makes a desperate choice: he forces the cops to shoot him, so he will be taken to the hospital. Once there, he refuses treatment, instead waiting for his cohorts to break him out. Caught between an obsessed cop (Louis Koo) and the troubled surgeon assigned to save his life (Zhao Wei), the hospital is now a taught-and-tense situation that could turn into a bloody battleground at any moment. [Well Go USA]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.7
Wonderstruck 290.

Wonderstruck

October 20, 2017 | PG
Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.3
That Thing You Do! 291.

That Thing You Do!

October 4, 1996 | PG
Set in the 1964 and steeped in Americana, this film chronicles the meteoric rise -- and equally quick demise -- of a music group called The Wonders. [Fox]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.9
Cielo 292.

Cielo

August 15, 2018 | Not Rated
Cielo is a cinematic reverie on the crazy beauty of the night sky, as experienced in the Atacama Desert, Chile, one of the best places on our planet to explore and contemplate its splendor. Director Alison McAlpine’s sublime nonfiction film drifts between science and spirituality, the arid land, desert shores and lush galaxies, expanding the limits of our earthling imaginations. Planet Hunters in the Atacama's astronomical observatories and the desert dwellers who work the land and sea share their evocative visions of the stars and planets, their mythic stories and existential queries with remarkable openness and a contagious sense of wonder. A love poem for the night sky, Cielo transports us to a space, quiet and calm, within which we can ponder the infinite and unknown.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Brad's Status 293.

Brad's Status

September 15, 2017 | R
Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento where he lives with his sweet-natured wife, Melanie (Jenna Fischer), and their musical prodigy son, Troy (Austin Abrams), but it’s not quite what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing Troy around Boston, where Brad went to university, he can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot (Mike White), a hedge fund founder (Luke Wilson), a tech entrepreneur (Jemaine Clement), and a political pundit and bestselling author (Michael Sheen). As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if this is all he will ever amount to. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or is, in some ways at least, the most successful of them all.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.5
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby 294.

The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby

September 23, 2011 | Not Rated
A son's riveting look at a father whose life seemed straight out of a spy thriller, The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby uncovers the secret world of a legendary CIA spymaster. Told by William Colby’s son Carl, the story is at once a probing history of the CIA, a personal memoir of a family living in clandestine shadows, and an inquiry into the hard costs of a nation's most cloaked actions. From the beginning of his career as an OSS officer parachuting into Nazi-occupied Europe, William Colby rose through the ranks of "The Company," and soon was involved in covert operations in hot spots around the globe. He swayed elections against the Communists in Italy, oversaw the coup against President Diem in Saigon, and ran the controversial Phoenix Program in Vietnam, which sparked today's legacy of counter-insurgency. But after decades of obediently taking on the White House's toughest and dirtiest assignments, and rising to become Director of CIA, Colby defied the President. Braving intense controversy, he opened up to Congress some of the agency's darkest, most tightly held secrets and extra-legal operations. (First Run Features)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Bronson 295.

Bronson

October 9, 2009 | R
In 1974, a misguided 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. With an intelligent, provocative and stylized approach, BRONSON (based on a true story) follows the metamorphosis of Mickey Peterson into Britain's most dangerous prisoner, Charles Bronson. [Magnet Releasing]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.5
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 296.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

December 20, 2011 | R
Based on Stieg Larsson's posthumously published crime thriller trilogy, "The Millennium Series." The book describes the mystery surrounding the long-unsolved disappearance of an heiress. A journalist recently dinged by a libel case and a young female hacker try to resolve it, stirring up bundles of personal and industrial corruption along the way. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.0
The Booksellers 297.

The Booksellers

March 6, 2020 | Not Rated
Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. The Booksellers takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story 298.

The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story

September 29, 2000
This documentary by Craig and Damon Foster focuses on the surviving San bushmen in the central Kalahari.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Bobby Sands: 66 Days 299.

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

November 30, 2016 | Not Rated
In the spring of 1981 Irish Republican Bobby Sands’ 66-day hunger strike brought the attention of the world to his cause. Drawing on an Irish Republican tradition of martyrdom, Sands’ emotive, non-violent protest to be classified as a political prisoner became a defining moment in 20th century Irish history. Sands’ death after 66 days marked a key turning point in the relationship between Britain and Ireland, and brought a global spotlight to the Northern Irish conflict which eventually triggered international efforts to resolve it.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Ms. Purple 300.

Ms. Purple

September 6, 2019 | Not Rated
Ms. Purple is a poignant drama about Asian American sister and brother, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) and Carey (Teddy Lee), who were raised and are now seemingly stuck in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Abandoned by their mother and brought up by their father, the siblings continue to struggle with deep emotional wounds from the difficulty of the parental dynamic. Now, with their father on his death bed, the estranged Carey comes home to help Kasie care for him. As they reunite over their dying father, Kasie and Carey confront their shared past, attempting to mend their relationship.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd

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