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Barry Levinson
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Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 35 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (30) | Writer (11) | Actor (3)
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Paterno (2018)
Paterno (2018) - TV Movie
The film centers on Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims. (imdb)
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The Wizard of Lies (2017)
A chronicle of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, which defrauded his clients of billions of dollars. (imdb)
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The Humbling (2015)
An aging actor with bouts of dementia and related issues is institutionalized after an incident during a Broadway play, then returns home, where he contemplates suicide. When he embarks upon an affair with a friend's amoral lesbian daughter, his world starts to fall apart. It ends on stage, with even Axler's audience and fellow actors unsure what's real and what's not. (Wikipedia)
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Rock the Kasbah (2015)
A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star. (imdb)
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Muhammad Ali
Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government. A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war. (imdb)
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The Bay (2012)
Acclaimed writer-director Barry Levinson gorily switches gears for this mock-doc eco-apocalypse thriller about a seaside town that becomes a breeding ground for a terrifying nest of parasites. (tiff.net)
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You Don
A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian. (imdb)
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The Band That Wouldn
This episode tells the story of the overnight relocation of the Baltimore Colts to the city of Indianapolis. We explore the reactions of the fans, the various actions and interviews with the teams owner and finally how the band kept the spirit of a professional football team alive until the arrival of the Baltimore Ravens in 1996. (imdb)
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PoliWood (2009)
An in-depth look at the Democratic and Republican national conventions held during the 2008 U.S. Presidential election year. (imdb)
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What Just Happened (2008)
Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer (De Niro) who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.
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Man of the Year (2006)
What would happen if one of the nation's funniest men became its leading one? This film answers just that question in a comic tale of an entertainer's accidental rise to power. (Universal)
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The Outsider (2005)
The Outsider, a feature-length documentary from first-time writer/director Nicholas Jarecki, is a film about film, specifically, the power of film to create, to move, and to endure. It follows one of America's most obsessive and intriguing filmmakers, James Toback, writer/director of 11 movies. Filmed over an 8-month period, The Outsider follows Toback through all phases of the making of his new film (shooting, editing, scoring, and release)... Green Room Films)
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A Uniform Used to Mean Something... (2004)
Jerry Seinfeld and Superman hang out in Manhattan, comically chatting about everything from restaurant reservations to the essence of being the Man of Steel. But not even Superman can completely save the day when Jerry's DVD player gets stolen.
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Hindsight Is 20/20... (2004)
Jerry Seinfeld and Superman continue their humorous banter during a road trip. When Jerry's keys get locked in his car, not even Superman's helpful suggestions can prevail.
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Envy (2004)
Tim (Stiller) and Nick (Black) are best friends, neighbors and co-workers, whose equal footing is suddenly tripped up when one of Nick's harebrained get-rich-quick schemes actually succeeds: Vapoorizer, a spray that literally makes dog poop, or any other kind for that matter, evaporate into thin air. Tim, who had poo-pooed Nick's idea and passed on an opportunity to get in on the deal, can only watch as Nick's fortune -- and Tim's own envy -- grow to equally outrageous proportions. (DreamWorks)
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Bandits (2001)
When the suave, irresistible Joe (Willis), and his hypochondriac partner Terry (Thornton) escape from prison, they cut a swath from Oregon through California, robbing banks in order to finance their scheme for a new and somewhat legitimate life south of the border. (MGM)
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An Everlasting Piece (2000)
Against the turbulent backdrop of Belfast in the 1980s, two fellow barbers -- Colm, a Catholic, and George, a Protestant -- form an unlikely partnership to corner the toupee market in Northern Ireland. (DreamWorks)
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Liberty Heights (1999)
Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and rock and roll is pushing the Four Lads off the Hit Parade. Ben, a high school senior, and his older brother Van are exploring "the other": in Ben's case, it's friendship with Sylvia, a Black student; with Van, it's a party in the WASP part of town and falling for a debutante, Dubbie... (imdb)
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Sphere (1998)
A new dimension in thrills in the deep-water, deep-suspense sci-fi adventure centered on a spacecraft that plunged into the Pacific -- 300 years ago. (Warner Bros.)
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Wag the Dog (1997)
Wickedly fictional with historical overtones truer than many care to admit, Wag The Dog examines the blurred lines between politics, the media and show business.
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Sleepers (1996)
Four boys growing up in Hell's Kitchen play a prank that leads to an old man getting hurt. Sentenced to no less than one year in the Wilkenson Center in upstate New York, the four friends are changed by the beating, humiliation and sexual abuse by the guards sworn to protect them. Thirteen years later and a chance meeting lead to a chance for revenge against the Wilkenson Center and the guards. (imdb)
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Jimmy Hollywood (1994)
Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems with short-term memory. Jimmy's vigilante alter ego soon becomes a media wonder--but Jimmy remains a total unknown and his long-suffering girl friend Lorraine is getting fed up with the whole situation. (imdb)
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Disclosure (1994)
A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life. (imdb)
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Toys (1992)
An eccentric toymaker finds his family business horribly misused by his militaristic uncle who is bequeathed control of the company. (imdb)
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Bugsy (1991)
The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas. (imdb)
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Avalon (1990)
A Russian Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land. (imdb)
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Rain Man (1988)
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. (imdb)
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Tin Men (1987)
A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore. (imdb)
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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult, they move to stop it. (imdb)
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The Natural (1984)
An average baseball player comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.
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Best Friends (1982)
When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon find that being married is often quite different from being "best friends." (imdb)
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Diner (1982)
Set in 1959 Baltimore, writer-director Barry Levinson's debut film focuses on a group of pals on the brink of adulthood who find solace at the local diner. The late-night banter between groom-to-be Eddie (Steve Guttenberg), best man Billy (Tim Daly), womanizer Boogie (Mickey Rourke), music addict Shrevie (Daniel Stern) and quirky Modell (Paul Reiser) ranges from girls to growing up and getting old. Ellen Barkin and Kevin Bacon also appear.
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...And Justice for All (1979)
An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred. (imdb)
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High Anxiety (1977)
Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on... (imdb)
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