The Ides of March (2011)
Summary: An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Based on the play by Beau Willimon. (imdb)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
Summary: A nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player, and pacifist searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks. (imdb)
- TV Movie
Summary: After Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of the bus and is arrested, the Montgomery Improvement Association decides to fight back, naming Dr. King its president and staging a boycott against the Montgomery buses, bringing the black community together in one of the first major organized battles against segregation and racism in the 1950s. (cduniverse.com)
Broken City (2013)
Summary: An ex-cop trailing the wife of New York City's mayor finds himself immersed in a larger scandal. (imdb)
Source Code (2011)
Summary: An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. (imdb)
Separate But Equal (1991)
- TV Movie
Summary: The television movie made about the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.
Critical Care (1997)
Summary: Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters (imdb)
Time Machine: Rwanda - Do Scars Ever Fade? (2004)
- TV Movie
Summary: In 1994, the small African country of Rwanda was awash in blood. Extremists in the majority Hutu-controlled government organized a systematic genocide of Rwanda's minority Tutsi population. In just 100 days, more than 800,000 were killed. The atrocity was halted a decade ago, but for Rwandans the ordeal does not yet have an ending. Today, the physical scars sustained by survivors are fading, but emotional scars remain. (freedocumentaries.org)
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013)
Summary: Separated from their mothers and facing a summer in the Brooklyn projects alone, two boys hide from police and forage for food, with only each other to trust. A story of salvation through friendship and two boys against the world. (sundance.org)
A Single Shot (2013)
Summary: The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood. (imdb)
- TV Series
Summary: A series inspired by the 1973 film of the same title written by Michael Crichton about a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings. (imdb)
Game Night (2018)
Summary: A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery. (imdb)
- TV Movie
Summary: Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States' Supreme Court is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies that he had sexually harassed her. (imdb)
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Summary: A dinosaur gets separated from his family, and attempts to find his way home. He meets a human boy along the way, and the two work together to brave the elements.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Summary: Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. (imdb)
Summary: Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. The story goes back and forth over the previous 48 hours to show what brings Bill and Sean to this deadly scene.
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Summary: Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's valuable resource.
Too Tired To Die (1998)
Summary: Kenji (Kaneshiro) is an aimless young Japanese man living in New York whose life changes dramatically when he dreams about Death (Sorvino) in the form of a beautiful woman and sees her in his reality. When she tells him he has only 12 hours left to live, the clueless man tries to make sense out of his meaningless life... and time is running out. (Wonsuk Chin)
Broken Flowers (2005)
Summary: Resolutely single Don (Murray) has just been dumped by his latest lover (Delpy). Don yet again resigns himself to being alone and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may now be looking for his father. (Focus Features)
Summary: A political thriller that unfolds against the intrigues and corruption of the global oil industry. From the players brokering back-room deals in Washington to the men toiling in the oil fields of the Persian Gulf, the film's multiple storylines weave together to illuminate the human consequences of the fierce pursuit of wealth and power.
Summary: New York City police detective John Shaft goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
Ride with the Devil (1999)
Summary: Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles are friends in Missouri when the Civil War starts. Women and Blacks have few rights. Jack Bull's dad is killed by Union soldiers, so the young men join the Bushwhackers, irregulars loyal to the South. One is a Black man, Daniel Holt, beholden to the man who bought his freedom. They skirmish then spend long hours hiding. Sue Lee, a young widow, brings them food... (imdb)
Crime and Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Summary: Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to take revenge. The events that follow are an exploration of modern morality as Roseanne faces not only a fellow suburbanite who knows, but her own conscience as well.
Summary: New York, 2000. A specter in the guise of the newly-dead CEO of Denmark Corporation appears to Hamlet, tells of murder most foul, demands revenge, and identifies the killer as Claudius, the new head of Denmark, Hamlet's uncle and now step-father. Hamlet must determine if the ghost is truly his father, and if Claudius did the deed. To buy time, Hamlet feigns madness; to catch his uncle's conscience, he invites him to watch a film he's made that shows a tale of murder... (imdb)
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Summary: As the entire nation watches the presidential campaign hurtle towards Election Day, one soldier races to uncover the conspiracy behind it -- a conspiracy that seeks to destroy democracy itself. (Paramount Pictures)
Summary: Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. (imdb)
Eye See You (2002)
Summary: Stallone plays a cop who comes undone after witnessing a brutal scene on the job. He checks into a rehab clinic that specializes in treating law enforcement officials. Soon, he finds that his fellow patients are being murdered one by one. (imdb)
Summary: Chain of events that unfolds in a forgotten Brooklyn neighborhood during the blackout of 2003.
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Scandal of 1920 (2008)
Summary: After quitting his job as a waiter in Chicago, Indy heads to New York, following a tip for summertime employment. Indy gets much, much more than he bargained for when he signs up as a stagehand at the new Broadway extravaganza, George White's Scandals. While the work is exhausting, what's truly wearing Indy down is trying to juggle three new girlfriends -- without having each learn of the others. His new friend George Gershwin is of little help, finding humor and song in Indy's predicament.
Summary: A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush
Chicago 10 (2007)
Summary: Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention. (imdb)
The Invasion (2007)
Summary: The Invasion is a nightmarish journey into a world where the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. The mysterious crash of the space shuttle leads to the terrifying discovery that there is something alien within the wreckage. Those who come in contact with it are changing in ominous and inexplicable ways. Soon Washington D.C. psychiatrist Carol Bennell and her colleague Ben Driscoll learn the shocking truth about the growing extraterrestrial epidemic... (imdb)
Lady in the Water (2006)
Summary: Cleveland Heep, a stuttering apartment superintendent, encounters a girl named Story swimming in the complex's pool. He soon learns that she comes from the Blue World, and has a message for mankind. Will he be able to help her complete her mission?
Angels in America (2003)
- TV Mini-Series
Summary: Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (imdb)
Casino Royale (2006)
Summary: In his first mission, James Bond must stop Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorist organizations, from winning a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro.
Summary: Will Smith and director/writer Michael Mann take you into the heart and life of the boxer, the legend and, more importantly, the man. (Columbia Pictures)