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Joan Allen
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Date of Birth: Aug 20, 1956

Country: USA

Biography: Joan Allen is an American actress. She worked in theatre, television and film during her early career, and achieved recognition for her Broadway debut in Burn This, winning a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play in 1989. She has received three Academy Award nominations; she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Nixon (1995) and The Crucible (1996), and for Best Actress for The Contender (2000)...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 36 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (36)
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The Family (2016)
The Family (2016) - TV Series
A community is rattled when a politician's son, who was presumed murdered years ago, returns home. (imdb)
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Room (2015)
A modern-day story about the boundless love between mother and child; young Jack knows nothing of the world except for the single room in which he was born and raised. (imdb)
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A Good Marriage (2014)
After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret? (imdb)
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The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Centered on a new CIA operative in the universe based on Robert Ludlum's novels. (imdb)
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Hachiko: A Dog
A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. (imdb)
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Georgia O
About noted American painter Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. (en.wikipedia.org)
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Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (2008)
The story of Hannah Senesh, a Hungarian poet who was captured by the Nazis, while trying to rescue Jews in WWII.
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Death Race (2008)
Set in a future version of America, a prisoner (Statham) who is weeks away from being released is forced by his warden (Allen) to compete in a brutal, deadly car race alongside his fellow inmates.
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Trumbo (2007)
TRUMBO focuses on the writer's own indelible words, the film features performances of some of his extraordinary letters, clips from his films and, archival and contemporary interviews with those who knew him best. Forced to write underground, letter writing became the chief repository of Trumbo's extraordinary talents and they serve as a wonderfully entertaining testament to his boundless intellect, acerbic humor,and staggering resilience.
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was.
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The Rape of Europa (2006)
The Rape of Europa is an epic journey through seven countries that follows the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare, which threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For 12 long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on an unprecedented scale in history. But heroic young art historians and curators from America, as well as across Europe, fought back. They did so in a miraculous campaign to rescue then return the millions of lost, hidden, and stolen treasures. (Menemsha)
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Bonneville (2006)
Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden hijacks her two best friends and sets off in a vintage '66 Bonneville convertible.
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The Upside of Anger (2005)
Terry Wolfmeyer (Allen) is a suburban wife and mother whose life takes an unusual turn when her husband unexpectedly disappears. Struggling to deal with his sudden absence, Terry finds herself increasingly at odds with her four headstrong daughters and regularly drowning her anger in alcohol, until she develops an offbeat relationship with her next-door neighbor, Denny (Costner). (New Line Cinema)
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
When Jason Bourne is framed for a botched CIA operation he is forced to take up his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
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Yes (2004)
The story of a passionate love affair between an American woman (Allen) and a Middle-Eastern man (Abkarian) in which they confront some of the greatest conflicts of our generation - religious, political and sexual. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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The Notebook (2004)
A sweeping love story told by a man (Garner) reading from his faded notebook to a woman in a nursing home (Rowlands), The Notebook follows the lives of two North Carolina teens from very different worlds who spend one indelible summer together before they are separated, first by her parents and then by WWII. (New Line Productions)
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Off the Map (2003)
Across the ancient high desert landscape of northern New Mexico, an extraordinary family embarks on a lyrical journey of self-discovery that reveals unexpected moments of grace and the unpredictable but enduring nature of love. In Campbell Scott's Off the Map, the poetry of a time and a place marked by simplicity comes into full bloom. (Manhattan Pictures International)
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The Mists of Avalon (2001)
Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of the Lake; and his wife, Gwenwyfar. (imdb)
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When the Sky Falls (2000)
Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton (Joan Allen), who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the sytem, a police consort (Patrick Bergin) is ineffectual at aiding her despite trying to step outside of the normal bounds. Kevin McNally plays her husband, who hates her activities and the danger in which she places herself... (imdb)
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The Contender (2000)
A political thriller about Laine Hanson, a senator who is nominated to become Vice President following the death of the previous office holder. During the confirmation process, Laine is the victim of a vicious attack on her personal life in which stories of sexual deviancy are spread. She is torn as to whether she should fight back, or stick to her high principles and refuse to comment on the allegations. Although it isn't easy, she sticks to her guns, and in the end she is rewarded for it. (imdb)
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Handguns figure in the intertwining lives of nine people.
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Pleasantville (1998)
In Gary Ross' daring modern fairy tale Pleasantville, an entire fictional town is granted a chance to experience the comedies, and dangers of real life. In this fantastical adventure, two late 20th Century teenagers (Maguire, Witherspoon) accidentally bring living color to a mysterious suburb trapped in a black-and-white 50's utopia -- and set off a revolution. (New Line Cinema)
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Face/Off (1997)
FBI agent Sean Archer knows how to stop elusive terrorist Castor Troy. He'll become him. Archer undergoes a futuristic surgery and has Troy's face mapped onto his, then infiltrates the terrorist's world to discover his deadly secrets.
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The Ice Storm (1997)
It's November 1973 in New Canaan, Connecticut. Watergate has caught up with Richard Nixon. The Beatles are recording solo albums. Wife-swapping has come to the suburbs. And, the Hood family is skidding out of control. (Fox Searchlight)
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The Crucible (1996)
A 17th-century Salem woman accuses an ex-lover's wife of witchery in an adaptation of the Arthur Miller play. (imdb)
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Nixon (1995)
A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhouse Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame. (imdb)
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Mad Love (1995)
Casey and Matt are high school kids in love. They run away together Casey's parents check her into a mental hospital for trying to kll herself. Matt sneaks her out and on the road Casey starts to have Mental problems (imdb)
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Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant (imdb)
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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. (imdb)
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Without Warning: The James Brady Story (1991)
Based on a true story, this film focuses on James Brady, the press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely injured in an attempt on the president's life. When John Hinckley Jr. tries to kill Reagan, he also shoots Brady. Although Brady recuperates, he is left partially paralyzed and continues to heal with the support of his wife, Sarah. The shooting inspires Brady to seek stricter gun control laws, resulting in the Brady Bill. (imdb)
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In Country (1989)
Samantha becomes obsessed with finding out about her father and his experiences in Vietnam, but Emmett and the other vets don't want to talk about it. When Sam reads her father's diary, she begins to understand what his life and death meant, and she and Emmett, with a trip to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, come at least temporarily to terms with the war in their lives. (imdb)
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Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a grandiose schemer with a new dream, to produce the best cars ever made. With the assistance of Abe Karatz and some impressive salesmanship on his own part, he obtains funding and begins to build his factory. The whole movie also has many parallels with director Coppola's own efforts to build a new movie studio of his own. (imdb)
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Manhunter (1986)
FBI Agent Will Graham (Petersen) has captured the diabolical Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Cox), nearly losing more than just his mind in the process. But when Graham is called out of retirement to hunt the psychopath known as "The Tooth Fairy" (Noonan) he must once again confront the horrors of "Hannibal The Cannibal". If Will Graham enters the mind of the serial killer, can he ever come back? (Anchor Bay Entertainment)
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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school. (imdb)
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Fat Guy Goes Nutzoid (1986)
The plot revolves around two brothers who befriend an escaped mental patient (the titular "fat guy") and accompany him on his misadventures in the big city. The film is one of the most popular movies in the Troma library, mainly because of its offbeat title. According to the video box, Barry Nolan of Hard Copy states that this is his favorite Troma movie. (wikipedia)
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Compromising Positions (1985)
An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors. (imdb)
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