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Jonathan Demme
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Date of Birth: Feb 22, 1944

Country: USA

Biography: An incredibly energetic, optimistic and versatile director of character-driven films. Emerged from the crucible of B-moviemaking at Roger Corman's New World Pictures in the early 1970s to become one of Hollywood's most critically admired filmmakers.

Total Titles at Criticker: 40 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (32) | Actor (7) | Writer (7)
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Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids (2016)
The final performance of Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids' 20/20 Experience World Tour, filmed in 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (imdb)
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Another Telepathic Thing (2015)
Inspired by Mark Twain's morality tale 'The Mysterious Stranger,' 'Another Telepathic Thing' is a prismatic and complex dance-theater parable. (imdb)
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Ricki and the Flash (2015)
A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family. (imdb)
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A Master Builder (2014)
A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act. (imdb)
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Neil Young Journeys (2012)
This past May, Neil Young brought his solo tour to Toronto's Massey Hall, an iconic venue in the city of his birth.
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Corman
Independent film maverick. Trailblazing writer/director who takes chances with style and script. Inspirational humanist. Box-office success. Indie filmmaker from the 1970s or 1990s? No--Roger Corman! (mubi.com)
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Starting a few months after Hurricane Katrina, Jonathan Demme follows a strong matriarch from the Lower Ninth Ward named Carolyn Parker as she struggles to rebuild her home over several years.
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Inside Story: The Silence of the Lambs (2010)
With interviews from cast and crew, including stars Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and director Jonathan Demme, you'll hear how a film with a young director trained in B-movies and cheesy comedies managed to make one of the most chilling films in decades, and how a studio in the midst of collapse could turn out a film that took the box office and Oscars by storm. (imdb)
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Neil Young Trunk Show (2010)
Jonathan Demme gives us some Neil Young musical and spiritual soul. Young on a stage full of personal icons: alone in the center of a circle of his beloved acoustic guitars... Neil draws deep melancholy from an old piano and pats it on the side after like a beloved old dog. He sings his heart out again and again. It is a collection for the ages. (Rotten Tomatoes)
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Rachel Getting Married (2008)
A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
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Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)
A chronicle of the former president's tour recent for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." (imdb)
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Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)
Neil Young: Heart of Gold is filmmaker Jonathan Demme's intimate musical portrait of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Young, filmed on the occasion of the world premiere of Young's "Prairie Wind" concert at Nashville's hallowed Ryman Auditorium. (Paramount Classics)
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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
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)
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The Agronomist (2003)
A profile of Haitian radio journalist and human rights activist, Jean Dominique. It includes: historical footage of Haiti's vivid and tumultuous past; interviews with Dominique, himself and with Michele Montas--his heroic wife, life-long love, and extraordinary partner; and incorporates footage shot before Dominique's assassination on April 3, 2000. (imdb)
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The Truth About Charlie (2002)
An exhilarating combination of romance and suspense ignites sparks of all kinds against the backdrop of modern Paris.
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Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of this Oscar winning thriller, prepared for its tenth anniversary. Includes interviews with star Anthony Hopkins, as well as other members of the cast and crew, giving their views on the experience of creating this masterpiece of terror and suspense. (imdb)
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Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999)
This documentary is a fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, such as "Shadow of a Doubt", "Notorious", "Rear Window", "Vertigo", "Psycho" and "The Birds". (imdb)
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Beloved (1998)
After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen... (imdb)
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Storefront Hitchcock (1998)
A concert film of Robyn Hitchcock as he performs an acoustic show in a New York city storefront.
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SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (1997)
The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes... (imdb)
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One Foot on a Banana Peel, the Other Foot in the Grave: Secrets from the Dolly Madison Room (1994)
A group of AIDS patients share their stories in the doctor's office. (imdb)
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Philadelphia (1993)
When a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. (imdb)
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Cousin Bobby (1992)
A documentary about Director Jonathan Demme's cousin, an Episcopalian minister in Harlem.
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Young FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist. FBI agent Jack Crawford believes that Lecter who is also a very powerful and clever mind manipulator have the answers to their questions to help locate the killer. Clarice must first try and gain Lecter's confidence before he is to give away any information. (imdb)
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Married to the Mob (1988)
Angela deMarco is unhappily married to high Mafia member Frank deMarco. When Frank is killed, Angela takes the opportunity to break free of the Mafia world entirely and start a new life. But Frank's boss, Tony Russo, begins to court the unresponsive Angela. The FBI begins surveillance on her, thinking her to be his new mistress. FBI agent Mike Downey goes undercover as Angela's neighbor, but soon finds himself attracted to Angela himself. (imdb)
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Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
Gray tells about his participation in the film "The Killing Fields" and the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.
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Something Wild (1986)
A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up. (imdb)
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Stop Making Sense (1984)
An innovative concert movie for the rock group Talking Heads. (imdb)
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Swing Shift (1984)
A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an airport plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war. (imdb)
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Who Am I This Time? (1982)
A story of love and self-discovery prompted by a community theater production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
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Melvin and Howard (1980)
The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes. (imdb)
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Last Embrace (1979)
It begins with an ancient warning. It ends at the edge of Niagara Falls. In between there are 5 murders. Solve the mystery. Or die trying. Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ? (imdb)
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Columbo: Murder under Glass (1978)
Food critic Paul Gerard, who has been extorting money from restaurant owners in exchange for good reviews, murders one when threatened with exposure.
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The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
"You've never seen anything til you've seen the Sun through the rings of Saturn," exclaims Alex Rebar. Apparently, somehow this causes him to start melting and eating people, such as a nurse in the tightest fitting nurse's outfit ever, a nerdy fisherman, a horny old couple who simply can't keep their hands off each other in a car. To save the day comes Doctor Ted Nelson! (imdb)
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Citizens Band (1977)
This movie interlaces the stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio. (imdb)
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Fighting Mad (1976)
An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments. (imdb)
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Crazy Mama (1975)
Melba, a widow in the 1950s, begins a wacky life of crime when she loses her Long Beach beauty parlor. She's joined by her mother Sheba, her pregnant daughter Cheryl, and her daughter's boyfriend Shawn. They head for Arkansas in a stolen Cadillac and a wood-paneled station wagon with an old lady, a greaser and defecting sheriff Jim Bob. (imdb)
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Caged Heat (1974)
A girl is caught in a drug bust and sent to the hoosegow. The iron-handed superintendent takes exception to a skit performed by the girls and takes punitive steps, aided by the sadistic doctor who is doing illegal electroshock experiments and raping drugged prisoners. After a while the prisoners put away their petty differences and plan the Big Prison Escape. (imdb)
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The Hot Box (1972)
Hot action and lust in the steamy tropical jungle, as heroines break out of a women's prison and start a local revolution. (imdb)
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Angels Hard as They Come (1971)
Sex, violence and bikers on an action filled ride. (imdb)
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