The Chosen One (2010)
Summary: Paul is an ordinary man who is at the end of his rope. He hates his job, his beautiful wife has left him, and his mother and gay, Buddhist-monk brother constantly remind him of his shortcomings. Although Paul doesn't know it yet, his life is about to change in a big way.
Grown Ups (2010)
Summary: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend. (imdb)
The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)
Summary: While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters who are conducting the search to find him. (imdb)
Nobody Wants Your Film (2005)
Summary: Director Peter Judson's semifictitious tale opens a revealing window into the indie filmmaking process, capturing the trivialities, aggravations and enthusiasm that go into completing a picture. Using footage from an indie movie set, e-mails constructing a plotline about distributor difficulties and interviews with indie mainstays such as Steve Buscemi and Sam Rockwell, the film provides a riveting look at one producer's rejections and rewards.
Heart of Midnight (1988)
Summary: Carol inherits a night club from her weird uncle. She moves into the place, only to find out just how weird her uncle really was. She begins to remember more about her very special relationship with her uncle as she battles her memories and her surroundings in her new home. (imdb)
Summary: Woody Harrelson gives a ferocious performance as a dirty cop, balancing a home life with two ex-wives as he becomes embroiled in the Los Angeles Police Department's infamous Rampart corruption scandal. (tiff.net)
Somebody to Love (1994)
Summary: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money. (imdb)
Summary: Set in 1969, a twelve-year-old grows up in Key West with his mother, who is paying the bills by stripping at the local topless bar. The boy finds out about her activities and tries to convince her to stop, to no avail. A local restaurant owner hires him to collect fish from a boat out in the bay, and the boy discovers that the restaurant owner is using the fish to bring drugs in to shore. He steals one load and goes about selling it so his mother can afford to quit her job. (imdb)
Blank City (2009)
Summary: During the punk rock stage in the late '70s, downtown New York experienced a wave of "Do it yourself" independent filmmaking.
Youth in Revolt (2010)
Summary: Based on the popular novel series by C.D. Payne, this dark comedy stars Michael Cera as Nick Twisp, a cynical, sex-obsessed teenager plagued by his troubled home life and an obsession with bedding his dream girl, Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday).
Summary: A woman is hired to transcribe an ancient Chinese manuscript. She finds that little by little, the manuscript has powers that begin to take over her life. (imdb)
Summary: Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair. (imdb)
The Messenger (2009)
Summary: Will is in the US Army. He has just returned from active service in Iraq, but still has another three months of service. A transfer to the "casualty notification office" provides him with his first opportunity for a fresh start. But behind the innocuous-sounding name lies a department that has the unenviable task of informing relatives of the deaths of their loved ones killed in action. (berlinale.de)
The Last Outlaw (1994)
- TV Movie
Summary: After a bloodbath of a robbery taken right out of "The Wild Bunch" and then being betrayed by his gang, Graff (Mickey Rourke) joins the side of the law to hunt his enemies and kill them one by one. (imdb)
Summary: "Igor" is a playfully irreverent comedy that brings a new twist to the classic monster genre. In a world filled with Mad Scientists and Evil Inventions, one talented evil scientist's hunch-backed lab assistant has big dreams of becoming a Mad Scientist himself and winning the annual Evil Science Fair.
Divine Trash (1998)
Summary: The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a 1972 interview of Waters are clips from his first films and recent interviews with his parents, his brother, Divine's mom, actors and crew, other directors, film critics, a film curator, psychologists, and Maryland's last censor, who shudders at the memory of Waters's pictures. (imdb)
Double Whammy (2001)
Summary: A world-weary police detective who fails to stop a fast-food restaurant massacre struggles to regain his departmental reputation, public image and self-worth. (imdb)
Summary: A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world
Call Me (1988)
Summary: Anna receives a phonecall in her home and she thinks wrongfully what is her boyfriend. The caller, a obscene, wake her hidden passions, and with each call is forming a bond of complicity and erotism, a game of sexual confessions and dark fantasies, but when Anna be witness of a murder, she will suspects what the mysterious caller maybe can be the killer. (imdb)
John Rabe (2009)
Summary: A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38. (imdb)
Summary: A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone. (imdb)
Handsome Harry (2009)
Summary: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime. (imdb)
Summary: It probably wouldn't surprise you to learn that Danny Trejo (a tattooed character actor featured in such films as Desperado, Con Air and From Dusk Till Dawn) has a checkered past. But this gripping documentary (featuring Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Steve Buscemi and Antonio Banderas) reveals a lot of things you wouldn't expect, including Trejo's troubled childhood, his brush with armed robbery and his ultimate triumph in turning his life around. (Netflix)
On the Road (2012)
Summary: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S. (imdb)
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Summary: Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter. (imdb)
Lean on Pete (2017)
Summary: The film follows fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of the year. As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland, Oregon where Charley takes a summer job, with a washed-up horse trainer, and befriends a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete. (imdb)
Neo Yokio (2017)
- TV Series
Summary: Kaz Kaan, a demon slayer in Neo Yokio, deals with demons, shopping, field hockey, and romance with the help of his mech butler and his friends.
The Death of Stalin (2017)
Summary: Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death. (imdb)
The Boss Baby (2017)
Summary: A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
Summary: Nancy becomes increasingly convinced she was kidnapped as a child. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, reasonable doubts give way to willful belief. (imdb)
Lonesome Jim (2005)
Summary: Steve Buscemi's seamless direction and James C. Strouse's thoughtful script paint a picture of working-class characters filled with the comedy and rich details of everyday life. (IFC Films)
- TV Series
Summary: A TV series that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid.
The Week Of (2018)
Summary: Two fathers with opposing personalities come together to celebrate the wedding of their children. They are forced to spend the longest week of their lives together, and the big day cannot come soon enough.
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Summary: In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success - which propels him into a macabre universe. (imdb)
- TV Series
Summary: A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures. (imdb)
My Depression (2014)
- TV Movie
Summary: A woman narrates her story, portrayed in animated format, of her life with depression and the difficulties that come with it. (imdb)
Summary: Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.
Coffee and Cigarettes II (1989)
- Short Film
Summary: A brother and sister, sitting in a coffee bar, bicker mildly about whose idea it was to come to Memphis and which kind of cigarette is fresher. Danny, their waiter, comes by offering refills; after determining they are twins, he guesses which is the evil one. Without a pause, he sits down and offers his theory about Elvis's twin. He drones on. The good twin finally speaks up, giving her own opinion. The waiter is unfazed. (imdb)
Monsters University (2013)
Summary: A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends. (imdb)
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Summary: After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny (Adam Sandler), finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you. (imdb)
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
Summary: Magician Burt Wonderstone splits from his longtime stage partner after a guerrilla street magician steals their thunder. By spending some time with his boyhood idol, Burt looks to remember what made him love magic in the first place. (imdb)
The Cobbler (2015)
Summary: Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man's shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are. (imdb)
Horace and Pete (2016)
- TV Mini-Series
Summary: Horace and Pete are the owners of a bar, which has been inherited through generations for a hundred years by whoever in their family had those names.
Pete Smalls Is Dead (2010)
Summary: Two old pals attend an old friends funeral and find there is more to his death than him being dead.
The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
Summary: An outlaw who was raised by Native Americans discovers that he has five half-brothers; together the men go on a mission to find their wayward, deadbeat father.
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
Summary: Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel. (imdb)
Boardwalk Empire (2010)
- TV Series
Summary: An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era. (imdb)
Summary: In this scathing and subversive social comedy, life in post riot Los Angeles is dissected under the sardonic eye of John Boyz, an unemployed thirty nothing flounderer on Venice Beach who is trying to figure out what to do with his life... (imdb)
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Summary: When Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for their piece of the pie. Babe, a television tabloid reporter, poses as an innocent small-town girl to do an exposé on Deeds. Of course, Deeds' sincere naiveté has Babe falling in love with him instead. Ultimately, Deeds comes to find that money truly has the power to change things, but it doesn't necessarily need to change him. (imdb)
The Real Blonde (1997)
Summary: A hilarious look at ambitious young entertainment and fashion-industry denizens and the gulf between their dreams...and reality. (Paramount Pictures)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Summary: The Academy Award-winning creators of "Toy Story" open the door to a frightfully funny world of monsters and mayhem and scare up lots of laughs in their new movie, Monsters, Inc. (Disney/Pixar)
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Summary: A highly styled 'genre' film which can perhaps be seen as a pastiche of all gangster movies. Tom Reagan is the laconic anti-hero of this amoral tale which is also, paradoxically, a look at morals within the criminal underworld of the 1930s. Two rival gangs vie for control of a city where the police are pawns, and the periodic busts of illicit drinking establishments are no more than a way for one gang to get back at the other. Black humour and shocking violence compete for screen time as we question whether or not Tom, right-hand man of the Irish mob leader, really has a heart. (imdb)
Home on the Range (2004)
Summary: When a greedy outlaw named Alameda Slim (Quaid) schemes to take possession of the "Patch of Heaven" dairy farm, three determined cows (Barr, Dench, Tilly), a karate-kicking stallion named Buck (Gooding Jr.), and a colorful corral of critters join forces to save the farm in a wild quest full of high-spirited adventure. (Disney)
Love In the Time of Money (2002)
Summary: In this quintessentially metropolitan sexual roundelay, set at the height of the Nasdaq boom, nine New Yorkers representing a cross section of society are linked by romance and commerce, and often both. (Quad Cinema)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Summary: Six unacquainted professional criminals are brought together by a veteran thief to execute an intricately planned diamond robbery.
Rockets Redglare! (2003)
Summary: Documentary on Rockets Redglare (aka Michael Morra), a colorful figure on the New York City art scene up until his death in 2001. In his life, Redglare was the bodyguard/drug dealer to Sid Vicious and Jean Michel Basquiat, a stand-up comedian (he toured with Steve Buscemi), and an actor in over 30 films, including "Stranger Than Paradise", "Down by Law", and "Mystery Train". (imdb)
28 Days (2000)
Summary: For Gwen Cummings (Bullock), a successful New York writer living life in the fast lane, life is just an exercise in debauchery. That is, until Gwen's ungraceful display at her sister Lily's (Perkins) wedding, when she gets drunk, commandeers the limo and earns herself a DUI and 28 days in court-ordered rehab. (Columbia Tristar)
The Island (2005)
Summary: Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly utopian but contained facility in the mid-21st century. He hopes to be chosen to go to "The Island" - reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet...
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Summary: Robbie Hart is singing the hits of the 1980s at weddings and other celebrations. He also can keep the party going in good spirit, he knows what to say and when to say it. Julia is a waitress at the events where Robbie performs. When both of them find someone to marry and prepare for their weddings, it becomes clear that they've chosen wrong partners. (imdb)
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Summary: When a powerful mob boss (Walken) gives ex-gangster Jimmy the Saint (Garcia) one last job, it's an offer he can't refuse. But when someone gets killed, Jimmy and his partners are marked for death, leaving Jimmy just 48 hours to put things right for his buddies and the woman of his dreams (Anwar). (Miramax)
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
Summary: When last we saw them, the Cortez kids had just joined the family business in order to win back their kidnapped parents. Now, Carmen and Juni are Level 2 OSS agents, about to set off on their own solo mission, or so they think. (Dimension Films)
The Grey Zone (2001)
Summary: Based on actual events, this is the story of the Auschwitz's twelfth Sonderkommando -- one of the thirteen consecutive 'Special Squads' of Jewish prisoners placed by the Nazis in the excruciating moral dilemma of helping to exterminate fellow Jews in exchange for a few more months of life. (Lions Gate Films)
Ghost World (2001)
Summary: Based on the well-known comic, Ghost World tells the story of neo-cool Enid (Birch) and Rebecca (Johansson) who, faced with high school graduation take a hard look at the world they wryly observe and decide what they really want. (MGM / UA)
Big Fish (2003)
Summary: A heartwarming journey that delves deep into a fabled relationship between a father and his son.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Summary: When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. (imdb)
Big Daddy (1999)
Summary: A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.
Barton Fink (1991)
Summary: In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task. (imdb)
Summary: When an asteroid is headed for Earth the world's best deep core drilling team is sent to nuke the rock from the inside.
Billy Madison (1995)
Summary: Billy Madison (Sandler) is the heir to the Madison Hotel millions but in order to win his father's respect, and his Fortune 500 company, grown-up goof-off Billy must repeat all 12 grades of school ' in just 24 weeks. (Universal)
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Summary: A comic series of short vignettes in which Jarmusch delves into the normal pace of the world from an extraordinary angle, showing just how absorbing the obsessions, joys and addictions of life can be.
Summary: Jerry's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of pregnant Marge Gunderson.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
Summary: Set on Earth in the year 2065, an invasion threatens to extinguish the remains of mankind and quite possibly every living creature on the planet. The fate of all life on Earth relies on one woman's determination. But time is running out. (Columbia Tristar)
Domestic Disturbance (2001)
Summary: Susan Morrison is getting married to wealthy industrialist Rick Barnes. Danny, her teenage son with ex-husband Frank, isn't happy about this; he stows away in Rick's car one night, planning to go to Frank's house. But while there, he witnesses Rick murdering mysterious stranger Ray Coleman. Problem is, Rick's managed to dispose of most of the evidence, and he's considered a pillar of the community, while Danny has a history of lying. Frank believes him, though, and does some investigating of his own, as Rick's shady past slowly catches up to him and his new family. (imdb)
Summary: Antonio Banderas stars as the Mariachi without a name in this much anticipated follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 1992 hit, El Mariachi. This time the Mariachi (Banderas) plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican druglords, Bucho (De Almeida), showdown. (Sony)
Con Air (1997)
Summary: A prison parolee (Cage) on his way to freedom faces impossible odds when the maximum security transport plane he's on is skyjacked by the most vicious criminals in the country. (Buena Vista Entertainment)
Rising Sun (1993)
Summary: At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead (imdb)
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Summary: Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers (imdb)
Paris, je t'aime (2006)
Summary: Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.
Kansas City (1996)
Summary: Robert Altman's jazz-scored film explores themes of love, crime, race, and politics in 1930's Kansas City... (imdb)
Charlotte's Web (2006)
Summary: Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen. (imdb)
13 Moons (2002)
Summary: Just as his career as a television clown is tanking, Banana (Steve Buscemi) is told that his wife, Suzi (Jennifer Beals), from whom he's separated, is in custody for battering Banana's current girlfriend, Lily (Karyn Parsons). What happens next will send Banana, his buddy Binky (Peter Dinklage) and a whole slew of others on a crazy adventure involving a bail bondsman, a hip-hop magnate and the search for a liver donor.
Summary: Les, a small-time celebrity photographer(Buscemi) desperate to make it big befriends Toby, a homeless young man(Pitt) with no direction except a vague desire to become an actor. When by chance Toby becomes romantically involved with K'Harma Leeds,the hottest pop star of the moment, Les grows jealous and plots revenge. (imdb)
Billy Bathgate (1991)
Summary: Based loosely on the organized crime syndicates of the 20's and 30's, Billy Bathgate is the story of a young man's rise from gopher to right hand man in Dutch Schultz' gang. Having been impressed by the youth, Schultz takes him under his wing so to speak. Billy soon finds himself in a world where wealth and fortune live next door to danger and death. (imdb)
Parting Glances (1986)
Summary: As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing with their circle of eccentric friends, including Nick, who is living with AIDS. (imdb)
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007)
Summary: As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ever before... (imdb)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)
Summary: Chuck and Larry are the pride of their fire station: two guys always side-by-side and willing to do anything for each other. Grateful Chuck owes Larry his life, and Larry, a widower, calls in that favor big time when civic red tape prevents him from naming his own two kids as his life insurance beneficiaries. All Chuck has to do is claim to be Larry's domestic partner on some city forms. Easy.
Summary: Self-destructive journalist Pierre Peders is no stranger to violence and inhumanity. Having made his name as a war reporter, he has traveled the world seeing some of the most horrifying sights imaginable. So he feels that his current puff-piece assignment, an interview with pop diva, TV and movie start Katya, is beneath his dignity. (imdb)
Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)
Summary: Ed misses his mother who has been dead for a year. He has lived almost his whole life with his mother, so when a stranger appears one day from a company called "Happy People Ltd." and claims that they can bring his mother back for $1000, he doesn't think long before he agrees... (imdb)
Romance & Cigarettes (2005)
Summary: A down-and-dirty musical set in the world of working-class New York, tells a story of a husband's journey into infidelity and redemption when he must choose between his seductive mistress and his beleaguered wife. (imdb)
Monster House (2006)
Summary: Columbia Pictures and executive producers Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg present Monster House, an exciting and hilarious thrill-ride tale about three kids who must do battle with a mysterious house that threatens anyone who crosses its path. (Columbia Pictures)
King of New York (1990)
Summary: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Twenty Bucks (1993)
Summary: A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people. (imdb)
Trees Lounge (1996)
Summary: Things aren't going so well for Tommy Basilio. He lost his job because he "borrowed" money from the register... (imdb)
Summary: Chazz, Rex, and Pip are a band known as The Lone Rangers, and all they're looking for is some attention... (imdb)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Summary: A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. (imdb)
New York Stories (1989)
Summary: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant (imdb)
Escape from L.A. (1996)
Summary: Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported. (imdb)
The Impostors (1998)
Summary: In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stowaway on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has sworn to kill them for belittling his talents. (imdb)
Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1988)
Summary: At night, baby-face Laura dresses up as a vamp and lets random guys at bars pick her up, just to drug and rob them later. But then someone starts stalking her, and a person close to her is killed. (imdb)
In the Soup (1992)
Summary: An aspiring young filmmaker gets involved with an eccentric gangster for the financing of his first film.
Mystery Train (1989)
Summary: A Japanese couple obsessed with 1950s America goes to Memphis because the male half of the couple emulates Carl Perkins... (imdb)
- TV Movie
Summary: A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day. (imdb)
Animal Factory (2000)
Summary: Based on the eponymous novel by one-time San Quentin inmate Edward Bunker, Animal Factory portrays the manufacture of a hardened criminal out of the middle-class clay of a newly imprisoned and once promising young man. (Silver Nitrate Releasing)