No Small Affair (1984)
Summary: Teenaged dreamer Charles Cummings (Jon Cryer) yearns to become a photographer. When he falls for older rock 'n' roller Laura (Demi Moore), an obsessive Charles spends his life savings on an advertising campaign that puts Laura's face atop every cab in San Francisco. Charles's brainstorm pays off with a record contract for Laura, but she still doesn't see him as an object of affection.
Summary: An oddball family on a Kansas farm are trapped in their farmhouse by an impending storm. The patriarch of the clan is a retired soda pop tycoon. He is currently dating a children's TV evangelist. Also living at the farm is his layabout daughter and her precocious 8 year old daughter, his would-be artist son, the son's fiancée, and the black maid. Also thrown into the mix is the daughter's ex-husband, a ne-er-do-well who is seeking to get back in his ex-wife's good graces. (imdb)
Toy Soldiers (1984)
Summary: While vacationing off the coast of Central America, a group of college students are kidnapped by a rebel death squad that announces plans to execute the hostages. But when governments won't help ... friends come to the rescue. As options are limited and their lives hang in the balance, the students realize that their best bet might be to dig in their heels and fight in the jungle.
Fraternity Vacation (1985)
Summary: When a group of frat boys trades the hallowed halls of their snowy Iowa university for some fun in the sun on spring break in Palm Springs, the race is on to bed the first curvaceous blonde who crosses their path, the lovely Ashley Taylor (Sheree J. Wilson). But the joke may be on the boys when their nerdy frat brother (whose house they're enjoying) reveals a surprise for everyone in this film co-starring Tim Robbins and Stephen Geoffreys.
Cinema Verite (2011)
- TV Movie
Summary: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the first American family to be the subjects of a reality TV show. (imdb)
Summary: Filmed live at the Public Theater in New York City, Tim Robbins's raucous and wildly successful antiwar satire boasts boisterous performances, kinetic editing and music by the Clash, System of a Down and Bob Dylan. Uncompromising, moving and very funny, the stage play mercilessly skewers the Bush administration's rush to war and the complicity of the media in this enterprise, while remaining sympathetic to the soldiers on the front lines.
City of Ember (2008)
Summary: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing ... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.
The Lucky Ones (2008)
Summary: The story revolves around three soldiers -- Collee, T.K. and Cheever -- who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them
The Secret Life of Words (2005)
Summary: Isabel Coixet's intensely perceptive, cathartic love story is about the need for human interdependence and the power of silence and speech to transcend trauma. (Strand Releasing)
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Summary: The legend of the fabled "Pick of Destiny" infuses every page of rock history. Since the dark ages, this supernatural pick has been passed down through many hands. Now, the time draws nigh when the pick will be passed to the next generation of rock - the ones they call Tenacious D. This is their tale of a friendship that would last through the ages and a musical and spiritual synergy so strong that it would reshape our very understanding of the concept of rock. This is the story of Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. (New Line Cinema)
Summary: A man is caught in the most impossible of conundrums: in love with his hometown, NYC, but driven mad by its noise...
Five Corners (1987)
Summary: Young psychotic man returns to neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks the young lady he previously tried to rape and the young man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him. (imdb)
The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera (1996)
Summary: In a documentary about Samuel Fuller, the spectator gets different impressions about the Hollywood director and his films. The film is divided into the three sections: The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera. The first segment covers Fuller's past as a newsman where he began as a copy boy and ended as a reporter. Part two describes Fuller's experiences in World War II, in which he participated as a soldier. The last section focuses on Fuller as director... (imdb)
Green Lantern (2011)
Summary: A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.
Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)
Summary: Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. (imdb)
A Perfect Day (2015)
Summary: A group of aid workers work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone. (imdb)
The Spoils of Babylon (2014)
- TV Mini-Series
Summary: Cynthia and Devon are two siblings whose intense love drives everything and everyone around them to ruin. (imdb)
The Brink (2015)
- TV Series
Summary: Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.
Marjorie Prime (2017)
Summary: A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones and allows a man (Robbins) to come face-to-face with the younger version of his late father-in-law (Hamm).
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Summary: A caring nun receives a desperate letter from a death row inmate trying to find help to avoid execution for murder. Over the course of the time to the convict's death, the nun begins to show empathy, not only with the pathetic man, but also with the victims and their families. In the end, that nun must decide how she will deal with the paradox of caring for that condemned man while understanding the heinousness of his crimes. (imdb)
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Summary: In 1930s New York Orson Welles tries to stage a musical on a steel strike under the Federal Theater Program despite pressure from an establishment fearful of industrial unrest and red activity. Meanwhile Nelson Rockefeller gets the foyer of his company headquarters decorated and an Italian countess sells paintings for Mussolini. (imdb)
Welcome to Me (2015)
Summary: A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show. (imdb)
Malice in Wonderland (1985)
- TV Movie
Summary: Struggling actress Hedda Hopper can't get a break in Hollywood, even though an acquaintence of hers is the extremely powerful gossip monger Louella Parsons - maker and breaker of careers (and lives) through her daily syndicated newspaper column. The big movie moguls, fed up with Parson's power over their stars, decide to de-claw her by setting up gossip Hopper as a competitor in the rumour industry. (imdb)
Thanks for Sharing (2012)
Summary: Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo and Tim Robbins star in this comedy-drama about a group of people who are brought together when they join a support group to overcome their sex addictions. (tiff.net)
Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature (2001)
- TV Movie
Summary: Documentary looking at the film The Shawshank Redemption and the reasons why it has become a hugely acclaimed and popular film after having failed at the box office on its original release in 1994. (BFI)
Back to 1942 (2012)
Summary: A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan.
Life of Crime (2014)
Summary: Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they're out, they're joining forces for one big score. (imdb)
Catch a Fire (2006)
Summary: Powerfully telling the story of a South African hero's journey to freedom, Catch a Fire is a political thriller that takes place during the country's turbulent and divided times in the early 1980s, and in the new South Africa of today. (Focus Features)
Erik the Viking (1989)
Summary: Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life. (imdb)
Mystic River (2003)
Summary: As the investigation of the death of a young woman tightens around three old friends, and ominous story unfolds that revolves around friendship, family and innocence lost too soon. (Warner Bros.)
Mission to Mars (2000)
Summary: The extraordinary story of the astronauts of the Mars Recovery Mission, the nearly insurmountable dangers that confront the heroic crew on their journey through space, and the amazing discovery they make when they finally reach Mars. (Touchstone Pictures)
The Player (1992)
Summary: A studio script screener gets on the bad side of a writer by not accepting his script. The writer is sending him threatening postcards. The screener tries to identify the writer in order to pay him off so he'll be left alone, and then in a case of mistaken identity gone awry, he accidentally gives the writer solid ammunition for blackmail. This plot is written on a backdrop of sleazy Hollywood deals and several subplots involving the politics of the industry. (imdb)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Summary: Andy Dufresne is a young and successful banker whose life changes drastically when he is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940's, the film shows how Andy, with the help of his friend Red, the prison entrepreneur, turns out to be a most unconventional prisoner. (imdb)
Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)
Summary: A sweeping and compelling look at the struggle of the Tibetan people for freedom over the course of more than five decades. (Artistic License Films)
Short Cuts (1993)
Summary: While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. Starring Andie MacDowell, Fred Ward, 'Jack Lemmon' , Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tim Robbins. (imdb)
Human Nature (2001)
Summary: A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. (Fine Line Features)
High Fidelity (2000)
Summary: In this biting romantic comedy, Rob Gordon (Cusack) is the owner of a semi-failing record store in Chicago, where he sells music the old-fashioned way -- on vinyl. His needle, however, skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend, Laura (Hjejle), walks out on him. As he examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness, the process finds him being dragged, kicking and screaming, into adulthood. (Touchstone Pictures)
Arlington Road (1999)
Summary: A gripping contemporary thriller about the terrible truths that can hide behind everyday appearances, Arlington Road is an intense, edge-of-your-seat journey that reveals just how little we know about the world around us.
The Ballad of Greenwich Village (2005)
Summary: A documentary that tells the story of the artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades, and changed the face of American culture through their art and politics.
Bull Durham (1988)
Summary: A romantic love story set in the dirt and grit of minor league baseball. Sarandan is a groupie for the Carolina Durham Bulls who chooses a protege each season to school in the art of love. This season she picks the team's untameable pitcher but eventually abides her true passion, the team's catcher, Costner. (MGM)
Code 46 (2003)
Summary: A love story set in an eerily possible near-future where cities are heavily controlled and only accessible through checkpoints.
The Truth About Charlie (2002)
Summary: An exhilarating combination of romance and suspense ignites sparks of all kinds against the backdrop of modern Paris.
War of the Worlds (2005)
Summary: A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells's seminal classic, the sci-fi adventure thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it. (Paramount Pictures)
Howard the Duck (1986)
Summary: A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader. (imdb)
Summary: Albert Einstein helps a young man who's in love with Einstein's niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist. (imdb)
Cadillac Man (1990)
Summary: Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife. (imdb)
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Summary: Carnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest... (imdb)
Nothing to Lose (1997)
Summary: Nick Beam's life couldn't get any worse. He discovers he has been living a lie and is on the verge of a nervous breakdown... (imdb)
Top Gun (1986)
Summary: The macho students of an elite US Flying school for advanced fighter pilots compete to be best in the class, and one romances the teacher. (imdb)
The Sure Thing (1985)
Summary: A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally... (imdb)
Summary: A couple of creative losers accidently become big shots in the video music industry (imdb)
Summary: A heart-racing sci-fi adventure about two squabbling brothers who are propelled into deepest, darkest space while playing a mysterious game they discovered in the basement of their old house.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Summary: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him. (imdb)
Bob Roberts (1992)
Summary: A corrupt rightwing folksinger runs a crooked election campaign while only one independent muck-raking reporter is trying to stop him. (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)
Summary: A relentless suspense thriller that enters the hidden world where the rich and the brilliant collide, where a handful of bright, driven young men and women have the means to make or break the technology that will dominate the global economy. (MGM)