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In writer-director Anthony Minghella's first feature film, Nina (Juliet Stevenson) is devastated by the death of her boyfriend, Jamie (Alan Rickman), who reappears to her as a ghost, almost as if he were conjured by her palpable grief. After a few blissful days, however, Jamie begins inviting his ghost friends over for political meetings and to watch movies at all hours of the night, reminding Nina of his annoying habits.
Legendary director Samuel Fuller's controversial Korean War film examines race relations and the bloody realities of battle as the beleaguered Sgt. Zack (Gene Evans) and his weary platoon hide out in a Buddhist temple that may not be completely deserted. Shot in just three weeks, this was the first American movie set during the Korean War, a film that aroused the ire of the FBI for its gritty, unflinching portrayal of warfare.
Kurt Dussander (Ian McKellen) has kept his dark past a secret for many years. But when Todd Bowden (Brad Renfro) recognizes him as a Nazi war criminal pictured in a history book, Todd confronts Dussander and blackmails him into revealing details about the concentration camps.As Todd's visits become more frequent, he's consumed by Dussander's evil mind, and his life takes a violent turn for the worse. Bryan Singer directs this Stephen King adaptation.
Left on her own after the death of her father during the Depression, young Bertha Thompson (Barbara Hershey) hooks up with a union organizer (David Carradine) and a con man (Barry Primus). Together, they quickly become train robbers on the lam. One of the first films from director Martin Scorsese, this Bonnie and Clyde-style drama was inspired by &NFi;Sister of the Road,&NFi_; the autobiography of the real-life Boxcar Bertha Thompson.
British journalist and TV host Magnus Magnusson tackles big questions about our universe in this educational colloquium that brings together three of the 20th century's leading scientific thinkers: theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, astronomer Carl Sagan and author Arthur C. Clarke. They explore everything from the Big Bang Theory to the expansion of the universe, black holes, extraterrestrial life and the origins of creativity.
The Farrelly brothers dumb down and goof up pro bowling -- and gross us out in the process. After bowler Roy Munsen (Woody Harrelson) swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael (Randy Quaid). So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the circuit intent on settling an old score with Big Ern (Bill Murray).
Orphans Seita (voiced by Tsutomu Tatsumi) and Setsuko (Ayano Shiraishi) fight for survival in post-World War II Japan. But society is harsh, and they come to the somber conclusion that they can neither escape the hardships of war nor find enough food to survive. Named the Best Animated Feature at the 1994 Chicago International Children's Film Festival, this film proves that not all anime tales are pixie-dust fantasies or brutal sci-fi standoffs.
Martin Scorsese directs this biopic about the life of the Dalai Lama, detailing his escape during the Chinese invasion, meetings with Chairman Mao and eventual exile in India, vividly depicted with Oscar-nominated cinematography by Roger Deakins. Starring Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, a grandnephew of the Dalai Lama, the movie was shot with a cast of unknowns in Morocco when film crews were forbidden to enter Tibet.
Obsessed with a promotional gas station card game called "Motorama," 10-year-old Gus (Jordan Christopher Michael) escapes from his parents to collect all the pieces he needs to win. When he gathers up his money, steals his father's Mustang and heads out on the open road, Gus meets a mess of quirky people along the way. This unique adventure-comedy from cult director Barry Shils co-stars Drew Barrymore, Meat Loaf and Garrett Morris.
Hailing from Boone County, W. Va., mountain dancer Jesco White may be the most famous member of the White clan -- thanks to the 1991 documentary The Dancing Outlaw -- but he's hardly the most colorful. This film focuses on the rest of the brood. Director Julien Nitzberg spent a year with five generations of the West Virginia family -- and spoke to various members of their community (including the sheriff) -- to provide this colorful portrait.