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060- Wholphin: Issue 4

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

Issue 4 of this eclectic mix of shorts includes locally produced fare and works from France, Morocco, New Zealand, Russia and the U.K. "High Falls" stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard as a married couple. "Heavy Metal Jr." profiles a Scottish band of 9-year-olds who sing songs like "Satan Rocks." "Two Cars, One Night" is an Oscar-nominated short about finding love in unlikely places. Stories about FBI foibles and retired chimps also make the cut.

061- Fantastic Planet

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

A band of humans -- known as Oms -- are kept as domesticated pets by an alien race of blue humanoid giants called Traags in director Rene La Loux's animated sci-fi classic, said to be based on the Soviet occupation of the Czech Republic. The story centers on an Om named Terr, who escapes his subjugation with a Traag learning device and eventually uses it to educate other Oms and incite them to revolt. The film nabbed the Grand Prix at Cannes.

062- The Fifth Estate

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

Following the working relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg, one of his earliest supporters, this fact-based drama recounts the early days of the revolutionary website and the inevitable conflict it wrought.

063- New York: Episode 6: City of Tomorrow

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

This disc includes the episode "City of Tomorrow."

064- Lincoln

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

Director Steven Spielberg takes on the towering legacy of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his stewardship of the Union during the Civil War years. The biographical saga also reveals the conflicts within Lincoln's cabinet regarding the war and abolition.

065- Spartacus

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

Stanley Kubrick directed this epic saga based on ancient events, chronicling the birth of a vagabond slave-army led by an ex-gladiator named Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) that threatens the sovereignty of all-mighty Rome. This film has everything, including a wonderfully funny (and Oscar-winning) performance from Peter Ustinov as the cowardly owner of a gladiator school. Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons and Tony Curtis co-star.

066- Shutter Island

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

When Teddy Daniels -- a World War II veteran turned U.S. marshal -- probes the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions ... and by the evasive resident psychiatrist.

067- Public Speaking

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

Martin Scorsese directs this cinematic portrait of quintessential New York writer Fran Lebowitz, capturing her character through raw footage and revealing interviews that let Lebowitz speak for herself.

068- Shine a Light

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese chronicles the incomparable career of the Rolling Stones with this one-of-a-kind documentary that features footage from the legendary band's "A Bigger Bang" tour. Backed by a stellar crew of cinematographers, Scorsese mixes revealing interviews, fascinating behind-the-scenes clips and live performances to capture the "world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" in all their glory.

069- 2001: A Space Odyssey

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic probes the mysteries of space and human destiny. While investigating the appearance of mysterious monoliths throughout the universe, astronauts David and Frank battle their ship's intelligent computer, HAL-9000.

070- Barry Lyndon

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

Based on William Makepeace Thackeray's novel, this gorgeously painted tale yields a slow-moving portrait of a young Irishman (Ryan O'Neal) who moves up the social ladder through soldiering, spying and a marriage to a wealthy countess (Marisa Berenson). Although this Stanley Kubrick-directed film was a box office flop, it was eventually recognized as a masterpiece, winning four Academy Awards (including Best Cinematography).

071- Gangs of New York

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

Amid the savage Irish and Italian rivalry that dominated New York City in the mid-1800s, young Amsterdam Vallon hunts down his father's hateful murderer, Bill "the Butcher" Cutting. Along the way, Vallon falls for a streetwise pickpocket.

072- Bringing Out the Dead

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

An ambulance driver on the verge of a nervous breakdown stumbles through three sleepless nights on the job accompanied by a callous crew and finds humanity in an unlikely friendship with a heart-attack victim's ex-junkie daughter.

073- Wholphin: Issue 6

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

Creative short films and documentaries comprise this volume of Wholphin, a showcase for a diverse group of directors. In the fictional tales, Juno's Michael Cera goes on a most unusual date; 1970s England is satirized; and a Roddy Doyle short story is adapted. The documentary subjects include tropical insects, Bigfoot and a group of Chinese-third graders who violate every tenet of democracy in an election for classroom monitor.

074- The Age of Innocence

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Newland Archer, a well-bred New Yorker engaged to an appropriate match: cultured May Welland. But when her alluring cousin, Ellen Olenska, comes along, Archer puts society's mores to the test.

075- 12 Years a Slave

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

The autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was abducted from New York state and sold into slavery in the mid-1800s, serves as the basis for this historical drama. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Northup, and Brad Pitt plays an abolitionist.

076- I.O.U.S.A.

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

With the country's debt growing out of control, Americans by and large are unaware of the looming financial crisis. This documentary examines several of the ways America can get its economy back on the right track. In addition to looking at the federal deficit and trade deficit, the film also closely explores the challenges of funding national entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

077- Ray

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

Jamie Foxx portrays rhythm and blues legend Ray Charles, who rose from obscurity to become world famous despite losing his eyesight at age 6, a hardscrabble upbringing, repeated struggles with racism, romantic letdowns and his own heroin abuse.

078- Walk the Line

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

This critically acclaimed biopic distills country singer Johnny Cash's transformation from man to icon -- from his hardscrabble days on an Arkansas farm to his time inside Memphis's Sun Studios, where he finally found a voice for his talents.

079- Gravity

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 03:45

As a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission embarks on a space walk with a seasoned astronaut, debris strikes their craft and destroys it -- leaving the two floating through space tethered together, with no connection to Earth.

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