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$9.99 (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  78 min. 
Plot: An unemployed resident of a Sydney apartment complex finds an ad promising the meaning of life for just $9.99.
Cast: Josef Ber, Roy Billing, Joel Edgerton, Leon Ford, Claudia Karvan. Directed by Tatia Rosenthal.
Categories:  Unemployment  Drama  Animation

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10 Rillington Place (1971)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A middle aged mans unassuming demeanor masks the fact that he is a serial killer.
Cast: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt, Pat Heywood. Directed by Richard Fleischer.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Procedure  Trial

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11:55 (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: Returning to his hometown, US Marine Nelson Sanchez finds himself trapped by the violent past he had tried to escape.
Cast: Victor Almanzar, Shirley Rumierk, Elizabeth Rodriguez. Directed by Ari Issler & Ben Snyder.
Categories:  Drama  Military  Domestic Relations

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12 (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  159 min. 
Plot: Twelve men must decide the fate of a young man accused of murder. In Russian with English subtitles.
Cast: Sergey Makovetsky, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Garmash, Valentin Gaft. Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov.
Categories:  Drama  Trial  Foreign

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  144 min. 
Plot: During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Cast: James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini. Directed by Michael Bay.
Categories:  Drama  War  History

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1984 (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future in which a man, whose daily work is rewriting history, tries to rebel by falling in love.
Cast: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack. Directed by Michael Radford.
Categories:  Drama  Politics  Censorship

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20th Century Women (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.
Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig. Directed by Mike Mills.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Women

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21 (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: Based on the true story of six MIT students who trained to become experts in card counting in a plot to beat the Las Vegas casinos.
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Spacey. Directed by Robert Luketic.
Categories:  Education  Corporations  Drama

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21 Grams (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.
Cast: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melissa Leo. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law

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25th Hour (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: 24 hours before he goes to prison, a Manhattan man struggles to redeem himself as he says goodbye to the life he knew.
Cast: Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson, Anna Paquin. Directed by Spike Lee.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

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39 Steps, The (1935)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. B&W
Plot: A man is wanted simultaneously by the police, for a murder of a young woman, and by the agents of an international espionage ring because the woman, a government agent, told him about their activities.
Cast: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Romance

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3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. B&W
Plot: In an attempt to prevent an outlaw gang from breaking their leader out of jail, local authorities hire a guard to escort him to the nearest train station.
Cast: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicie Farr. Directed by Delmer Daves.
Categories:  Western  Drama

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4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Two college roommates have 24 hours to make the ultimate choice as they finalize arrangements for a black market abortion.
Cast: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov. Directed by Christian Mungiu.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Health

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42 (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: The life story of Jackie Robinson.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Ryan Merriman, Lucas Black, Hamish Linklater, Chadwick Boseman. Directed by Brian Helgeland.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Sports

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45 Years (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Dolly Wells, Geraldine James. Directed by Andrew Haigh.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Domestic Relations

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49th Parallel (1941)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A Nazi U-boat crew headed by the ruthless Lieutenant is stranded in Canada during the thick of World War II.
Cast: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook, Eric Portman. Directed by Michael Powell.
Categories:  Drama  War  International

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99 Homes (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Clancy Brown, Tim Guinee. Directed by Ramin Bahrani.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Debtor-Creditor

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Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. B&W
Plot: A chronicle of Lincoln's childhood in the backwoods of Illinois all the way to his phenomenal rise to prominence as President Elect.
Cast: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard. Directed by John Cromwell.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Government

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Absence of Malice (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A Miami reporter writes a story implicating an innocent man in the mysterious disappearance - and possible murder - of a union leader.
Cast: Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Wilford Brimley. Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Justice

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Absolute Power (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot:  A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Drama

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Accused, The (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: When a waitress is gang-raped, she finds herself battling the legal system, not once but twice, as she and her attorney go after her attackers and the onlookers whose cheering fueled and encouraged the assault.
Cast: Jodie Foster, Kelly McGillis, Bernie Coulson, Steve Antin, Leo Rossi, Woody Brown. Directed by Jonathon Kaplan.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Criminal Law

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Ace in the Hole (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 111 min. B&W
Plot: When a man is trapped alive in a mine collapse, a self-interested reporter and the townspeople create a media circus.
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Bob Arthur, Porter Hall. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Categories:  Employment  Drama

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Act of Murder, An (1948)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. B&W
Plot: A hard-line judge is tempted toward mercy-killing by his wife's terminal cancer.
Cast: Fredric March, Edmond O'Brien, Florence Eldridge, Geraldine Brooks. Directed by Michael Gordon.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Health

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Adam's Apples (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest. In Danish with English subtitles.
Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Paprika Steen. Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen.
Categories:  Religion  Sentencing  Drama

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Adventures of Tintin, The (2011)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.
Cast: Andy Serkis, Cary Elwes, Daniel Craig, Enn Reitel, Jamie Bell. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Drama  Animation  Family

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Advise & Consent (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: This adaptation of Allen Drurey's bestseller examines the U.S. Senate as it is called upon to confirm a controversial nominee for Secretary of State.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Don Murray, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Lew Ayers, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Paul Ford, Burgess Meredith. Directed by Otto Preminger.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Testimony

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Advocate, The (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A young lawyer moves to a small town to pursue his career, only to find that beneath the seeming quiet of the village lies mystery and corruption.
Cast: Colin Firth, Ammina Annabi, Donald Pleasance, Nicol Williamson, Michael Gough. Directed by Leslie Megahey.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Discrimination

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African Queen, The (1952)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: The greatest adventure a man ever lived....with a woman!
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel. Directed by John Huston.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  War

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Against the Ropes (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A female boxing promoter endures and succeeds in the male-dominated sport.
Cast: Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Tony Shaloub, Tim Daly, Kerry Washington. Directed by Charles S. Dutton.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Women

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Age of Innocence, The (1993)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A tragic love triangle in 1870 New York that chronicles the hypocrisy and grandeur of high society.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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Agnes of God (1985)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Sister Agnes remembers neither the birth or the murder of her baby and court-appointed psychiatrist uses hypnotism to help discover the identity of the baby's father and murderer.
Cast: Meg Tilly, Ann Bancroft, Jane Fonda. Directed by Norman Jewison.
Categories:  Drama  Justice  Mystery/Suspense

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Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1977)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A band of Spanish conquistadors go up the Amazon in search of gold. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Del Negro, Ruy Guerra, Peter Berling. Directed by Werner Herzog.
Categories:  Foreign  Biography  Drama

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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.
Cast: Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Chris Armstrong. Directed by Doug Atchison.
Categories:  Drama

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Albert Nobbs (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A woman passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland.
Cast: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Directed by Rodrigo Garcia.
Categories:  Drama  Discrimination  Gender

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Ali (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  157 min. 
Plot: A biography of boxing legend Muhammed Ali, from his early days as Cassius Clay to his rise to heavyweight champion.
Cast: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Sports

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Alice's Restaurant (1969)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A cinematic adaptation of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story.
Cast: Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick, Pete Seeger. Directed by Arthur Penn.
Categories:  Drama  Politics  War

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All About Eve (1950)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. B&W
Plot: A Broadway legend has everything: a successful career, close friends, and a man who loves her; however she also has a young understudy who is attempting to replace her.
Cast: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Categories:  Drama  Employment

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All Is Lost (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.
Cast: Robert Redford. Directed by J. C. Chandor.
Categories:  Drama  Maritime  Action

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All the King's Men (1949)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.
Cast: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge. Directed by Robert Rossen.
Categories:  Politics  Drama

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All the King's Men (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana. Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel.
Cast: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson, Kathy Baker, Jackie Earle Haley, Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Steven Zaillian.
Categories:  Drama  Biography

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All the President's Men (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Two Washington Post reporters reconstruct the connection between the White House and the Watergate affair.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jason Robards Jr., Jane Alexander, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam. Directed by Alan J. Pakula.
Categories:  Drama  History  Government

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All the Pretty Horses (2000)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter.
Cast: Matt Damon, Penelope Cruz, Henry Thomas. Directed by Billy Bob Thornton.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Western

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Allied (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: When they reunite in London, the relationship between a Canadian intelligence officer and a female French Resistance fighter, is tested by the pressures of war.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jsred Harris. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  Drama  War  Romance

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Always Shine (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  85 min. 
Plot: Best friends take a weekend trip hopeful to re-establish their bond, which leads to a confrontation that forever changes their lives.
Cast: Mackenzi Davis, Caitlin FitzGerald, Lawrence Michael. Directed by Sophia Takal.
Categories:  Women  Mystery/Suspense  Drama

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Amazing Grace (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: An idealist maneuvers his way through Parliament in 19th century England, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Ciaran Hinds, Rufus Sewell. Directed by Michael Apted.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Amazing Spider-man, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD (Blu-ray 2 disc set) 136 min. 
Plot: Peter finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared; which puts him on a collision course with his father's former partner.
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary. Directed by Marc Webb.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy  Family

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American Beauty (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 tape set) 202 min. 
Plot: A frustrated magazine editor's mid-life crises threaten his troubled marriage and leads to an infatuation with his teenage daughter's cheerleader friend.
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari. Directed by Sam Mendes.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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American Honey (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  163 min. 
Plot: A teenage girl joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love.
Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LeBeouf, Riley Keough. Directed by Andrea Arnold.
Categories:  Drama  Romance

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American Hustle (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A con man and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by David O. Russell.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Government

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American Side, The (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Following a mysterious suicide at Niagara Falls, a low-rent detective unravels a conspiracy to build a revolutionary invention by an enigmatic scientist.
Cast: Greg Stuhr, Alijca Bachleda, Camilla Belle. Directed by Jenna Ricker.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Procedure

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Amistad (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  152 min. 
Plot: Fact-based story of the 1839 revolt by Africans on the slaveship Amistad and their subsequent trial when they are brought onto American soil.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McDonaughey, David Paymer. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Drama  History  Racism

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Amores Perros (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  154 min. 
Plot: A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with life. In Spanish and French with English subtitles.
Cast: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García, Goya Toledo, Alvaro Guerrero, Vanessa Bauche, Jorge Salinas. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Organized Crime

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Amour (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A touching tale of a loving couple whose unbreakable bonds of marriage are tested by life's greatest challenge. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, William Shimell. Directed by Michael Haneke.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Foreign

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Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  160 min. B&W
Plot: A small-town lawyer defends a jealous young Army officer charged with murdering the man who raped his wife.
Cast: James Stewart, Arthur O'Connell, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant, George C. Scott, Joseph Welch, Orson Bean. Directed by Otto Perminger.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Testimony

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And Justice For All (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A lawyer fed up with his country's legal red tape must defend a corrupt judge charged with rape.
Cast: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Craig T. Nelson. Directed by Norman Jewison.
Categories:  Drama  Ethics  Advocacy

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And the Band Played On (1993)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A scientist at the Center for Disease Control battles bureaucracy and ignorance about AIDS during the outset of the disease, and ultimately fails to convince people in power to take timely action.
Cast: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Phil Collins, Richard Gere, Anjelica Houston, Steve Martin, Ian McKellan, Lilly Tomlin, B.D. Wong. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode.
Categories:  Drama  Health  History

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Angela's Ashes (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  145 min. 
Plot: The experiences of Frankie and his family during pre-war Limerick.
Cast: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Peter Halpin. Directed by Alan Parker.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Poverty

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Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  78 min. B&W
Plot: The boyhood pal-turned-priest of a gang hero tries to end his old friend's reign in the ghetto.
Cast: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft. Directed by Michael Curtiz.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Conflict

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Animal Kingdom (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A seventeen year-old in the process of becoming initiated into a gang discovers that the situation is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine.
Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Guy Pearce, James Frecheville, Joel Edgerton, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton. Directed by David Michôd.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Family

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Another Earth (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  92 min. 
Plot: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate planet in the solar system, a young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Cast: Brit Marling, William Mapother. Directed by Mike Cahill.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy

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Another Year (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: An older, happily married couple are surrounded over the course of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Peter Wight, Oliver Maltman, David Bradley. Directed by Mike Leigh.
Categories:  Drama  Marital Relations  Health

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Ant-Man (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A cat burglar with a super-suit must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña. Directed by Peyton Reed.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Comedy

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Apartment, The (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. B&W
Plot: A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Cast: Jack Lemon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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Apollo 13 (1995)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 116 min. 
Plot: The story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission to the moon.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  History  Drama  Aviation

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Appaloosa (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Two friends hired to police a small town suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Renee Zellweger, Jeremy Irons. Directed by Ed Harris.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Western  Drama

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Arbitrage (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: The error of a New York hedge-fund magnate throws his life into a tailspin and threatens the future of his financial empire.
Cast: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth. Directed by Nicholas Jarecki.
Categories:  Drama  Banking  Fraud

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Arranged (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: An Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn and discover that they have much in common, including that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages.
Cast: Zoe Lister Jones, Francis Benhamou, John Rothman. Directed by Diane Crespo & Stefan Schaefer.
Categories:  Women  Religion  Drama

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Arrival (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker. Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Categories:  Drama  International  SciFi/Fantasy

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Artist, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. Silent film.
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, Penelope Ann Miller, John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell. Directed by Michael Hazanavicius.
Categories:  Drama  Entertainment  Romance

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As Good as It Gets (1997)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding, Jr.. Directed by James L. Brooks.
Categories:  Drama  Comedy  Romance

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Asphalt Jungle, The (1950)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. B&W
Plot: A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.
Cast: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern. Directed by John Huston.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

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Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  160 min. 
Plot: A young man who has idolized Jesse James since childhood tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Mary-Louise Parker. Directed by Andrew Dominik.
Categories:  Biography  Criminal Law  Drama

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Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: Camaraderie between two boys in Nazi-occupied France is threatened when a secret is revealed. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Gaspard Manesse, Raphaël Fejto, Francine Racette, Philippe Morier-Genoud. Directed by Louis Malle.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  War

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August (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Two brothers fight to keep their start-up company afloat on Wall Street during August 2001.
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris, Adam Scott, Robin Tunney. Directed by Austin Chick.
Categories:  Business  Drama  Family

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August: Osage County (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A crisis brings family back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by John Wells.
Categories:  Family  Domestic Relations  Drama

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Aura, The (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: An epileptic taxidermist dreams of committing the perfect crime and gets his chance on his first hunting trip. In Spanish, subtitled in English.
Cast: Ricardo Darin, Dolores Fonzi, Pablo Cedrón. Directed by Fabian Bielinsky.
Categories:  Medical  Criminal Law  Drama

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Autopsy of Jane Doe, The (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.
Cast: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond. Directed by Andre Ovredal.
Categories:  Drama  Discovery  Mystery/Suspense

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: Things go horribly wrong while Earth's Mightiest Heroes are trying to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program.
Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Joss Whedon.
Categories:  Drama  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Aviator, The (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 170 min. 
Plot: The early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Jude Law. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Corporations

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Awake (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: While undergoing open heart surgery, a man's failed anesthetic leaves him completely alert, and paralyzed.
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Lena Olin, Arliss Howard, Terrence Howard. Directed by Joby Harold.
Categories:  Medical  Drama  Domestic Relations

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Awakenings (1990)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Years after an encephalitis epidemic a new drug offers hope to catatonic victims.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard, Julie Kavner. Directed by Penny Marshall.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Health

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Awara (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  168 min. B&W
Plot: A district judge, believing that a criminal's son can only be a criminal, must confront his belief when he becomes estranged from his wife and his son ends up as a criminal in his courtroom. In Hindi with English subtitles.
Cast: Prithviraj, Nargis, Raj Kapoor, K.N. Singh, Leela Chitnis. Directed by Raj Kapoor.
Categories:  Family  International  Drama

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Babel (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Kōji Yakusho, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi, Mustapha Rachidi. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Categories:  Drama

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Backdraft (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
Cast: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glen, Robert De Niro Jennifer Jason Leigh, Donald Sutherland, Rebecca De Mornay. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

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Bad and the Beautiful, The (1952)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. B&W
Plot: A deplorable man rises from producing "B" movies to being a Hollywood power by shamelessly using people.
Cast: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell. Directed by Vincente Minnelli.
Categories:  Biography  Drama

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Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  81 min. 
Plot: A town with a grim secret is confronted by a determined, one-handed stranger.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Frnacis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Ericson, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Russell Collons, Walter Sande. Directed by John Sturges.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Drama  Adminstrative

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Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A corrupt New York City detective, with out-of-control gambling and drug addictions, seeks forgiveness while investigating the rape of a young nun.
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderone, Leonard Thomas, Robin Burrows, Frankie Thorn, Victoria Bastel, Paul Hipp. Directed by Abel Ferrara.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Ethics  Drama

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Bad Seed, The (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. B&W
Plot: A mother begins to suspect her daughter of unspeakable crimes.
Cast: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, William Hopper. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Ethics

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Badlands (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.
Cast: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates. Directed by Terrence Malick.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Sentencing

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Band's Visit, The (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  83 min. 
Plot: A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.
Cast: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri. Directed by Eran Kolirin.
Categories:  Comedy  Entertainment  Drama

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Barry Lyndon (1975)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  184 min. 
Plot: An Irish rogue climbs to wealth and privilege in 18-century England.
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger, Diana Koerner, Leon Vitali. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  History  Drama  Estates

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Basic Instinct (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman is involved.
Cast: Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, George Dzundza, Jean Tripplehorn. Directed by Paul Verhoeven.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Mystery/Suspense

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Batman Begins (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: In the wake of his parents' murders, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice.
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Action  Drama

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Battle in Seattle (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Activists stage riots in Seattle, successfully halting a meeting of the World Trade Organization.
Cast: Andre Benjamin, Jennifer Carpenter, Isaach De Bankole, Woody Harrelson, Martin Henderson, Joshua Jackson, Ray Liotta, Tzi Ma, Ivana Milicevic, Connie Nielson, Michelle Rodrigurz, Rade Sherbedzija, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron. Directed by Stuart Townsend.
Categories:  Conflict  Drama

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Battle Royale (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Cast: Bīto Takeshi, Fujiwara Tatsuya, Maeda Aki. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Foreign

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Battlestar Galactica, Season 1 (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 12 hours, 39 min. 
Plot: After losing the war against the Cylon robots, the Battlestar Galactica crew heads toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Directed by .
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Television  Drama

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Battlestar Galactica, Season 2 (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 7 hours, 18 min. 
Plot: The fight to save humanity rages on.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Directed by .
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Television  Drama

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Battlestar Galactica, Season 2.5 (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 41 min. 
Plot: Plot and story elements of original show have been completely reworked into something completely fresh and different.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Directed by .
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Television  Drama

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Battlestar Galactica, Season 3 (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 15 hours, 53 min. 
Plot: Fate of all human life hangs in the balance.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Directed by .
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Television  Drama

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Battlestar Galactica, Season 4 (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 7 hours, 17 min. 
Plot: Civil War escalates and the quest for Earth continues.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Directed by .
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Television  Drama

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Battlestar Galactica, Season 4.5 (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 12 hours, 43 min. 
Plot: The fleet journeys into the furthest reaches of unexplored space.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Directed by .
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Television  Drama

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Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A six year old's journey to help her ill father is delayed by a busted universe.
Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper. Directed by Benh Zeitlin.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Environmental

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Beautiful Boy (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Parents hopelessly try to find some hint of an explanation after finding out that their son committed a mass shooting at his university before taking his own life.
Cast: Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Austin Nichols. Directed by Shawn Ku.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Children

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Beautiful Mind, A (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  Drama  Biography

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Before Midnight (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: On a writer's retreat in Greece, a couple looks for a night of passion, but instead their idyllic night turns into a test of their relationship.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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Before Sunrise (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe and spend one romantic evening together in Vienna, both knowing it will be their only chance to be together.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Romance  International  Drama

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong.
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Family

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Beguiled, The (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  93 min. 
Plot: The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning. Directed by Sofia Coppola.
Categories:  Drama  War  Women

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Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: The tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his young lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Domestic Relations

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Behind the Mask (1932)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  68 min. B&W
Plot: An undercover Federal officer serving time in prison fakes his escape in order to infiltrate a heroin smuggling ring.
Cast: Jack Holt, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff. Directed by John Francis Dillon.
Categories:  Horror  Mystery/Suspense  Drama

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Being There (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A simple minded-gardener gains influence with only the knowledge that he has gleaned from watching TV.
Cast: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas. Directed by Hal Ashby.
Categories:  Employment  Politics  Drama

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Believer, The (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic worldview. Based on the true story of an American Nazi Party leader in the 1960s.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Theresa Russel, Billy Zane. Directed by Henry Bean.
Categories:  Drama  Discrimination  Documentary

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Bernie (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A mortician goes to great lengths to create the illusion that a wealthy widow, that he befriended and killed, is still alive.
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Criminal Procedure

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Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  172 min. B&W
Plot: Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Cast: Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  War

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Better Call Saul: Season One (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 7 hours, 51 min. 
Plot: The trials and tribulations of a criminal lawyer in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Michael McKean. Directed by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

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Better Call Saul: Season Two (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 7 hours, 51 min. 
Plot: Tracks the transformation of a man that puts the criminal in criminal attorney.
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Michael McKean, Rhea Seahorn. Directed by Various Directors.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Television

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Better Life, A (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Carlos Galindo dreams of a better life for his wife and newborn son when they cross the border into the U.S.
Cast: Demián Bichir, Eddie Sotelo, Joaquín Cosio, José Julián, Nancy Lenehan. Directed by Chris Weitz.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Immigration

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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Axel returns to Beverly Hills to help investigate a near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Procedure  Action

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: Just how fallible is the process of law? To what extent can fate intervene to set a murderer free, or send an innocent man to the electric chair?
Cast: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Arthur Franz, Philip Bourneuf, Shepperd Strudwick. Directed by Fritz Lang.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Death Penalty

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A rookie journalist attempts to expose a corrupt district attorney.
Cast: Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas. Directed by Peter Hyams.
Categories:  Ethics  Evidence  Drama

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Beyond the Lights (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: The pressures of fame have a superstar singer on the edge, until she meets a young cop who helps her become the artist she was meant to be.
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-raw, Danny Glover, Minnie Driver, Nate Parker. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Categories:  Drama  Musical

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Big Fish (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Danny DeVito. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Health

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Big Short, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt. Directed by Adam McKay.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Comedy

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Bigger Splash, A (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: The vacation of a famous rock star and a filmmaker in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Luca Guadanino.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Domestic Relations

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Birdman (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A washed up actor battles his ego and attempts to recover himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.
Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough. Directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Entertainment

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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Rated:    Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Edmond O'Brien, Telly Savalas. Directed by John Frankenheimer.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Animal

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Birds, The (1963)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A wealthy socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds begin to attack people.
Cast: Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Drama  Animal  Domestic Relations

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Biutiful (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: A man on the wrong side of the law struggles to provide for his children on the dangerous streets of Barcelona. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Hanaa Bouchaib, Javier Bardem, Maricel Alvarez, Eduard Fernández. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Family

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Black Dahlia, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Set in 1940s Los Angeles, two police officers investigate the death of a hollywood starlet.
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner, Mike Starr, Fiona Shaw, Patrick Fischler, James Otis. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense

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Black Mass (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: The true story of Whitey Bulgar who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon. Directed by Scott Cooper.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Organized Crime

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Black Snake Moan (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood abuse, looks everywhere for love without ever quite finding it.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson. Directed by Craig Brewer.
Categories:  Women  Drama

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Black Swan (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet. A Swan Lake dancer slowly loses her grip on sanity when a newcomer sets out to steal her role.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey. Directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Categories:  Drama  Art  Mental Health

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Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.
Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern. Directed by Richard Brooks.
Categories:  Education  Drama

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Bleak House (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 465 min. 
Plot: Based on Charles Dickins novel of the same title, a story of the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system.
Cast: Gillian Anderson, Alun Armstrong, Charlie Brooks, Warren Clarke, Pauline Collins. Directed by Justin Chadwick and Susanna White.
Categories:  Television  Estates  Drama

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Blind Side, The (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A homeless and traumatized boy becomes a football star with the help of a caring family.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinten Aaron,Kathy Bates. Directed by John Lee Hancock.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Sports

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Blood Diamond (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: An ex-mercenary and a local fisherman band together in war-torn Sierra Leone to recover a rare diamond and rescue the fisherman's son. Won five Academy Awards.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo, Antony Coleman, Benu Mabhena, Anointing Lukola, David Harewood. Directed by Edward Zwick.
Categories:  Drama  War  Property

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Blood Simple (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: Marty hires a man to kill his cheating wife and her boyfriend and opens a door into the criminal world that he'll never be able to shut.
Cast: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, Samm-Art Williams, M. Emmet Walsh. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Mystery/Suspense

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Bloody Sunday (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Recreation of the events of "Bloody Sunday", Jan. 30, 1972, when British troops fired on unarmed protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland.
Cast: James Nesbitt, Allan Gildea, Gerard Crossan, Mary Moulds. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Categories:  Drama  History  Politics

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Blow (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Three decades in the turbulent life of the American cocaine smuggler who established the first vital link between a Colombian cartel and the United States in the 1970s.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Paul Reubens. Directed by Ted Demme.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Organized Crime

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Blow Out (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: An audio technician accidentally records the evidence that proves a car accident was murder, and consequently finds himself in danger.
Cast: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Politics

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Blow-Up (1966)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: After taking a closer look at some negatives, London fashion photographer realizes that he inadvertently photographed a murder.
Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, David Hemmings, Sarah Miles. Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
Categories:  Drama  Evidence  Mystery/Suspense

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Blue Dahlia, The (1946)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.
Cast: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva. Directed by George Marshall.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Domestic Relations

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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  179 min. 
Plot: Adele's life is changed when she meets a young woman who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Mona Walravens. Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Gender

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Blue Valentine (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A love story of a young married couple who have grown apart, attempting to save their relationship.
Cast: John Doman, Michelle Williams, Ryan Gosling. Directed by Derek Cianfrance.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Marital Relations

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Blume In Love (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A divorce lawyer experiences a paradoxical situation when his own marriage is breaking up and he finds he's still in love with his wife.
Cast: George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson, Shelley Winters, Marsha Mason. Directed by Paul Mazursky.
Categories:  Marital Relations  Drama  Comedy

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Bobby (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: The assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and its effect of the people in Ambassador Hotel with him.
Cast: Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Nick Cannon, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Brian Geraghty, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Joshua Jackson, David Krumholtz, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBeouf, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy. Directed by .
Categories:  Politics  History  Drama

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Body of War (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: Story of an injured American veteran returning home from the war Iraq is set against the backdrop of the government's handling of the U.S.-led invasion.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama

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Boiler Room (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A college dropout is recruited to join a Long Island brokerage firm that specializes in hard-selling questionable stocks and leaving a trail of ruined small investors in their wake.
Cast: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Ben Affleck. Directed by Ben Younger.
Categories:  Securities  Drama  Ethics

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Bonfire of the Vanities (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: The misadventures and eventual downfall of a Wall Street bond broker after he's involved in a hit and run accident in the Bronx with his mistress. Based on the novel by Tom Wolfe.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Securities  Comedy  Drama

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Boogie Nights (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 152 min. 
Plot: An underachiever finds his calling when he gets discovered by a pornography director and is drawn into the lifestyle of the industry in the late 1970's.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzman, Julianne Moore, Philip Baker Hall, Don Cheadle. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama

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Book Thief, The (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: During WW II Germany, Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others, especially the Jewish refugee sheltered in the basement of her home.
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Roger Allam, Ben Schnetzer. Directed by Brian Percival.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

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Born to be Blue (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late '60s.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Rennie. Directed by Robert Budreau.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Musical

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Boston Legal: Season 1 (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 12 hours, 10 min. 
Plot: Fast paced dark comedy that confronts social and moral issues.
Cast: William Shatner, James Spader, Candice Bergen, Mark Valley. Directed by David Kelley.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Ethics

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Boston Legal: Season 2 (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 19 hours, 25 min. 
Plot: On going fast paced dark comedy that confronts social and moral issues.
Cast:  William Shatner, James Spader, Candice Bergen, Mark Valley . Directed by David Kelley.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Ethics

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Boston Legal: Season 3 (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 17 hours, 10 min. 
Plot: On going fast paced dark comedy that confronts social and moral issues.
Cast: William Shatner, James Spader, Candice Bergen, Mark Valley. Directed by David Kelley.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Ethics

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Boston Legal: Season 4 (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 14 hours, 48 min. 
Plot: On going fast paced dark comedy that confronts social and moral issues.
Cast: William Shatner, James Spader, Candice Bergen, Mark Valley. Directed by David Kelley.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Ethics

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Boston Legal: Season 5 (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 15 hours, 37 min. 
Plot: On going fast paced dark comedy that confronts social and moral issues.
Cast: William Shatner, James Spader, Candice Bergen, Mark Valley. Directed by David Kelley.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Ethics

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Boston Strangler, The (1968)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women.
Cast: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy. Directed by Richard Fleischer.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Biography

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Bound (1996)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A tough female ex con and her lover concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on her lover's boyfriend.
Cast: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John Ryan. Directed by The Wachowski Brothers.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Sexuality  Drama

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Bourne Supremacy, The (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: When Jason Bourne is framed for a botched CIA operation he is forced to take up his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Babriel Mann, Joan Allen. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Categories:  Action  International  Drama

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Boxer, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Nineteen year old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the IRA in Belfast.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox, Ken Stott, Gerard McSorley, Kenneth Cranham. Directed by Jim Sheridan.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Family

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Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: The story of Teena Brandon, a cross-dressing youth who preferred life as her male identity, Brandon Teena.
Cast: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III, Alicia Goranson. Directed by Kimberly Peirce.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Discrimination

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Bread & Roses (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Two Latina sisters, working as cleaners in a downtown L.A. office building, team up with a labor organizer to fight for their right to unionize.
Cast: Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack McGee, Monica Rivas, Frankie Davila Lillian Hurst. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Labor  Drama

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Breaker Morant (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: **** 1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: This Australian film is based on the true story of a man who is made a scapegoat for military actions during the Boer War and is court-martialed for killing civilians.
Cast: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Categories:  War  History  Drama

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Fifth Season (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 6 hours, 15 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt . Directed by Directed by various directors for individual episo.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Family

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Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 5 hours, 46 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Family

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Fourth Season (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours, 10 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt. Directed by Vince Gilligan.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Criminal Law

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Second Season (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 10 hours, 15 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Family

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Third Season (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 10 hours, 13 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt . Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Family

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Breaking the Waves (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  159 min. 
Plot: A wife, who prayed for her oilman husband to return, feels guilty when he returns paralyzed.
Cast: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier. Directed by Lars von Trier.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Marital Relations

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Breathless (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. B&W
Plot: A small-time hood is betrayed by his girlfriend leading to a deadly conclusion. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet, Van Doude. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Criminal Law

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Brick (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Noah Fleiss, Matt O'Leary. Directed by Rian Johnson.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense

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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  142 min. 
Plot: During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend a Soviet spy and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy with an American spy plane pilot.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Austin Stowell. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  War

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Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 161 min. 
Plot: When British P.O.W.s build a vital railway in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to see that it's destroyed. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Ann Sears, Geoffrey Horne. Directed by David Lean.
Categories:  War  Drama

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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A young boy befriends the new girl at school and the two create a magical place called Terabithia.
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Annasophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Zooey Deschanel. Directed by Gabor Csupo.
Categories:  Children  Family  Drama

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Bright Star (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: The three-year romance between the poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne.
Cast: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox. Directed by Jane Campion.
Categories:  Romance  Drama  History

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Brighton Rock (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. B&W
Plot: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Cast: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Carol Marsh. Directed by John Boulting.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Action

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Brighton Rock (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Cast: Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, Helen Mirren, John Hurt. Directed by Jowan Joffe.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Organized Crime

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Broadcast News (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: Two rival male TV reporters, and one female producer, make the sparks fly.
Cast: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky. Directed by James L. Brooks.
Categories:  Drama  Media  Comedy

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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  235 min. 
Plot: An epic love story in which two young men meet and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.
Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid. Directed by Ang Lee.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Sexuality

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Brokedown Palace (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Two American teens must prove their innocence when they are imprisoned in Thailand for possessing narcotics.
Cast: Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman, Jacqueline Kim, Lou Diamond Phillips. Directed by Jonathan Kaplan.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Criminal Law

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Broken Circle Breakdown, The (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: When an unlikely couple's daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial. In Flemish with English subtitles.
Cast: Johan Heldenbergh, Veerle Baetens, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg. Directed by Felix van Groeningen.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Foreign

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Brooklyn (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where when her past catches up with her she must choose between two countries.
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters. Directed by John Crowley.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  History

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Brothers (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.
Cast: Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Sarah Juel Werner,Rebecca Løgstrup Soltau. Directed by Susanne Bier.
Categories:  Drama  Family  War

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Brothers (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after the brother goes missing in Afghanistan.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire. Directed by Jim Sheridan.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

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Burning Bed, The (1984)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *** 1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A woman transforms from loving wife to a murderess.
Cast: Farrah Fawcett, Paul LeMat, Richard Masur, Grace Zabriskie, Penelope Milford, James Callahan. Directed by Robert Greenwald.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Television

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Bus 174 (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: Depicts the hijacking of a Rio de Janeiro bus in 2000. In Portuguese with English Subtitles.
Cast: Newsreel footage with characters portraying themselves. Directed by Jose Padilla & Felipe Lacerda.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama  Foreign

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Butler, The (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  132 min. 
Plot: Inspired by a true story about Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations.
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr. Directed by Lee Daniels.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  History

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Cabaret (1972)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A cabaret entertainer in Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.
Cast: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem. Directed by Bob Fosse.
Categories:  Musical  War  Drama

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Caché (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.
Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Benichou. Directed by Michael Haneke.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense

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Caesar Must Die (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  76 min. 
Plot: Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." In Italian with English subtitles.
Cast: Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano, Giovanni Arcuri, Antonio Frasca. Directed by Paolo Taviani & Vittorio Taviano.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign

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Call Northside 777 (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. B&W
Plot: A Chicago reporter re-opens the investigation into the ten year old murder of a cop.
Cast: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker. Directed by Henry Hathaway.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Drama  Law Enforcement

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Candidate, The (1972)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A California lawyer gets noticed by the Democratic Party machine and he is persuaded to run for the Senate against an apparently unassailable incumbent.
Cast: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter, Karen Carlson. Directed by Michael Ritchie.
Categories:  Government  Ethics  Drama

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Cape Fear (1961)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. B&W
Plot: A newly released convict returns to the small town where he was arrested in order to stalk the wife and daughter of a lawyer who testified against him.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Polly Bergen, Robert Mitchum, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam, Telly Savalas, Jack Kruschen. Directed by J. Lee Thompson.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Horror

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Cape Fear (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 128 min. 
Plot: A recently-released rapist stalks the family of the attorney who defended him.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Joe Don Baker, Juliette Lewis. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Horror

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Capital (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A newly appointed CEO of a giant European investment bank works to hold on to his power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy out his company.
Cast: Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne, Liya Kebede, Celine Sallette. Directed by Costa-Gavras.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Banking

Law movies
Capricorn One (1978)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: The first manned flight to Mars turns out to be a simulation and the astronauts hope to survive long enough to expose the fraud.
Cast: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterson, O.J. Simpson, Hal Holbrook. Directed by Peter Hyams.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Aviation  Drama

Law movies
Captain Fantastic (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A father raising his kids in the forests of the Pacific Northwest is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler. Directed by Matt Ross.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

Law movies
Captain Phillips (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  134 min. 
Plot: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Maritime

Law movies
Carlito's Way (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  145 min. 
Plot: Released from prison on a legal technicality, a former drug kingpin stuns the local underworld by pledging to go straight.
Cast: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, Luis Guzman, Viggo Mortensen. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Action

Law movies
Carol (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler. Directed by Todd Haynes.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  History

Law movies
Cartel Land (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A physician in Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years.
Cast: Jose Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles, Tim 'Nailer' Foley. Directed by Matthew Heineman.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama  Action

Law movies
Casa de los Babys (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: Six hopeful American women anxiously wait to adopt local children in South America.
Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daryl Hannah, Marcia Gay Harden, Susan Lynch, Rita Moreno, Mary Steenburgen, Lili Taylor, Pedro Armendariz, Bruno Bichir. Directed by John Sayles.
Categories:  Drama  International

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Casino (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  178 min. 
Plot: Details of mob involvement in the casinos of the 1970's and '80's are revealed.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles, Alan King. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Organized Crime

Law movies
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Two brothers in dire financial straits contemplate murder to pay off their debts.
Cast: Hayley Atwell, Colin Farrell, Sally Hawkins, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Family  Debtor-Creditor  Drama

Law movies
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: An alcoholic ex-football player drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife until a reunion with his dying father jogs a host of memories.
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carlson, Judith Anderson. Directed by Richard Brooks.
Categories:  Drama  Family

Law movies
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 141 min. 
Plot: Based on the true story of a successful con-artist and the FBI agent on his trail.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Drama  Fraud  Family

Law movies
Central Intelligence (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. 
Plot: After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Drama

Law movies
Changing Lanes (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: The rage between a young lawyer and a businessman involved in a minor automobile accident escalates into a dangerous feud.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Affleck. Directed by Roger Michell.
Categories:  Drama  Ethics  Transportation

Law movies
Chaplin (1992)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Geraldine Chaplin, Kevin Dunn, Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Richard Attenborough.
Categories:  Drama  Energy  Biography

Law movies
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 123 min. 
Plot: Two British track athletes competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics; one is a devout Scottish missionary who runs for God, the other is a Jewish student at Cambridge who runs for fame and to escape prejudice. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, John Gielgud. Directed by Hugh Hudson.
Categories:  Drama  Religion  Sports

Law movies
Childhood of a Leader (2015)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of the childhood of a post-World War I leader.
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin, Liam Cunningham. Directed by Brady Corbet.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Family

Law movies
Children's Hour, The (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. B&W
Plot: A trouble-making student at a girl's school accuses two teachers of having a relationship with each other.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Education  Drama  Sexuality

Law movies
China Syndrome, The (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.
Cast: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas. Directed by James Bridges.
Categories:  Energy  Media  Drama

Law movies
Chopper (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: The story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Cast: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, David Field, Dan Wyllie. Directed by Andrew Dominik.
Categories:  Drama  Biography

Law movies
Christmas Carol, A (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A miserly old businessman is visited by the ghost of his dead business partner who foretells that he will be visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve, who will attempt to show the error of his ways.
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey. Directed by David Jones.
Categories:  Family  Drama

Law movies
Christmas Carol, A (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Jim Carrey, Robin Wright Penn. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Ethics

Law movies
Cider House Rules, The (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained by the resident doctor, decides to leave to experience the world.
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd, Michael Caine. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom.
Categories:  Drama  Ethics  Medical

Law movies
Cincinnati Kid, The (1965)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Cast: Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margaret, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld, Joan Blondell, Rip Torn, Jack Weston, Cab Calloway. Directed by Norman Jewison.
Categories:  Drama

Law movies
Cinderella (2015)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters; until her fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Derek Jacobi, Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Categories:  Drama  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

Law movies
Citizen Koch (2013)
Rated:    Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Follows the money behind the rise of the Tea Party.
Cast: Cast members portray themselves. Directed by Carl Deal & Tia Lessin.
Categories:  Drama  Documentary  Politics

Law movies
Citizen Ruth (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate.
Cast: Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Burt Reynolds, Tippi Hedren. Directed by Alexander Payne.
Categories:  Drama  Ethics  Civil Rights

Law movies
City Hall (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Cast: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello. Directed by Harold Becker.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Politics

Law movies
City of God (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. In Portuguese with English subtitles.
Cast: Matheus Nachtergaele, Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino da Hora, Johnathan Haagensen, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Daniel Zettel, Seu Jorge. Directed by Fernando Meirelles.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Poverty

Law movies
Closer (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: Four strangers and their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.
Cast: Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Categories:  Drama  Ethics

Law movies
Cloverfield (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: A group of five New Yorkers record a monster attacking the city.
Cast: Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman. Directed by Matt Reeves.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Drama

Law movies
Collateral (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 119 min. 
Plot: A cab driver in Los Angeles finds himself the hostage of a charismatic contract killer making his rounds from hit to hit.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Transportation

Law movies
Collector, The (1965)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A London bank clerk's hobby, collecting butterflies, takes on a sinister twist when he kidnaps a most unusual "specimen," a beautiful woman.
Cast: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Drama  Horror

Law movies
Color of Money, The (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A former pool player returns to the game and takes on a young protege.
Cast: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Sports  Conflict  Drama

Law movies
Color Purple, The (1985)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 154 min. 
Plot: Thirty years in the life of a black woman growing up in in the early 1900s.
Cast: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Willard Pugh, Akosua Busia. Directed by Stephen Spielberg.
Categories:  Drama  Racism  Musical

Law movies
Color Wheel, The (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  83 min. 
Plot: An aspiring news-anchor forces her brother on a road trip in this comedic symphony of disappointment and forgiveness.
Cast: Carlen Altman, Bob Byington, Kate Lyn Sheil. Directed by Alex Ross Perry.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Drama

Law movies
Coma (1978)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital.
Cast: Genevieve Bujold, Michael Douglas, Elizabeth Ashley, Rip Torn, Richard Widmark. Directed by Michael Crichton.
Categories:  Drama  Medical  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Coming Home (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man with a paralyzing combat injury.
Cast: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern. Directed by Hal Ashby.
Categories:  Drama  War

Law movies
Commitments, The (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 118 min. 
Plot: The travails of a working-class Irish band bringing soul music to the people of Dublin.
Cast: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy. Directed by Alan Parker.
Categories:  Entertainment  Civil Rights  Drama

Law movies
Confession, The (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A high powered litigator hired to defend a murderer struggles with his own desires for success versus the moral wishes of his client.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Amy Irving, Ryan Marsini. Directed by David Hugh Jones.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Ethics

Law movies
Confidence (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: When a con man chooses the wrong mark he finds himself indebted to a mob boss and struggling to stay one step ahead of the law.
Cast: Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Andy Garcia, Paul Giamatti. Directed by James Foley.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement  Drama

Law movies
Conspirator, The (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 122 min. 
Plot: Mary Surratt,the lone female, is charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln.
Cast: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny Huston. Directed by Robert Redford.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

Law movies
Constant Gardener (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite. Directed by Fernando Meirelles.
Categories:  International  Drama  Corporations

Law movies
Contact (1997)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: After years of searching, a scientist finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.
Cast: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Angela Bassett. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Religion  Drama

Law movies
Conversation, The (1974)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A paranoid and personally-secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.
Cast: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Drama  Evidence

Law movies
Conviction (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A woman spends 18 years trying to free her brother when he is wrongfully sentenced to life in prison.
Cast: Hilary Swank, Melissa Leo, Sam Rockwell, Minne Driver, Peter Gallagher, Juliette Lewis. Directed by Andrew Sugerman.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Evidence

Law movies
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A man sentenced to a Southern chain gang for a petty crime defies his sadistic wardens and earns the respect of his fellow inmates.
Cast: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Dennis Hopper, Harry Dean Stanton. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg.
Categories:  Action  Sentencing  Drama

Law movies
Coriolanus (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' is a feared Roman general suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens.
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain. Directed by Ralph Fiennes.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

Law movies
Corner, The (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 6 hours, 16 min. 
Plot: A look into the lives of a poor African-American family, all of whom are involved at some level in the West Baltimore drug trade.
Cast: T.K. Carter, Khandi Alexander, Sean Nelson. Directed by Robert F. Colesberry.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Family

Law movies
Corpse Bride (2005)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  77 min. 
Plot: When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
Cast: Voices of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Animation  Drama  Musical

Law movies
Counsellor at Law (1933)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  81 min. B&W
Plot: A successful attorney takes on cases involving scandal, crime, and crisis until a political opponent digs up a past indiscretion and attempts to have him disbarred.
Cast: John Barrymore, Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon, Melvyn Douglas, Isabel Jewell, Thelma Todd. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Ethics  Drama

Law movies
Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell, The (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: An American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.
Cast: Gary Cooper, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger, Elizabeth Montgomery. Directed by Otto Preminger.
Categories:  War  Biography  Drama

Law movies
Crazy Heart (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A faded country music star is forced to reevaluate his dysfunctional life.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, James Keane, Anna Felix, Paul Herman, Tom Bower.. Directed by Scott Cooper.
Categories:  Drama  Contracts  Entertainment

Law movies
Creed (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 133 min. 
Plot: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad. Directed by Ryan Coogler.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Family

Law movies
Crime and Punishment (1935)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. B&W
Plot: Believing he can commit the perfect crime, a man robs and murders an elderly pawnbroker, but soon finds himself engaged in a battle of wits with a policeman determined to wring out a confession.
Cast: Peter Lorre, Marian Marsh, Robert Allen. Directed by Josef von Sternberg.
Categories:  Drama  Ethics  Jurisprudence

Law movies
Criss Cross (1949)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. B&W
Plot: A man still obsessed with his ex-wife is drawn by her into the underworld.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne DeCarlo, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally. Directed by Robert Siodmak.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Organized Crime

Law movies
Crossfire (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  85 min. B&W
Plot: A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army.
Cast: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan. Directed by Edward Dmytryk.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Evidence  Drama

Law movies
Crossroads (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A kid who can make a slide guitar sing and an old pro who knows it head to a place where deals are made and legends are born.
Cast: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz. Directed by Walter Hill.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Contracts

Law movies
Crucible, The (1996)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A 17th-century Salem woman accuses an ex-lover's wife of witchery in an adaptation of the Arthur Miller play. Soon the entire village is gripped in a fever of hysteria, bigotry and fear.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Joan Allen, Paul Scofield. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Jurisprudence

Law movies
Cruising (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A police detective goes undercover in New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.
Cast: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen. Directed by William Friedkin.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Sexuality  Drama

Law movies
Cry In The Dark, A (1989)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A mother witnesses a dingo carrying of her infant in the Australian outback, only to have herself accused of the infant's murder by the police and the media.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, Lauren Shepherd. Directed by Fred Schepisi.
Categories:  Advocacy  Drama  Witness

Law movies
Cry the Beloved Country (1995)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
Cast: James Earl Jones, Richard Harris. Directed by Darrell James Roodt.
Categories:  Drama  Conflict  Racism

Law movies
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Fifth Season (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 5 hours, 15 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of Larry's life; a walking victim of misunderstandings and missed opportunities.
Cast: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Jason Alexander, Richard Lewis . Directed by Robert B. Weide.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Domestic Relations

Law movies
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete First Season (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 5 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of Larry's life; a walking victim of misunderstandings and missed opportunities.
Cast: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Jason Alexander, Richard Lewis. Directed by Robert B. Weide.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Domestic Relations

Law movies
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Fourth Season (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 5 hours, 30 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of Larry's life; a walking victim of misunderstandings and missed opportunities.
Cast: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Jason Alexander, Richard Lewis. Directed by Robert B. Weide.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Domestic Relations

Law movies
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Second Season (2001)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 4 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of Larry's life; a walking victim of misunderstandings and missed opportunities.
Cast: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Jason Alexander, Richard Lewis . Directed by Robert B. Weide.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Domestic Relations

Law movies
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Seventh Season (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 5 hours, 20 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of Larry's life; a walking victim of misunderstandings and missed opportunities.
Cast: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Jason Alexander, Richard Lewis. Directed by Robert B. Weide.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Domestic Relations

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Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Sixth Season (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 4 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of Larry's life; a walking victim of misunderstandings and missed opportunities.
Cast: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Jason Alexander, Richard Lewis. Directed by Robert B. Weide.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Domestic Relations

Law movies
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Third Season (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 4 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of Larry's life; a walking victim of misunderstandings and missed opportunities.
Cast: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Jason Alexander, Richard Lewis. Directed by Robert B. Weide.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Domestic Relations

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Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  165 min. 
Plot: A man is born in his eighties and proceeds to age backwards.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Fleming, Elias Koteas, Tilda Swinton. Directed by David Fincher.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Drama  Medical

Law movies
D.O.A. (1950)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  84 min. B&W
Plot: An accountant goes to San Francisco for a week to relax and ends up with more than just a hangover.
Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Beverly Darland. Directed by Rudolph Maté.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Medical  Drama

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Daddy (Papa) (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A young violinist moves to Moscow to continue his education and eventually achieves fame but he has to hide his past because if the truth is revealed he must choose between his father and his fame. In Russian with English subtitles.
Cast: Vladimir Mashkov, Yegor Beroev, Andrey Rozendent, Ksenja Lavrova-Glinka, Olga Kras'ko. Directed by Vladimir Mashkov.
Categories:  Foreign  Religion  Drama

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A free-wheeling Texas cowboy works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Steve Zahn, Denis O'Hare. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Health

Law movies
Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A young American soldier in the First World War lies in a hospital bed, a quadruple amputee who has lost the ability to see, speak, or hear.
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jason Robards, Kathy Fields, Donald Sutherland, Marsha Hunt, Diane Varsi. Directed by Dalton Trumbo.
Categories:  War  Medical  Drama

Law movies
Damages: The Complete Fifth Season (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 49 min. 
Plot: A sharp law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator.
Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Dylan Baker, John Goodman. Directed by Todd A. Kessler, Nick Gomez, Timothy Busfield.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Corporations

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Damages: The Complete Fourth Season (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 22 min. 
Plot: A sharp law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator.
Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Dylan Baker, John Goodman. Directed by Todd A. Kessler, Nick Gomez, Timothy Busfield.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Corporations

Law movies
Damages: The Complete Third Season (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 9 hours, 33 min. 
Plot: A sharp law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator.
Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Campbell Scott, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine. Directed by Todd A. Kessler, Matthew Penn, Tony Goldwyn.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Damages

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Damned, The (1969)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  156 min. 
Plot: The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich. Primarily in English (partly dubbed) with some German.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger. Directed by Luchino Visconti.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  War

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Dances With Wolves (1990)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  181 min. 
Plot: Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant. Directed by Kevin Costner.
Categories:  Drama  Western  Domestic Relations

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Daniel (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s.
Cast: Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Government

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Darjeeling Limited, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Three brothers who haven't spoken in years set off on a train trip across India with the hope of finding themselves and bonding with each other.
Cast: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Houston. Directed by Wes Anderson.
Categories:  Family  Drama  International

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Dark Horse (2015)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed a racehorse.
Cast: Participants portray themselves.. Directed by Louise Osmond.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama  Animal

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Dark Knight Rises, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  165 min. 
Plot: The Batman resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Dark Passage (1947)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. B&W
Plot: A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead. Directed by Delmer Daves.
Categories:  Drama  Justice  Domestic Relations

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Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A look at the Gullah culture of islands off the coast of South Carolina as a family prepares to leave for a chance at a better life.
Cast: Adisa Anderson, Barbara-O, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Cora Lee Day, Tommy Hicks. Directed by Julie Dash.
Categories:  Drama  Family  History

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of human survivors of a devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.
Cast: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Judy Greer. Directed by Matt Reeves.
Categories:  Action  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy

Law movies
Day Night Day Night (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A 19-year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square.
Cast: Luisa Williams, Josh Phillip Weinstein, Gareth Saxe, Nyambi Nyambi. Directed by Julia Loktev.
Categories:  Drama  National Security

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Day of the Jackal, The (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: A professional assassin plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
Cast: Alan Badel, Tony Britton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Lonsdale, Eric Porter, Delphine Seyrig. Directed by Fred Zinnemann.
Categories:  Politics  Law Enforcement  Drama

Law movies
Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. B&W
Plot: An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin. Directed by Robert Wise.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  National Security  Drama

Law movies
Days of Heaven (1978)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.
Cast: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz. Directed by Terrence Malick.
Categories:  Estates  Drama

Law movies
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 102 min. 
Plot: The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976.
Cast: Jason London, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, Ben Affleck. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Drama  Children  History

Law movies
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.
Cast: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell. Directed by Shane Meadows.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Mental Health

Law movies
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm-- changing their lives forever.
Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles. Directed by Peter Weir.
Categories:  Drama  Education  Juvenile

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Dead Pool, The (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Dirty Harry must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, Liam Neeson, Evan Kim, Jim Carrey. Directed by Buddy Van Horn.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Deadpool (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  168 min. 
Plot: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers.
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand. Directed by Tim Miller.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Comedy

Law movies
Deadwood: Complete First Season (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens. Directed by David Milch.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

Law movies
Deadwood: Complete Season Three (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens. Directed by David Milch.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

Law movies
Deadwood: Complete Season Two (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens. Directed by David Milch.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

Law movies
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  180 min. 
Plot: Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at Pemberley.
Cast: Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Jenna Coleman. Directed by Daniel Percival.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Television

Law movies
Death Defying Acts (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: On a tour of Britain, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.
Cast: Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan. Directed by Gilian Armstrong.
Categories:  Entertainment  Drama

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Debt, The (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Israeli secret agents catch "The Surgeon of Birkenau" - a Nazi monster who was never brought to trial. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Gila Almagor, Neta Garty, Yehezkel Lazarov, Alexander Peleg. Directed by Assaf Bernstein.
Categories:  Foreign  War  Drama

Law movies
Debt, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: This espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents.
Cast: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Jesper Christensen. Directed by John Madden.
Categories:  Drama  War  Civil Rights

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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A dramatization of the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, explosion which created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas Griffin. Directed by Peter Berg.
Categories:  Drama  Action  History

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Deer Hunter, The (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 182 min. 
Plot: An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.
Cast: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken. Directed by Michael Cimino.
Categories:  Drama  War

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Defender, The (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. B&W
Plot: A two part episode from the Studio One series about a man on trial for murder.
Cast: Martin Balsam, Ralph Bellamy, Steve McQueen, William Shatner. Directed by Robert Mulligan.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Jurisprudence  Drama

Law movies
Defiance (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: Three brothers turn a group of refugees into freedom fighters against the Nazis during World War II.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein. Directed by Edward Zwick.
Categories:  War  History  Drama

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Defiant Ones, The (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: Two men that hate each other escape from a Southern work gang to discover they are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain.
Cast: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan. Directed by Stanley Kramer.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Racism

Law movies
Denial (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: An acclaimed writer and historian must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when a renowned denier sues her for libel.
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall. Directed by Mick Jackson.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Civil Procedure

Law movies
Departed, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  152 min. 
Plot: In South Boston, the state police force are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Drama

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Desperate Hours, The (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. B&W
Plot: An escaped convict who breaks into a suburban home and takes a family hostage.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Safety

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Devil's Double,The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.
Cast: Ludivine Sagnier, Dominic Cooper. Directed by Lee Tamahori.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Ethics

Law movies
Dexter: The Fifth Season (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 10 hours, 18 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by .
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

Law movies
Dexter: The First Season (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours, 50 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

Law movies
Dexter: The Fourth Season (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours, 32 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Tax  Criminal Law

Law movies
Dexter: The Second Season (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours, 36 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

Law movies
Dexter: The Sixth Season (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 10 hours, 18 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Debra Morgan, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, James Remar. Directed by John Dahl, S.J. Clarkson, Stefan Schwartz, and m.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Dexter: The Third Season (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours 29 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

Law movies
Dheepan (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: 
Cast: Jesutthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasn, Claudine Vinasithamby. Directed by Jacques Audiard.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

Law movies
Diary of Anne Frank, The (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  180 min. B&W
Plot: Story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Based on the real diary of Anne Frank.
Cast: Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters, Gusti Huber, Ed Wynn. Directed by George Stevens.
Categories:  Biography  War  Drama

Law movies
Diary of Anne Frank, The (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 100 min. 
Plot: The story of a young girl who had to go into hiding during World War II.
Cast: Iain Glen, Tamsin Greig, Ellie Kendrick, Ron Cook, Lesley Sharp, Nicholas Farrell, Kate Ashfield, Geoff Breton, Felicity Jones. Directed by Jon James.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  War

Law movies
Dillinger (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down.
Cast: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Michelle Phillips. Directed by John Milius.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Organized Crime

Law movies
Disgrace (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A professor gets caught up in post-apartheid politics.
Cast: John Malkovich, Natalie Becker, Antoinette Engel, Antonio Fisher. Directed by Steve Jacobs.
Categories:  Drama  Politics  Racism

Law movies
Disturbia (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss. Directed by D.J. Caruso.
Categories:  Sentencing  Mental Health  Drama

Law movies
Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body and uses his left eye to blink out his memoir.
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze. Directed by Julian Schnabel.
Categories:  Medical  Biography  Drama

Law movies
Django Unchained (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  165 min. 
Plot: A former slave turned hired gun heads back to the plantation to free his wife.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo Dicaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Drama  Marital Relations  Justice

Law movies
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Cast: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancario Esposito, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Spike Lee.
Categories:  Racism  Drama

Law movies
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A botched bank robbery turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charlse Durning, Carol Kane. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Negotiation

Law movies
Dogtooth (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A darkly surreal look at three teenagers confined to an isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen by their parents. In Greek, with English subtitles.
Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Mary Tsoni, Anna Kalaitzodou. Directed by Giorgos Lanthimos.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Children

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Domino (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: The daughter of an actor turns away from her career as a model to become a bounty hunter.
Cast: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Delroy Lindo, Mena Suvari, Lucy Lui, Christopher Walken. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama

Law movies
Don't Think Twice (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: When a member of a popular improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.
Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia. Directed by Mike Birbiglia.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Entertainment

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Door in the Floor, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss' disintegrating household.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Mimi Rogers, Elle Fanning, Bijou Phillips. Directed by Tod Williams.
Categories:  Romance  Family  Drama

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Double Jeopardy (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive so she plots to find him and "kill" him again.
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Benjamin Weir, Jay Brazeau, Bruce Greenwood, John MacLaren III, Ed Evanko, Annabeth Gish. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Mystery/Suspense

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Doubt (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: In 1964, a nun confronts a priest after suspecting him of an indecent relationship with a new student, a charge which he denies.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis. Directed by John Patrick Shanley.
Categories:  Religion  Education  Drama

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Down by Law (1986)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. B&W
Plot: Three down on their luck men end up in a Louisiana prison and plot their escape.
Cast: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Robert Benigni. Directed by Jim Jarmusch.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama

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Downfall (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  156 min. 
Plot: Takes you into Hitler's bunker, in 1945, during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes. Directed by Oliver Hirshbiegel.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  War

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Downton Abbey: Season Four (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 45 min. 
Plot: Continuing saga of drama, romance, and family intrigue.
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Maggie Smith. Directed by Jullian Fellows.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Domestic Relations

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Downton Abbey: Season One (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 5 hours, 50 min. 
Plot: Portrays the lives of a family and their servants in an Edwardian country house.
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Maggie Smith. Directed by Jullian Fellows.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Domestic Relations

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Downton Abbey: Season Six (2015)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 55 min. 
Plot: The finale of the portrayal of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them.
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Tom Cullen, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle. Directed by Julian Fellowes.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Domestic Relations

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Downton Abbey: Season Three (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 45 min. 
Plot: Continuing saga of the lives of family and servants in an Edwardian country house.
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery. Directed by Jullian Fellows.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Domestic Relations

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Downton Abbey: Season Two (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 50 min. 
Plot: Ongoing portrayal of the lives of a family and their servants in an Edwardian country house.
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Maggie Smith. Directed by Jullian Fellows.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Domestic Relations

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Dr. Strange (1978)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A psychiatrist becomes the new Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth in order to battle an evil Sorceress from the past.
Cast: Peter Hooten, Clyde Kusatsu, Jessica Walter. Directed by Philip DeGuere.
Categories:  Action  Drama  National Security

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Dracula (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiance and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
Cast: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Categories:  Horror  Drama  Romance

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Dreamers, The (2003)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A group of students fall in love and sleep around against the backdrop of the 1968 student riots in Paris.
Cast: Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Robin Renucci, Anna Chancellor. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Categories:  Drama  Sexuality

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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: An elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta is extremely independent, butcan no longer drive so her son insists on hiring a driver.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Akroyd. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Racism

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Drop, The (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A bartender and his employer find themselves caught in a robbery gone bad and on the hook for a debt they can't repay.
Cast: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace. Directed by Michael Roskam.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime

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Drowning Pool, The (1975)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A big-city private detective travels to the deep south to help out an old girlfriend who is being blackmailed.
Cast: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Tony Franciosa, Linda Haynes, Melanie Griffith. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Drama

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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A heroin-addicted couple resort to robbing a drugstore to support their habit.
Cast: Matt Dillon, James Le Gros, Kelly Lynch, Heather Graham, James Remar, William Burroughs. Directed by Gus Van Sant.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

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Duchess, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of the life of the Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Cast: Keira Knightly, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper. Directed by Saul Dibb.
Categories:  Biography  History  Drama

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Dune (1984)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor.
Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, José Ferrer, Max Von Sydow, Linda Hunt, Sting. Directed by David Lunch.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy  War

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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A group of children help a stranded alien return home.
Cast: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Family  Drama

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Earrings of Madame de..., The (1953)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. B&W
Plot: In France in the late 19th century, the wife of a wealthy general sells the earrings her husband gave her on their wedding day to pay off debts and claims to have lost them.
Cast: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica, Jean Debucourt. Directed by Max Ophuls.
Categories:  Debtor-Creditor  Marital Relations  Drama

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East of Eden (1955)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 118 min. 
Plot: A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.
Cast: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris. Directed by Elia Kazan.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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Easy Rider (1969)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: Two bikers travel across country at the height of counter-culture America.
Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson. Directed by Dennis Hopper.
Categories:  Drama  Action

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Ed Wood (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A stranger-than-fiction true story of the early career of Edward D. Wood, Jr., the undisputed worst movie director of all time.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Bill Murray. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Drama  Biography

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Edge of Heaven, The (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.
Cast: Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse, Nurgül Yeşilçay, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Hanna Schygulla. Directed by Fatih Akin.
Categories:  International  Drama

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Edge of Seventeen, The (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  104 min. 
Plot: High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend starts dating her older brother.
Cast: Halee Steinfeld,, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner. Directed by Kelly Fremon Cray.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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Education of Sonny Carson, The (1974)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A teenager who has fallen into a life of gangs and crime realizes he must rise above it when he is released from prison.
Cast: Rony Clayton, Don Gordon, Joyce Walker, Paul Benjamin, Thomas Hicks. Directed by Michael Campus.
Categories:  Biography  Drama

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Education, An (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A coming of age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London.
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina, Peter Sarsgaard, Rosamund Pike. Directed by Lone Scherfig.
Categories:  Drama  Romance

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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: An inventor's sudden death leaves his greatest creation unfinished with sharp shears of metal for hands.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy  Romance

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Eight Men Out (1988)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A baseball drama about the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal, when members of the Chicago White Sox conspired to tamper with the World Series.
Cast: Charlie Sheen, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, D.B. Sweeney, David Strathairn, Michael Lerner, Clifton James, Studs Terkel. Directed by John Sayles.
Categories:  Sports  Drama  Fraud

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Elegy (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A middle-aged professor sets out to seduce a student and swims into deeper feelings that he has difficulties understanding.
Cast: Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Peter Sarsgaard, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper. Directed by Isabel Coixet.
Categories:  Drama  Education  Romance

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Elephant (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: A seemingly ordinary day at an Oregon high school suddenly turns tragic.
Cast: Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson, Elias McConnell, Jordan Taylor, Carrie Finklea, Nicole George. Directed by Gus Van Sant.
Categories:  Education  Drama  Juvenile

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Elephant Man, The (1980)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak.
Cast: John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft. Directed by David Lynch.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Medical

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Elizabeth I (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 223 min. 
Plot: Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Cast: Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Hugh Dancy, Ian McDiarmid, Patrick Malahide, Toby Jones. Directed by Tom Hooper.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Romance

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Elle (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny. Directed by Paul Verhoeven.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Mystery/Suspense

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Elmer Gantry (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  145 min. 
Plot: A salesman teams up with an evangelist to sell religion to America in the 1920's.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Dean Jagger, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones. Directed by Richard Brooks.
Categories:  Religion  Drama

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Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: An Amazonian shaman and two scientists work together to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar. Directed by Ciro Guerra.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Foreign

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End of Watch (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick. Directed by David Ayer.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

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Enforcer, The (1976)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans must be foiled.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, John Mitchum. Directed by James Fargo.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

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Escape Artist, The (2013)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  180 min. 
Plot: A talented junior barrister of peerless intellect specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners.
Cast: David Tennant, Toby Kebbel, Sophie Okonedo, Ashley Jensen. Directed by Cabel Deschanel.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Television

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Evelyn (2002)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A Dubliner's children are placed into orphanages when his wife leaves him, and he must enlist an American lawyer to take the case all the way to Ireland's Supreme Court.
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Aidan Quinn, Julianna Margulies, Sophie Vavasseur, Niall Beagan, Hugh McDonagh. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Categories:  Family  International  Drama

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Event, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A district attorney is investigating a series of unexplained deaths that have occured among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district.
Cast: Brent Carver, Olympie Dukakis, Jane Leeves, Don Mckellar, Sarah Polley, Parker Posey. Directed by Thom Fitzgerald.
Categories:  Sexuality  Medical  Drama

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Everybody Wants Some (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
Cast: Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Comedy  Sports  Drama

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Ex Machina (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A young programmer participates in an experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid.
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno, Oscar Isaac. Directed by Alex Garland.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Drama  Mystery/Suspense

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Excalibur (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD   min. 140
Plot: The legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
Cast: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, Paul Geoffrey. Directed by John Boorman.
Categories:  Drama  Conflict  Religion

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Exonerated, The (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: After being sentenced to death row, six people tell their stories of being exonerated of the crimes that put them behind bars.
Cast: Brian Dennehy, Danny Glover, Delroy Lindo, Aidan Quinn, Susan Sarandon, David Brown. Directed by Bob Balaban.
Categories:  Biography  Sentencing  Drama

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A nine-year-old amateur inventor searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Max Von Sydow, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn. Directed by Stephen Daldry.
Categories:  Drama  Family  National Security

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Eye for an Eye (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.
Cast: Sally Field, Keifer Sutherland, Ed Harris. Directed by John Schlesinger.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Justice

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Eye in the Sky (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.
Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman. Directed by Gavin Hood.
Categories:  Drama  War  Ethics

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Eye of the Needle (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Ian Bannen, Christopher Cazenove. Directed by Richard Marquand.
Categories:  International  War  Drama

Law movies
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 159 min. 
Plot: A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Pollack, Marie Richardson, Rade Sherbedgia. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  Marital Relations  Drama

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Face in the Crowd, A (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. B&W
Plot: A hobo becomes an overnight celebrity.
Cast: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick. Directed by Elia Kazan.
Categories:  Drama  Fraud  Entertainment

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Face/Off (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A revolutionary medical technique allows an undercover agent to take the physical appearance of a major criminal and infiltrate his organization.
Cast: John Travolta, Nicholas Cage, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon, Alessandro Nivola. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Medical  Drama

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Fail-Safe (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **** 1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A technical malfunction in the Pentagon's strategic control system causes an erroneous order to be sent to a B-58 squadron on a routine training mission instructing the bombers to fly beyond their fail safe zone.
Cast: Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton, Ed Binns, Fritz Weaver, Henry Fonda. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Military  International  Drama

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Fallen Idol, The (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. B&W
Plot: The relationship between a young boy and his beloved butler turns sour when one suspects the other of murder.
Cast: Ralph Richardson, Michele Morgan, Bobby Henrey, Jack Hawkins, Bernard Lee. Directed by Carol Reed.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Children

Law movies
Fame (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 133 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of the lives of teenagers who attend a New York high school for the performing arts
Cast: Irene Cara, Paul McCrane, Barry Miller, Gene Anthony Ray, Lee Curreri. Directed by Alan Parker.
Categories:  Drama  Entertainment  Education

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Fanny & Alexander (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 188 min. 
Plot: A feature-length documentary of two young Swedish children experiencing the comedies and tragedies of their family. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Cast: Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Ewa Fröling, Jan Malmsjö. Directed by Ingmar Bergman.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Family

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Far From Heaven (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
Cast: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson. Directed by Todd Haynes.
Categories:  Drama  Marital Relations  Racism

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Far From the Madding Crowd (1967)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  168 min. 
Plot: A willful, flirtatious, young woman unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men.
Cast: Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, Alan Bates. Directed by John Schlesinger.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Romance

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Fargo (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A car salesman's inept kidnapping scheme falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of a pregnant sheriff.
Cast: William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Kristen Rudrud, Harve Presnell, Tony Denmen. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Criminal Law

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Fast Food Nation (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and as well as its environmental and social consequences.
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Bobby Cannacale, Paul Dano, Luis Guzman, Ethan Hawke, Greg Kinnear, Wilmer Valderrama, Catalina Sandino Moreno. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Drama  Corporations  Health

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Fatima (2015)
Rated:    Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  79 min. 
Plot: A single mother works odd hours as a cleaning woman in order to support her two daughters. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Soria Zeroual, Zita Hanrot, Kenza Noah Aiche. Directed by Phillipe Faucon.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Foreign

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Female Perversions (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  VHS  119 min. 
Plot: A high-powered attorney goes through a psychological meltdown as she navigates bisexual relationships, a nomination for a judgeship and the shoplifting arrest of her rebellious sister.
Cast: Tilda Swenton, Amy Madigan, Karen Sillas. Directed by Susan Streitfield.
Categories:  Women  Drama

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Fences (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson. Directed by Denzel Washington.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Sports

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Few Good Men, A (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: Naval lawyers must defend two Marines accused of killing a fellow soldier.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak, James Marshall, J.T. Walsh J.T. Walsh, Christopher Guest. Directed by Rob Reiner.
Categories:  Military  Drama  Criminal Law

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Field of Dreams (1989)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. 
Plot: Inspired by a mysterious voice, a farmer constructs a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Timothy Busfield. Directed by Phil Alden Robinson.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Banking

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Field, The (1990)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: The field is a plot of land in rural Ireland, rented and tended by an old man. When the owner sells the land to an American developer, the old man decides to fight the change, regardless of the cost.
Cast: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Brenda Fricker, Tom Berenger, Frances Tomelty. Directed by Jim Sheridan.
Categories:  Drama  Land Use

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Fifth Estate, The (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  128 min. 
Plot: Revealing the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie, Laura Linney. Directed by Bill condon.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Computer

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Fill The Void (2012)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arranged marriage to an older widower. In Hebrew with English subtitles.
Cast: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chayim Sharir. Directed by Rama Burshtein.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Religion

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Film Noir Classics (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc) 428 min. B&W
Plot: This collection presents five film-noir classics: The Big Heat (1953), 5 Against the House (1955), The Lineup (1958), The Sniper (1952), and Murder By Contract (1958).
Cast: Lee Marvin, Eli Wallach, Glenn Ford, Kim Novak, Gloria Grahame. Directed by .
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Criminal Law

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Finding Neverland (2004)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell, Dustin Hoffman. Directed by Marc Forster.
Categories:  Biography  Entertainment  Drama

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Firm, The (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  154 min. 
Plot: After being recruited by an exclusive Memphis law firm, a lawyer learns the firm is a front for the mob.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Wilford Brimley, Hal Holbrook, David Strathairn. Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Categories:  Corporations  Ethics  Drama

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Fisher King, The (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: A former radio DJ seeks redemption by helping a homeless man that had been the unwitting victim of one of his on-air mistakes.
Cast: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl. Directed by Terry Gilliam.
Categories:  Drama  Entertainment  Health

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Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A classical pianist who has given up his life to work in the oil fields, is forced to confront his past when his father falls gravely ill.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Karen Block, Susan Anspach. Directed by Bob Rafelson.
Categories:  Family  Employment  Drama

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Flawless (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A retiring janitor convinces a glass-ceiling constrained executive to help him steal a handful of diamonds from their employer.
Cast: Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Lambert Wilson, Joss Ackland. Directed by Michael Radford.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Women

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Flight (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  138 min. 
Plot: An airline pilot saves lives during a crash, but an investigation into the malfunction reveals something more troubling.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Melissa Leo. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  Transportation  Drama  Criminal Procedure

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Flight of the Phoenix, The (1965)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  149 min. 
Plot: Survivors of a plane crash in the Mongolian desert work together to build a new plane.
Cast: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Kruger, Ernest Borgnine. Directed by Robert Aldrich.
Categories:  Aviation  Drama

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Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: The story of a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Comedy

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For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Rated:    Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: Two bounty hunters join forces to capture an outlaw gang leader.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté, Mara Krup. Directed by Sergio Leone.
Categories:  Drama  Western  Law Enforcement

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For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  170 min. 
Plot: During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
Cast: 025192042324 . Directed by Sam Wood.
Categories:  Action  Drama  History

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Force Majeure (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: An idyllic family skiing vacation takes a stunning turn when an avalanche threatens the ski lodge. In Swedish with French and English.
Cast: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren. Directed by Ruben Ostlund.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Foreign

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Force of Evil (1948)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  78 min. B&W
Plot: A man wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one powerful operation.
Cast: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Beatrice Pearson, Roy Roberts, Marie Windsor. Directed by Abraham Polonsky.
Categories:  Ethics  History  Drama

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Forrest Gump (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 142 min. 
Plot: The chronicles of a low I. Q. Forrest and his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  Drama  History  Romance

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Forsyte Saga, The (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 7 hours, 10 min. 
Plot: A successful London solicitor and wealthy scion of a respectable upper-middle-class Victorian family marries a beautiful woman but finds that he can never truly possess her.
Cast: Damian Lewis, Rupert Graves, Gina McKee, Corin Redgrave, Ioan Gruffudd. Directed by Christopher Menaul and Dave Moore.
Categories:  Family  Television  Drama

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Forsyte Saga: Series II, The (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 276 min min. 
Plot: The evocative saga of love, power and betrayal continues into the next generation in this story of first love blighted by old family hatreds.
Cast: Damien Lewis, Rupert Graves, Gina McKee, Emma Malin, Lee Williams. Directed by Andy Wilson.
Categories:  Drama  Romance

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