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Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  83 min. B&W
Plot: Two railroad baggage clerks find themselves up against classic movie monsters.
Cast: Budd Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney, Jr., Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph, Frank Ferguson, Charles Bradstreet. Directed by Charles T. Barton.
Categories:  Comedy  Horror

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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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Abolitionists, The (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  180 min. 
Plot: An American Experience documentary of the activists that fought in the most important civil rights crusade in American history.
Cast: Richard Brooks, Neal Huff, Jeanine Serralles, Kate Lyn Sheil, T. Ryder Smith. Directed by Rob Ropley.
Categories:  Television  Documentary  History

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About Schmidt (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A man in his 60s realizes he has wasted his life while trying to run his daughter's.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates. Directed by Alexander Payne.
Categories:  Comedy  Elder  Family

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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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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of a missing dolphin mascot of a football team.
Cast: Jim Carrey, Sean Young, Courteney Cox, Tone Lōc, Dan Marino. Directed by Tom Shadyac.
Categories:  Comedy  Animal

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Ace Ventura sets out on a mission to locate a sacred animal god for a primitive African tribe.
Cast: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, Maynard Eziashi, Bob Gunton. Directed by Steve Oedekerk.
Categories:  Comedy  Animal

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Act of Killing, The (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 115 min. 
Plot: Filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes.
Cast: Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin, Sakhyan Asmara. Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Death Penalty

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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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Act of Violence/Mystery Street (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  175 min. B&W
Plot: A vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's escape attempt from a Nazi prison/A professor assists a small town policeman when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a beach.
Cast: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor, Phyllis Thaxtor, Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett. Directed by Fred Zinnemann and John Sturges.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Law Enforcement  War

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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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Adam's Rib (1949)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. B&W
Plot: When an unyielding DA prosecutes the client of his lawyer-wife in an attempted murder case, it unleashes a battle of the sexes that almost wrecks their happy marriage.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell, David Wayne. Directed by George Cukor.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Trial Advocacy

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Adaptation (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A lovelorn screenwriter turns to his less-talented twin brother for help when his efforts to adapt a non-fiction book go nowhere.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Cara Seymour, Tilda Swinton. Directed by Spike Jonze.
Categories:  Entertainment  Comedy  Environmental

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Adjustment Bureau, The (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  106 min. 
Plot: An affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious force.
Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Michael Kelly, Terence Stamp. Directed by George Nolfi.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Romance

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Adventureland (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: After canceling his summer vacation so he can save money for grad school, a young man ends up with a job at a local amusement park.
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristin Stewart, Martin Starr, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Margarita Levieva, Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Greg Mottola.
Categories:  Comedy  Employment  Education

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Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: Three drag performers are contracted to perform a show in the Australian desert.
Cast: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter. Directed by Stephan Elliott.
Categories:  Comedy  Gender

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Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 102 min. 
Plot: When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.
Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Alan Hale. Directed by Michael Curitz and William Keighley.
Categories:  Action  Politics  Civil Rights

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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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Affair to Remember, An (1957)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 115 min. 
Plot: A former night club singer and a European playboy, both engaged to other people, fall in love on a cruise and agree to meet in six months to decide their future.
Cast: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr. Directed by Leo McCarey.
Categories:  Romance  Domestic Relations

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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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After the Wedding (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: The manager of an orphanage in India travels to Denmark to meet with a potential benefactor. In Danish, Swedish and Hindi, with English subtitles.
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgård, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Stine Fischer Christensen, Christian Tafdrup, Frederik Gullits Ernst, Kristian Gullits Ernst, Ida Dwinger. Directed by Susanne Bier.
Categories:  Family  Domestic Relations  Foreign

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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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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.
Cast: Ai Weiwei, Danqing Chen, Ying Gao. Directed by Alison Klayman.
Categories:  Documentary  Art  Biography

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Airplane! (1980)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: When the crew of an airplane are struck by some form of virus, the fate of the passengers depends on an ex-pilot who is the only one capable of safely landing the plane.
Cast: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen. Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, & Jerry Zucker.
Categories:  Aviation  Comedy

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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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Al Capone (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. B&W
Plot: History of gang lord Al Capone follows his rise and fall in Chicago gangdom during the Prohibition era.
Cast: Rod Steiger, Fay Spain, James Gregory, Martin Balsam. Directed by Richard Wilson.
Categories:  Banking  Organized Crime  Justice

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Aladdin (1992)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. 
Plot: A street urchin accidentally meets a Princess who is in the city undercover.
Cast: Voices of Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman. Directed by Ron Clements.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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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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Alfie (1966)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Alfie is a confident, charming lothario whose quest for immediate pleasure leaves behind a trail of emotional wreckage.
Cast: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin. Directed by Lewis Gilbert.
Categories:  Women  Comedy

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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 In Wonderland (1951)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 75 min. 
Plot: A young lady tumbles down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a different world.
Cast: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, Verna Felton, J. Pat O'Malley, Bill Thompson. Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Lus.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Government

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Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: An animated version of Lewis Carroll's tale about a girl named Alice. Alice follows a White Rabbit through a very small door and enters Wonderland, where she has many unusual adventures
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Musical  Family

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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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Alien (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 137 min. 
Plot: A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Ian Holm.. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  Horror  Admiralty  Corporations

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Alien Nation (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: When a detective's partner is killed, he sets out to solve the crime with the LAPD's first extraterrestrial cop.
Cast: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terrence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard, Leslie Bevis. Directed by Graham Baker.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Immigration  Criminal Law

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Aliens (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 154 min. 
Plot: After escaping an encounter with aliens, the only survivor is asked to return to the scene as an adviser for a group of disbelieving Marines.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton. Directed by James Cameron.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Corporations

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Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  57 min. 
Plot: American Soldiers fighting in the Iraq war and their homecomings.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Jon Alpert and Ellen Goosenberg Kent.
Categories:  Documentary  Military  Television

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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 of Me (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A dying millionnaire has her soul transferred into a younger woman. But something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.
Cast: Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Richard Libertini, Victoria Tennant. Directed by Carl Reiner.
Categories:  Comedy  Women

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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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Ally McBeal (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 135 min. 
Plot: Episodes from the hit T.V. series. A single lawyer is both blessed and cursed with eccentric colleagues, a now married-to-someone-else childhood sweetheart, and an incredibly overactive imagination.
Cast: Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski, Lucy Liu. Directed by Jace Alexander.
Categories:  Television  Comedy  Ethics

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Almost Famous (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on a concert tour.
Cast: Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Directed by Cameron Crowe.
Categories:  Entertainment  Media

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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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Amarcord (1973)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 123 min. 
Plot: A year in the life of a small Italian coastal town during the Fascist period of the 1930s. In Italian with English subtitles.
Cast: Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Magali Noel, Ciccio Ingrassia. Directed by Federico Fellini.
Categories:  Politics  Foreign  Comedy

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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 Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 3 hour, 57 min. 
Plot: A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
Cast: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle. Directed by Paul Crowder, and Murray Lerner.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  Entertainment

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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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Amelie (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 122 min. 
Plot: A naive Parisian girl with her own sense of justice decides to help those around her, discovering love in the process. In French, with English subtitles.
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta, Serge Merlin. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Foreign

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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 Gangster (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 113 min. 
Plot: In the 1970's, an ambitious detective works to bring down the drug empire of a Manhattan heroin kingpin.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

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American Graffiti (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: Four teenagers spend one final summer night together, before heading to college.
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, Wolfman Jack, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips. Directed by George Lucas.
Categories:  Comedy  Juvenile  Education

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American History X (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: After being released from prison, a former white supremacist tries to prevent his younger brother from making the same mistakes.
Cast: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien, Ethan Suplee, Fairuza Balk. Directed by Tony Kaye.
Categories:  Discrimination  Racism

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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 Psycho (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: In this dark satire of 1980's excess, a New York investment banker hides his alternate deranged ego from his co-workers and friends as he falls deeper into psychosis.
Cast: Christian Bale, Willem Dafaoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas. Directed by Mary Harron.
Categories:  Mental Health  Horror  Criminal Law

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American Radical (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: Covers the life and work of controversial American Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein.
Cast: Features Norman Finkelstein. Directed by David Ridgen.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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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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American Sniper (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A Navy SEAL sniper saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend, however, back home after four tours of duty he finds it was a war he can't leave behind.
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Navid Negahban, Keir O'Donnell. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Biography  War  Family

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American Violet (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A single African-American mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas.
Cast: Nicole Beharie, Tim Blake, Nelson Patton, Michael O'Keefe, Xzibit. Directed by Tim Disney.
Categories:  Gender  Racism  Criminal Law

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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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Amy (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  60 min. 
Plot: The story of six-time Grammy winner, Amy Winehouse.
Cast: Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Yasiin Bey, Tony Bennett, Pete Doherty. Directed by Kirsten Sheridan.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Musical

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Analyze This (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A powerful New York crime family racketeer suddenly starts having anxiety attacks and decides to seek professional help.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow. Directed by Harold Ramis.
Categories:  Comedy  Conflict

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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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Anchorman (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: An ambitious woman is hired as a news anchor in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 70's.
Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell. Directed by Adam McKay.
Categories:  Comedy  Entertainment  Women

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  119 min. 
Plot: San Diego's top rated newsman returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Cast: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Judah Nelson, James Marsden, Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson, Kristen Wiig, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell. Directed by Adam Mckay.
Categories:  Comedy  Employment  Media

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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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Andersonville Trial, The (1970)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: Adaptation of Saul Levitt's 1959 play about one of America's most notorious trials - the prosecution of the commander of an infamous Civil War P.O.W. camp that held 50,000 Yankee prisoners, 14,000 of whom died.
Cast: Martin Sheen, William Shatner, Buddy Ebsen, Richard Basehart, Cameron Mitchell, Jack Cassidy. Directed by George C. Scott.
Categories:  History  Military  Human Rights

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Angel Heart (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A down on his luck detective travels from the tough streets of Brooklyn, to the hot jazz clubs of New Orleans, and finally to voodoo rituals in the swamps of Louisiana.
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling. Directed by Alan Parker.
Categories:  Horror  Mystery/Suspense

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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 & Demons (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A Harvard symbologist works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgard, Pierfrancesco Favino, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Armin Mueller-Stahl. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Religion  International

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Angels in America (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 Disc Set) 5 hours, 51 min. 
Plot: At the onset of the AIDS crisis in 1980s New York City, a group of interconnected characters experience divine intervention.
Cast: Al Pacino, Meryl streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Categories:  Television  History  Discrimination

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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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Angels' Share, The (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A new father vows to turn over a new leaf, and he and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.
Cast: Paul Brannigan, John Hershaw, Gary Maitland, William Ruane, Jasmin Riggins, Roger Allam, Siobhan Reilly, Charlie MacLean.. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Business  Corporations  Foreign

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Anger Management (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: After a misunderstanding aboard an airplane, a timid businessman is court-ordered to undergo anger management therapy with an eccentric specialist.
Cast: Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marisa Tomei, Woody Harrelson, John Turturro. Directed by Peter Segal.
Categories:  Comedy  Conflict

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Animal Farm (1954)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  72 min. 
Plot: A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong when corrupt pigs hijack it for their personal gain.
Cast: Gordan Heath, Maurice Denham. Directed by Joy Batchelor, John Halas.
Categories:  Civil Rights  Government  Animation

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Animal House (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 109 min. 
Plot: A college dean is determined to expel an entire fraternity from campus, but they have other plans for him.
Cast: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Cesare Danova, Donald Sutherland. Directed by John Landis.
Categories:  Comedy  Education  Trial

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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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Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US Supreme Court.
Cast: Anita Hill. Directed by Freida Lee Mock.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Supreme Court

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Annie Hall (1977)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A neurotic New York comedian falls in love with a ditzy nightclub singer.
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin, Christopher Walken. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance

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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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Anthropoid (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Operation Anthropoid: the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution.
Cast: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon. Directed by Sean Ellis.
Categories:  Biography  History  War

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Antonia's Line (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.
Cast: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Els Dottermans. Directed by Marleen Gorris.
Categories:  Foreign  Comedy  Women

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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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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  153 min. 
Plot: In this bold rethinking of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, a US Army operative in 1970s Vietnam undertakes a mission to assassinate an AWOL Colonel who has become a Cambodian warlord.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Harrison Ford, Laurence Fishburne. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Categories:  War  Government  Ethics

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Apocalypto (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man fights to save his family - and his life - as his en-slavers seek to please the gods through human sacrifices.
Cast: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead. Directed by Mel Gibson.
Categories:  Religion  International

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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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Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The (1974)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: An exploration of the rise to power of a Jewish working class son.
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Micheline Lanctot, Jack Warden, Randy Quaid, Joseph Wiseman. Directed by Ted Kotcheff.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Business

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April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: France asleep in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously; a teenage girl goes in search of her missing scientist parents.
Cast: Voices of Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon. Directed by Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinu.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Family

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 87 min. 
Plot: An epic that explores the origins of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force as they are pitted in a battle over an immortal piece of exercise equipment.
Cast: Dana Snyder, Dave Willis, Carey Means, Andy Merrill. Directed by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Censorship

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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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Argo (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian operation to extract six American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan. Directed by Ben Affleck.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  History  International

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Aristocrats, The (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A documentary about the joke every comedian knows but can never tell on stage.
Cast: Jason Alexander, Lewis Black, David Brenner, Drew Carey, George Carlin, Andy Dick, Whoopi Goldberg, Gilbert Gottfried, Bill Maher, Howie Mandel, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Robin Williams. Directed by Paul Provenza.
Categories:  Documentary  Comedy

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Armadillo (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Film follows the lives of young Danish soldiers situated less than a kilometer away from Taliban positions. In Danish with English subtitles.
Cast: Live footage with soldiers portraying themselves.. Directed by Janus Metz .
Categories:  Documentary  War  Foreign

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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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Arrested Development: Season One (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 11 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of a level-headed son that takes over the family affairs of his dysfunctional family, after his father is imprisoned.
Cast: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter. Directed by Mitchell Hurwitz.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Business

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Arrested Development: Season Three (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 4 hours, 46 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of a level-headed son that takes over the family affairs of his dysfunctional family, after his father is imprisoned.
Cast: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter. Directed by Mitchell Hurwitz.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Business

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Arrested Development: Season Two (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 6 hours, 36 min. 
Plot: Level-headed son takes over the family affairs of his dysfunctional family after his father is imprisoned.
Cast: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter. Directed by Mitchell Hurwitz.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Business

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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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Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. B&W
Plot: A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family
Cast: Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson, Peter Lorre, Priscilla Lane, Edward Everett Horton. Directed by Frank Capra.
Categories:  Family  Comedy  Mental Health

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Art of the Heist (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 12 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: Investigates the high-profile thefts of some of the world's greatest pieces of art.
Cast: Narration by Dion Graham and Eric Myers. Directed by Boise Vincent.
Categories:  Documentary  Art  Criminal Procedure

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Art of the Steal, The (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: Follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Don Argott.
Categories:  Documentary  Art  Politics

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Arthur (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A man with no ambitions stands to inherit a fortune, but only if he marries the woman he is instructed to.
Cast: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, john Gielgud. Directed by Steve Gordon.
Categories:  Comedy  Estates  Romance

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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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Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks.
Cast: Ja Rule, Maria Bello, Peter Bryant, Gabriel Byrne, Laurence Fishburne, Drea de Matteo, Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo. Directed by Jean-François Richet.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Ethics  Conflict

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Astronaut Farmer, The (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A NASA astronaut forced to retire early looks to build his own rocket, despite government threats to stop him.
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, Time Blake Nelson. Directed by Michael Polish.
Categories:  Family  Government

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At the Death House Door (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: An investigation of the wrongful death of Carlos DeLuna.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Peter Gilbert and Steve James.
Categories:  Documentary  Evidence  Death Penalty

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Atlantic City (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A small-time gangster's life is turned upside-down by a young croupier.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Michel Piccoli, Hollis McLaren, Robert Joy, Moses Znaimer, Robert Goulet, Al Waxman, Kate Reid. Directed by Louis Malle.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Economics  Romance

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Atomic Cafe, The (1982)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 86 min. 
Plot: Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s government issued propaganda films designed to reassure the atomic bomb was not a threat.
Cast: . Directed by Jayne Loader.
Categories:  Documentary  Government  War

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Atonement (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A fledgling writer irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Cast: James McAvoy, Keira Knightly, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave. Directed by Joe Wright.
Categories:  Romance  Family

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Attack, The (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.
Cast: Ali Suliman, Uri Gavriel, Karim Saleh, Ofri Fuchs, Reymond Amsalem, Abdallah El Akal, Nathalie Rozanes. Directed by Ziad Doueiri.
Categories:  Foreign  National Security  International

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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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Australia (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  165 min. 
Plot: An English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch in Northern Australia reluctantly enters a pact in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Categories:  Action  War  Property

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Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, The (1974)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 110 min. 
Plot: As the civil rights movement heats up, a former slave recants her memories of the black experience of working on a southern plantation to fetching water for soldiers in the Civil War to her views on the current and turbulent equal rights movement.
Cast: Cicely Tyson, Barbara Chaney, Richard Dysart, Katherine Helmond, Michael Murphy. Directed by John Korty.
Categories:  Biography  Civil Rights  Women

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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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Avatar (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  162 min. 
Plot: Paraplegic marine is dispatched to the Moon Pandora on a unique mission.
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel Moer. Directed by James Cameron.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Corporations  Military

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Avengers, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  143 min. 
Plot: A team of super humans team up to save the world from disaster.
Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo. Directed by Joss Whedon.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  War  Action

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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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Away From Her (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: An Ontario couple, married for over 40 years, are forced to face the fact that the wife's forgetfulness is actually Alzheimer's disease.
Cast: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thomson, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson. Directed by Sarah Polley.
Categories:  Elder  Medical  Mental Health

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.