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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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Cabin In the Woods, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A group of college friends steal away for a weekend in an isolated country cabin; only for a night of endless terror.
Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson, Amy Acker. Directed by Drew Goddard.
Categories:  Horror  Government  Ethics

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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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Caddyshack (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
Cast: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe, Bill Murray. Directed by Harold Ramis.
Categories:  Comedy  Sports  Property

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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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Cage Aux Folles, La (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married.
Cast: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier, Remi Laurent. Directed by Edouard Molinaro.
Categories:  Family  Gender  Comedy

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Caine Mutiny, The (1954)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Robert Francis, Fred MacMurray. Directed by Edward Dmytryk.
Categories:  War  Maritime  Criminal Law

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Call It Murder (1934)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  VHS  74 min. B&W
Plot: A jury foreman is responsible for tipping the scales of justice in favor of a guilty verdict that sent an innocent girl to her death in the electric chair.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Fox, O.P. Heggie, Henry Hull, Margaret Wycherly, Lynne Overman, Katherine Wilson. Directed by Chester Erskine.
Categories:  Jury  Jurisprudence  Romance

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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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Camelot (1967)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  180 min. 
Plot: The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guenevere is played out amid the pageantry of Camelot.
Cast: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings, Lionel Jeffries, Lawrence Naismith. Directed by Joshua Logan.
Categories:  Musical  Politics  Domestic Relations

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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

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Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans.
Cast: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wallace Shawn, George W. Bush, Martin Luther King, Jr., Helmut Kohl, Bela Lugosi, Barack Obama. Directed by Michael Moore.
Categories:  Documentary  Economics  Corporations

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Capote (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: Truman Capote travels to Kansas to research what will become his most celebrated book.
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins, Jr.. Directed by Bennett Miller.
Categories:  Biography  Entertainment  Death Penalty

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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

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.
Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renne, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Government

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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Rated:  PG13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  124 min. 
Plot: After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending the USA's ideals.
Cast: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by Joe Johnston.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Military  National Security

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: Finding difficult to fit in to the era of today Captain America leads an assault against a friend turned rival from World War II, a Soviet emissary known as "The Winter Soldier".
Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.
Categories:  Action  National Security  SciFi/Fantasy

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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

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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

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Captain Ron (1992)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A family in Chicago inherits the yacht formerly owned by Clark Gable and they decide to sail it from the island to Miami with the assistance of Captain Ron.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Martin Short, Mary Kay Place. Directed by Thom Eberhardt.
Categories:  Comedy  Maritime  Estates

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Captivated (2015)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: The first fully televised high profile court case of Pamela Smart, which rattled the consciousness of America.
Cast: Pamela Smart, Eleanor Pam, Dan Pelletier, Paul Maggiotto, Raymond Fowler, Billy Flynn, Patrick Randall. Directed by Jeremiah Zagar.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Criminal Law

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Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **** 1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. 
Plot: A typical, upper-middleclass family's world is instantly transformed when the father and youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. Documentary.
Cast: Arnold Friedman, Elaine Friedman, David Friedman, Seth Friedman, Jesse Friedman, Howard Friedman. Directed by Andrew Jarecki.
Categories:  Documentary  Law Enforcement  Family

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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

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Carnage (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, however, increasingly childish behavior throws the evening into chaos.
Cast: Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly. Directed by Roman Polanski.
Categories:  Comedy  Children  Conflict

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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

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Cars (2006)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A hot-shot, anthropomorphic race-car gets waylaid in a backwater town, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.
Cast: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry The Cable Guy, Cheech Marin, Tony Shalhoub. Directed by John Lasseter and Joe Ranft.
Categories:  Animation  Automobile  Family

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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

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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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Casablanca (1942)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  102 min. B&W
Plot: During WWII, a nightclub owner in Casablanca discovers his old flame is married to a French resistance leader with Germans on his tail. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Directed by Michael Curtiz.
Categories:  War  Human Rights  History

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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

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Casino Jack (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.
Cast: Jack Abramoff, William Branner, Tom DeLay, Donn Dunlop, Kevin Henderson. Directed by Alex Gibney.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  History

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Casino Royale (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 144 min. 
Plot: James Bond must stop a banker to the world's terrorist organizations from winning a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench. Directed by Martin Campbell.
Categories:  International  Action  National Security

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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

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Castle, The (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Hard times lie ahead for a family when their house is "compulsorily acquired" to allow for an expansion of the airport.
Cast: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry. Directed by Rob Sitch.
Categories:  Comedy  Land Use  Government

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Cat Ballou (1965)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: When her father is murdered a woman hires a has-been gunfighter to help her gain revenge.
Cast: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan,Nat King Cole. Directed by Elliot Silverstein.
Categories:  Western  Comedy  Justice

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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

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Cat People (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.
Cast: Natasha Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole. Directed by Paul Schrader.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Horror  Family

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Cat People/The Curse of the Cat People (1942)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  143 min. B&W
Plot: A new bride fears an ancient hex when in passion/An imaginative child has trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality.
Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt. Directed by Jacques Turner/Gunther von Fritsch.
Categories:  Horror  Mental Health  Family

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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

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Catch-22 (1970)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.
Cast: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Jack Gilford, Buck Henry, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Paula Prentiss, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight, Orson Welles. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Categories:  Comedy  War  Mental Health

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Catfish (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.
Cast: Yaniv (Nev) Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Angela Wesselman. Directed by Henry Joost.
Categories:  Documentary  Computer  Privacy

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Cell, The (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Using an experimental technique, a therapist enters the mind of a serial killer to save a child's life.
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio. Directed by Tarsem Singh.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Government  Mental Health

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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

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Central Park Five, The (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman.
Cast: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Kharey Wise, Yusef Salaam, Angela Black, Calvin O. Butts III. Directed by Ken Burns.
Categories:  Documentary  Justice  Racism

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Certain Justice, A (1998)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  160 min. 
Plot: An imperfect legal system may allow the murderer of an unpopular defense attorney to go free.
Cast: Roy Marsden, Penny Downie. Directed by Ross Devenish.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Criminal Law  Television

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Chamber, The (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A young lawyer feels impelled to defend his grandfather, a Mississippi death row inmate, convicted years ago of a racially-motivated bombing.
Cast: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, Bo Jackson. Directed by James Foley.
Categories:  Advocacy  Criminal Law  Racism

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Changeling (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: A mother's prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn't take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.
Cast: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Family  Law Enforcement

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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

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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

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Charade (1963)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A woman in Paris is pursued by several men who want the fortune her murdered husband stole.
Cast: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn. Directed by Stanley Donen.
Categories:  Comedy  Estates  Criminal Law

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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

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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, which was an efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets, had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hopkins, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Categories:  Politics  War  International

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Charlotte's Web (1973)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A spider with a flair for promotion saves a young pig from the dinner table and teaches the rest of the barnyard some life lessons along the way.
Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde, Henry Gibson, Agnes Moorehead. Directed by Charles A. Nichols & Iwao Takamoto.
Categories:  Animation  Family

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Chasing Ice (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  75 min. 
Plot: A documentary made with multi-year, time-lapse cameras documenting evidence of Earth's changing glaciers.
Cast: James Balog, Svavar Jonatansson, Adam LeWinter. Directed by Jeff Orlowski.
Categories:  Documentary  Environmental

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Chasing Madoff (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A look at how one investigator spent ten years trying to expose Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme that scammed an estimated $18 billion from investors.
Cast: Harry Markopolos, Frank Casey, Neil Chelo, Gaytri Kachroo, Michael Ocrant. Directed by Jeff Prosserman.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Banking

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Che (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 134 min. 
Plot: Che & Castro-Led Cuban exiles mobilize to topple dictator Batista's regime.
Cast: Julia Orman, Benico Del Toro, Rodrigo Santoro, Maria Isabel Diaz, Demian Bichir, Yul Vazquez. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Biography  History  War

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Chef (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
Cast: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt. Directed by Jon Favreau.
Categories:  Business  Family  Comedy

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Chicago (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A Chicago chorus girl in the 1920s shoots her deceptive lover and ends up on Murderess Row, where she meets a fellow musical convict.
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly. Directed by Rob Marshall.
Categories:  Musical  Advocacy  Criminal Law

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Chico & Rita (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A young Cuban piano player and a beautiful singer chase their dreams from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood, and Las Vegas in 1948. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Limara Meneses, Eman Xor Oña, Mario Guerra, Jon Adams, Renny Arozarena, Blanca Rosa Blanco. Directed by Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, and Fernando Trueba.
Categories:  Animation  Foreign  Musical

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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

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Children in War (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: In the past decade two million children have been killed in wars around the world and here some survivors tell their story.
Cast: Narration by Susan Raymond. Directed by Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Military

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Children of Men (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: In a dystopian near-future, the human race has lost the ability to reproduce.
Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
Categories:  Medical  Government  Human Rights

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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
Chinatown (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: A private eye is hired to investigate the extra-marital affair of a Los Angeles socialite, but ends up investigating a murder relating to a battle for the city's water rights.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, John Huston. Directed by Roman Polanski.
Categories:  Evidence  Mystery/Suspense  Land Use

Law movies
Chocolat (2000)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Lena Olin, Johnny Depp. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom.
Categories:  Romance  Business

Law movies
Choke (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: A colonial reenactor by day and con-man by night pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Houston, Kelly MacDonald, Brad William Henke, Jonah Bobo. Directed by Clark Gregg.
Categories:  Fraud  Medical  Comedy

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
Christmas Tale, A (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  151 min. 
Plot: A troubled family is forced to come together when the matriarch becomes ill. In French, with English subtitles.
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Paul Roussillon, Anne Consigny, Mathieu Amalric, Melvil Poupaud. Directed by Arnaud Desplechin.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Health

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Chronicle (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-Ray/DVD  84 min. 
Plot: Three high school friends gain superpowers and soon find their lives spinning out of control.
Cast: Dane Dehaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hunshaw. Directed by Josh Trank.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Juvenile  Media

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 Cohn (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A look at the career of Roy Cohn, the lawyer that successfully tried the Rosenberg case, destroyed Senator Joe McCarthy's right-hand man during the Red Scare, and tried to undermine the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cast: James Woods, Joe Don Barker, Joseph Bologna, Ed Flanders, Frederic Forrest, Lee Grant, Pat Hingle, John McMartin. Directed by Frank Pierson.
Categories:  Television  Ethics  Government

Law movies
Citizen Kane (1941)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 119 min. B&W
Plot: Powerful newspaper owner Charles Foster Kane was many things to many people, both in life and in death.
Cast: Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Everett Sloane, William Alland, Paul Stewart, George Coulouris, Fortunio Bonanova, Gus Schilling, Philip Van Zandt, Georgia Backus, Harry Shannon. Directed by Orson Wells.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Documentary  Witness

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
Citizenfour (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 114 min. 
Plot: A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.
Cast: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald. Directed by Laura Poitras.
Categories:  Documentary  National Security  Politics

Law movies
City for Conquest (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. B&W
Plot: A truck driver turns pro boxer to fund his brother's education, until he must come to terms with being blinded in the ring.
Cast: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Donald Crisp, Frank McHugh, Arthur Kennedy, George Tobias. Directed by Anatole Litvak.
Categories:  Family  Organized Crime

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 Lights (1931)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD/Blu-ray  87 min. B&W
Plot: A tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind flower girl. Silent film.
Cast: Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia, Hank Mann, Charlie Chaplin . Directed by Charles Chaplin.
Categories:  Trusts  Unemployment  Economics

Law movies
City of Ember (2008)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights, but Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Mary Kay Place, Bill Murray, Martin Landau, Toby Jones, Tim Robbins. Directed by Jeane Duprau.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Energy  Family

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
City of Life and Death (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 113 min. Color/B&W
Plot: Depicts the infamous reign of terror conducted by the occupying Japanese army in the Chinese capitol of Nanking in 1937, based on recorded witness testimony from survivors. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Cast: Ye Liu, Yuanyuan Gao, Hideo Nakaizumi. Directed by Chuan Lu.
Categories:  War  Foreign  Women

Law movies
City of Lost Children, The (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A scientist in a surreal society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they will slow his aging process. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon. Directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Children  Foreign

Law movies
Civil Action, A (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: True story of a personal injury lawyer who risks everything to represent the families of children that died of leukemia as a result of the toxic waste dumped by a nearby corporation.
Cast: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, William H. Macy, Zeljko Ivanek, Bruce Norris, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan. Directed by Steven Zaillian.
Categories:  Environmental  Civil Procedure  Advocacy

Law movies
Clarence Darrow (1974)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  81 min. 
Plot: A videotaped production of Henry Fonda's stage performance as Clarence Darrow, one of the 20th century's foremost trial lawyers, in the one-man play.
Cast: Henry Fonda. Directed by John Houseman.
Categories:  Television  Criminal Procedure  Advocacy

Law movies
Class Action (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: An attorney suing an automobile manufacturer over a safety problem discovers his estranged daughter is representing the defense.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Directed by Michael Apted.
Categories:  Advocacy  Conflict  Ethics

Law movies
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: A close friend of the President and his family are murdered aboard their yacht in the Caribbean, setting off a chain of events that leads the Deputy Director of the C.I.A. into a dangerous confrontation with the Columbian drug cartel.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida. Directed by Phillip Noyce.
Categories:  Action  Government  National Security

Law movies
Clearing, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A self-made tycoon is kidnapped by an employee and it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom.
Cast: Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe. Directed by Pieter Jan Brugge.
Categories:  Action  Family  Government

Law movies
Clerks (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: A day in the lives of two convenience clerks as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.
Cast: Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Jason Mewes, Lisa Spoonauer. Directed by Kevin Smith.
Categories:  Employment  Comedy

Law movies
Clerks II (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 97 min. 
Plot: Two inveterate slackers flipping burgers at a fast food joint long to break out and do something more with their lives.
Cast: Jeff Anderson, Brian O'Halloran, Rosario Dawson, Trevor Fehrman, Jennifer Schwalbach, Jason Mewes. Directed by Kevin Smith.
Categories:  Employment  Comedy  Marital Relations

Law movies
Client, The (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A young boy seeks the protection of an unseasoned attorney from both the Mob, who will kill him if he reveals what he learned about a Mob murder, and a zealous federal prosecutor, who won't let up until he tells all.
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, Brad Renfro. Directed by Joel Schumacher.
Categories:  Witness  Organized Crime  Juvenile

Law movies
Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: **** 1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: In a futuristic Britain, a violent juvenile joins his gang in nightly joyrides, rapes and murders.
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  Government  Sentencing  Ethics

Law movies
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 132 min. 
Plot: An electric lineman has an encounter with something he can't quite explain.
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Aviation  Government

Law movies
Close to Home (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Two 18-year-old girls are assigned to work together during their compulsory military service and an unlikely friendship forms. In Hebrew with English subtitles.
Cast: Smadar Sayar, Naama Schendar, Irit Suki, Dani Geva. Directed by Dalia Hager and Vidi Bilu.
Categories:  Foreign  Women  Military

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
Closet, The (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: A man is about to be fired, but the spreading rumor about his homosexuality changes it all, as his company doesn't want to be sued for sexual discrimination. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Gerard Depardieu, Thierry Lhermiette. Directed by Frances Veber.
Categories:  Comedy  Discrimination  Foreign

Law movies
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: An invention mishap causes food to fall from the sky like rain.
Cast: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T. Directed by Phil Lord.
Categories:  Animation  Intellectual Property  Family

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
Clue (1985)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:    96 min. 
Plot: The murderously funny movie based on the world-famous boardgame.
Cast: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren. Directed by Jonathan Lynn.
Categories:  Comedy  Mystery/Suspense  Evidence

Law movies
Cold Mountain (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  154 min. 
Plot: In the waning days of the Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to North Carolina to reunite with his lover.
Cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland. Directed by Anthony Minghella.
Categories:  War  Romance  History

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
Coming to America (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: An African prince goes to Queens, New York, to find a wife.
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headley. Directed by John Landis.
Categories:  Comedy  Immigration  Employment

Law movies
Commando (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A retired elite commando must rescue his daughter from an exiled dictator.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells, James Olson, David Patrick Kelly, Alyssa Milano, Bill Duke. Directed by Mark L. Lester.
Categories:  Military  Action  Government

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
Complete Concert for George, The (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 286 min. 
Plot: George Harrison's friends, family, and band mates unite for a tribute concert on the one-year anniversary of his death.
Cast: Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison, Dhani Harrison . Directed by David Leland.
Categories:  Documentary  Entertainment

Law movies
Compulsion (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. B&W
Plot: Clarence Darrow defends two wealthy Chicago teenagers in this drama based on the true story about the 1924 Leopold-Loeb murder case.
Cast: Orson Welles, Bradford Dillman, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi, Martin Milner, E.G. Marshall. Directed by Richard Fleischer.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Juvenile  Advocacy

Law movies
Con Man (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  53 min. 
Plot: About a man who throughout his life assumed a series of fraudulent identities.
Cast: James Arthur Hogue. Directed by Jesse Moss.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Mental Health

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
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: The maverick creator of a television gameshow is drawn into a shadowy world of danger as a covert government operative.
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Chuck Barris, Drew Barrymore, Michelle Sweeney, George Clooney. Directed by George Clooney.
Categories:  Government  Entertainment  Mystery/Suspense

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
Conformist, The (1970)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Clementi. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Categories:  Foreign  Government  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Conjuring, The (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  112 min. 
Plot: Based on true events paranormal investigators work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
Cast: Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson. Directed by James Wan.
Categories:  Horror  Biography

Law movies
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A man who sees conspiracies everywhere publishes his theories on the internet. Trouble follows when one of his theories proves correct.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts. Directed by Richard Donner.
Categories:  Government  Evidence  Action

Law movies
Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A made-for-cable-TV docudrama about the trial of the men accused of conspiring to cause protesters to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Cast: Brian Benben, Peter Boyle, Robert Carradine, David Clennon, Elliot Gould, Robert Loggia, Ron Rifkin, Martin Sheen. Directed by Jeremy Kagan.
Categories:  Television  Documentary  Constitutional

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
Continental Divide (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A hard-nosed Chicago journalist gets stuck in the Rocky Mountains with a radical ornithologist.
Cast: John Belushi, Blair Brown, Allen Goorwitz. Directed by Michael Apted.
Categories:  Comedy  Environmental

Law movies
Control Room (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: Based on perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera's coverage.
Cast: Joshua Rushing, Samir Khader, David Shuster, Donald Rumsfeld. Directed by Jehane Noujaim.
Categories:  Documentary  War  Politics

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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

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Cop Land (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Freddy Heflin is a small town sheriff who is investigating corruption amongst the NYPD officers who live there.
Cast: Sylvester Stalone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro. Directed by James Mangold.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Ethics

Law movies
Copyright Criminals (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  54 min. 
Plot: Examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod.
Categories:  Documentary  Copyright  Media

Law movies
Coraline (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: An adventurous girl discovers another world with sinister secrets.
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Ian McShane. Directed by Henry Selick.
Categories:  Animation  Family

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

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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

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Corporation, The (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 145 min. 
Plot: Examines the nature, evolution, impact, and possible futures of the modern business corporation.
Cast: Jane Akre, Ray Anderson, Maude Barlow, Chris Barrett, Noam Chomsky, Peter Drucker, Samuel Epstein, Milton Freidman, Naomi Klein, Susan E. Linn, Luke McCabe, Mikela J. Mikael, Robert Monks, Michael Moore, Vandana Shiva, Steve Wilson. Directed by Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar.
Categories:  Corporations  Documentary  History

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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

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Counterfeiters, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: The true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936 to fund their war effort. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Marie Baumer. Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky.
Categories:  International  War  Fraud

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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
Cove, The (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Activists infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Louie Psihoyos.
Categories:  Documentary  Animal  Health

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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  119 min. 
Plot: The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world.
Cast: Clancy Brown, Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell. Directed by Jon Favreau.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Western  National Security

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Crash (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: The volatile intersection of a multiethnic cast as they careen in and out of each other's lives.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Eposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate. Directed by Paul Haggis.
Categories:  Discrimination  Racism  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Crazies, The (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: The inhabitants of a small Iowa town are suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.
Cast: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker. Directed by Breck Eisner.
Categories:  Horror  Environmental  Health

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
Crazy Love (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Burt Pugach went to jail for having acid thrown in the face of Linda Riss. Sixteen years later, they were married.
Cast: Jimmy Breslin, Burt Pugach, Linda Pugach. Directed by Dan Klores.
Categories:  Biography  Documentary

Law movies
Cream: Royal Albert Hall (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 130 min. 
Plot: 2005 Cream concert at Royal Albert Hall, London, England.
Cast: Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce. Directed by Martyn Atkins.
Categories:  Musical

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
Creepshow (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.
Cast: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielson, Adrienne Barbeau. Directed by George A. Romero.
Categories:  Horror  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy

Law movies
Crime After Crime (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: The story of the battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of brutal domestic violence.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Yoav Potash.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Justice

Law movies
Crime and Punishment (1935)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  VHS  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
Crime Wave/Decoy (1954)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  150 min. B&W
Plot: A reformed parolee is caught in the middle when a wounded former cell mate seeks him out for shelter/When a gang leader is fatally shot, she recounts her sordid life of crime to a police officer.
Cast: Sterling Hayden, Gene Nelson, Phyllis Kirk, Jean Gillie, Edward Norris. Directed by Andre De Toth and Jack Bernhard.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Organized Crime

Law movies
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **** 1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to ruin his life, while a documentary filmmaker is forced to use his despicable brother-in-law as a subject.
Cast: Caroline Aaron, Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Claire Bloom, Mia Farrow, Joanna Gleason, Anjelica Huston, Martin Landau, Jenny Nichols, Jerry Orbach, Sam Waterston. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Ethics  Comedy

Law movies
Criminal Code, The (1931)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  83 min. B&W
Plot: A young man that is wrongfully convicted has a chance at being pardoned, but must break the criminal code and identify an inmate who has murdered another.
Cast: Boris Karloff, Walter Huston, Philips Holmes. Directed by Howard Hawkes.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Justice  Jurisprudence

Law movies
Criminal Law (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A lawyer successfully defends a man on trial for murder, only to determine that his client is guilty.
Cast: Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tess Harper, Karen young, Joe Don Baker. Directed by Martin Campbell.
Categories:  Ethics  Mystery/Suspense  Justice

Law movies
Crimson Tide (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, George Dzundza, Viggo Mortensen, James Gandolfini, Matt Craven. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Action  Military  Maritime

Law movies
Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.
Cast: Narrated by Forest Whitaker. Directed by Stacy Peralta.
Categories:  Documentary  Organized Crime  Juvenile

Law movies
Crisis at Central High (1980)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  VHS  120 min. 
Plot: In 1957, a landmark decision by the Supreme Court mandates the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Violent demonstrations and riots follow as tensions on both sides grow.
Cast: Joanne Woodward, Charles Durning, Henderson Forsythe, Calins Levels. Directed by Lamont Johnson.
Categories:  Racism  History  Juvenile

Law movies
Crisis: Behind a Presidental Committment (1963)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  53 min. 
Plot: A 1963 civil rights crisis unfolds at an Alabama school.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Robert Drew.
Categories:  Documentary  Civil Rights  History

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
Cromwell (1970)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A man on the eve of leaving for the new world is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the British Civil War.
Cast: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin. Directed by Ken Hughes.
Categories:  International  Government  Religion

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
Crossing Delancey (1988)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A Manhattan single meets a man through an old fashioned Jewish matchmaker.
Cast: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Sylvia Miles, David Hyde Pierce. Directed by Joan Micklin Silver.
Categories:  Comedy  Religion  Family

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
Crossroads: Eric Clapton Guitar Festival (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 150 min. 
Plot: This is a video from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, held in June 2004. Planned extras include in-depth artist interviews, a mini-documentary, photo gallery, alternate angle, and more.
Cast: Eric Clapton, J. J. Cale, B. B. King, James Taylor, Jeff Beck, Rocky Frisco, Pat Methany, Carlos Santana, ZZ Top. Directed by Ron de Moraes.
Categories:  Musical  Documentary

Law movies
Crossroads: Eric Clapton Guitar Festival (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 240 min. 
Plot: Over 20 of the world's greatest guitarists play sidemen to each other, on one stage, for one day, to support one cause; Crossroads Centre rehab facility in Antigua.
Cast: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Doyle Bramhall II, Robert Cray, Cheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B. B. King, John Mayer, Willie Nelson. Directed by Martyn Atkins.
Categories:  Musical  Documentary

Law movies
Crossroads: Eric Clapton Guitar Festival (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 4 hours, 49 min. 
Plot: Two nights at Madison Square Garden offers a variety of legendary guitarists performing a mix of sultry blues, classic rock and country jams.
Cast: Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck. Directed by Martin Atkins.
Categories:  Musical  Entertainment

Law movies
Crossroads: Eric Clapton Music Festival (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 240 min. 
Plot: A day-long concert featuring legendary musicians on June 26th, 2010 to benefit the Crossroads Centre in Antigua.
Cast: Various performers. Directed by Martyn Atkins.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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
Crude (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: The story of lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Joe Berlinger.
Categories:  Documentary  Environmental  Trial

Law movies
Crude Awakening, A: The Oil Crash (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: Investigates how oil companies are shortchanging American taxpayers out of billions of dollars in royalties for drilling rights on public property.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Basil Gelpke and Raymond McCormick.
Categories:  Documentary  Natural Resources  Economics

Law movies
Cruel and Unusual (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  63 min. 
Plot: Five transgender women share their prison experiences.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Janet Baus and Dan Hunt.
Categories:  Documentary  Sexuality  Human Rights

Law movies
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: An unscrupulous student gets more than he anticipated when he attempts to deflower the Headmaster's daughter.
Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipp, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair. Directed by Roger Kumble.
Categories:  Ethics  Romance

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 Freedom (1987)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  157 min. 
Plot: A White South African journalist must escape the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, a black activist.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton. Directed by Richard Attenborough.
Categories:  Racism  Government  History

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 (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  VHS  100 min. B&W
Plot: In apartheid South Africa, two fathers, one black and one white, are drawn together through one father's search for his lost son.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Canada Lee, Charles Carson. Directed by Zolton Korda.
Categories:  Racism  Government  Family

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
Crying Game, The (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: **** 1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world and falls in love with the captive's girlfriend.
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Rea, Adrian Dunbar, Joe Savino, Jaye Davidson. Directed by Neil Jordan.
Categories:  Romance  War  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Eighth Season (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 300 min. 
Plot: Larry's divorce is finalized; a faulty alibi lands him back in New York.
Cast: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman . Directed by Robert B. Weide..
Categories:  Comedy  Television  Marital Relations

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

Law movies
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

Law movies
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
Curse of the Golden Flower, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: Inside the walls of the Forbidden City the royal family is divided against itself.
Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou. Directed by Zhang Yimou.
Categories:  Foreign  Family

Law movies
Cutie and the Boxer (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: This candid love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko.
Cast: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara. Directed by Zachary Heinzerling.
Categories:  Documentary  Art  Biography

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