This laid-back western manages to deliver a full quota of action, an agreeable dash of sentiment, and quite a few three-dimensional characterizations. Read More »
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Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one–the Indianapolis 500. Read More »
Alex Forrester, convicted of murdering his wife, fails to gain his release after spending 10 years in a British asylum for the criminally insane. Read More »
The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Read More »
Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike the US at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. Read More »
Alfred Eaton (Paul Newman) returns home after World War II, driven to be as successful as possible out of hatred toward his wealthy father (Leon Ames). Read More »
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972) Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach, Drama
From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. Read More »
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973) Gilbert Cates, Joanne Woodward, Martin Balsam, Sylvia Sidney, Drama
Rita, a middle aged New York City homemaker, finds herself in an emotional crisis which forces her to re-examine her life Read More »
Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and emotionally. Read More »
Sixty-one year old widower Will Varner, in ill health, owns many businesses and property in Frenchman’s Bend, Mississippi, including a plantation. Read More »
Come Back, Little Sheba (1977) Silvio Narizzano, Laurence Olivier, Joanne Woodward, Carrie Fisher, Drama
An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger. Read More »
A Fine Madness (1966) Irvin Kershner, Sean Connery, Joanne Woodward, Jean Seberg, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Samson Shillitoe, a frustrated poet and a magnet for women, is behind in his alimony payments, and lives with Rhoda, a waitress who stands by him through all his troubles. Read More »
The story tells of a young woman admitting to having blackouts, fearing they are getting worse. She is believed to suffer from multiple personalities, as a result of severe abuse at the hands of her mother, whom the psychiatrist, Cornelia B. Wilbur, believes was schizophrenic. The movie Sibyl is based upon author Flora Rheta Schreiberthe’s novel and fictionalized version of the life story of Shirley Ardell Mason, an American psychiatric patient, claimed to have suffered multiple personality disorder. The novel Sibyl, was in its turn based largely on the alleged actual accounts of psychiatric treatment that Shirley Ardell Mason underwent, documented by American psychiatrist Cornelia B. Wilbur. Numerous psychiatrists, both contemporary and more recent, have strongly contested the diagnosis.
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Rheinhardt, a cynical drifter, gets a job as an announcer for right-wing radio station WUSA in New Orleans. Rheinhardt is content to parrot WUSA’s reactionary editorial stance on the air, even if he doesn’t agree with it. Rheinhardt finds his cynical detachment challenged by a lady friend, Geraldine, and by Rainey, a neighbor and troubled idealist who becomes aware of WUSA’s sinister, hidden purpose. And when events start spinning out of control, even Rheinhardt finds he must take a stand.
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Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.
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