A peasant from the marshlands of southern Iraq journeys in a tiny boat up the Tigris to Baghdad, seeking medicine for his sick wife. The first feature shot in Iraq in more than a decade effectively mixes lyricism with documentary-style realism, capturing the final days of life under Saddam Hussein, whose regime confiscated five reels of this film that are now lost forever. | Read More
A stunning revival of one of the iconic characters of Japanese popular culture -- Zatoichi, the blind masseur sworn to defend the innocent. Violent showdowns ensue when Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. In Japanese auteur Kitano's first period film, stylistically choreographed swordplay mixes with a multi-layered story, creating a powerful, wild romp. | Read More
At 85, not only does Tony Bennett still have the smoothest pipes in the music business, he's got the kind of philosophy that has made him one of the most beloved and respected performers of the last six decades. Made with as much class and refinement as Tony himself, this is an insider's look at the icon as he records his latest duets collection with stars like Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, and—bittersweetly—Amy Winehouse.
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Former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine took his baseball expertise to Japan in 2004. This film follows a season in the life of an American who has become an admired icon-and a primary reason that baseball remains Japan's most popular sport. | Read MoreESPN, Sports, Documentary
As the strict Game Master of a fantasy role-playing game, Scott (Sam Eidson) leads his friends in a weekly quest through mysterious lands from the safety of his grandmother’s kitchen. But his mastery of his own domain starts to slip — along with everything else in his life — when neo-nerd hipster Miles (Garrett Graham) joins the game, winning over the group with his confident charm and dethroning Scott with an unexpected coup. Caught in delusions of grandeur, Scott must roll the dice and risk everything to expose Miles as the fraud he believes him to be. A darkly comedic fable of epic proportions, Zero Charisma is an ode to nerds from every realm. | Read More
In this cheeky comedy from brothers Kieran and John Carney (director of Oscar® winner Once), the Cassidy family lives cheerfully in a small Irish town where the 1950s, it seems, never ended. Then one night a portly brute dressed sorta like an alien arrives at their house. His name is Zonad, and he's from outer space—or so he claims—and soon his cynical, 21st-century attitude begins disrupting this seemingly idyllic little hamlet. | Read MoreComedy and Science Fiction
Filmed over the course of nine years, this documentary traces the remarkable journey of 16-year-old Daniel from a Bronx high school to an Ivy League university while simultaneously exploring the role of race and class in the American education system. | Read MoreDocumentary