The Passenger

Michelangelo Antonioni (born 1912) has been making movies for over a half century, even in the face of a debilitating stroke in 1985. (His segment of last year's Eros is best forgotten.) The trilogy of L'Avventura, La Notte, and  ...

Jarhead

Click the poster to buy at Movie Goods.com Based on a best-selling memoir by a Marine who fought in the 1991 Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm), Jarhead is told chronologically, from enlistment and training, to shipping  ...

Norma – Vincenzo Bellini

Norma, the eighth of Bellini's slim output of ten operas (compare to Rossini's 38, Donizetti's 65), is widely acknowledged as his masterpiece, a work in which he retained the melodic beauty and vocal elegance of the bel canto style,  ...

Prime

Click the poster to buy at Movie Goods.com Placed in New York, which is represented with all the urban delight appropriate to a romantic comedy, writer/director Ben Younger's Prime is the kind of movie thatbrings a  ...

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

For Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, writer/director Shane Black, starts with a 1941 pulp novel by prolific mystery writer Brett Halliday (1904-1977). Using the plot of the novel as a taking off point, Black places it in present-day Los Angeles,  ...

North Country

Click the poster to buy at Movie Goods.com Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law (2003), Clara Bingham Set in 1989 Minnesota,  ...

Doctor Atomic – John Adams

John Donne: Holy Sonnet XIV Batter my heart, three-personed God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend Your force to break, blow, burn,  ...

Good Night, and Good Luck

Click the poster to buy at Movie Goods.com Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism (2004), Bob Edwards George Clooney leaps into the top ranks of writer/directors with Good Night, and Good Luck,a smart,  ...

Capote

Truman Capote (1924-1984) was an American writer as much in the public eye for playing court jester to New York cafe society as for the three novels and various short stories he published. In Cold Blood, his 1966 "nonfiction  ...