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History Boys Official Website Directed by Nicholas Hytner Written by Alan Bennett This witty and delightfully exuberant movie revolves around the scholastic future of eight gifted teenage boys in Yorkshire, England. The History  ...

3000 Miles to Graceland

It's no big secret that in 21st century Hollywood, scripts are sold and movies go into production based on "trailer moments" - those one-liners, action sequences and special effects shots that serve as fodder for the two-minute promos designed  ...

Angel’s Ladies

"Go west, young man!" So goes the rallying cry of Manifest Destiny, the beckoning of American exploration, and often, the pillaging of the “wild west.” Take a step forward to modern times, and such ghostly whispers can be heard  ...

City Lights

City Lights is a product of the closing days of the silent film era. By the time it was released, talking films were in the theaters. Would that half the talkies to come were masterpieces as rewarding as this  ...

Cradle Will Rock

Other cds: Blitzstein works including excerpts from The Cradle Will Rock..Leonard Bernstein (1998) The Cradle Will Rock 1994 Los Angeles Cast The Cradle Will Rock: 1985 London Cast Cradle Will Rock is a  ...

Enemy at the Gates

a novel on the same subject matter: War of the Rats Enemy at the Gates takes the legend of a venerated Soviet war hero, Vassili Zaitsev, and fictionalizes it into a Hollywood-style  ...

Farinelli

Despite its Golden Globe award, Farinelli seemed to come and go without a lot of notice in the United States just a few years ago. Perhaps the subject matter, centering on an 18th century castrato, and the world of  ...

Forces of Nature

... Like a good steak, a romantic comedy has to sizzle. Great jokes can salvage a regular comedy, but in a romantic comedy you need to feel chemistry between the leads. If you don't develop a burning desire in the  ...

The General’s Daughter

The General's Daughter is almost a triumph of style and film making skills over a fundamentally weak screenplay. The film spans both the military and the police procedural genres, the former setting up the authority structure and power  ...

Groove

Watching Groove is like being at a party where you don't know anyone, don't really meet anyone interesting, and don't have access to any good drugs (unless you happen to be watching the movie while on drugs, a policy  ...