The Port of Last Resort

... The score for the film (by John Zorn) on a CD called: Film Works VIII: 1997 The story of the flight of Jewish refugees to Shanghai during the years preceding World War II  ...

Proof of Life

It's the rare film that manages to tackle more than one genre and succeed – a "comedy-drama" is usually neither. Proof of Life is an exception – it's equal parts suspense thriller, unrequited love story, case study of what  ...

The Road Home

Director Zhang Yimou started his film career as a cinematographer and that experience shows in the films he has directed, including such visually stunning works as Ju Dou and Raise the Red Lantern. More recently, Not One Less earned  ...

This is My Father

"'Twas the Spring of 1939..." begins the tale of Kieran Johnson's (James Caan) search for his roots in the green, green fields of Ireland. With an opening like that you will not be surprised to find that heartbreak is  ...

The Trial

Easy-to-use 16oz teapot and four gourmet tea samples See a brief video demonstration Even in his less successful movies - and The Trial must be counted among those - Orson Welles worked at the leading edge  ...

Twin Falls Idaho

Suggested reading: Twins And What They Tell Us About Who We Are (1997), Lawrence Wright Dancing Naked In Front of the Fridge And Other Lessons from Twins (1999), Nancy J. Sipes, Phd.  ...

Waking Ned Devine

Waking Ned Devine has been a surprise hit for writer/director Kirk Jones who debuts with this light-as-a-feather comedy. It is hard to imagine anyone not having a good time meeting the charming and mischievous Irish men and women in  ...

The Widow of St. Pierre

Director Patrice Leconte doesn't mess around with minor themes. Whether on the more intimate scale of fascinating Monsieur Hire (1989) or the more recent Girl on the Bridge (1999), or on the grander scale of French costume drama like  ...