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An epic yet intimate romantic drama that illuminates the storied lives of two bold young women, Weimar-era sisters Caroline and Charlotte von Lengefeld and the celebrated German poet Friedrich Schiller. Germany's official submission to the 2015 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film set in Europe in the late1700s but offers a surprisingly contemporary story of women who dared to flaunt convention as they approached love, marriage, sexuality and society on their own terms.
Ewa Cybulska (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan and quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution.
Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, with Charles Dance, and Mark Strong; written by Graham Moore and directed by Morten Tyldum.
Inspired by writer/director Damien Chazelle, follow the journey of a young jazz musician with a passion for drumming and dreams of greatness. Andrew Neiman, played by rising star Miles Teller, is a determined 19-year-old student. His rigid music teacher, Terence Fletcher, played by J.K. Simmons, sees Andrew's raw talent, but will accept nothing less than perfection.
The film, featuring Jackie Cooper and musicians like Benny Goodman and Harry James in their prime, has been digitally remastered. The romance between a young trumpeter and a New Orleans-born piano player serves as the narrative plot line. But the core of the film is its celebratory history of 'syncopated' music - jazz - tracing it from the turn-of-the-century sounds of ragtime, through Dixieland, the blues, Chicago jazz and the swing era.
The newly formed Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman discover another super hero on the planet. Aquaman and the group must band together to prevent a war between the inhabitants of land and sea. Featurettes, sneak peaks and bonus cartoons add to the non-stop action.
Directed by legendary filmmaker Mark Rydell, starring Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda, and based on a popular play by celebrated writer Ernest Thompson, the film is a classic tale of family told with heart and warmth that received ten Academy Award nominations. This collector's edition disc includes commentary and featurettes.
Unfolding like a serialized 19th century French naturalist novel, this uncompromising series follows a cast of gorgeous women trapped by circumstances beyond their control in the luxury brothel 'Paradise'. Considered a first class closed house reserved for aristocratic or bourgeois clientele and noted for strange and refined practices during a time when prostitution was legalized, Paradise is populated by a fascinating cast of characters, each of whom struggles to find escape and solace in their own way.
The remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, Terry - a mentor to Miles Davis - is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands. In the 1960's, he broke the color barrier as the first African-American staff musician at NBC.
A dark and droll thriller with comic undertones about the fine art of killing. Mika Muller (Isabelle Huppert) is the head of a Swiss chocolate company who is not above dispensing a potent blend of hot chocolate and dangerous sedatives to those who get in her way. Isabelle Huppert won Best Actress honors for the film at the Montreal World Film Festival and at France's Lumiere Awards, while director Claude Chabrol won the prestigious Prix Louis Delluc.
Dougray Scott stars as a London doctor and single dad on his way home one night on the high-speed train with his son. He is startled and confused when the train whizzes past his stop - and becomes increasingly desperate to save himself and his mysterious fellow passengers as the train hurtles out of control, without a conductor or brakes but apparently controlled by someone looking to wreak havoc.
In 1942, Fritz Lang decided to make a film that would face the Nazi terror head-on. Working with the famous playwright Bertolt Brecht and the Oscar-winning cinematographer James Wong Howe, Lang devised a fact-based thriller that would shock and stir audiences.
Comedy icons Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn star in Mel Brooks' brilliantly outrageous riff on Mary Shelley's classic story of Frankenstein. After inheriting his grandfather's castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein (Wilder) follows in his ancestor's freaky footsteps as he sets out to reanimate a dead body...
The story revolves around two objects, a rare set of 18th-century Limoges china, and a 19th century aristocratic portrait. As these items are passed, sold, or stolen from one character to another, a giddy round dance of excess begins to take shape, one which suggests that if history doesn't repeat itself, it certainly rhymes. Co-writer Gerard Brach and director Otar Iosseliani uses a feather-light touch to expose the futility of class and social order, making a bagatelle of the concerns of rich and poor alike.
France, 1572. During an uneasy break in the wars of religion, Catholic King Charles IX (Jean-Hugues Anglade) concludes a marriage of state between his sister, Margot (Isabelle Adjani), and the Protestant Huguenot King Henry of Navarre (Daniel Auteuil). But Margot's skull-faced Queen Mother (Virna Lisi) is already plotting the attack on the Huguenots that would come to be known as the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, and Margot is in the throes of a throbbingly romantic affair with the Protestant La Mole (Vincent Perez).
A remarkable autobiography of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tormented and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Decades later, still suffering the trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax and his wife Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.
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