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Director Daniel Leconte followed in real time the subsequent court proceedings brought against the Charlie Hebdo's editor, and his film presents a provocative and thoughtful look at questions surrounding freedom of the press and the challenges to democracy posed by fundamentalism. The film screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, where it was nominated for the Golden Camera award.
Sean Penn is the object of a deadly international manhunt in the pulse-pounding relentless cat-and-mouse game to take out the man who betrayed him. Directed by Pierre Morel and co-starring Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Javier Bardemcostar in a hair-trigger thrill-ride across Africa and Europe.
Young couple Kaia and Andrew (Christopher Abbott, Gitte Witt) are restoring her family's sprawling and secluded rural estate when their peace is upended with the unexpected arrival of Kaia's emotionally disturbed sister Christine and her distraught boyfriend Ira. As Christine's behavior grows increasingly unhinged-including an unsettling incident of sleepwalking resurfaces...
Five Academy Award nominations including Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Original Score. Academy Award-winner Matthew McConaughey stars as ex-pilot-turned-farmer Cooper, who must leave his family and a foundering Earth behind to lead an expedition traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. The film also stars Academy Award-winners Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine and Academy Award-nominees Jessica Chastain and John Lithgow.
2015 Academy Award Nominee For Best Documentary Feature: During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. City after city and village after village fell to the North while the few U.S. diplomats and military operatives still in the country contemplated withdrawal. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, American officers on the ground found themselves faced with a moral dilemma: whether to follow official policy and evacuate U.S. citizens and their dependents only, or to ignore orders and evacuate the men, women, and children they had come to value and love in their years in Vietnam.
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.
Sarah (Niamh Algar and Mark (Stephen Cromwell) are traveling through rural Ireland when car trouble strikes. The couple must head out on foot to find any sign of civilization. Eventually they come upon a lonely house - but the man inside is wounded, and when they try to help him, he attacks. Sarah and Mark manage to escape but soon they are confronted by something even worse.
Sam (Alex Russell) stands on stage as thousands of fans go wild. Smart, charismatic and handsome, he moves them with his message, and when he calls for donations to his charity, the money pours in. The only thing is, Sam doesn't believe a word he's saying. Just months earlier, Sam was a typical college senior focused on keg stands, hookups and getting through graduation. But when a surprise final tuition bill threatens his dream of law school and leaves him thousands of dollars in the hole, he's forced to think outside the box.
A documentary by Jyllian Gunther that chronicles the first year of an inner-city charter school as the challenges of educating students in an economically-challenged system becomes daunting. An official selection at numerous film festivals, including SXSW, the Hamptons International Film Festival, SF Doc Film Festival, Urban World International Film Festival, and the African Diaspora International Film Festival.
Two best friends and park groundskeepers, Mordecai and Rigby, a blue jay and a raccoon whose attempts to escape their everyday boredom take them to fantastical - and sometimes unintended - extremes. Maintenance duties for Rigby and Mordecai are just dull enough to somehow propel the pair into different wild shenanigans each episode.
Based on the thrilling true-life story of Maziar Bahari, the film features first-rate performances from an international cast, as well as an impassioned script that infuses wit and humor into a terrifying and all-too-real situation. Gael García Bernal stars along with Shohreh Aghdashloo and the film has earned the prestigious Freedom of Expression Award from the National Board of Review.
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.
In each episode, host Pete Evans, one of Australia's top celebrity chefs, author and restaurateur, travels to a new location in the U.S. to challenge local chefs to join him in spur-of-the moment 'culinary jams' to create in one day a feast in an exciting location. Culinary guest stars include renowned chefs Jacques Pepin, Marcus Samuelsson, Anita Lo, Larry and Marc Forgione, Jonathan Waxman, Andy Ricker, Jeffrey Saad, and more.
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