BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing.
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston provide the indelible performances in Roman Polanski's cynical updating of the 1940's Noir formula, which remains an eternally fresh reminder of the ability of power to corrupt.
Adapted from the 1951 novel by the Italian writer Alberto Moravia, Bernardo Bertolucci's fourth feature was his first genuine international success, and remains among the director's most accomplished works.
This special effects extravaganza from 1966 has proved surprisingly enduring, despite a technical quality crude by contemporary standards; perhaps it's the screwball poetry of the plot idea—a team of scientists is miniaturized and injected into the bloodstream of a famous physicist in an attempt to destroy a clot that threatens his brain—that still gives it a grip on the imagination.
Regarded by many as Dino Risi's finest film, "The Easy Life" (Il Sorpasso) casts Vittorio Gassman as Bruno, a jaded, aging roue, who introduces young Roberto Mariani (Jean-Louis Trintignant) to his hedonistic lifestyle.
JIM HALL: A LIFE IN PROGRESS offers music lovers the rare opportunity to witness a jazz great performing at the absolute height of his creativity, filmmaker Bruce Ricker alternates between vintage performance footage of Jim Hall playing alongside such greats as Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk while simultaneously exploring the creation of Hall's 1998 album By Arrangement.
Stunning 4K 50th Anniversary Restoration! David Lean's 1962 spectacle about T.E. Lawrence's military career between 1916 and '18, written by Robert Bolt and produced by Sam Spiegel, remains one of the most intelligent, handsome, and influential of all war epics.
The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse, broadcast live from London’s West End to cinemas. Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.
From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, ONE CHANCE is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts (James Cordon), a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.
Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II.
One of the shining glories of the American musical, this 1952 feature was fabricated (by screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green) around a collection of old songs written by producer Arthur Freed and brought to bright, brash, and exuberant life by directors Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly.
Contemporary New Orleans jazz musicians discuss their childhood introductions to music in Baptist churches and through local traditions like second line (parades) and Jazz Funerals, and the role of Danny Barker in keeping traditional New Orleans Jazz alive through the 70’s and 80’s.
This exciting existentialist road movie by Monte Hellman, with a swell script by Rudolph Wurlitzer and Will Corry, features James Taylor and Dennis Wilson as the drivers of a supercharged '55 Chevy, and Warren Oates as the owner of a new GTO.
One of the landmarks—not merely of the movies, but of 20th-century art. Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 film extends the theme of Rear Window—the relationship of creator and creation—into the realm of love and sexuality, focusing on an isolated, inspired romantic (James Stewart) who pursues the spirit of a woman (the powerfully carnal Kim Novak).