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Bob Balaban

Director, Actor

Films to Rent on DVD

Me, NatalieMe, Natalie (1969)
Dir. Fred Coe
Feat. Patty Duke, James Farentino, Salome Jens
Thoughtful, though occasionally mawkish coming–of–age tale with Patty Duke as a young woman struggling with low self esteem and fighting…
ParentsParents (1989) Aro Favourite
Dir. Bob Balaban
Feat. Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Sandy Dennis
Frightening piece of horror kitsch about a boy who suspects his parents are cannibals. Splendid, stylised direction and set design make this a…
GreedyGreedy (1994)
Dir. Jonathan Lynn
Feat. Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Travis
Slapdash comedy with Douglas as a wealthy elderly man who's family compete to secure his vast inheritance.
Waiting for GuffmanWaiting for Guffman (1997) Aro Favourite
Dir. Christopher Guest
Feat. Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Parker Posey
A comic treasure from the writer/star of "This is Spinal Tap", here lining up the fictional US burg of Blaine, Missouri in his satirical sights, as…
Deconstructing HarryDeconstructing Harry (1998)
Dir. Woody Allen
Feat. Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Bob Balaban
Woody Allen's most unruly comedy in years is an excoriating satire on his 'public–image': morally–depraved author Harry Blok, in a…
Majestic, TheMajestic, The (2001)
Dir. Frank Darabont
Feat. Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban
Jim Carrey chose the wrong horse on which to saddle his dramatic aspirations with this “Capra–esque” tale of a blacklisted…
Mighty Wind, AMighty Wind, A (2003) Recommended
Dir. Christopher Guest
Feat. Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean
Writer–director Christopher Guest and his repertory of actors return for another cheerful send–up of an American subculture – this time…
Marie and BruceMarie and Bruce (2004)
Dir. Tom Cairns
Feat. Julianne Moore, Matthew Broderick, Bob Balaban
A portrait of a sharply declining marriage, with Matthew Broderick and Julianne Moore as diametrically opposed partners clinging to the remaining…
Exonerated, The Exonerated, The (2005)
Dir. Bob Balaban
Feat. Brian Dennehy, Danny Glover, Delroy Lindo
Jarring prison drama focusing on six death row inmates that are exonerated just before their executions due to new evidence becoming available.…
RageRage (2009)
Dir. Sally Potter
Feat. Lily Cole, Steve Buscemi, Jude Law
Another arthouse conceit from dir. Sally Potter (ORLANDO, YES), comprised entirely of monologues from insiders at New York fashion house, who recall…

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