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Goin' SouthGoin' South (1978)
Dir. Jack Nicholson
Feat. Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd
The ‘Western’ done as farce, with troublesome outlaw Jack Nicholson rescued from the gallows by Mary Steenbergen, in a marriage of…
Time After TimeTime After Time (1981) Recommended
Dir. Nicholas Meyer
Feat. Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen
Intriguing time–travel fantasy sees a young H G Wells (Malcolm McDowell), tracking Jack the Ripper from 1890s England to 1970s San Fransisco…
Ragtime (1981)
Dir. Milos Forman
Feat. James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn
8–time Oscar nominated adaptation of E. L. Doctorow's novel which recreates a real–life murder mystery in ragtime–era America…
Midsummer Night's Sex ComedyMidsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Dir. Woody Allen
Feat. Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Jose Ferrer
A breezy romp in the fresh fields of a country estate with three ill–assorted couples at the turn of the century. Under–rated Woody Allen…
Attic: The Hiding of Anne FrankAttic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Dir. John Erman
Feat. Mary Steenburgen, Paul Scofield
Well–remembered telemovie depiction of the well–known story of Anne Frank, who with her Jewish family was hidden from the Nazis during…
ParenthoodParenthood (1989) Recommended
Dir. Ron Howard
Feat. Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest
An effervescent and poignant comedy about the trials and tribulations of family life. An impressive ensemble cast headed by Steve Martin provide…
Back to the Future 3Back to the Future 3 (1990)
Dir. Robert Zemeckis
Feat. Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen
Fun conclusion to the trilogy sends Marty McFly back to the wild west to resolve the havoc he created in part 2.
Miss FirecrackerMiss Firecracker (1991)
Dir. Thomas Schlamme
Feat. Holly Hunter, Tim Robbins, Alfre Woodard
Feel–good Southern comedy stars Holly Hunter as the unsung, insecure cousin of the town beauty who dreams of becoming 'Miss Firecracker'…
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993) Aro Favourite
Dir. Lasse Hallstrom
Feat. Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio
An off–beat delight that's quirky take on tin–pot America is never at the expense of its truthfulness or poignancy. The ballad of the…
NixonNixon (1995)
Dir. Oliver Stone
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Ed Harris
With almost Shakespearian gravitas, Anthony Hopkins portrays a flawed but fully–rounded Richard Nixon. Instead of the anticipated whitewash,…
Gulliver's TravelsGulliver's Travels (1995)
Dir. Charles Sturridge
Feat. Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Peter O'Toole
Epic, state–of–the–art version of Jonathan Swift's classic fairytale stars Ted Danson as the long–shipwrecked doctor who must…
PowderPowder (1995) Recommended
Dir. Victor Salva
Feat. Mary Steenburgen, Sean Patrick Flannery, Lance Henriksen
Teenage alienation is given a supernatural charge in this story of a terminally–isolated, albino–like youth with metaphysical…
Nobody's BabyNobody's Baby (2001)
Dir. David Seltzer
Feat. Skeet Ulrich, Gary Oldman, Radha Mitchell
Indie comedy starring Skeet Ulrich and Gary Oldman as crime partners who rescue a baby from an auto wreck and wind up conflicted over what to do with…
Life as a HouseLife as a House (2002)
Dir. Irwin Winkler
Feat. Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen
Solidly carpentered, this star–studded tearjerker is built upon architect Kevin Kline’s simultaneous sacking and discovery of terminal…
Sunshine StateSunshine State (2002) Recommended
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. Angela Bassett, Jane Alexander, Edie Falco
Thoughtful, tightly woven ensemble drama from renowned indie filmmaker Sayles, surveys the native populous of a small Florida island community as…
Hope SpringsHope Springs (2002)
Dir. Mark Herman
Feat. Colin Firth, Minnie Driver, Heather Graham
Smoothly enjoyable though indistinguishable romance that sees a British illustrator (Firth) 'start again' in a small New England town after being…
ElfElf (2003) Recommended
Dir. Jon Favreau
Feat. Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart
This latterday Christmas favourite has a man (Ferrell) who has been raised as one of Santa's elves leaving the North Pole and heading out in search…
Casa de los BabysCasa de los Babys (2003) Recommended
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daryl Hannah, Marcia Gay Harden
Another quality ensemble drama from dir. John Sayles, that this time brings together six American women waiting to start a family through a Mexican…
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm SchoolMarilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (2005)
Dir. Randall Miller
Feat. Robert Carlyle, Marisa Tomei, John Goodman
Old–fashioned melodrama, shading into elegaic whimsy, in which a widowed baker (Carlyle) helps and learns the story of a car crash victim…
Dead Girl, TheDead Girl, The (2006) Aro Favourite
Dir. Karen Moncrieff
Feat. Toni Collette, Piper Laurie, Rose Byrne
A superb ensemble cast give rich life to this exceptional drama that interlinks the unsettling stories of five women connected to the discovery of a…
Inland EmpireInland Empire (2006)
Dir. David Lynch
Feat. Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux
Warped and optically haunting suspense starring Lynch regular Laura Dern as a focused actress ecstatic about receiving a part in a new film, until…
Elvis And AnnabelleElvis And Annabelle (2007)
Dir. Will Geiger
Feat. Max Minghella, Blake Lively, Joe Mantegna
Oddball indie romance sees a beauty queen (Lively) die in an accident, only to share an unlikely romance with a young man when she is unexpectedly…
Nobel SonNobel Son (2007)
Dir. Randall Miller
Feat. Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy
Peppy crime caper about a recent Nobel Prize winner whose son is kidnapped and ransomed for the $2 million prize money. Directed with whiz, pop,…
Step Brothers Step Brothers (2008)
Dir. Adam McKay
Feat. Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen
Taking cheapshots at lacklustre parenting and the common modern phenomenon of pampered adults refusing to fly the coop, this unruly Ferrell / Reilly…
Open Road, TheOpen Road, The (2009)
Dir. Michael Meredith
Feat. Justin Timberlake, Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson
Pleasant road movie finds Justin Timberlake looking inward as an out–of–form minor–leaguer resigned to seeking out his estranged…
Proposal, TheProposal, The (2009)
Dir. Anne Fletcher
Feat. Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen
America's sweethearts Bullock and Reynolds team up in this tepid rom–com about a driven editor who bribes her younger assistant to marry her in…
In the Electric MistIn the Electric Mist (2009)
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Feat. Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard
Improving on previous James Lee Burke adaptation HEAVEN’S PRISONERS, this sturdy New Orleans thriller has Tommy Lee Jones assuming the plum role of…
Did You Hear About the Morgans?Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)
Dir. Marc Lawrence
Feat. Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elisabeth Moss
Charmless romantic comedy finds high–rollers Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica–Parker slumming it in hicktown, Wyoming, after being relocated…
Dirty GirlDirty Girl (2010)
Dir. Abe Sylvia
Feat. Juno Temple, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam
A high school hussy and an overweight closet homosexual become fast friends in this sassy teen comedy. Though overly weighted in cliche and narrow…
Help, TheHelp, The (2011) Recommended
Dir. Tate Taylor
Feat. Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer
Civil–rights drama based on the best–seller by Kathryn Stockett about an aspiring author who sets out to document the lives of…

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