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Curtis Hanson

Director, Actor

Bedroom Window, TheBedroom Window, The (1987)
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. Steve Guttenberg, Isabelle Huppert, Elizabeth McGovern
Steve Guttenberg becomes perilously entrapped in Hitchcockian mode.
Bad InfluenceBad Influence (1990) Recommended
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. Rob Lowe, James Spader
A shady Rob Lowe encourages mild–mannered yuppie James Spader to liberate himself from polite formality. A nightmarish journey ensues as…
Hand That Rocks the Cradle, TheHand That Rocks the Cradle, The (1992)
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. Rebecca De Mornay, Annabella Sciorra, Julianne Moore
Scheming psycho–nanny Rebecca De Mornay dismantles the idyllic homelife of Annabella Sciorra, to compensate her own miscarriage. Slick suspense…
River Wild, TheRiver Wild, The (1994)
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. Meryl Streep, Joseph Mazzello, David Strathairn
Troubled marrieds Meryl Streep and David Strathairn embark on a river–rafting holiday with son and dog in tow, but in true DELIVERANCE style,…
L.A. ConfidentialL.A. Confidential (1997) Recommended
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey
Slam–bang adaptation preserves the lacerating edge of James Ellroy's crime novel while polishing up the sheen of 50s Hollywood. Antipodean boys…
Wonder BoysWonder Boys (2000)
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. Michael Douglas, Robert Downey Jnr., Tobey Maguire
A rumpled Michael Douglas plays an academic professor and successful author who's terminally unfinished second novel is symptomatic of midlife…
8 Mile8 Mile (Eight Mile) (2002)
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. Eminem, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer
Mainstream feature film vehicle for white rap star Eminem has a narrative typical of the “youth craze” genre – young working class wannabe…
In Her ShoesIn Her Shoes (2005) Recommended
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley Maclaine
Intelligent, if overly conventional adaptation of Jennifer Weiner's chick–lit novel about two contrasting and clashing sisters: the ebullient…
Lucky YouLucky You (2007)
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall
Eric Bana plays an expert card shark – and artful dodger of relationship commitment – determined to conquer the World Series of…
Too Big to FailToo Big to Fail (2011) Recommended
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. James Woods, John Heard, William Hurt
HBO throw the kitchen sink at the 2008 financial crisis with this heavy–hitting reenactment of events leading up to the TARP bailout. The…

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