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My Cousin VinnyMy Cousin Vinny (1992) Recommended
Dir. Jonathan Lynn
Feat. Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei
Joe Pesci plays a well–meaning but inept Brooklyn lawyer, hired to defend his innocent young cousin deep in redneck country. Better than it…
Untamed HeartUntamed Heart (1992)
Dir. Tony Bill
Feat. Christian Slater, Marisa Tomei
A fairy–tale romance kindles between a perky waitress and a kitchen–hand with a special condition. Does wonders for Christian Slater's…
Paper, ThePaper, The (1993)
Dir. Ron Howard
Feat. Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall
Michael Keaton and Glenn Close clash ethics in the cut–throat world of the New York tabloids. A hectic morality play with pace, humour and…
EquinoxEquinox (1993)
Dir. Alan Rudolph
Feat. Matthew Modine, Lara Flynn Boyle, Marisa Tomei
Matthew Modine plays good and evil identical twins whose parallel lives intersect. The eclectic mix of styles may strike one's fancy in the right…
Only YouOnly You (1994)
Dir. Norman Jewison
Feat. Robert Downey Jnr., Marisa Tomei
Roberty Downey Jnr. plays an infatuated man who assumes a false identity to win the affections of star–crossed lover Marisa Tomei. The pair's…
Four RoomsFour Rooms (1995)
Dir. Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez
Feat. Tim Roth, Antonio Banderas, Bruce Willis
Tim Roth's bellboy connects four wild comedies from four hot shot directors from the American indie scene, led by QT himself. A…
Perez Family, ThePerez Family, The (1995)
Dir. Mira Nair
Feat. Alfred Molina, Anjelica Huston, Marisa Tomei
A gently humorous tale about Cuban refugees who pose as a family in order to gain entry into the U.S. The director of SALAAM BOMBAY well harnesses…
Unhook the StarsUnhook the Stars (1996) Recommended
Dir. Nick Cassavetes
Feat. Gena Rowlands, Marisa Tomei, Gerard Depardieu
Ageing widow Gena Rowlands forms an unlikely bond with a seven–year old neighbour and his abrasive mother in this absorbing drama, directed…
Welcome to SarajevoWelcome to Sarajevo (1998) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei
A moving, disturbing depiction of modern–day conflict, shot on location in Bosnia amid real–life shelling and loss of life. Based on a…
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Dir. Tamara Jenkins
Feat. Marisa Tomei, Alan Arkin
A New York teen comes of age while being dragged around various LA hovels by her poor–schmuck father (Alan Arkin) and her two irritating…
Watcher, TheWatcher, The (2000)
Dir. Joe Charbanic
Feat. James Spader, Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei
Breakneck–paced cat–and–mouse thriller has FBI agent James Spader tormented by psycho Keanu Reeves, who sends him photographs of…
In the BedroomIn the Bedroom (2001) Aro Favourite
Dir. Todd Field
Feat. Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl
Both deservingly nominated for Oscars, Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson hardly miss a beat as the middle–aged couple forced to deal with the…
Guru, TheGuru, The (2002)
Dir. Daisy Von Scherler Mayer
Feat. Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Jimi Mistry
Indian aspirations collude with American culture in this lively sex–comedy. Jimi MIstry journeys to NYC, hoping to become a movie star and is…
Anger ManagementAnger Management (2003)
Dir. Peter Segal
Feat. Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marisa Tomei
Well–managed ‘therapy’ comedy in which a mild mannered Adam Sandler is delivered by court–order into the hands of lunatic…
AlfieAlfie (2004)
Dir. Charles Shyer
Feat. Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Omar Epps
Slicked back remake of the Michael Caine original, here translated to contemporary Manhattan, with Jude Law playing the Cockney skirt–chaser on…
LoverboyLoverboy (2005)
Dir. Kevin Bacon
Feat. Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon
An earnest, if rather thin portrayal of obsessive motherhood, in which a neglected daughter (Sedgwick) grows up wanting only one thing in life…
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…
FactotumFactotum (2005) Recommended
Dir. Bent Hamer
Feat. Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei
The most droll and tender adaptation of Charles Bukowski's fiction to date has a stocky Matt Dillon chronicle the meandering adventures of 'Hank…
Wild HogsWild Hogs (2007)
Dir. Walt Becker
Feat. John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence
Manchild comedy of four discontent male suburbanites who take to the road on Harleys in search of America and themselves. No…
Before the Devil Knows You're DeadBefore the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) Recommended
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney
Intense tragi–thriller centred around a pair of hapless brothers (Hoffman and Hawke) who face devastating family consequences after a botched…
Wrestler, TheWrestler, The (2008) Recommended
Dir. Darren Aronofsky
Feat. Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood
Sensational, credible comeback picture for beleaguered 80's heartthrob Mickey Rourke, who portrays a mirror–image of himself as a…
War, Inc.War, Inc. (War Inc.) (2008)
Dir. Joshua Seftel
Feat. John Cusack, Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei
Hit–and–miss satire with Cusack as a weary hitman sent to assassinate an oil minister in a Middle Eastern country occupied by an American…
CyrusCyrus (2010) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Feat. John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei
This placid yet sophisticated comedy of male rivalry sees a middle–aged divorcee (Reilly) stumble upon the woman of his dreams (Tomei), only to…
Lincoln Lawyer, TheLincoln Lawyer, The (2011)
Dir. Brad Furman
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei
Matthew McConaughey plays a low–rent lawyer to low–life clients whose latest case – the defense of a rich playboy (Phillippe) accused…
Crazy, Stupid, LoveCrazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Dir. Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Feat. Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling
Steve Carell plays a hapless recent divorcee co–piloted by a handsome wingman (Ryan Gosling) back into the dating game in this fresh scented…
Salvation BoulevardSalvation Boulevard (2011)
Dir. George Ratliff
Feat. Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Tomei
Lightweight spoofing of religious hysteria with stoner Kinnear taking the fall for a pastor after a meeting with a militant atheist goes awry.
Ides of March, TheIdes of March, The (2011) Recommended
Dir. George Clooney
Feat. George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Ryan Gosling plays an idealistic campaign worker forced to play dirty in a battle between opposing sides in a Democratic primary campaign in this…
Parental GuidanceParental Guidance (2012)
Dir. Andy Fickman
Feat. Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei
A broad, uncomplicated family comedy of old–fashioned grandparents struggling to babysit their wired 21st grandchildren.
Love is StrangeLove is Strange (2014) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ira Sachs
Feat. John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei
Poignant drama with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina starring as a recently married gay couple who are forced to move into separate households after…
Rewrite, TheRewrite, The (2015)
Dir. Marc Lawrence
Feat. Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, J.K. Simmons
Frothy Hugh Grant outing has him cast as an Oscar–winning writer in a slump teaching screenwriting at a college, where he falls for a single…

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