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(500) Days of Summer [Blu-ray]
Marc Webb In this quirky romantic comedy about love and fate, a young greeting card writer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is hopelessly, helplessly searching for the girl of his dreams...and his new co-worker, Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), may just be “the one.” But the 500 days of their offbeat relationship reveal (in no particular order) that the road to happiness can be unpredictable, uncontrollable—and unbelievably funny!

Audio: English: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio / Spanish & French: 5.1 Dolby DigitalLanguage: Dubbed & Subtitled: English, French & SpanishTheatrical Aspect Ratio: Widescreen: 2.40:1
Ki-duk Kim The story of a young man who makes a hobby out of breaking into strangers homes, encounters a battered young woman who after the death of her husband by his hands, runs away with him.Genre: Foreign Film - OtherRating: RRelease Date: 4-APR-2006Media Type: DVD
4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Cristian Mungiu Director Cristian Mungiu's drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days unfolds in Romania in the late '80s, during the last waning days of Communist rule. Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu play, respectively, Otilia and Gabita, two female friends and students who share a Bucharest flat. They soon find themselves saddled with an overwhelming problem: Gabita is expecting. With abortion illegal in Romania at that time, the women seek an illicit termination at the hands of one Mr. Bebe (Vlad Ivanov) in a seedy Romanian hotel — but Bebe refuses to accept money in return for his services and demands a certain "alternate" commodity instead
5 Shorts - YFS
Various Santa Lucia (6:10), Spring Ahead (6:58), The Lottery Ticket (6:58), Mating Habits of the Northern Homo Sapien (8:44), Me, Music (18:30)
9/ Coraline (Double Feature Bluray)
Henry Selick, Shane Acker
9/11: Explosive Evidence
* - - - - Listen to the experts' opinion regarding the destruction of the 3 World Trade Center Skyscrapers and their demand for a new WTC investigation.
10 North
KIAC 10 short films commissioned by the Klondike Institute of art and culture on the 10th anniversary of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival.

The festival acknowledges the symbolic relationship of its health and the robustness of the regional artists it supports. 10 Yukon film artists were each given a word to start and end their film on. They were then linked in "exquisite cadaver" fashion into a single unified piece. 10NORTH.

The participating filmmakers are: Dennis Allen, Marten Berkman, Andrew Connors, Duane Gastant Aucoin, Daniel Janke, Lulu Keating, Celia McBride, Troy Suzuki, Veronica Verkley and Werner Walcher.

Produced by Dan Sokolowski with assistance from David Curtis and Evelyn Polock.
12 Monkeys/ Twelve Monkeys
Terry Gilliam In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty personified by a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
12 Years a Slave [Blu-ray]
Steve McQueen From acclaimed director Steve McQueen comes this "deeply evocative and brilliantly acted" film (Claudia Puig, USA Today) based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor in a gripping performance), an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years A Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.
20 Feet from Stardom
They are the voices behind the greatest Rock, Pop and R&B hits of all time, but no one knows their names. Now in this award-winning documentary, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Claudia Lennear, Judith Hill and more. These are the triumphs and heartbreaks of music's greatest unsung talents, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage, vintage live performances, and interviews with superstars Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder and Bette Midler.
20,000 Days on Earth [Blu-ray]
Phillip Lyall, Nimisha Mukerji Redefining the traditional scope of documentary film in an electronic age, 65_RedRoses leaves viewers with a new appreciation of life and the digital world. This personal and touching journey takes an unflinching look into the lives of Eva Markvoort and her two online friends who are all battling cystic fibrosis (CF) - a fatal genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system.

Unable to meet in person because of the spread of infections and super bugs, the girls have become each other's lifelines through the Internet, providing unconditional love, support and understanding long after visiting hours are over. Now at a critical turning point in their lives, the film travels the distance the friends cannot go themselves, capturing the compelling and often heartbreaking realities they face, just trying to take each breath.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanly Kubrick When Stanley Kubrick recruited Arthur C. Clarke to collaborate on "the proverbial intelligent science fiction film," it's a safe bet neither the maverick auteur nor the great science fiction writer knew they would virtually redefine the parameters of the cinema experience. A daring experiment in unconventional narrative inspired by Clarke's short story "The Sentinel," 2001 is a visual tone poem (barely 40 minutes of dialogue in a 139-minute film) that charts a phenomenal history of human evolution. From the dawn-of-man discovery of crude but deadly tools in the film's opening sequence to the journey of the spaceship Discovery and metaphysical birth of the "star child" at film's end, Kubrick's vision is meticulous and precise. In keeping with the director's underlying theme of dehumanization by technology, the notorious, seemingly omniscient computer HAL 9000 has more warmth and personality than the human astronauts it supposedly is serving. (The director also leaves the meaning of the black, rectangular alien monoliths open for discussion.) This theme, in part, is what makes 2001 a film like no other, though dated now that its postmillennial space exploration has proven optimistic compared to reality. Still, the film is timelessly provocative in its pioneering exploration of inner- and outer-space consciousness. With spectacular, painstakingly authentic special effects that have stood the test of time, Kubrick's film is nothing less than a cinematic milestone—puzzling, provocative, and perfect. —Jeff Shannon
2001: A Space Odyssey / Clockwork Orange / Shining 2 discs
Stanly Kubrick
A Cat in Paris
Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol
A Fantastic Woman
Sebastián Lelio Somewhere in Santiago at a dimly-lit nightclub, Orlando, the kindly and well-off owner of a textile company, locks eyes with Marina, a hopeful singer and the roughly half-his-age love of his life. But, unfortunately, after Marina's birthday celebration and a night of passion, Orlando falls gravely ill—and by the following morning—he dies in hospital. In the wake of her companion's untimely death, Marina will soon realise that, from now on, everything is brought into question: her involvement in Orlando's death, their unconventional relationship; and above all, her right to mourn her beloved deceased. In the end, what was Marina's crime; a deed so hideous that would rob a fantastic woman of her respect, her dignity, and ultimately, her identity?
A Man Escaped
Robert Bresson This story is true, reads the opening statement of "A Man Escaped". "I give it as it is, without embellishment." Based on the memoir by Andre Devigny, a member of the French Resistance imprisoned and sentenced to death by the Gestapo during the German occupation, Bresson (himself at one time a German POW) transforms Devigny's daring escape into an ascetic film of documentary detail. Kept in a tiny stone cell with a high window and a thick wooden door, the prisoner (renamed Fontaine in the film) makes himself intimate with his world—every surface of his room, every sound reverberating through the hall, and every detail of the prison's layout that he can absorb in brief sojourns from his cell. Bresson magnifies every detail with insistent close-ups and detailed examinations of every step of Fontaine's plan, from constructing and hiding ropes and hooks to painstakingly carving out an exit in the heavy cell door, and provides a sort of Greek chorus of fellow prisoners. This is Bresson's first film to feature a completely nonprofessional cast drilled to master precise movements and deliver lines without dramatic inflection. The effect is a drama where the slightest gesture carries the weight of a confession. Bresson's films are not for everybody, and this austere picture hardly carries the visceral punch of "The Great Escape", but it's a drama of profound power, with a gripping climax that's as absorbing and tense as any high-energy action film. "—Sean Axmaker"
A Prairie Home Companion
Robert Altman Robert Altman and Garrison Keillor combine reality and fantasy in this smooth, ebullient take on the long-running Prairie Home Companion radio show. Set during the show's fictitious last broadcast—the host station has been bought—the film has plenty of elements from the real PHC radiocasts, including a live audience and the sensational Shoe band. The onstage program is mostly music numbers, a beguiling mix of standards and old-style country. However, the show's usual comedy sketches are never presented, save for the commercial parodies—this may be a PHC show, but Lake Wobegone is never mentioned. Instead, the sketches are played out as backstage banter that feautres the Johnson Sisters (Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin), a harried stage hand (Maya Rudolph), a former listener turned angel (Virginia Madsen), and Keillor himself (a crusty alter-ego named simply G.K.). A few characters from the real PHC are given life: the singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty and gumshoe Guy Noir are embodied by Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly, and Kevin Kline, respectively. Old flames are fanned, stories are spun, new talents are found (Lindsay Lohan has a chance to shine as Streep's daughter) and everyone wonders if G.K. will do something to ebb the tide of cancellation (personified by Tommy Lee Jones as the corporate Axeman). All of the actors do right as singers, and seem to be having the time of their life. Keillor's screenplay is perfect fodder for Altman's usual brand of storytelling, as characters babble on with the camera picking them up often in mid-thought. The film appeared a few months after Altman received an honorary Oscar, and the director is still at the top of his game, creating this smile-inducing, song-filled time, ending with an ethereal last musical number. —Doug Thomas
A Separation / Une Separation
Asghar Farhadi
Abigail's Party
Mike Leigh ABIGAIL'S PARTY features Beverly (Alison Steadman) a bitingly funny hostess of a dainty evening party at which her husband has the ultimate bad taste of having a heart attack on her new living room carpet. Unable to decide which is more important, her dying husband or her new, very expensive, carpet, Abigail must come to terms with where her true priorities lay. One of Mike Leigh's greatest works, ABIGAIL'S PARTY reaches a moment when the unbearable and hopeless fuse to create an explosion of incredible humor and tremendous insight into the state of human affairs.
Across This Land with Stompin' Tom Connors
Stompin' Tom performs live at the Horseshoe Tavern on Queen St. in Toronto.
The Act of Killing
Joshua Oppenheimer This chilling and inventive documentary, executive-produced by Errol Morris (The Fog of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), examines a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, and are challenged to reenact their real-life mass killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. THE ACT OF KILLING is an unprecedented film that, according to The Los Angeles Times, could well change how you view the documentary form. *Indonesian with English Subtitles* Special Features: SPECIAL FEATURES - INCLUDES TWO VERSIONS OF THE FILM: 165-min. Director s Cut; 122-Min Theatrical Cut; 45-min. Interview with Oppenheimer on Democracy Now!; Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Werner Herzog and Director Joshua Oppenheimer; Vice Presents: Werner Herzog and Errol Morris on The Act of Killing; Deleted Scenes; Trailers; 40-page Booklet Featuring an Essay by Errol Morris; Digital Download "Startling and inventive . . . this is not a movie that lets go of you easily." —The New York Times ". . . could well change how you view the documentary form." —Los Angeles Times "A masterpiece of murder and the movies." —Village Voice
Ad Astra
James Gray
Spike Jonze Adaptation (Superbit Collection)
The Adjuster
Atom Egoyan Noah, an insurance adjuster (Elias Koteas), takes victims of material devastation to a place of comfort: he has sex with his clients (while explaining the insurance policies). His wife Hera (Arsinee Khanjian), a film censor, videotapes the pornography she rates—to help her sister understand what she does at work. Yet at home, these edgy communicators have no relationship at all. Like David Lynch, director Atom Egoyan pursues a cinema of unsettling moods and quirky characters engaged in inexplicable activities, devoting more energy to posing questions than providing answers. That, coupled with a repertory of painfully sensitive actors, orchestrates a universe of endemic alienation. The result? A provocative drama that will stay with you for days. —Lloyd Chesley
Adrenaline Bach
Martin Berkman Adreline Bach is a visually stunning short film that features Tim Sellars, a triathlon athlete who trains among the forests, ridges and mists of Canada's boreal mountains. A meditation on the inter-connectedness of human nature and the natural world, the film is shot against the startingly beautiful landscape of the Yukon Territory. Director Marten Berkman won the 2006 Yukon Northern Sights Film Competition, which enabled him to make this film with the National Film Board.
Adventures of Prince Achmed
The oldest extant animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) was made by Lotte Reiniger using the silhouette technique she invented. Reiniger manipulated cutouts made from cardboard and thin sheets of lead under the camera to create an Arabian Nights world of delicate, filigree backgrounds and intricately jointed figures. With the assistance of Aladdin, the Witch of the Fiery Mountain, and a magic horse, the title character battles the evil African sorcerer to win the hand of Princess Peri Banu. Working from surviving nitrate prints, German and British archivists have lovingly restored the film: the backgrounds are tinted in delicate pastels rather than the black and white of previously available versions. Included with the film is Katja Raganelli's pretty documentary on Reiniger, which erroneously insists Prince Achmed was the first animated feature "in the history of cinema." Unrated: suitable for ages 8 and older; minor violence. —Charles Solomon
AFRICVILLE: Can't Stop Now
Juanita Peters Africville began where the pavement ended. Located on the northern shore of the Bedford Basin, it was a home and a haven for the many African-Canadian families who lived there for generations. When, after years of neglect, the city of Halifax expropriated Africville in the 1960s, residents were forced to leave their homes and businesses behind. Instead of finding the better life that the city had promised them, many found themselves living in public housing projects and their community torn apart. Today, former residents of Africville are fighting for reparations and an official apology. Documentary filmmaker Juanita Peters presents a moving portrait of a community that has survived despite having lost its home.
Air Guitar in Oulu
Kent Sobey An enthusiastic master of a musical instrument that gets little respect – the air guitar – Andrew Buckles is determined to compete in the World Air Guitar Championship held in Oulu, Finland. Follow Andrew as he attempts to raise money for his epic journey: from bake sales to busking, while also carefully refining his nimble-fingered technique.
Pedro González-Rubio Before their inevitable farewell, a young man of Mayan roots and Natan, his half Italian son, embark on an epic journey into the open sea.
Alanis Obomsawin - the Collection 270 Years of Resistance
Alanis Obomsawin
Alaska Robotics Vol 1
Various Directors It's the first Alaska Robotics collection!! This disc features fifteen short films, commentary tracks and several hidden goodies. 

Featured Shorts:
• Socks
• Town vs Valley
• Nyac
• flexBot
• Chuck Keen
• Natural Selection
• Safety Ladder
• A Reason to Get Out
• Lamprey
• Snarfl'xxing with Humons
• "Gage's Rage
• Catfish Man - Editor's Cut
• A House Fit for a King
• Shocking Monster
• The Green Room
Oliver Stone Oliver Stone recreates the towering, true story of Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell), who in the 4th Century BC conquered Greece, Persia, Afghanistan and India- 90% of the known world. Against massive armies of chariots and elephants, he never lost a battle. Visionary, explorer, dreamer- he was also a tender son, torn by his mother's (Angelina Jolie) burning love and ambition and desperate for his father's (Val Kilmer) approval. His dream shaped the world we live in today

DVD Features:
Audio Commentary:Oliver Stone and historian Robin Lane Fox.
Documentaries:Resurrecting Alexander, explores the filming of Alexander. Perfect is the Enemy of God, provides an in depth look at the details that go into the filming of an epic.
Featurette:Soundtrack featurette: Vangelis Scores Alexander .
Alien [Blu-ray]
David Crowther, Ridley Scott The terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, "Aliens."
Aliens [Blu-ray]
James Cameron In this action-packed sequel to Alien, Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, the only survivor from mankind's first encounter with the monstrous Alien. Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with skepticism - until the mysterious disappearance of colonists on LV-426 leads her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate.

Personally supervised by director James Cameron, this special edition includes scenes eliminated prior to the film's 1986 release which broaden the narrative scope and enrich the emotional impact of the film.
All of Me
Carl Reiner
All the Time in the World
Suzanne Crocker Featuring the insights for three children (aged 10, 8 and 4), a family leaves the comforts of home to live for 9 months in the remote wilderness of the Canadian North. They spend the long northern winter living in a small cabin with no road access, no electricity, no running water, no internet and not a single watch or clock. Set in the Yukon, All The Time In The World is a deeply personal documentary that explores the theme of disconnecting from our hectic and technology laden lives in order to reconnect with each other, ourselves and our natural environment. Winner of 20 Film Festival Awards from around the world, including 9 Audience Choice Awards, 5 Youth Awards, 7 Environmental Awards and 3 Best Picture Awards. "Top 20 Audience Picks" at Hot Docs.
All We Like Sheep
Daniel Janke On a cold mid-winter morning in the Yukon, our hero wakes to find that he is late for his community choir's performance of Handel's Messiah. This short, physical comedy follows Brian as he tries to get to church on time. A radio phone-in show about a recent meteorite sighting provides a bizarre subtext to his quest.
Almost Famous: Untitled
American Beauty
Sam Mendes From its first gliding aerial shot of a generic suburban street, American Beauty moves with a mesmerizing confidence and acuity epitomized by Kevin Spacey's calm narration. Spacey is Lester Burnham, a harried Everyman whose midlife awakening is the spine of the story, and his very first lines hook us with their teasing fatalism—like Sunset Boulevard's Joe Gillis, Burnham tells us his story from beyond the grave.
It's an audacious start for a film that justifies that audacity. Weaving social satire, domestic tragedy, and whodunit into a single package, Alan Ball's first theatrical script dares to blur generic lines and keep us off balance, winking seamlessly from dark, scabrous comedy to deeply moving drama. The Burnham family joins the cinematic short list of great dysfunctional American families, as Lester is pitted against his manic, materialistic realtor wife, Carolyn (Annette Bening, making the most of a mostly unsympathetic role) and his sullen, contemptuous teenaged daughter, Jane (Thora Birch, utterly convincing in her edgy balance of self-absorption and wistful longing). Into their lives come two catalytic outsiders. A young cheerleader (Mena Suvari) jolts Lester into a sexual epiphany that blooms into a second adolescence. And an eerily calm young neighbor (Wes Bentley) transforms both Lester and Jane with his canny influence.
Credit another big-screen newcomer, English theatrical director Sam Mendes, with expertly juggling these potentially disjunctive elements into a superb ensemble piece that achieves a stylized pace without lapsing into transparent self-indulgence. Mendes has shrewdly insured his success with a solid crew of stage veterans, yet he's also made an inspired discovery in Bentley, whose Ricky Fitts becomes a fulcrum for both plot and theme. Cinematographer Conrad Hall's sumptuous visual design further elevates the film, infusing the beige interiors of the Burnhams' lives with vivid bursts of deep crimson, the color of roses—and of blood. —Sam Sutherland
American Graffiti
George Lucas A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
American Horror Story [ First Season]
Brace yourself for an addictive thrill ride! American Horror Story is TV's most original new drama, a deeply stylish psychosexual haunt devised to keep you on the edge of your seat. The Harmon's (Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton) fresh start in a new home deviously twists to reveal discoveries of love, sex and murderous revenge. Featuring a Golden Globe(R) -winning performance by Jessica Lange, Season One scares up a host of engrossing extras
American Splendor
Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer-berman Giamatti/Davis/Pekar/Barbner ~ American Splendor
The Americans (5th Season)
Perhaps the most charming movie of all time, Amélie is certainly one of the top 10. The title character (the bashful and impish Audrey Tautou) is a single waitress who decides to help other lonely people fix their lives. Her widowed father yearns t
Anash and the Legacy of the Sunrock
Join young Tlingit warrior Anash on his quest to re-unite all parts of the Sun-Rock in order to fulfill a prophecy to attain peace and protect a fragile land.
And Everything is Going Fine
Steven Soderbergh After the death in 2004 of American theater actor and monologist Spalding Gray, director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) pieced together a narrative of Gray’s life to create the documentary And Everything is Going Fine. Brilliantly and sensitively assembled entirely from footage of Gray, taken from interviews and one-man shows from throughout his career, it is a rich, full portrait—an autobiography of sorts—of a figure who was never less than candid but retained an air of mystery. In essence, this hilarious, moving, and revealing film has become Gray’s final monologue.
Anomalisa [BR]
Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary. Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life on his own perspective. But, when he went on a business trip, he met a stranger - an extraordinary stranger, which slowly became a cure for his negative view on life that possibly will change his mundane life.
Another Year BD+DVD Combo [Blu-ray]
Mike Leigh Director Mike Leigh's gift for finding rich drama and humor in ordinary human lives remains as strong as ever in Another Year. Plot is almost nonexistent: Tom and Gerri (Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen), a happy and settled couple, both support and try to fend off the neediness of their less fortunate friends—particularly Mary (Lesley Manville), whose fantasies of romance with Tom and Gerri's son Joe (Oliver Maltman) come crashing down when Joe brings home his new girlfriend Katie (Karina Fernandez). Leigh's ability to draw astoundingly fully realized performances from his superb casts can turn a simple bit of anxious flirting into nerve-wracking comedy, or make the audience feel the cruel sting of a sudden disappointment. Manville (who's appeared in previous Leigh movies, as has most of the cast) turns in a remarkably alive performance, making Mary's yearning and fears almost uncomfortably vivid—but everyone in the cast is thoroughly natural, with the ever-dependable Broadbent (familiar from Moulin Rouge and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Sheen anchoring the film with a quiet, confident affection. Another Year is a gentle addition to Leigh's oeuvre; it doesn't have the head-to-head conflict of Secrets and Lies or the musical fervor of Topsy-Turvy. This movie's emotions are more rueful and reflective, pondering the nature of contentment. Much as Happy-Go-Lucky questioned the essence of cheerfulness, Another Year asks, What makes one person able to find love, while another flounders? Not a common topic for a movie, but Mike Leigh is not a common filmmaker. —Bret Fetzer
Baichwal,De Pencier, Burtynsky In their arresting and immersive new film, award-winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky travel the globe to document the impact humans have made on our planet.

Anvil: The Story of Anvil
Sacha Gervasi Is Anvil the real Spinal Tap? That's a label that could be applied to any number of hapless hard rock bands, but there's enough evidence in Anvil: The Story of Anvil to suggest that these guys may have, uh, tapped into the motherlode. The parallels are many, including getting lost on the way to a gig, playing before 174 people in a 10,000 capacity venue (in Transylvania, yet), inept management, ridiculous songs (even Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins couldn't match "Thumb Hang," an Anvil tune about the Spanish Inquisition)… heck, they even visit (the real) Stonehenge. But dig deeper and you'll find some real heart in this 2007 documentary. Two hearts, actually—the ones belonging to singer-guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner (remove one "b" and you've got the director of This Is Spinal Tap). These two were there when the Canadian metal band formed in the early '80s and went on to share festival stages with the likes of Bon Jovi and Whitesnake. Now, a quarter century later (a new bassist and guitarist joined in the '90s), Reiner and Kudlow are in their fifties, living in Toronto with wives, kids, and menial jobs. But they still haven't given up their undying belief that with a new album (their thirteenth) and couple of breaks, they will be rock stars.

It doesn't happen on a mostly disastrous European tour organized by a well-meaning but inexperienced fan. It doesn't happen when they reunite with British producer Chris Tsangarides (Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy) but find little interest in the new recording. But Kudlow, despite some bleak moments, is remarkably resilient (of the tour, he says, "Things went drastically wrong. But at least there was a tour for them to go wrong on"). And while it's a sad truth that Anvil just isn't that good—they're nowhere near the level of some of the bands they inspired, like Anthrax and Metallica—only the hardest of heart will resist rooting for them. Bonus material includes deleted scenes and commentary by director (and former roadie) Sacha Gervasi. —Sam Graham
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Despite Canada's numerous internationally respected writers, it is surprisingly rare for a "classic" Canadian novel to be made into a Canadian feature film, let alone a box office hit. Mordecai Richler's famous serio-comic novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, is an exception. Made when the English Canadian film industry was just starting out, it's a decent adaptation of the classic novel directed by Canadian expatriate, Ted Kotcheff. Richard Dreyfuss stars as Duddy, a young hustler bred in Montreal's Jewish ghetto, who is determined to be somebody, no matter the cost. Jack Warden plays his working-class dad and Randy Quaid plays a good-natured simpleton who Duddy takes under his wing. Canadian actress Micheline Lanctot portrays Duddy's good hearted love interest and British actor Denholm Elliott has a turn as a down-on-his-luck filmmaker Duddy befriends. Adapted by Richler himself (in conjunction with Lionel Chetwynd) it is not surprising that the result is a fairly faithful rendition of its source material, complete with the novel's moral ambivalence. Energetic and well-acted, the movie's a little rough around the edges, but remains an edgy and amusing drama. —D.K. Latta
arctic defenders
Denis Villeneuve When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert codebreaker Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - is brought together to investigate.  As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Andrew Connors A miner's hat, 8mm film reels, decades old snapshots of a woman no one can identify... A man from the city awakens the ghosts of his grandfather's youth when he travels to Keno City, a mining ghost town in the Yukon mountains, on a quest for answers to his grandfather's fate.
The Artist
Michel Hazanavicius Winner of 5 Academy Awards® including: Best Picture, Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Director, Best Original Musical Score, and Best Costume Design.The Artist is a love letter and homage to classic black-and-white silent films. The film is enormously likable and is anchored by a charming performance from Jean Dujardin, as silent movie star George Valentin. In late-1920s Hollywood, as Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he makes an intense connection with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break. As one career declines, another flourishes, and by channeling elements of A Star Is Born and Singing in the Rain, The Artist tells the engaging story with humor, melodrama, romance, and—most importantly—silence. As wonderful as the performances by Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo (Miller) are, the real star of The Artist is cinematographer Guillaume Schiffman. Visually, the film is stunning. Crisp and beautifully contrasted, each frame is so wonderfully constructed that this sweet and unique little movie is transformed from entertaining fluff to a profound cinematic achievement. —Kira Canny
At the Quinte Hotel
Bruce Alcock Al Purdy, the man of modern Canadian poetry, strings together beautiful phrases from rough, brazen words in this recount of a bar fight. In At The Quinte Hotel, a man sits at a bar pontificating the “beautiful yellow flowers” of beer when a fight breaks out. He watches innocently with the other customers until beer is spilled. “You shouldn’t have wasted that good beer and them beautiful flowers.” Soon this “sensitive man” knocks the fighter to the floor and sits on him while telling him “violence will get you nowhere.” Both a brash drinker and a tender thinker—the contrast dances wonderfully.

A live-action short of the same name was released in 2003 starring Gord Downie. Technically, it’s done well, but the format is all wrong—the images give too much away and the power behind Purdy’s words are lost. Watch one, then the other—you’ll see what I mean.

On the topic of visuals, lets not forget the superb animation done here by Bruce Alcock. I love his choice of a collage-style animation that combines painting, stop-motion, typography, etc. Every object adds greater depth to Al’s words like the “sensitive” gun and axe we see with the timing synced to his rhythm of speech. At The Quinte Hotel is truly one of the best marriages of image and word. Often conflicting, but always harmonizing.

Try this on for a deeper message: the way one sees oneself and the way one is perceived by others are often two very different views. But a certain harmony comes from it. This is true not only in our main character but also in the value of the things we call beautiful. In his usual brazen style, Al makes this very clear near the end—”A poem will not really buy you beer, or flowers, or a goddam thing.” Al Purdy, never a rich man, was cynically commenting on the world of poetry—ever important, yet unnecessary—the harmony of his discordant universe.
Atanarjuat: Fast Runner
Zacharias Kunuk It's a story as old as humanity—one of love, jealousy, and betrayal, both within a family and between two families—but the setting, a starkly beautiful Arctic landscape, is not typical. The Fast Runner tells a ponderous tale of two brothers, Atanarjuat and Amaqjuaq, and their spiteful rival, Oki, who conspires to kill them when Atanarjuat wins the affections of Oki's promised wife, Atuat. Nearly three hours long, the film plays out like an ancient legend told to younger generations in warning. It's infused with a mysticism in which spirits cause the wicked actions of otherwise decent people.

The actors, all Native people speaking Inuktitut (with subtitles), bring a necessary subtlety to their roles that makes The Fast Runner feel more like a documentary than a typical feature film. It's easy to get lost in the drama of this snowy world, where dog sleds are the only transportation and meat is eaten raw, cut straight from the bone. The film's slow pace mirrors the pace of life in such harsh conditions, but the energy of its epic story, spanning three generations and affecting the lives of everyone in the group, is deeply compelling. —Adem Tepedelen
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Zacharias Kunuk Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner is the first feature film made in the Inuktitut language. Based on an ancient Inuit legend, it's an epic tale of love, betrayal, family, and survival played out against the harsh and barren white landscape of the Far North. Noteworthy for its cinematography, performances, and verisimilitude of the Inuit way of life before their exposure to Europeans. Also notable for how accomplished the film is considering its basic production values.
Away from Her
Sarah Polley Married for almost 50 years, Grant's (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona's (Julie Christie) commitment to each other appears unwavering. Their daily life is filled with tenderness and humor; yet this serenity is broken by Fiona's increasingly evident memory loss - and her restrained references to a past betrayal. For a while, the couple is able to casually dismiss these unwelcome changes. But when neither Fiona nor her husband can deny any longer that she is being consumed by Alzheimer's disease, the couple is forced to wrenchingly redefine the limits of their love and loyalty - and face the complex, inevitable transition from lovers to strangers.
Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu
Back to God's Country/Something New
David Hartford Based on James Oliver Curwood's novel, Wapi the Walrus, Back to God's Country is the story of a free-spirited, nature-loving woman (Nell Shipman) and her run-ins with a nasty thug (Wellington A. Playter) who continually pursues her. This flapper-era silent movie holds up surprisingly well and benefits from some location filming. It is also notable because it remains the most commercially successful Canadian movie of all time—in eighty years Canadian filmmakers have yet to top it (and, unlike so many, it was actually set in Canada!). What's more, it's believed to be the only film left in existence from Canada's burgeoning silent-film era. Unlike many American silent movies, it remained unavailable to TV or video until 1997 when the Canadian Bravo! TV network presented a surprisingly well-restored version with an effective piano score by Gabriel Thibaudeau. Shipman, who was also a producer, appeared in a number of movies derived from American writer Curwood's Canadian-set stories, though the others were for Hollywood. None, however, matched the success of this one. —D.K. Latta
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Nick Redman, Sam Peckinpah The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Ballad of Ramblin Jack [Import]
Aiyana Elliott Ramblin' Jack Elliott has been many things in the course of a life now nearing the end of its seventh decade: trucker, sailor, cowboy, storyteller, ladies man, eccentric, iconoclast, and a folksinger-guitarist who's considered the link between Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. What he hasn't been is much of a father, and that becomes the poignant focus of this documentary directed, written, coproduced, and narrated by his daughter, Aiyana. The film includes plenty of material (home movies, performance footage both old and new, interviews with friends, family, and Elliott himself, etc.) about Elliott's life, and a remarkable life it's been.

Born Elliot Charles Adnopoz in 1931, son of a Jewish doctor from Brooklyn, he left home to become a cowboy, eventually becoming Guthrie's protégé and a minor legend in his own right who was well-known in England in the '50s and on the scene during the early '60s folk boom in New York. His own irresponsibility and lack of ambition and focus kept him from being a bigger name, and those are the same flaws that have afflicted his relationship with his daughter. "I can't remember having an actual conversation with my dad," Aiyana says, and by the end of the film that still seems to be the case. In what may be the most telling moment here, she asks her mother (one of Elliott's four wives) if Ramblin' Jack "had any talents as a father." What follows is a long, bemused pause... and no response at all. A fascinating document, but not one that you'd call uplifting. —Sam Graham
Ballast [Blu-ray]

A double prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival and one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2008, Ballast is a stunningly evocative story of personal catastrophe and communal redemption. In the cold winter light of the Mississippi Delta, three lonely people stumble under the weight of a shared tragedy. Lawrence (Micheal J. Smith, Sr.) is paralyzed with grief after the loss of his twin brother. Twelve-year-old James (Jim Myron Ross) drifts into the perilous orbit of local teenagers while his single mother, Marlee (Tarra Riggs), is too exhausted from her menial job to interpret the clues. When sudden violence forces mother and son to flee their home in the night, they alight desperately on Lawrence s property. Though this provides safe harbor, it rekindles the fury of a bitter, longstanding conflict. Writer-director Lance Hammer and his gifted cast of local, non-professional actors have created an unflinching, profoundly humane story of lost souls forced by circumstance to seek solace in the most unlikely of places.

- Director supervised high-definition digital transfer from the 35mm interpositive.
- Ballast Scene Development - A 37-minute making-of feature charting the evolution of several scenes through the improvisational conflict sessions and two-month rehearsal process that gave form to the final film.
- Original theatrical trailer.
- Optional English, French and Spanish subtitles.
- A new essay by film critic Amy Taubin.
Barry Levinson Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett. The famed Sleepover Bandits" get a new partner in a housewife who they initially took as a hostage. 2001/color/123 min/PG-13/widescreen.
Banksy - Exit through the Gift Shop
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.
- Written by Sundance Film Festival
Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. He fiercely guards his anonymity to avoid prosecution. An eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempts to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. Includes footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. As Banksy describes it, "It's basically the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed."
- Written by Paranoid Pictures
Los Angeles-based French shop-keeper 'Thierry Guetta' gets the idea that he would like to film street artists in the process of creating their work. He tells them that he is making a documentary, when in reality he has no intention of editing the footage into one cohesive movie. Unaware of this latter fact, many street artists from around the world agree to participate. Thierry even gets into the act by assisting them in creating the art. One of the artists that participates is the camera-shy Briton Banksy, who refuses to be shown on screen unless he is blacked out. Banksy does convince Thierry to use the footage to make a movie. In Thierry doing so, Banksy comes to the realization that Thierry is a lousy film-maker, but he is an interesting character in an odd yet appealing way. So Banksy decides to use the footage and add additional material to make his own movie about Thierry's journey in this project. Since Thierry spent so much time involved in the process of street art, Banksy also convinces Thierry to become a street artist himself. Thierry reinvents himself as street artist M.B.W., an acronym for "Mr. Brainwash". Banksy, in the end, may regret this suggestion.
- Written by Huggo
Baraka [Blu-ray]
Ron Fricke, David Aubrey, Mark Magidson FULLY RESTORED - The only movie ever transferred with an 8K HD Scan

Shot in breathtaking 70mm in 24 countries on six continents, BARAKA is a transcendent global tour that explores the sights and sounds of the human condition like nothing you ve ever seen or felt before. These are the wonders of a world without words, viewed through man and nature s own prisms of symmetry, savagery, harmony and chaos.

BARAKA produced by Mark Magidson and directed and photographed by Ron Fricke, award-winning cinematographer of KOYAANISQATSI and creators of the IMAX® sensation CHRONOS has now been fully restored from its original camera negative via state-of-the-art 8K UltraDigital mastering to create the most visually stunning Blu-ray ever made.

Baraka: A Closer Look
Baraka: Restoration
Barney's Version [Blu-ray]
Richard J. Lewis The publication of a book accusing him of murder leads schlock television producer Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti) to reflect on his tumultuous life—from his troubled first marriage to his best friend sleeping with his second wife to his one true love… and how he destroyed the happiest time in his life. By turns comic and self-lacerating, Panofsky is a richly drawn character given vivid life by Giamatti, who's built a remarkable career on prickly people (Sideways, American Splendor, John Adams). Regrettably, the women in his life aren't as fully realized, but the strong performances from the actresses playing them (Rachelle Lefevre, Minnie Driver, and Rosamund Pike) do a lot to make up for the thinness of how they're written. Rounding out the cast is Dustin Hoffman as Panofsky's father, a crude but vigorous ex-cop who loves his son unreservedly. Adapted from an award-winning Canadian book, Barney's Version feels, in the best sense, like a novel; small details and incidents build up to the picture of a man's life. The movie depicts that life without judgment, never manipulating the audience for cheap laughs or sentiment—and yet it is by turns wildly funny and achingly sad, largely due to Giamatti. He holds the viewer's attention effortlessly, quietly, never showboating his emotions or flaunting his intelligence. He's simply a superb actor, and this is a superb performance. —Bret Fetzer
Barton Fink
The Coen Brothers In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task.
The Basketball Diaries
Scott Kalvert UPC: 660000000000

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad; Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia; a coach (Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team; teenage sexual angst; and an unhealthy appetite for heroin — all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon; the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals; robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie; an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then; is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity."
Battlefield tour 2006
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Benh Zeitlin Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink's tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he's no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack, temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink's health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.
Beasts of the Southern Wild [Blu-ray + DVD]
Beats, Rhymes & Life: the Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
Michael Rapaport Having forged a 20-year run as one of the most innovative and influential hip hop bands of all time, the Queens NY collective known as 'A Tribe Called Quest' have kept a generation hungry for more of their groundbreaking music since their much publicized breakup in 1998. Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows the band to this day. He explores what's next for, what many claim, are the pioneers of alternative rap.
Beautiful Boy
Felix Van Groeningen
Beauty Academy of Kabul
Liz Mermin A documentary following American women (some of whom emigrated from Afghanistan in the early 1980s) who return to the capital city of Kabul to open an American-style school for beauticians. Some of their students are women who maintained "underground" beauty salons while the city was under strict Taliban control.
Beeba Boys
Deepa Mehta With the help of his recent recruit, a gang leader takes on an established crime lord in a battle for control over Vancouver's arms and drug trade.
Before Night Falls
Julian Schnabel Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Olivier Martinez. From Basquiat director Julian Schnabel comes this powerful portrait of Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas, who drew inspiration from Castro's revolution only to end up in prison for his sexuality. 2000/color/133 min/R/widescreen.
Before the Streets/ Avant Les Rues
Chloé Leriche Shawnouk, a young Atikamekw, commits a crime. After escaping into the forest, he returns to his community, where he tries healing by investing the native traditionalism. "Before the streets" is cast almost entirely by non-professional Atikamekw actors performing in their own language, and in the authenticity of their native village.
Before Tomorrow
Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Ivalu Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. Food is abundant and the future seems bright, but Ningiuq, a strong and wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a pervasive sense of dread.
Ningiuq and her grandson Maniq are dropped off on a remote island, where, every year, the family dries the catch and stores it for winter.
The task is soon finished. As summer turns to fall, they wait in vain for the others to pick them up.
Being Caribou
Environmentalist Leanna Allison and wildlife Biologist Karsten Heuer follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot, accross 1,500 kilometers of rugged Arctic tundra. The husband-and-wife team want to raise awareness of threats to caribou's survival.
Being Caribou
Leanne Alison, Diana Wilson Environmentalist Leanne Allison and wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot across 1500 kilometres of rugged Arctic tundra. Running time 72 minutes.
Benny & Joon
DVD An oddball love story about a fey loner named Sam (Johnny Depp), who falls in love with the mentally unbalanced Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson), who lives in the care of her protective brother Benny (Aidan Quinn). This 1993 story is hard to swallow, with its message that love can conquer a brand of mental illness that manifests itself in pyromania: Joon has a bad habit of going a bit around the bend and setting fires, but Sam's tender care apparently has the cure for what ails her. Still, if you want proof that Depp has significant chops as a physical comedian, give this film a try: He does note-perfect renditions of slapstick routines made famous by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. —Marshall Fine
Jacopo Quadri, Bernardo Bertolucci From acclaimed director Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor Last Tango In Paris) comes a breathtaking film rich in passion desire and intrigue about a reclusive British pianists infatuation with an African exile housemaid.Running Time: 95 min.System Requirements: Running Time 95 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre:�DRAMA Rating:�R UPC:�794043485923
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal
Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville 'Best of Enemies' is a documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. 'Best of Enemies' delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, 'What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?'
Denis Côté Along the rhythm of the seasons, beasts and humans regard each other. 'Bestiary' unfolds like a picture book about mutual observation. A contemplation of a stable imbalance, and of loose, tranquil and indefinable elements.
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Russ Meyer In 1970, 20th Century-Fox, impressed by the visual zing King of the Nudies Russ Meyer (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) brought to bargain-basement exploitation fare, handed the director a studio budget and the title to one of its biggest hits, Valley of the Dolls. With a satirical screenplay by Roger Ebert, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls follows three young female rockers going Hollywood in hell-bent sixties style under the spell of a flamboyant producer whose decadent bashes showcase Meyer s trademark libidinal exuberance. Transgressive and outrageous, this big-studio version of a debaucherous midnight movie is an addictively entertaining romp from
one of the movies great outsider artists.

- High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Audio commentary from 2003 featuring screenwriter Roger Ebert
- Audio commentary from 2006 featuring actors Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Harrison Page, John La Zar, and Erica Gavin
- New interview with filmmaker John Waters
- Archival interviews with writer, director, and producer Russ Meyer
- Q&A about the film from 1992 featuring Meyer, Ebert, La Zar, Read, and actors David Gurian, Charles Napier, Michael Blodgett, and Edy Williams
- Above, Beneath, and Beyond the Valley; Look On Up at the Bottom; The Best of Beyond; Sex, Drugs, Music and Murder; and Casey & Roxanne, five documentaries from 2006 about the making of the film, featuring the cast and crew
- Trailers and TV spots
- More!
- PLUS: An essay by film critic Glenn Kenny
Big Eyes
Tim Burton
Big Fish
Tim Burton United Press International journalist Will Bloom and his French freelance photojournalist wife Josephine Bloom, who is pregnant with their first child, leave their Paris base to return to Will's hometown of Ashton, Alabama on the news that his father, Edward Bloom, stricken with cancer, will soon die, he being taken off chemotherapy treatment. Although connected indirectly through Will's mother/Edward's wife, Sandra Bloom, Will has been estranged from his father for three years since his and Josephine's wedding. Will's issue with his father is the fanciful tales Edward has told of his life all his life, not only to Will but the whole world. As a child when Edward was largely absent as a traveling salesman, Will believed those stories, but now realizes that he does not know his father, who, as he continues to tell these stories, he will never get to know unless Edward comes clean with the truth before he dies. On the brink of his own family life beginning, Will does not want to be the kind of father Edward has been to him. One of those stories from Edward's childhood - that he saw his own death in the glass eye of a witch - led to him embracing life since he would not have to fear death knowing when and how it would eventually come. The question is whether Will will be able to reconcile Edward's stories against his real life, either directly from Edward before he dies and/or from other sources, and thus allow Will to come to a new understanding of himself and his life, past, present and future.
The Big Lebowski - 10th Anniversary Edition
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen From the Academy Award winning Coen Brothers comes The Big Lebowski - the hilariously quirky comedy-thriller about bowling, avant-garde art, nihilistic Austrians, and a guy named…The Dude.

Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski doesn’t want any drama in his life…heck, he can’t even be bothered with a job. But, in a case of mistaken identity, a couple of thugs break into his place and steal his rug (you gotta understand, that rug really tied the room together). Now, The Dude must embark on a quest with his crazy friends to make things right and get that rug back!

Starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, John Goodman, John Turturro and Steve Buscemi, The Big Lebowski has become a cultural phenomenon. Now, experience the outrageous fan favorite like never before in this 2-Disc Anniversary Edition loaded with all-new bonus features that will take you beyond the movie! The Dude abides…
Big Sleep,The (1946) [Blu-ray]
Quick Shipping !!! New And Sealed !!! This Disc WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. A multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player is request to view it in USA/Canada. Please Review Description.
Big Trouble in Little China (BR)
John Carpenter A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend's fiancée from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.
A Bigger Splash
Luca Guadagnino In A BIGGER SPLASH, the lives of a high profile couple, a famous rock star (Tilda Swinton) and a filmmaker (Matthias Schoenaerts), vacationing and recovering on the idyllic sun-drenched and remote Italian island of Pantelleria, are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend (Ralph Fiennes) and his daughter (Dakota Johnson) - creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and, ultimately, danger for everyone involved.
The Biggest Little Farm
John Chester A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature. The land they've chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind- including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. When the farm's ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, so does the Chesters' hope
Bill Cunningham New York
Richard Press "We all get dressed for Bill," says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The Bill in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends he spots emerging from Manhattan sidewalks and high society charity soirees for his beloved Style section columns On The Street and Evening Hours.

Cunningham's enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. The range of people he snaps uptown fixtures like Wintour, Brooke Astor, Tom Wolfe and Annette de la Renta (who appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between reveals a delirious and delicious romp through New York. But rarely has anyone embodied contradictions as happily and harmoniously as Bill, who lived a monk-like existence in the same Carnegie Hall studio at for fifty years, never eats in restaurants and gets around solely on bike number 29 (28 having been stolen).

Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

High-definition master, enhanced for widescreen viewing
20 minutes of additional scenes
Original U.S. theatrical trailer
5.1 surround and stereo soundtracks
English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH)

PLUS: A 12-page collectible booklet with a director s statement and more
Biophilia Live [Blu-ray]
The Birds
Alfred Hitchcock Nothing equals The Birds for sheer terror when Alfred Hitchcock unleashes his foul friends in one of his most shocking and memorable masterpieces. As beautiful blonde Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly thousands of birds are flocking into town, preying on schoolchildren and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Soon Mitch and Melanie are fighting for their lives against a deadly force that can't be explained and can't be stopped in one of Hollywood's most horrific films of nature gone berserk.
Birth Of A Nation
Nate Parker Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.
Alejandro González Iñárritu Academy Award® nominee Javier Bardem is Uxbal, a man on the wrong side of the law who struggles to provide for his children on the dangerous streets of Barcelona. As fate encircles him, Uxbal learns to accept the realities of life, whether bright, bad — or biutiful — in this unforgettable Academy Award®-nominated film from director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel).
Black Hawk Down
Ridley Scott From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Hannibal) and renowned producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pearl Harbor, Armageddon) comes a gripping true story about bravery, camaradarie and the complex reality of war. Black Hawk Down stars an exceptional cast including Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor), Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), Eric Bana (Chopper), William Fichtner (The Perfect Storm), Ewen Bremner (Snatch) and Sam Shepard (All The Pretty Horses). In 1993, an elite group of American Rangers and Delta Force soldiers are sent to Somalia on a critical mission to capture a violent warlord whose corrupt regime has lead to the starvation of hundreds of thousands of Somalis. When the mission goes terribly wrong, the men find themselves outnumbered and literally fighting for their lives.
Black Robe
Bruce Beresford In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls in love with the Algonquin chief's beautiful daughter underneath the imposing and magnificent mountains. Dread and death follows them upriver.
Spike Lee Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
Blade Runner BR
Ridley Scott Deckard, a blade runner, has to track down and terminate 4 replicants who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to earth seeking their maker.
Fernando Meirelles A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created "society of the blind" quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. There is, however, one eyewitness to the nightmare. A woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague follows her afflicted husband to quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become, in essence, a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city, which has seen all vestiges of civilization crumble.
The Blob
Irvin Yeaworth A cult classic of gooey greatness, The Blob follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, with Steve McQueen playing the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylike invader. Strong performances and ingenious special effects help The Blob transcend the schlock sci-fi and youth delinquency genres from which it originates. Made outside of Hollywood by a maverick film distributor and a crew whose credits mostly comprised religious and educational shorts, The Blob helped launch the careers of McQueen and composer Burt Bacharach, whose bouncy title song is just one of this film’s many unexpected pleasures.
Blood Diamond
Edward Zwick An ex-mercenary turned smuggler (Leonardo DiCaprio). A Mende fisherman (Djimon Hounsou). Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed across the alternately beautiful and ravaged countryside. Directed by Edward Zwick (Glory, The Last Samurai), this urgent, intensely moving adventure shapes gripping human stories and heart-pounding action into a modern epic of profound impact.
Ted Demme Depp/Cruz/Liotta/Reubens/Molla ~ Blow
Blow Out
Paul Hirsch, Brian De Palma * * * * * John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face/Off) stars in this riveting mystery/thriller filledwith powerful performances, intense action and an "engrossing web of suspense and intrigue" (Blockbuster Entertainment Guide). Written and directed by master filmmaker Brian De Palma (Mission: Impossible), Blow Out is a heart-stopping adventure hailed by Rolling Stone as"an American moviemaking triumph!" Jack Terri (Travolta) is a talented audio technician who makes his living by recording unique sounds for horror movies. But when he accidentally tapes an automobile crash that kills a presidential candidate and injures his young mistress, Sally (Nancy Allen), Jack is hurled into a mystery far more terrifying than any of his films! Soon he and Sally mustfight to stay alive as they uncover an explosive political conspiracy that will send shockwaves to the highest levels of government.
Michelangelo Antonioni A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. Then he meets a mysterious beauty, and also notices something frightfully suspicious on one of his photographs of her taken in a park. The fact that he may have photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.
Blue Collar
Paul Schrader Three guys, two African-American and one Polish, work on the production line in a Detroit automobile factory, and they are fed-up with the conditions. It dawns on them that their workers' union is doing them no greater good than their screwed-up bosses. So the trio pulls off a clumsy robbery at union HQ, in which they only gain access to some suspicious documents that point to union links with organized crime. Suddenly they're out of their league: violence, paranoia, rivarly, and recrimination erupt around them.
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Abdellatif Kechiche The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman's experiences of first love and sexual awakening. Blue Is the Warmest Color stars the remarkable newcomer AdŠle Excharpoulos as a high schooler who, much to her own surprise, plunges into a thrilling relationship with a female twentysomething art student, played by L‚a Seydoux (Midnight in Paris). Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche (The Secret of the Grain), this finely detailed, intimate epic sensitively renders the erotic abandon of youth. It has captivated international audiences and been widely embraced as a defining love story for the new century. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES New high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Abdellatif Kechiche, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition Trailer and TV spot New English subtitle translation PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic B. Ruby Rich
Blue Rodeo: Stereovision
Blue Rodeo Sensitive Californian adolescent Peter Yearwood loosing his hearing in a pool accident after one of the family rows leading to his parents' divorce. He attends a rural special school in Arizona near Blue Dog reservation, where Leo Hidalgo's native family, with two deaf daughters, takes better care of him. His ma Maggie moves into a nearby farm to be around, but Peter bitterly refuses contact, even with then puppy Echo, whose waking got him out of his coma. She paints and gets acquainted with lonely cowboy neighbor Owen Whister. She ignores his dark reason for being a recluse when they become friends. It concerns the rodeo, which also provides an occasion for Peter to visit 'home', in order to be with his girl friend.
Blue Velvet
David Lynch
Boardwalk Empire: Season 1
From Terence Winter (Emmy®-winning writer on HBO's The Sopranos) and Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City in 1920 at the dawn of Prohibition. The series chronicles the life and times of Enoch Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the city treasurer whose double role as politician and bootlegger makes him the city's undisputed czar at a time when illegal alcohol has opened up highly lucrative opportunities for rumrunners and distributors. In a city defined by notorious backroom politics and vicious power struggles, Nucky must contend with ambitious underlings, relentless Feds, rival gangsters — including Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano and Al Capone — and his own appetite for women, profits, and power.
Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back
D.A. Pennebaker Both a classic documentary and a vital pop-cultural artifact, D.A. Pennebaker's portrait of Bob Dylan captures the seminal singer-songwriter on the cusp of his transformation from folk prophet to rock trendsetter. Shot during Dylan's 1965 British concert tour, Don't Look Back employs an edgy vérité style that was, and is, a snug fit with the artist's own consciously rough-hewn persona. Its handheld black-and-white images and often-gritty London backdrops suggest cinematic extensions of the archetypal monochrome portraits that graced Dylan's career-making early-'60s album jackets.

Pennebaker's access to the legendarily private troubadour enables us to witness Dylan's shifting moods as he performs, relaxes with his entourage (including then lover Joan Baez, road manager Bob Neuwirth, and poker-faced manager Albert Grossman), and jousts with other musicians (notably Animals alumnus Alan Price and Scottish folksinger Donovan), fans, and press. It's a measurement of the filmmaker's acuity that the conversations are often as gripping as Dylan's solo performances. Grossman's machinations with British promoters, Baez's hip serenity, a grizzled British journalist's surrender to the fact of Dylan's artistry, and the artist's own taunting dismissal of a clueless sycophant are all absorbing.

With the exception of the studio recording of "Subterranean Homesick Blues," the live performances (including five newly restored, complete audio tracks excised from the original film but included on the DVD version) are constrained by crude audio gear. Their urgency, however, is timeless, as is Pennebaker's film, a legitimate cornerstone for any serious rock video collection. —Sam Sutherland
Emilio Estevez
Bobcaygeon (BluRay/DVD Combo Pack) [Blu-ray]
The Tragically Hip
Bon Cop Bad Cop
Colm Feore If the phrase "Canadian action thriller" doesn't send you running to the video store, Bon Cop Bad Cop is hoping to change your mind. When a body is found straddling the Ontario/Quebec border, a detective from each province must partner up to solve the case. Naturally, in the grand tradition of buddy-cop movies, one (Colm Feore, Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould) is straight-laced and by the book while the other (Patrick Huard, Les Boys) is a chain-smoking loose cannon. The mystery escalates as more bodies pile up, all connected to the world of hockey (and based on real-life hockey figures) and all marked with mysterious tattoos. Gags about French vs. English pile up as well, along with other Canadian in-jokes, but despite that, Bon Cop Bad Cop is accessible and entertaining, a preposterous, over-the-top blend of Lethal Weapon and Saw. It has all the classic elements—an eccentric coroner, women throwing themselves at the heroes, a brawl in a bar, a time-bomb on an innocent victim, a detective clinging to the roof of speeding car—as well as a number of unique bits, like some creepy bobble-heads and a killer in a sports mascot costume doing a De Niro impression. (Be warned that the violence is sometimes extreme, though usually for comic effect, and there's a steady flow of strong language.) —Bret Fetzer
Bone, Wind, Fire
Jill Sharpe Bone Wind Fire is an intimate and evocative journey into the hearts, minds and eyes of Georgia O'Keeffe, Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo—three of the 20th century's most remarkable artists. Georgia O'Keeffe lived and painted in the sun-baked clarity of the American Southwest; Emily Carr in the lush jungled green of the BC rainforests; and Frida Kahlo in the hot and dusty clamour of Mexico City. Each woman had her own response to her environment, to the people that surrounded her and to the artistic or practical challenges she faced in wringing beauty and truth from her particular time and place. Bone Wind Fire uses the women's own words, taken from their letters and diaries, to reveal three individual creative processes in all their subtle and fascinating variety. In thirty carefully prepared and creatively photographed minutes, the film captures the view through the artists' eyes.
Boogie Nights [2-Disc DVD]
Paul Thomas Anderson, Mark Christopher Even if the notorious 1970s porn-filmmaking milieu doesn't exactly turn you on, don't let it turn you off to this movie's extraordinary virtues, either. Boogie Nights is one of the key movies of the 1990s and among the most ambitious and exuberantly alive American movies in years. It's also the breakthrough for an amazing new director, whose dazzling kaleidoscopic style here recalls the Robert Altman of Nashville and the Martin Scorsese of Good Fellas. Although loosely based on the sleazy life and times of real-life porn legend John Holmes, at heart it's a classic Hollywood rise-and-fall fable: a naive, good-looking young busboy is discovered in a San Fernando Valley disco by a famous motion picture producer, becomes a hotshot movie star, lives the high life and then loses everything when he gets too big for his britches, succumbs to insobriety and is left behind by new times and new technology. Of course, it isn't exactly A Star Is Born or Singin' in the Rain. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson (in only his second feature!) puts his own affectionately sardonic twist on the old showbiz biopic formula: the ambitious upstart changes his name and achieves stardom in porno films as "Dirk Diggler." Instead of drinking to excess, he snorts cocaine (the classic drug of 70s hedonism); and it's the coming of home video (rather than talkies) that helps to dash his big-screen dreams. As for the britches ... well, the controversial "money shot" explains everything. And the cast is one of the great ensembles of the 90s, including Oscar nominees Burt Reynolds and Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg (who really can act—from the waist up, too!), Heather Graham (as Rollergirl), William H. Macy, John C. Reilly and Ricky Jay. —Jim Emerson
The Book of Thief
Brian Percival In 1938, the young girl Liesel Meminger is traveling by train with her mother and her younger brother when he dies. Her mother buries the boy in a cemetery by the tracks and Liesel picks up a book, "The Gravediggers Handbook", which was left on the grave of her brother and brings it with her. Liesel is delivered to a foster family in a small town and later she learns that her mother left her because she is a communist. Her stepmother, Rosa Hubermann, is a rude but caring woman and her stepfather, Hans Hubermann, is a simple kind-hearted man. Liesel befriends her next door neighbor, the boy Rudy Steiner, and they go together to the school. When Hans discovers that Liesel cannot read, he teaches her using her book and Liesel becomes an obsessed reader. During a Nazi speech where the locals are forced to burn books in a bonfire, Liesel recovers one book for her and the Mayor's wife Ilsa Hermann witnesses her action. Meanwhile Hans hides the Jewish Max Vandenburg, who is the son of a ...
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Larry Charles Previously Enjoyed and Fully Guaranteed
Ali Abbasi * * * * * A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence.
Boston Legal: Season 5
Bill D'Elia, James R. Bagdonas, Michael Lohmann, Mike Listo, Robert Yannetti Four DVD collection has the entire final season of this acclaimed show that stars William Shatner, James Spader and Candice Bergen. Fast-paced and darkly comedic, Boston Legal follows the stories of a group of brilliant but sometimes emotionally challenged attorneys.
Bottle Rocket
Wes Anderson * * * * * The banality of crime. Two young men, Dignan and Anthony, walk along talking about "Starsky and Hutch." They're on their way to burglarize a house. After, they go to a café, play some pinball. They argue about the burglary and talk to their friend Bob about another scheme. They talk to a guy about buying a gun, just to intimidate. Anthony breaks into a car to steal a wallet. With Bob, they plan and stage a holdup and talk about it afterward at a burger stand: armed robbery for $183. They're pleased. The two pals race each other.
Bowling for Columbine
Bowling for Columbine is a 2002 documentary film written, directed, produced, and narrated by Michael Moore. The film explores what Moore suggests are the causes for the Columbine High School massacre and other acts of violence with guns. Moore focuses on the background and environment in which the massacre took place and some common public opinions and assumptions about related issues. The film also looks into the nature of violence in the United States. The film brought Moore international attention as a rising filmmaker and won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature, a special 55th Anniversary Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and the César Award for Best Foreign Film.
Boy and the World
Alê Abreu An amazing Brazilian animation that truly exemplifies the power of imagery and music as a combination that has more than enough to portray a powerful and deep message. It shows an adventurous quest that illustrates the issues of the modern world through the eyes of a child. A cautionary tale of globalization, The Boy And The World teaches above all the dangers of the massification of the economy, of the mind, and of the soul.
Richard Linklater
The Boys of Baraka [Import]
Enat Sidi, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Boys on the Side
Herbert Ross A perfect entertainment (New York Daily News) teams Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore and Mary Louise Parker as the unlikeliest of friends on a cross-country journey of discovery.
Brain Clever
Lulu Keating Chinese Instructions often say more about the culture than they do about the product.   The Hand-Pressing Flashlight is a practical flashlight that requires no batteries.
In Brain Clever, instructions come to life.  The film creates a land of extremes, in which Industrial Man travels from winter to meet Environment Woman in the glory of summer.  The two opposites collide in a perfect union, brought together by the innocent Hand-Pressing Flashlight.
Brand New Day
Rachel Perkins In the summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the religious mission for further schooling. After being punished for an act of youthful rebellion, he runs away from the mission on a journey that ultimately leads him back home.
Brand Upon the Brain!
Brand Upon the Brain! Canadian director Guy Maddin's "Brand Upon the Brain" is a silent film that reveals the shocking truth about his hellish childhood on a remote island under the watchful eye of a crazed mother hellbent on restoring her youth and a diabolically distant scientist-father, proprietors of a mom-and-pop orphanage that surreptitiously operate within the dank confines of the family lighthouse. Watch! as the sex instinct grabs hold of young Maddin and his sister! Thrill! as the Mysteries of the Light House are divined by teen detectives! Reel! at the headstrong invention and heart-stopping rhythms of the elder Maddin's heroic silent moviemaking!!
Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews Merida (Kelly Macdonald), the impetuous but courageous daughter of Scottish King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), is a skilled archer who wants to carve out her own path in life. Her defiance of an age-old tradition angers the Highland lords and leads to chaos in the kingdom. Merida seeks help from an eccentric witch (Julie Walters), who grants her an ill-fated wish. Now, Merida must discover the true meaning of courage and undo a beastly curse before it's too late.
The Brave One
Neil Jordan "Why don‘t they stop me?" Erica Bain wonders. Bain, a popular N.Y radio host, watched her fiancé die and nearly lost her own life to a vicious, random attack. Now she discovers a stranger within herself, an armed wanderer in the urban night, out for vengeance and at war with her own soul. Two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster, as Erica, joins Oscar nominee Terrence Howard, as a determined cop hot on her trail. Erica?s future is uncertain, but one thing is not: THE BRAVE ONE is a high- tension thriller that packs a visceral and emotional punch.
The BRD Trilogy: The Supplements
 In 1977, German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder was thirty-two years old and had already directed more than twenty-five feature films. That summer, he embarked on a project to trace the postwar history of West Germany in a series of films told from the perspectives of three remarkable women. Fassbinder’s The Marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, and Lola—The BRD Trilogy, which takes its title from the Bundesrepublik Deutschland—would garner him his greatest commercial success, both at home and abroad, and cement his position as one of the foremost figures of the New German Cinema.
The Breadwinner
Nora Twomey A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Breaking Away
Peter Yates A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.
Bringing Out the Dead
Various A Manhattan ambulance paramedic, overworked and haunted by visions of his failures, fights to keep a tenuous grip on his clarity
Brokeback Mountain
Ang Lee A sad, melancholy ache pervades Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee's haunting, moving film that, like his other movies, explores societal constraints and the passions that lurk underneath. This time, however, instead of taking on ancient China, 19th-century England, or '70s suburbia, Lee uses the tableau of the American West in the early '60s to show how two lovers are bound by their expected roles, how they rebel against them, and the repercussions for each of doing so—but the romance here is between two men. Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) are two itinerant ranchers looking for work in Wyoming when they meet and embark on a summer sheepherding job in the shadow of titular Brokeback Mountain. The taciturn Ennis, uncommunicative in the extreme, finds himself opening up around the gregarious Jack, and the two form a bond that surprisingly catches fire one cold night out in the wilderness. Separating at the end of the summer, each goes on to marry and have children, but a reunion years later proves that, if anything, their passion for each other has grown significantly. And while Jack harbors dreams of a life together, the tight-lipped Ennis is unable to bring himself to even consider something so revolutionary.

Its open, unforced depiction of love between two men made Brokeback an instant cultural touchstone, for both good and bad, as it was tagged derisively as the "gay cowboy movie," but also heralded as a breakthrough for mainstream cinema. Amidst all the hoopla of various agendas, though, was a quiet, heartbreaking love story that was both of its time and universal—it was the quintessential tale of star-crossed lovers, but grounded in an ever-changing America that promised both hope and despair. Adapted by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana from Annie Proulx's short story, the movie echoes the sparse bleakness of McMurtry's The Last Picture Show with its fading of the once-glorious West; but with Lee at the helm, it also resembles The Ice Storm, as it showed the ripple effects of a singular event over a number of people. As always, Lee's work with actors is unparalleled, as he elicits graceful, nuanced performances from Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway as the wives affected overtly and subliminally by their husbands' affair, and Gyllenhaal brings surprising dimensions to a character that could have easily just been a puppy dog of a boy. It's Ledger, however, who's the breakthrough in the film, and his portrait of an emotionally repressed man both undone and liberated by his feelings is mesmerizing and devastating. Spare in style but rich with emotion, Brokeback Mountain earns its place as a classic modern love story. —Mark Englehart
Brokeback Mountain [Blu-ray]
Ang Lee A sad, melancholy ache pervades Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee's haunting, moving film that, like his other movies, explores societal constraints and the passions that lurk underneath. This time, however, instead of taking on ancient China, 19th-century England, or '70s suburbia, Lee uses the tableau of the American West in the early '60s to show how two lovers are bound by their expected roles, how they rebel against them, and the repercussions for each of doing so—but the romance here is between two men. Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) are two itinerant ranchers looking for work in Wyoming when they meet and embark on a summer sheepherding job in the shadow of titular Brokeback Mountain. The taciturn Ennis, uncommunicative in the extreme, finds himself opening up around the gregarious Jack, and the two form a bond that surprisingly catches fire one cold night out in the wilderness. Separating at the end of the summer, each goes on to marry and have children, but a reunion years later proves that, if anything, their passion for each other has grown significantly. And while Jack harbors dreams of a life together, the tight-lipped Ennis is unable to bring himself to even consider something so revolutionary.

Its open, unforced depiction of love between two men made Brokeback an instant cultural touchstone, for both good and bad, as it was tagged derisively as the "gay cowboy movie," but also heralded as a breakthrough for mainstream cinema. Amidst all the hoopla of various agendas, though, was a quiet, heartbreaking love story that was both of its time and universal—it was the quintessential tale of star-crossed lovers, but grounded in an ever-changing America that promised both hope and despair. Adapted by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana from Annie Proulx's short story, the movie echoes the sparse bleakness of McMurtry's The Last Picture Show with its fading of the once-glorious West; but with Lee at the helm, it also resembles The Ice Storm, as it showed the ripple effects of a singular event over a number of people. As always, Lee's work with actors is unparalleled, as he elicits graceful, nuanced performances from Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway as the wives affected overtly and subliminally by their husbands' affair, and Gyllenhaal brings surprising dimensions to a character that could have easily just been a puppy dog of a boy. It's Ledger, however, who's the breakthrough in the film, and his portrait of an emotionally repressed man both undone and liberated by his feelings is mesmerizing and devastating. Spare in style but rich with emotion, Brokeback Mountain earns its place as a classic modern love story. —Mark Englehart
Broken Embraces
Pedro Almodóvar
Broken Flowers
Brand new and factory sealed
Buena Vista Social Club
Wim Wenders Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Fran Kuzui
Burn After Reading
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Chang-dong Lee Jong-su, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When Hae-mi comes back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met in Africa, to Jong-su. One day, Ben visits Jong-su's with Hae-mi and confesses his own secret hobby.
Burning (BR)
Chang-dong Lee Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
But I'm a Cheerleader
Jamie Babbit Megan (Natasha Lyonne) considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing boyfriend, even though she isn't that crazy about him. So she's stunned when her parents decide she's gay and send her to True Directions, a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham (Clea DuVall). Though Megan still feels confused, she starts to have feelings for Graham.

Initial release: July 7, 2000 (USA)
Director: Jamie Babbit

Music composed by: Pat Irwin
Screenplay: Brian Wayne Peterson
Producers: Andrea Sperling, Leanna Creel
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [Blu-ray]
George Roy Hill Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the "buddy film" with this box office smash set in the Old West. The Sundance Kid (Redford) is the frontier's fastest gun. His sidekick, Butch Cassidy (Newman), is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. If only they could blow open a baggage car without also blowing up the money-filled safe inside... Or remember that Sundance can't swim before they escape a posse by leaping off a cliff into rushing rapids... Times are changing in the west and life is getting tougher. So Butch and Sundance pack their guns, don new duds, and, with Sundance's girlfriend (Katharine Ross), head down to Bolivia. Never mind that they don't speak Spanish - they'll manage somehow. A winner of four Academy Awards (including best screenplay and best song), here is a thoroughly enjoyable blend of fact and fancy done with true affection for a bygone era and featuring the two flashiest, friendliest funniest outlaws who ever called out "hands up!"
Jean-Marc Vallée A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.
C.R.A.Z.Y. [Blu-ray]
Jean-Marc Vallée
Michael Haneke A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.
Café de Flore
Jean-Marc Vallée A love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. A mystical and fantastical odyssey on love.
Cairo Time
Ruba Nadda In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches them both unawares.
John Michael McDonagh
Canada - A People's History Series 3
Canada - A People's History Series 4
Canada: A People's History, Set 2
Canada: A People's History: Set 1
Canada: A People's History: Set 1
Capote DVD
Captain Fantastic
Matt Ross In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Captain Fantastic [Blu-ray] [Import]
Capturing the Friedmans
A Sundance Grand Jury prize winner and a true conversation starter, Capturing the Friedmans travels into one apparently ordinary Long Island family's heart of darkness. Arnold and Elaine Friedman had a normal life with their three sons until Arnold was arrested on multiple (and increasingly lurid) charges of child abuse. Because the Friedmans had documented their own lives with copious home movies, filmmaker Andrew Jarecki is able to sift through their material looking for clues. Yet what emerges is more surreal than fiction: the youngest Friedman son went to jail, the eldest became a birthday-party clown. In the end, we can't be sure whether Arnold Friedman is a monstrous child molester or the victim of railroading. The portrait of a disconnected family is deeply disturbing, either way, and this film is further proof that a documentary can be just as spellbinding as anything a great storyteller dreams up. —Robert Horton
Guy Maddin A self-styled "pro-incest" movie about a town in the Alps where the fear of avalanches means that no one speaks above a whisper? When Winnipeg's Prairie surrealist Guy Maddin, slowly working his way through the forgotten genres of early film, decided to turn to the German Alpine pictures of the 1930s, he created what is so far his masterpiece. Awash with colour and filled [ds1]with forbidden whispers, Careful finds the perfect balance between Maddin's senses of kitsch and tragedy.
Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]
A truly perfect movie, the 1942 Casablanca still wows viewers today, and for good reason. Its unique story of a love triangle set against terribly high stakes in the war against a monster is sophisticated instead of outlandish, intriguing instead of garish. Humphrey Bogart plays the allegedly apolitical club owner in unoccupied French territory that is nevertheless crawling with Nazis; Ingrid Bergman is the lover who mysteriously deserted him in Paris; and Paul Heinreid is her heroic, slightly bewildered husband. Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Conrad Veidt are among what may be the best supporting cast in the history of Hollywood films. This is certainly among the most spirited and ennobling movies ever made.—Tom Keogh
Cascade de Lumiere
Marten Berkman A white water adventure turns into a spiritual journey for an urbanite plunged into the wild.
Cascade de lumière / Cascade of Light
Martin Berkman In the arctic, some adventures make the spirit dance. Marten Berkman leaves the city for an adventure down a remote arctic river, to perpetual light and the spectacle of arctic life. In the mountains and whitewater, his friend and guide Rob reflects on the meaning of the wild, while Marten ponders the price being paid for our industrialized lives. He discovers how awareness, not crisis, must define our relationship with the rest of the natural world. In the space, silence and light, the geography of the Arctic uncovers a choreography of the soul, and provides Marten with insight of an unexpected kind.
Castle in the Sky
directed by Hayao Miyazaki Young orphan Sheeta (Anna Paquin) and her kidnapper, Col. Muska (Mark Hamill), are flying to a military prison when their plane is attacked by a gang of air pirates led by the matronly Dola (Cloris Leachman). Escaping from a mid-air collision via a magic crystal around her neck, Sheeta meets fellow orphan Pazu (James Van Der Beek) and the pair join forces to discover the mystical floating city of Laputa while pursued by both Muska and the pirates, who lust for the city's myriad treasures.
Castle in the Sky
Hayao Miyazaki A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
Castle in the Sky [BR]
Hayao Miyazaki A young boy stumbles into a mysterious girl who floats down from the sky. The girl, Sheeta, was chased by pirates, army and government secret agents. In saving her life, they begin a high flying adventure that goes through all sorts of flying machines, eventually searching for Sheeta's identity in a floating castle of a lost civilization.
The Cat Returns
Hiroyuki Morita Disney version - english dubbed w Anne Hathaway
Henry Joost
Dennis Allen To its far-flung listeners across the Mackenzie Delta, CBQM is more than a simple radio station. It's a dependable pal, a beacon in the storm of life and a resilient expression of identity and pride. Whether it's reporting wolf sightings or broadcasting bingo games, airing debates on uranium mining or dedicating a hurtin' country tune to some heart-broken local, citizen-run CBQM has been serving the Teetl'it Gwich'in community of Fort McPherson from almost three decades. Dennis Allen tips his hat to the "Moccassin Telegraph" with CBQM — celebrating the vital role of storyteling and music within his culture, while crafting a detailed and generous portrait of life in a northern town.
Chambers Tracks & Gestures
John Walker An intimate portrait of Jack Chambers, a major figure in the Canadian cultural landscape, a man who has been called Canada's finest painter. Within a carefully constructed narrative of the artist's life, this visually lyrical film includes the full range of his work from the age of thirteen until his death. The story is told in Chamber's own words and in narration, and these voices are balanced by interviews with several of the people who were close to Chambers at different times in his life
The Chameleon
Jean-Paul Salomé
Chariots of the Gods
Harald Reinl The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens.

Immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance, Chariots of the Gods endures as proof that Earth has been visited repeatedly by advanced aliens from other worlds. Here, Erich von Däniken examines ancient ruins, lost cities, spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken's theory that we are the descendants of these galactic pioneers—and he reveals the archeological discoveries that prove it...

The dramatic discoveries and irrefutable evidence:
• An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid
• Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts
• Computer astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins
• A map of the land beneath the ice cap of Antarctica
• A giant spaceport discovered in the Andes
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Tim Burton Long isolated from his own family, Willy Wonka launches a worldwide contest to select an heir to his candy empire. Five lucky children from around the world, including Charlie Bucket, draw Golden Tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a guided tour of the legendary candy making facility that no outsider has seen in 15 years.

DVD Features:
Biographies:The Fantastic Mr. Dahl: Learn about Dahl's life story and extraordinary body of work.
Challenges: 4 SCRUMPTIOUS Challenges for kids to play!
1) Oompa-Loompa Dance Machine 2) The Inventing Machine 3) The Bad Nut 4) Search For the Golden Ticket
DVD ROM Features
Documentaries:Attack of the Squirrels: See how they trained live squirrels to perform in the film.
5 Making-Of Featurettes!
Becoming Oomp-Loompa: See how one actor, Deep Roy, was turned into a multi-talented army of Oompa's.
Chasing Ice
Jeff Orlowski In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. Chasing Ice is the story of one man s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world s changing glaciers. As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet. Visually breathtaking. —Variety Stunning...Timely...A solitary quest with global implications. —The New York Times Hauntingly beautiful. —Huffington Post
Johan Renck In April 1986, a huge explosion erupted at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in northern Ukraine. This series follows the stories of the men and women, who tried to contain the disaster, as well as those who gave their lives preventing a subsequent and worse one.
Spike Lee After the shooting death of a child hit by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.
Chicken Run
Nick Park, Peter Lord Chicken Run ~ Chicken Run
Children of Paradise
CRITERION COLLECTION: CHILDREN OF PARADISE Children of Paradise (Criterion Collection)
Lasse Hallström A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
A Christmas Story - 30th Anniversary SteelBook Edition [Blu-ray + DVD]
Bob Clark
A Christmas Story
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia, a seven-volume, Bible-based children's fantasy series written in the 1950s by British theologian C.S. Lewis, draws young readers into the magical, dangerous land of Narnia and plunges them into the age-old battle of good and evil. Lewis envisioned these stories as pictures before he wrote them, so it seems only proper that the books would eventually make it to the small screen. In the late 1980s and early '90s, three adventures in this series—The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (169 minutes), Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (168 minutes), and The Silver Chair (168 minutes)—were faithfully adapted into a TV series by the BBC and Home Vision Entertainment, then edited to feature-length productions. All three of these discs (nine hours of viewing!) are included in this boxed set of DVDs, along with interactive trivia games and more.

Youngsters expecting special effects like those found in The Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone may miss the subtler charms of these sweet but rather homespun productions, with humans dressed as woodland creatures and patched-in animation. And kids expecting fast-paced action adventures may snooze after a few hours of these relatively slow-moving scripts. But those who want a refresher course in all things Narnia will be thrilled to see these well-loved fantasies come to life in gorgeous snowy landscapes—the good lion Aslan (played by a large, talking stuffed animal), the horrible White Queen (performed with deliciously over-the-top zeal by actress Barbara Kellerman), the four siblings, fauns, dwarves, deadly sea monsters, and all. —Karin Snelson
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe
Andrew Adamson Prepare to enter another world when Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media present C.S. Lewis' timeless and beloved adventure. With the stunningly realistic special effects, you'll experience the exploits of Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter, four siblings who find the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of "hide-and-seek" at the country estate of a mysterious professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, once peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs, and giants that has been turned into a world of eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever! The Chronicles of Narnia, Narnia, and all other book titles, characters and locales original thereto are trademarks of C.S. Lewis Pte Ltd. and are used with permission. © Disney/Walden
Cinema Paradiso
Giuseppe Tornatore Original Title: Cinema Paradiso. Actors: Antonella Attili - Enzo Cannavale - Isa Danieli - Leo Gullotta - Marco Leonardi - Pupella Maggio. Director: Giuseppe Tornatore. Format: DVD. Format Size: Widescreen. Runtime: 124 Mins. Language: English. Region cod
Cinema Paradiso [Blu-ray]
Giuseppe Tornatore Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Cinema Paradiso is the beautiful, enchanting story of a young boy's lifelong love affair with the movies. Set in an Italian village, Salvatore finds himself enchanted by the flickering images at the Cinema Paradiso, yearning for the secret of the cinema's magic. When the projectionist, Alfredo, agrees to reveal the mysteries of moviemaking, a deep friendship is born. The day comes for Salvatore to leave the village and pursue his dream of making movies of his own. Thirty years later he receives a message that beckons him back home to a secret, beautiful discovery that awaits him in this acclaimed film from director Giuseppe Tornatore.
Maryam Keshavarz A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.
Claire's Knee
Cécile Decugis, Éric Rohmer Abrasive, self-deluded humor tinges the prickly exploration of sexual politics in French director Eric Rohmer's world and it often makes for less-than-comfortable viewing. Though Rohmer has made movies for several decades, his best-known films comprise a cycle loosely dubbed "The Six Moral Tales" (one short, one featurette, and four features), which also includes La Collectionneuse, My Night at Maud's, and Chloe in the Afternoon. Rohmer's comedies are full of the disillusion and jaded settling that come with age and adulthood, and he sharply contrasts cynicism against the naiveté and easy, innocent wisdom of youth. In Claire's Knee, Jean-Claude Brialy plays a diplomat named Jerome Montcharvin, who agrees to housesit a friend's rural but lavish country estate for a month. Jerome appears contented with life as he's recently become engaged to Lucinde, a woman he's known for six years. He takes refuge in the fact that she is his opposite, and placates his doubts by reminding himself that "a woman made for me would bore me." Into this summer idyll and Jerome's predictable, ordered life come two teenage girls who threaten his faithful but passionless ardor for his fiancée. To temper his awakening libido, Jerome pretends to "experiment" with the young women's affections and, in doing so, exposes himself as a cruel, callous man who is clueless as to his true nature. Though a close woman friend cautions him that "in love, there is will," he dismisses the possibility yet in the end performs an act of "pure will" with one of the teens, the lovely Claire, and brashly hurts that which he most desires. Claire's Knee was shot by the brilliant cinematographer, the late Nestor Almendros, and the color palette in the film is a masterpiece of style and scheme. It's a Monet on celluloid, and its visual prowess, combined with the provocative, unsettling theme, earned the National Society of Film Critics' Best Film prize in 1971. (Unfortunately, the first "reel" of the DVD transfer contains several noticeable scratches and the color is also faded and purple.) —Paula Nechak
The Class / Entre les murs [Blu-ray]
Laurent Cantet Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood,
Cleo et Celine
Clara McBride When distance brings you closer... After suffering a nervous breakdown in her adopted city of Paris, Cleo receives a visit from her sister Celine.
Kevin Smith, Scott Mosier If you're in the market for wildly funny entertainment, CLERKS delivers with wholesale hilarity! It's one wacky day in the life of a pair of overworked counter jockeys whose razor-sharp wit and on-the-job antics give a whole new meaning to customer service! Even while bracing a nonstop parade of unpredictable shoppers, the clerks manage to play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home, and straighten out their offbeat love lives! The boss is nowhere in sight, so you can bet anything can — and will — happen when these guys are left to run the store.
Clouds of Sils Maria
Olivier Assayas
Coach Carter
Thomas Carter
Cobain: Montage of Heck [Blu-ray] [2015]
Brett Morgen Cobain - Montage of Heck invites you to experience Kurt's life, art and mind through his own unique lens, bringing you as close to the generation-defining icon as it's possible to get. Experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the first fully-authorized portrait of the famed rock music icon. Director Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain's personal archive of art, music, and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest confidantes. Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, WA, through the height of his fame, a visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings emerges. While Cobain craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame, his epic arc depicts a man who stayed true to his earliest punk rock convictions, always identifying with the "outsider" and ensuring the music came first. Fans and those of the Nirvana generation will learn things about Cobain they never knew while those who have recently discovered the man and his music will know what makes him the lasting icon that he is.
Coffee and Cigarettes
Jim Jarmusch Eleven separate vignettes are presented. In each, celebrities, playing semi-fictionalized versions of themselves (with the exception of the characters of various wait staff, and one actor playing a lookalike cousin of herself), meet in a food service establishment with coffee/tea and cigarettes involved. Beyond the topic of discussion that brought them together, they often talk directly about coffee and cigarettes, more often that coffee and cigarettes, and by association caffeine and nicotine, are not healthy, especially if they are the only things constituting lunch. Other recurring themes include the Lee family, cousinhood, celebrity worship, the connection between the medical and musical careers, and Nikola Tesla's belief that the Earth is a conductor of acoustic resonance. In all cases, the coming together for coffee/tea and smokes acts as a bridge to overcome disagreements, and/or makes uncomfortable situations less uncomfortable.
Cold on Cold
Dan Sokolowski A day at the Arctic Circle.
Cold Paradise
Werner Walcher Many Yukoners only know the Filipino community through the communities’ annual Canada Day tent and the Whitehorse businesses that employ temporary foreign workers. This film introduces us to the pioneers of the community who moved to the Yukon 20 years ago and offers a rare insight into the lives and hardships temporary foreign workers and immigrants from the Philippines face when they leave behind young children and other family members to live in a culture and climate very unfamiliar to them.
Cold War
Pawel Pawlikowski A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
Carl Bessai Do you ever feel like everyone in the world is counting on you?
22-year-old Cole Chambers is a talented young writer with dreams to big for his small town. Frustrated and trapped, Cole has spent his entire life picking up the pieces of his shattered family.
When Cole gets the opportunity to take a creative writing class at a university in the city, he sees his potential for the first time – that he can get out of his small town and actually make something out of his life. But at what cost?
Complete Metropolis [Blu-ray] [Import]
Fritz Lang Fritz Lang's expressionist science-fiction masterpiece was a film ahead of it's time telling the story of a dystopian future society where the rich live above ground in a fantastic utopia while the working class slave away underground. Featuring a new restoration of the film including 25 minutes of lost footage and the original score by Gottfried Huppertz 'Metropolis (The Complete Metropolis)' is the ultimate collector's edition of the film. The stunning Blu-ray also includes a brand new documentary on the making and restoration of the influential movie
Ari Folman More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio s head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright s digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in The Congress convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.
Agnès Guillemot, Lila Lakshmanan, Jean-Luc Godard Jean-Luc Godard's subversive foray into commercial filmmaking is a star-studded Cinemascope epic. Contempt (Le M pris) stars Michel Piccoli as a screenwriter torn between the demands of a proud European director (played by legendary director Fritz Lang), a crude and arrogant American producer (Jack Palance), and his disillusioned wife, Camille (Brigitte Bardot) as he attempts to doctor the script for a new film version of The Odyssey.
Control [DVD]
Anton Corbijn A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.
The Conversation
Francis Ford Coppola A paranoid and personally-secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.
Cool Hand Luke [Blu-ray] [Import]
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Cool Runnings
Jon Turteltaub When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.
Nance Ackerman In this feature-length documentary, photographer Nance Ackerman describes the havoc prescription painkiller OxyContin wreaked in the already weakened Cape Breton town of Glace Bay. The film guides us through a culture of economic and social depression where we encounter men and women at different stages of dependency. Demystifying the world of the addict while showing us the complex social nexus that led to such despair, Cottonland emphasizes the importance of a collective approach to tackling addiction.
The Cove
Maybe you've seen it all, and maybe you're already steeped in outraged, activist documentaries. But you haven't seen anything quite like The Cove, unless you can visualize a disturbing combination of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, Free Willy, and the killing of Bambi's mother. The Cove is directed by the experienced National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos, who sets about to uncover a shocking (but regular) ritual on the Japanese coast: the herding and slaughter of thousands of bottlenose dolphins in the town of Taiji. A few dolphins are saved during this process, and sold off to aquariums so they can perform in water shows. The rest are crowded together and—away from prying eyes—stabbed to death, their meat sold as food. (Interviewing Japanese people on the street, they apparently have no idea that the "whale meat" on sale in stores is actually mercury-saturated bottlenose dolphin.) It's not that this mass killing is secret, exactly, but the fishermen of Taiji have done a proactive job of keeping cameras and other observers from getting a good look. Psihoyos wants to change all that, and he assembles a swashbuckling squad of scientists, filmmakers, and nerds (including movie F/X people who design fake rocks for hidden video cameras) to extra-legally smuggle recording equipment into the cove. The team's spiritual and emotional captain is Richard O'Barry, the man who helped popularize dolphins as cuddly animals as the trainer of TV's Flipper back in the 1960s—and who, horrified by the way dolphins have been used in public displays, has been an anti-captivity activist for decades. The footage that results is so shocking it should cause seismic reactions in viewers, and when O'Barry attends a meeting of the International Whaling Commission (portrayed by the film as ineffectual and/or bought off by Japanese interests) armed with video of the slaughter, he's like Rocky Balboa climbing into the ring for one more big fight. After what we've seen in the film at that point, it's unlikely many viewers won't be rooting him on. -Robert Horton
Brian Petersen J. and Steve, best friends forever, inadvertently stumble into an incredible opportunity when a Mexican buddy is deported and needs their help to get back across the border. Surprised at how easy it is to fool the Border Patrol in Nogales, the guys see it as a chance to corner the market promoting themselves as the Kinder, Gentler People Smugglers . While trying to beat the minute men at their own game they learn the danger of crossing boundaries.
Carole Laure Seventeen-year-old Rachel is a rebellious teen — full of defiance and despair. From a broken home, her life is devoid of love and she has no outlet for expressing herself. When Jeanne, a modern dance teacher, enters her life, Rachel changes. She finally finds a concrete way to express her uncertainty and rage towards a world which never provided her with positive attention. Recently released from prison, Jeanne, who was involved in a minor case of theft, was able to get a glimpse into the world of women behind bars, who drown in hopelessness and often resort to violence or self destructive behavior. Jeanne share her experiences not only with Rachel, but also with Odile, an unemployed single mother. Jeanne's professional eye and Odile's sensitive intellect cannot fail to see that Rachel has a real talent for dance. Will it turn out that thanks to this new interest and the people around her, she finds a path to a new life?
David Cronenberg A Psycho-Sexual Journey Into Oblivion In This Controversial Film From Acclaimed Director David Cronenberg. James Spader Is A Bored Film Director Who Explores New Realms After A Near-Fatal Car Accident Introduces Him To A World Of Sexually Obsessed Car Cradvd Features:Featuretteotherproduction Notestheatrical Trailer
The Crash Reel: the Ride of a Lifetime
Lucy Walker Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, pushing one another to ever more dangerous tricks, until Kevin crashes on a Park City half-pipe, barely surviving. As Kevin recovers from his injury, Shaun wins Gold. Now all Kevin wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear this could kill him. We also celebrate Sarah Burke who crashed in Park City and died January 19, 2012.
Crazy8s 2017: Vancouver's 8-Day Filmmaking Extravaganza
Various directors ABOUT CRAZY8S
Crazy8s is an 8 day filmmaking challenge that provides funding and support to emerging filmmakers to help them produce a short film.
Crazy8s is run by the Crazy8s Film Society, a not-for-profit society. It was created to foster support for emerging filmmakers who have little or no access to funding for short films.
Aspiring filmmakers are invited to present their short film idea in a 4-minute video. Every year over one hundred teams apply.
40 semi-finalists are chosen to pitch in person to a jury of industry professionals.
12 finalists workshop their script with a professional story editor.
6 winners receive $1,000 and a production package provided by sponsors in the local production community with everything they need to make their short film in just 8 days.
Finished films are screened at a gala event to the who’s who of the Vancouver film industry.
It’s fast! It’s fun! It’s Crazy!
Crazy8s 2018: Vancouver's 8-day Filmmaking Extravaganza
Vairous directors ABOUT CRAZY8S
Crazy8s is an 8 day filmmaking challenge that provides funding and support to emerging filmmakers to help them produce a short film.
Crazy8s is run by the Crazy8s Film Society, a not-for-profit society. It was created to foster support for emerging filmmakers who have little or no access to funding for short films.
Aspiring filmmakers are invited to present their short film idea in a 4-minute video. Every year over one hundred teams apply.
40 semi-finalists are chosen to pitch in person to a jury of industry professionals.
12 finalists workshop their script with a professional story editor.
6 winners receive $1,000 and a production package provided by sponsors in the local production community with everything they need to make their short film in just 8 days.
Finished films are screened at a gala event to the who’s who of the Vancouver film industry.
It’s fast! It’s fun! It’s Crazy!
Dennis Allen Substance abuse rates continue to remain high among Aboriginal people in Canada, yet their stories often go untold due to feelings of shame and guilt. Crazywater reveals the human face of First Nations alcoholism and opens the door to others seeking to break the cycle of addiction and find the path to sobriety.
Criterion Collection: Frances Ha [Blu-ray] [Import]
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Criterion Collection: The Thin Blue Line
Errol Morris The Thin Blue Line
Terry Zwigoff David Lynch (Blue Velvet) presents one of the most critically acclaimed films ever made. A hilarious and mysterious journey through artistic genius and sexual obsession, CRUMB is a wild ride through the mind of Robert Crumb; creator of "Zap Comix," "Mr. Natural" and "Fritz the Cat." CRUMB enters a territory as spooky as it is fascinating... a portrait of the artist as misanthrope, as bad-boy visionary,as a joker and sex maniac and, finally, as hero. One of those rare film experiences that has the giddy effect of being a nightmare and a party at the same time.
Vincenzo Natali If Clive Barker had written an episode of The Twilight Zone, it might have looked something like Cube. A handful of strangers wake up inside a bizarre maze, having been spirited there during the night. They quickly learn that they have to navigate their way through a series of chambers if they have any hope of escape, but the problem is that there are lethal traps awaiting if they choose their route unwisely. Having established some imaginative and grisly punishments in store for the hostages, cowriter and director Vincenzo Natali turns his attention to the characters, for whom being trapped amplifies their best and worst qualities. The film is, in fact, similar to a famous episode of Rod Serling's old television series, though Natali's explanation for why these poor people are being put through hell is a lot closer to the spirit of The X-Files. Cube has some solid moments of suspense and drama, and the sets are appropriately striking: one is tempted to believe at first the characters are lost inside a computer chip. —Tom Keogh
The Cube [Blu-ray + DVD]
If Clive Barker had written an episode of The Twilight Zone, it might have looked something like Cube. A handful of strangers wake up inside a bizarre maze, having been spirited there during the night. They quickly learn that they have to navigate their way through a series of chambers if they have any hope of escape, but the problem is that there are lethal traps awaiting if they choose their route unwisely. Having established some imaginative and grisly punishments in store for the hostages, cowriter and director Vincenzo Natali turns his attention to the characters, for whom being trapped amplifies their best and worst qualities. The film is, in fact, similar to a famous episode of Rod Serling's old television series, though Natali's explanation for why these poor people are being put through hell is a lot closer to the spirit of The X-Files. Cube has some solid moments of suspense and drama, and the sets are appropriately striking: one is tempted to believe at first the characters are lost inside a computer chip. —Tom Keogh
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
David Fincher 'I was born under unusual circumstances.' And so begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
Denis Côté On the fringe of society in a remote part of the French-Canadian countryside, the fragile relationship and unusual private life of a father and daughter is jeopardized by dreary, unforeseen circumstances.
Cutie And The Boxer [Blu-ray]
Zachary Heinzerling Academy-Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature! In New York City in 1969, 19-year-old art student Noriko fell in love with 41-year-old avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara and put her career on hold to marry and support this rising star of the Manhattan art world. After 40 years, their roles shifted. Now 80 and still struggling, Ushio is consumed with reinforcing his legacy via his “boxing” paintings, while Noriko is now finding her own creative voice through a series of drawings entitled “Cutie And Bullie” that depict their chaotic relationship and her desire to escape her husband's shadow and be respected as an artist in her own right. Featuring original artwork by Noriko and Ushio Shinohara, CUTIE AND THE BOXER is a powerful and poignant documentary about creativity, sacrifice, and a love that is its own unique work of art.
Cyber Senoirs
A humorous and heartwarming feature documentary, CYBER-SENIORS adds to the important international conversation about the growing generation gap. Focusing on a group of senior citizens who take their first steps into cyber-space under the tutelage of teenage mentors, the film expertly renders a thought-provoking look at a spirited group of men and women who are enriched by digitally re-connecting with their families and each other. Finding their footing rather quickly, the group moves on to compete for the most YouTube views while swiftly building their online inventory of friends.
Dance Me Outside
DVD Actors: Adam Beach - Herbie Barnes - Kevin Hicks - Michael Greyeyes - Sandrine Holt. Director: Bruce McDonald. Format: DVD. Format Size: Widescreen. Runtime: 91 Minutes. Language: English. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: Unrated. Genre: Drama. Release Year: 1994.
Dances With Wolves
DVD Kevin Costner's 1990 epic won a bundle of Oscars for a moving, engrossing story of a white soldier (Costner) who singlehandedly mans a post in the 1870 Dakotas, and becomes a part of the Lakota Sioux community who live nearby. The film may not be a masterpiece, but it is far more than the sum of good intentions. The characters are strong, the development of relationships is both ambitious and careful, the love story between Costner and Mary McDonnell's character is captivating. Only the third-act portrait of white intruders as morons feels overbearing, but even that leads to a terribly moving conclusion. Costner's direction is assured, the balance of action and intimacy is perfect—what more could anyone want outside of an unqualified masterpiece? —Tom Keogh
The Darjeeling Limited
Wes Anderson Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman star as three brothers who have drifted apart over the years and try to re-forge their sibling bonds on a hilarious adventure across India. The Royal Tennenbaums meets Lost in Translation.
The Dark Knight (2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray]
Christopher Nolan 3 Disc Bluray
Darkest Hour DVD
During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
The Darkest Hour
During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
David Askevold - A video Retropective
Center for art tapes In 2005, the Centre For Art Tapes (CFAT) Programming Committee decided on a new program that would highlight the work of senior members. This initiative would result over the next five years in five retrospective screenings with the production of a DVD of the work to document the event.
dawson city frozen time
Bill Morrison The history of Dawson City, the gold rush town that had a historical treasure of forgotten silent films buried in permafrost for decades until 1978.
Dawson Town Melted Down
Lulu Keating
Why did you move to Dawson City Yukon, wherever the hell that is?

Length: 6:10
Copyright Red Snapper Films Limited, 2007

A film by Lulu Keating
Box 825, Dawson City Yukon
Y0B 2Y4
The Day the Earth Stood Still
William Reynolds, Robert Wise DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Rating: G
Release Date: 0000-00-00
Media Type: DVD

Days of Heaven
Billy Weber, Terrence Malick Considered to be one of the most beautifully photographed films ever made, this majestic film focuses on the relationships among Texas farmworkers during the early part of the 20th century. Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz are the principals enhanced by Nestor Alemandros and Haskell Wexler's acclaimed cinematography; directed by Terrence Malick. 95 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailer. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
Dazed & Confused: Flashback Edition [Import]
Richard Linklater You remember high school? Really remember? If you think you do, watch this film: it'll all really come racing back. After changing the world with the generation-defining Slacker, director Richard Linklater turned his free-range vérité sensibility on the 1970s. As before, his all-seeing camera meanders across a landscape studded with goofy pop culture references and poignant glimpses of human nature. Only this time around, he's spreading a thick layer of nostalgia over the lens (and across the soundtrack). It's as if Fast Times at Ridgemont High was directed by Jean-Luc Godard. The story deals with a group of friends on the last day of high school, 1976. Good-natured football star Randall "Pink" Floyd navigates effortlessly between the warring worlds of jocks, stoners, wannabes, and rockers with girlfriend and new-freshman buddy in tow. Surprisingly, it's not a coming-of-age movie, but a film that dares ask the eternal, overwhelming, adolescent question, "What happens next?" It's a little too honest to be a light comedy (representative quote: "If I ever say these were the best years of my life, remind me to kill myself."). But it's also way too much fun (remember souped-up Corvettes and bicentennial madness?) to be just another existential-essay-on-celluloid. —Grant Balfour
Dead Man [Import]
Jim Jarmusch
Deadwood [The Complete 3rd Season]
Dear Wendy
Thomas Vinterberg A young boy in a nameless, timeless American town establishes a gang of youthful misfits united in their love of guns and their code of honor.
Death Watch (Bluray)
Bertrand Tavernier Roddy has a camera implanted in his brain. He is then hired by a television Producer to film a documentary of terminally ill Katherine, without her knowledge. His footage will then be run on the popular television series, "Death Watch".
The Decalogue
Krzysztof Kieslowski Krzysztof Kieslowski has fashioned a cinematic masterpiece. This collection of ten films is a work of supreme daring, imagination, and sheer brilliance, riveting and profound. Each of the films uses one of The Ten Commandments as a thematic springboard. As the films in "The Decalogue" were completed, they awed audiences at film festivals worldwide. The best actors, cinematographers and film technicians joined Kieslowski and his co writer and long time collaborator Krzysztof Piesiewicz in these extraordinary stories. The experience of watching "The Decalogue" is so compelling and powerful that film critic Kenneth Turan wrote that to see it was "nothing less than a privilege."
Deco Dawson: 7 Short Films, Vol. 1 1998-2003
Named one of the top 25 young independent filmmakers in North America by New York's Filmmaker Magazine (2002-03), and one of the top 10 Canadian Industry Trailblazers by The Reel World Film Festival, Deco Dawson has been achieving international acclaim for his body of short film work for a number of years.
The Deer Hunter
DVD Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, The Deer Hunter is simultaneously an audacious directorial conceit and one of the greatest films ever made about friendship and the personal impact of war. Like Apocalypse Now, it's hardly a conventional battle film—the soldier's experience was handled with greater authenticity in Platoon—but its depiction of war on an intimate scale packs a devastatingly dramatic punch. Director Michael Cimino may be manipulating our emotions with masterful skill, but he does it in a way that stirs the soul and pinches our collective nerves with graphic, high-intensity scenes of men under life-threatening duress. Although Russian-roulette gambling games were not a common occurrence during the Vietnam war, they're used here as a metaphor for the futility of the war itself. To the viewer, they become unforgettably intense rites of passage for the best friends—Pennsylvania steelworkers played by Robert De Niro, John Savage, and Oscar winner Christopher Walken—who may survive or perish during their tour through a tropical landscape of hell. Back home, their loved ones must cope with the war's domestic impact, and in doing so they allow The Deer Hunter to achieve a rare combination of epic storytelling and intimate, heart-rending drama. —Jeff Shannon
Degrees North

A feature documentary shot south to north across the latitudes of Canada.
Beginning at Pelee Island (42 degrees north) and finishing at the Arctic Circle (66 degrees north), DEGREES NORTH is a journey of discovery, space, and time.
Using light, colour and composition, DEGREES NORTH is an alchemistic blend of live action landscape photography, animation, and music.
Filmed on 10 individual trips covering over 50,000 kilometers.
Initial shoot, August 1997, Badlands, Alberta
Final shoot, December 2011, Dawson City, Yukon
Filmed entirely in 16mm
The Desert of Forbidden Art
Tchavdar Georgiev, Amanda Pope The Desert of Forbidden Art tells the incredible story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars was found in the desert of Uzbekistan.

During the reign of the Soviet Union, a small group of artists remain true to their vision despite threats of torture, imprisonment and death. Their plight inspires a young archeologist (and frustrated painter) Igor Savitsky. Pretending to buy State-approved art, Stavisky instead daringly rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artist's works and creates a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan, far from the watchful eyes of the KGB. Though a penniless artist himself, he cajoles the cash to pay for the art from the same authorities who are banning it. He amasses an eclectic mix of Russian Avant-Garde art. But his greatest discovery is an unknown school of artists who settle in Uzbekistan after the Russian revolution of 1917, encountering a unique Islamic culture, as exotic to them as Tahiti was for Gauguin. They develop a startlingly original style, fusing European modernism with centuries-old Eastern traditions.

Ben Kingsley, Sally Field and Ed Asner voice the diaries and letters of Savitsky and the artists. Intercut with recollections of the artists' children and rare archival footage, the film takes us on a dramatic journey of sacrifice for the sake of creative freedom. Described as one of the most remarkable collections of 20th century Russian art and located in one of the world's poorest regions, today these priceless paintings are a lucrative target for Islamic fundamentalists, corrupt bureaucrats and art profiteers. The collection is as endangered as when Savitsky first created it, posing the question whose responsibility is it to preserve this cultural treasure.

Winner of many film festival awards. Official Selection PBS Independent Lens. Critic's Pick New York Magazine. Rave reviews in New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and NPR.
Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
Dial M For Murder
Alfred Hitchcock In London, wealthy Margot Mary Wendice had a brief love affair with the American writer Mark Halliday while her husband and professional tennis player Tony Wendice was on a tennis tour. Tony quits playing to dedicate to his wife and finds a regular job. She decides to give him a second chance for their marriage. When Mark arrives from America to visit the couple, Margot tells him that she had destroyed all his letters but one that was stolen. Subsequently she was blackmailed, but she had never retrieved the stolen letter. Tony arrives home, claims that he needs to work and asks Margot to go with Mark to the theater. Meanwhile Tony calls Captain Lesgate (aka Charles Alexander Swann who studied with him at college) and blackmails him to murder his wife, so that he can inherit her fortune. But there is no perfect crime, and things do not work as planned.
Diamond Queen, The
Diana Krall - Live in Paris
Paul Machliss, David Barnard Recorded live at the Paris Olympia on December 1, 2001, Krall's classic style blends equal parts artistic vision, hard work and determination. The British Columbia native began playing piano at the age of four and now has five stunning albums behind her. She made her debut with the critically acclaimed Only Trust Your Heart and the album topped the Billboard jazz charts for the most of 1998, earning Krall a Grammy nomination. She went on to win a Best Jazz Vocal Performance Grammy for 1999's platinum-selling When I Look in Your Eyes and became the first jazz artist in 25 years to be nominated in the Album of the Year category.
Die Hard
John McTiernan Bruce Willi stars as New York City Detective John McClane, newly arrived in Los Angeles to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia). But as Mclane waits for his wife's office party to break up, terrorist take control of the building. While the terrorist leader, Hans gruber (Alexander Godunov) round up hostages, McClane slips away unnoticed. Armed with only a service revolver and his cunning, McClane launches his own one-man war. A crackling thriller from beginning to end, Die Hard explodes with heart-stopping suspense.
Talmage Cooley Dimmer appeared at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival Talmage Cooley's award-winning documentary short film presents a poignant and memorable snapshot of life within a gang of sight-impaired teenage boys who create their own world among the abandoned factories of Buffalo's rust belt.
Barry Levinson The film that launched successful careers for Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser, Mickey Rourke and more! It's a lively, poignant tale of friends trying to recapture their lost innocence in 1959 Baltimore.
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Michal Leszczylowski During the shooting of Andrei Tarkovsky's last film Offret, cameraman Arne Carlsson taped around 50 hours of behind the scenes footage. Editor Michal Leszczylowski took the material and added scenes of previous interviews and interesting statements from the script of Offret and from Tarkovsky's book 'Sculpting in Time'. The result is a documentary that shows the way Tarkovksy worked: carefully building each scene. Shows why he did the things he did: his vision on film. And shows the emotion of the man Tarkovsky: his great disappointment when the camera breaks while shooting the house going up in flames.
director's series - bonus material
Director's Series, Vol. 1 - The Work of Director Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze Before helming such award-winning Hollywood fare as "Being John Malkovich" and "Adaptation.," Adam Spiegel (Spike Jonze) established himself as one of the most innovative and sought-after directors of music videos. This eclectic compilation features videos by Beastie Boys, Weezer, Fatboy Slim, Bjork, the Notorious B.I. G., and others, along with rarely-seen short films and documentaries, interviews, and much more. 6 1/2 hrs. Standard; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary by Beastie Boys, others.
Director's Series, Vol. 2 - The Work of Director Chris Cunningham
Lance Bangs He worked on the special effects for "Alien 3" and directed popular TV commercials as well as hit videos for Madonna, Aphex Twin, Bjork, Portishead, and others. And in this retrospective, some of Cunningham's most groundbreaking videos and TV spots are on display, along with outtakes and a film on the making of Bjork's "All Is Full of Love," featuring interviews with the singer and Cunningham. 200 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Director's Series, Vol. 3 - The Work of Director Michel Gondry
Lance Bangs, Olivier Gondry Beck, Foo Fighters, Kylie Minogue, and The White Stripes are just a few of the top musical acts whose videos owe their distinctive look to filmmaker Michel Gondry. Along with music videos from these and other artists, this compelling collection also features some of Gondry's short films (including Jim Carrey in "Pecan Pie") and TV commercials, the two-part documentary "I've Been Twelve Forever," and much more. 5 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
The Dirty Dozen
Andrew V. McLaglen, Robert Aldrich Two-DVD Special Edition. Further details as they become available.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly [Blu-ray]
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Julian Schnabel Forty-three year old Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby - Jean-Do to his friends - awakens not knowing where he is. He is in a Berck-sur-Mer hospital, where he has been for the past several weeks in a coma after suffering a massive stroke. Although his cognitive facilities are in tact, he quickly learns that he has what is called locked-in syndrome which has resulted in him being almost completely paralyzed, including not being able to speak. One of his few functioning muscles is his left eye. His physical situation and hospitalization uncomfortably bring together the many people in his life, including: Céline Desmoulins, his ex-lover and mother of his children; Inès, his current lover; and his aged father who he calls Papinou. Among his compassionate recuperative team are his physical therapist Marie, and his speech therapist Henriette. Henriette eventually teaches him to communicate using a system where he spells out words: she reads out the letters of the alphabet in descending order of their use in the French language, and he blinks his functioning left eye when she reaches the appropriate letter. Although frustrating at start, he learns to communicate effectively but slowly using this method, so much so that with the help of Claude, a full time translator, he decides on the monumental and seemingly impossible task to keep to his pre-injury commitment of writing a book, changing its focus to life in his current state.
Do The Right Thing
Spike Lee This film looks at life in the Bedford-Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn on a hot summer Sunday. As he does everyday, Sal Fragione opens the pizza parlor he's owned for 25 years. The neighborhood has changed considerably in the time he's been there and is now composed primarily of African-Americans and Hispanics. His son Pino hates it there and would like nothing better than to relocate the eatery to their own neighborhood. For Sal however, the restaurant represents something that is part of his life and sees it as a part of the community. What begins as a simple complaint by one of his customers, Buggin Out - who wonders why he has only pictures of famous Italian-Americans on the wall when most of his customers are black - eventually disintegrates into violence as frustration seemingly brings out the worst in everyone.
Do The Right Thing [The Criterion Collection]
Spike Lee Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighborhood, at the height of summer, this 1989 masterpiece by Spike Lee confirmed him as a writer and filmmaker of peerless vision and passionate social engagement. Over the course of a single day, the easygoing interactions of a cast of unforgettable characters—Da Mayor, Mother Sister, Mister Señor Love Daddy, Tina, Sweet Dick Willie, Buggin Out, Radio Raheem, Sal, Pino, Vito, and Lee’s Mookie among them—give way to heated confrontations as tensions rise along racial fault lines, ultimately exploding into violence. Punctuated by the anthemic refrain of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” Do the Right Thing is a landmark in American cinema, as politically and emotionally charged and as relevant now as when it first hit the big screen.
Doctor Strange [DVD]
Scott Derrickson While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Dog = God
Lulu Keating (2009)  4 min
Directed with Karen Hines
A girl loves dogs. She wants to be one.
Shot on location in Dawson City and on Manitoulin Island, Canada, DOG=GOD is an experimental, musical, ecstatic ode to dogs and those who both master and worship them.
Filmed on Super-8, Dog=God began as an experiment in creative geography. Then, with the yearning melodies of acclaimed Yukon singer/songwriter Kim Beggs laced in, the haunting feeling snaked itself across five provinces and sewed the seams of this gossamer meditation.
A different take on what might constitute a girl’s best friend…
Dog Gone Addiction
Wild Soul Creations The International award-winning film by Becky Bristow, Dog Gone Addiction, has been has been shown at film festivals across North America and Europe and has won numerous awards and accolades including Best Adventure Film, Explorers Club film festival, New York; Best Adventure Sports Film, Taos Mountain Film Festival, New Mexico; Special Jury Award, Whistler Film Festival, British Columbia.

Dog Gone Addiction follows three women, Michelle Phillips, a young Canadian mother; Agata Franczak, a 48-year-old Polish adventurer; and Kelley Griffin, an Alaskan mushing veteran, as they test their limits driving their dog teams through record cold temperatures. Amid mental exhaustion in the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest sled dog race, which runs from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to Fairbanks Alaska, the film shows the women’s struggles to overcome -60 degree Celsius temperatures, exhaustion, sick dogs, icy mountain passes, and the remote wilderness of the Yukon and Alaska to achieve their goals of not simply finishing, but competitively racing the toughest sled dog race on earth. Included in the DVD are 55 minutes of extra features, commentary from racing legend and four-time Yukon Quest Champion Hans Gatt, and captivating footage showing all the characters which make up the Yukon Quest race.
“I have no doubt that if people want to feel the real power of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race they will be enthralled with this film.” – Aliy Zirkle, Yukon Quest
Dolores Claiborne
Taylor Hackford A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.
Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!
Donnie Darko
Richard Kelly In the tradition of Urban Legends and Final Destination, Donnie Darko is an edgy, psychological thriller about a suburban teen coming face-to-face wit his dark destiny. Jake Gyllenhaal leads a star-filled cast (including Drew Barrymore, Noah Wyle, Jena Malone, Patrick Swayze and Mary McDonnell) as a delusional high-school student visited by a demonic rabbit with eerie visions of the past - and deadly predictions for the future. This "excitingly original" (Entertainment Weekly) nail-biter will keep you on the edge of your seat until the mind-bending climax.
Donovan's Echo
Jim Cliffe In late 1994, former physicist Donovan Matheson returns to his hometown to live in the house he abandoned almost thirty years ago following the deaths of his wife and then eleven year old daughter, Jasmine Matheson and Magnolia Matheson respectively, in a car accident caused by Christopher Bailey, an underage driver who stole a car for a joyride. Donovan, who focused his work on cold fusion, believes he is at fault for their deaths as he believes he could have saved them if not for other things in his life, including his excessive drinking which has only worsened in his grief. The house had been kept up by Donovan's friend, police sergeant Finnley Boyd, who Donovan had only sporadically kept in touch with in the intervening years. Although not clear why he moved back, Donovan comes to believe, in a sense of déjà vu, that the purpose of his return ultimately is to save an eleven year old girl he meets, Maggie Walgrave, in his constant encounters with her, her bookstore owner mother Sarah Walgrave, and Sarah's mechanic brother Kit, an alcoholic who too has just recently returned to town. That family too had just suffered a loss when Sarah's husband/Maggie's father, Jason Walgrave, the owner of the garage where Kit works, was killed in chasing someone - that person unknown and not apprehended - who broke into the garage. As Donovan begins further to believe that his purpose is tied to premonitions he had exactly thirty years ago to the second but at the time did not understand what those visions meant, he begins to alienate Finn as well as Sarah, the former who believes Donovan is solely trying to justify the painful things that have happened in his life. But as Donovan tries to place all the pieces of the puzzle together, he believes it is all meant to come to a head exactly thirty years following Jasmine and Magnolia's deaths.
Down to the Bone
Debra Granik Down to the Bone has the unpredictability of life. Vera Farmiga gives a fearless performance as Irene, a working class mother living in upstate New York. She struggles to keep her marriage together and raise two sons while keeping her cocaine addiction a secret. Director Debra Granik was the winner at the Sundance Film Festival, Director's Award. Vera Farmiga was the winner at the Sundance Film Festival, Special Jury Prize. Bonus features include film commentary with director Debra Granik & star Vera Farmiga and the award-winning short ''Snake Feed'' on which the movie was based.
Oliver Hirschbiegel Called dramatic, accurate and harrowing by the San Francisco Chronicle and nominated for the Oscar(r)for Best Foreign Film, Downfall takes you into Hitler's bunker during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich. Seen through the eyes of Hitler's infamous secretary Traudl Junge, optimism crumbles into grim realization and terror as it becomes clear that Germany's defeat is inevitable. As the Russian army circles the city, the dimly lit halls of the underground refuge become an execution chamber for the Fuhrer and his closest advisors.
Dr. Seuss' the Lorax
Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Various Spotlight on LocationDeleted ScenesOuttakesWho SchoolMakeup Application and DesignSeussian Set DecorationVisual EffectsFaith Hill "Where Are You Christmas" Music VideoWholiday RecipesBy the NumbersTheatrical TrailerProduction NotesCast and FilmmakersRecommendationsDVD-ROM FeaturesGrinch Game Trailer"Where Are You Christmas" Sing-Along Song"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" Sing-Along Song"The Care and Feeding of a Grinch" Read-AlongDress the Grinch GameRhyme Time Game
Dream of Life
Steven Sebring Eleven years in the making, Patti Smith: Dream of Life is a unique and intimate portrait of the renowned singer, songwriter, poet and activist.  Patti Smith s music, poetry, and politics are fearless, funny, raw, and original.
Photographer- director Steven Sebring creates a beautiful collage of images, memories and performances illuminating the complexities and capturing the essence of this distinctive, legendary icon. The film follows Patti Smith s punk-icon roots in the 70s through the trials of daily life and untimely deaths that have formed her life and art. Smith tells the story of her early days in New York City, the people that we dearest to her (her late husband Fred Sonic Smith, Allen Ginsburg, Robert Mapplethorpe, and others), her family, and the political causes for which she so deeply struggled.   
Through beautiful cinematography, (both black and white, and color), Sebring captures the essence nature of this vital and relevant American artist.
Drifting States/ Les états nordiques
Denis Côté Christian has commited a crime, a crime of compassion. A troubled soul, he must now flee not only the law, but the deep ethical consequesces of his act. The path he sets out upon leads him to where all roads end: a small community by the name of Radisson, 1500km north of Montreal. Slowly, he starts his life anew, among his new neighbours, a new job, a new interest in life. His story drifts along between fiction and reality...
A Drummer's Dream
John Walker Seven of the world’s master drummers blow the roof off the barn and the ducks out of the water when they gather on a remote farm in Ontario cottage country to inspire young musicians to connect with the powerful rhythms of nature. Featuring Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio “El-Negro” Hernadez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow, the film dishes up a rich stew of mind-blowing performances in rock, jazz, Latin, fusion, and soul. They teach, joke, learn how to canoe, swap road stories and tales about musicians they’ve played with (musicians like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana), and share a profound musical philosophy driven by love, compassion, and the joy of life. A final jam session with all of the drummers and students, and even the film’s director, is transcendent with a joy that will leave you exhilarated for days to come.
Dugout: Feature Documentary 80min

Team Members: Allan Code, Robyn Armour

19 young people, on an island cut off from the grid; must transform a huge cedar log into a graceful Tlingit sea-going dugout canoe; of an ancient design; with ancient methods: adzes, rocks and steam. In the process they will build a model community, unite the support of a larger community; and ultimately transform themselves.

DVDs for personal use may be obtained through NCES. Institutional Distribution via McNabb-Connolly; Broadcast of this full-HD feature film may be arranged through Nah Ho Productions Inc
DUNE [Blu-ray]
Antony Gibbs, David Lynch Even more than most of David Lynch's deliberately bizarre and idiosyncratic movies, Dune is a "love-it-or-hate-it" affair. An ambitious, epic, utterly mind-boggling—and, let's admit it, all-out weird—adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel, Dune remains one of the most controversial films in the director's exceedingly provocative career. The story (if Dune can be said to have just one story) is complex and convoluted in the epic tradition; it has something to do with political intrigue and a planet that is home to a precious spice and gigantic sand worms. Think Shakespeare's Henry IV with a dash of Tremors, and set in another galaxy. But despite plenty of strangely whispered voice-overs that explain the characters' thoughts (and endlessly detailed exposition), storytelling is not really among the film's strong points. There are, however, a lot of memorably fantastic/grotesque images, an extraordinary cast, and a soundtrack featuring Toto. I told you it was weird. Among the stars are Kyle MacLachlan, José Ferrer, Dean Stockwell, Brad Dourif, Sting, Kenneth McMillan, Patrick Stewart, Sean Young, and Linda Hunt. The DVD contains the original release version; a shorter version cut for television has been disowned by Lynch, who insisted his name be replaced by that famous Hollywood pseudonym "Alan Smithee." —Jim Emerson
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 30th Anniversary Collector's Series Blu-ray Book (Universal's 100th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray Book + DVD + Digital Copy]
Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg's 1982 hit about a stranded alien and his loving relationship with a fatherless boy (Henry Thomas) struck a chord with audiences everywhere, and it furthered Spielberg's reputation as a director of equally strong commercial sensibilities and classical leanings. Henry Thomas gives a strong, emotional performance as E.T.'s young friend, Robert MacNaughton and Drew Barrymore make a solid impression as his siblings, and Dee Wallace is lively as the kids' mother. The special effects almost look a bit quaint now with all the computer advancements that have occurred since, but they also have more heart behind them than a lot of what we see today. —Tom Keogh Bonus Features A Look Back: A special insider’s look into the making of E.T. featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the film (37:44)Steven Spielberg & E.T: The director reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with children as well as his overall and current perspective on E.T.(12:30)The E.T. Reunion: The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the film (17:57)Deleted ScenesBlu-ray Special Features The E.T. Journals: Featuring behind the scenes footage from the filming of the movie (60:00)The Evolution and Creation of E.T.: From idea to screenplay, through casting and making the film (50:17)The Music of E.T.: A Discussion With John Williams: Interviews and footage of the long-standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg (10:05)The 20th Anniversary Premiere: A ebhind the scenes look at composer John William's score of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditorium for the re-release premier of E.T. (17:49)Designs, Photographs and MarketingBD-Live, My Scenes, Pocket BLU AppKey Talent Starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace and Peter CoyoteDirected by Academy Award Winner Steven Spielberg (Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark)Music by Academy Award Winner John Williams (Star Wars)
Eagle vs Shark
Taika Waititi The tale of two socially-awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love: through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.
Deepa Mehta Indian-born Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta returns to his roots (cinematically speaking) for this, the second of three theme-related, but otherwise unconnected films about India. Taking their titles from the elements, the first was Fire, the third Water. Earth is set in 1947 on the verge of India's independence from British rule and its division into India and Pakistan. The story takes place in a city caught in the middle, as erstwhile friends of various religious stripes find themselves being torn apart by the greater ethnic conflicts. It focuses on a wealthy family of ethnically neutral Parsees and is told, at least nominally, from the point of view of their young daughter (Maia Sethna). Her beautiful nanny (Nandita Das) is a Hindu but her circle of twentysomething friends includes Muslims and Sikhs, and she is the object of adoration of two Muslim men, one (Aamir Khan) initially carefree and flamboyant, but who gets caught up in the bitterness, and the other (Rahul Khanna) who is more studious and thoughtful. Adapted by Mehta from the book Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa, this is a handsomely mounted, well-intentioned drama. It's certainly provocative and disturbing in its portrait of a society torn apart by prejudice, but Mehta seems so intent on chronicling the bigger social and political upheavals that she kind of short changes the characters and the human drama, not really following through on certain ideas. Sethna's adult self (played briefly by novelist Sidhwa) opens and closes the film, implying she's the focal character, but Mehta doesn't entirely stick with the theme of the story being filtered entirely through that child's perceptions. While the romantic triangle is unevenly developed, even perfunctory, with Das one moment seeming to be with one character, then the next moment with the other. And surely that's the point of tackling real events in a fictional narrative, to put a human face on, and therefore demand viewer emotional involvement in, what otherwise might seem like distant and abstract conflicts. —D.K. Latta
Eastern Buisiness
Igor Cobileanski Two friends begin a journey full of adventures in Eastern Europe, trying to make it in business and fulfill their long-time dreams.
Easy Rider [Blu-ray]
Dennis Hopper Two cool guys head out on motorcycles in search of... well, America, but they'll settle for sex and drugs and rock & roll. There's plenty of each as Captain America (Peter Fonda) and paranoid Billy (Dennis Hopper) encounter a commune, convert a small-town drunk (Jack Nicholson) to the Grin Reefer, pick up two pretty lilies of the alley, Karen Black and Toni Basil (who hit the pop charts in the '80s—check out "Mickey"), and get shot for having long hair. Nicholson won an Oscar nomination and Best Supporting Actor nods from the National Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle, but his acting was better than they knew: he had to pretend to be straight and gradually get plastered in many, many takes using real weed. Find out the far wilder, funnier story behind the film in the book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Peter Fonda's Don't Tell Dad. —Tim Appelo
Ed Wood
Stefan Czapsky, Tim Burton Edward D. Wood Jr. was an actor writer-director-producer, occasionally in drag, who combined meager bursts of talent with an undying optimism to create some of the most bizarrely memorable "B" movies to ever come out of Tinseltown. Though Wood died in obscurity as an alcoholic in 1978, his films have been considered cult classics for years. He is consistently voted the worst director who ever lived. You would think this an odd subject, but director Tim Burton harnesses the undying hopefulness that made Wood such a character. Shot in black and white, just like Wood's creations, this stylized, witty production captures the poetic absurdity of Wood's films and his unconventional life. Burton's recreation of Wood's wonderfully awful Plan 9 from Outer Space looks much better than the original low-budget quickie. Burton tackled an extremely strange subject matter for a biopic, but Wood is presented as naive almost to the point of delusion, so the story works. The pace sags in the middle, as the weirdness starts to wear thin, but Depp proves himself an adroit actor, even while wearing angora and a blonde wig. Wood's unconventional repertoire company is faithfully reproduced, including an Academy Award-winning Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi. Landau is pathetic, droll, and charismatic as the elderly junkie who made his last screen appearances in Wood's films. —Rochelle O'Gorman
Edge of Heaven
Fatih Akin
An Education
Lone Scherfig When Jenny (Academy Awardr and Golden Glober Nominee Carey Mulligan), a bright young school girl who longs for adulthood, meets David (Peter Sarsgaard), a dashing older man, he introduces her to his vibrant world of glamorous friends, chic jazz clubs and her own sexual awakening. Will she let this affair ruin her dreams of attending Oxford, as her headmistress (Emma Thompson) fears? This captivating film sparkles with wit, charm and style of 1960s Britain.
The Edukators [Import]
Hans Weingartner Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.
Edward Scissorhands [Dvd] Full Screen 10Th Anniversary Edition
Tim Burton An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.
The Elephant Man
David Lynch A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.
Eleven in Motion / Abstract Expressions in Animation
Toronto Animated Images Society The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) in conjunction with Cinematheque Ontario and Christopher Cutts Gallery, is pleased to announce the premiere of Eleven in Motion: Abstract Expressions in Animation, a commissioned project of eleven new animated works inspired by the art of the Painters Eleven. The premiere screening takes place November 11, 2009, 8 PM at the Cinematheque Ontario and will be attended by all eleven filmmakers from across Canada. The screening is free to the public.

Following the premiere, the new animated works, alongside paintings by the Painters Eleven, will be on display at the Christopher Cutts Gallery from November 18 – 25, 2009. The gallery opening takes place November 18, 2009, 6 to 9 PM.

There will be an artists’ talk on Tuesday November 17, 2009 from 7 to 9 PM at the NFB Mediatheque with all the participating artists.

New Works by:

Rick Raxlen (inspired by Harold Town)
Patrick Jenkins (inspired by Kazuo Nakamura)
Élise Simard (inspired by Alexandra Luke)
Richard Reeves (inspired by Walter Yarwood)
Nick Fox-Gieg (inspired by Oscar Cahén)
Félix Dufour-Laperriére (inspired by Jack Bush)
Ellen Besen (inspired by Tom Hodgson)
Steven Woloshen (inspired by Jock Macdonald)
Pasquale LaMontagna (inspired by William Ronald)
Craig Marshall (inspired by Ray Mead)
Lisa Morse (inspired by Hortense Gordon)
The Elvis Project - A Yukon road documentary
Adam Green, Bill Kendrick An encounter with a U.F.O begins one man's journey to become accepted as Elvis Aaron Presley — the man he has become. Set in Canada's majestic Yukon Territory, we follow the King, his band The Armageddon Angels, and a rag-tag crew on a tour of some colourful Yukon communities. Along the way, Elvis tells us about his battles with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Hustler Magazine.
Embrace of the Serpent [Blu-ray] [Import]
End of the Ice Age: The Last Winter of the Inuvik to Tuk Ice Road
Peter Clarkson This fascinating documentary is about the Inuvik to Tuktoyuktuk Ice Road, the connections that it provides, how it is made and what it means to the people that use the ice road. Produced in the final year before a permanent overland highway is opened, the film reveals the history of the ice road, businesses involved in its construction and maintenance and people that want to travel on it for the experience. World premiere. Director and producer in attendance. Filmmakers in attendance: Jay Bulckaert, Peter Clarkson, David Hamelin, Shayla Howell, Pablo Saravanja.
Denis Villeneuve
The Enforcer
DJames Fargo Trapped by his image in 1976, Clint Eastwood resurrected his Dirty Harry character for a third go-round (out of a total of five) in The Enforcer, a potboiler of a story in which the San Francisco detective takes on a group of revolutionary kids. Tyne Daly costars as a female cop who partners with the reluctant Harry Callahan, and she does very well by a role created merely to underscore and articulate the hero's various virtues. It's a dull package all around, but inside the wrapping are good performances by the two leads. —Tom Keogh
English Surgeon
Geoffrey Smith;Producer This documentary offers a glimpse into the life of an English neurosurgeon (Henry Marsh) situated in Ukraine as we are exposed to the overwhelming dilemmas he has to face and the burden he has to carry throughout his profession.
Enlightened [Season One]
* * * - - A self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work.
An Eternal Lamb
A movie that depicts the poetic Oriental. A scroll that unfolds the Kazakhs life.
The Event
Thom Fitzgerald An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the most recent case, a suspicious apparent suicide, and her interviews with friends and family of the deceased trigger extensive and intricately interwoven flashbacks that reveal surprising facts about the man's life and death.
Ex Machina
Alex Garland A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.
Ex Machina [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy]
Alex Garland English & French DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio on Feature
Creating Ava Featurette*
The Cast*
The Design Featurette*
The Story Featurette*
The Making Of (Through The Looking Glass)
SXSW Panel Discussion with Alex Garland
*Optional French Subtitles
David Cronenberg Exciting stars Jennifer Jason Leigh (DOLORES CLAIBORNE), Jude Law (GATTACA), and Willem Dafoe (SPEED 2, AFFLICTION) challenge the boundaries of reality in this futuristic, critically acclaimed adventure thriller! During the first closed-door demonstration of an amazing new virtual reality game called eXistenZ, the system's brilliant designer, Allegra Geller (Leigh), is violently attacked by a crazed assassin intent on killing her and destroying her creation! Forced to flee into hiding, Allegra enlists a young assistant (Law) to help her in testing the damaged system ... by convincing him to join her inside eXistenZ! The action then explodes as their world's real-life dangers begin to merge with the fantasy of the game! If you're ready to play, it's now your turn to plug into this powerfully entertaining hit!
Atom Egoyan
Atom Egoyan Jusqu’à ce que le cinéaste réalise The Sweet Hereafter, Exotica était le plus accessible des films d’Atom Egoyan. Fidèle à lui-même, le cinéaste torontois mêle famille et voyeurisme, mémoire et désir, blessures intimes et fantasmes publics dans ce conte urbain trouble et séduisant.

À L’Exotica, un club de danseuses nues arabisant, on croise un veuf (Bruce Greenwood), fasciné par une jeune strip-teaseuse (Mia Krishner) ; un D.J. survolté (Elias Koteas) ; une maquerelle enceinte (Arsinée Khanjian), propriétaire de l’endroit ; et un jeune gai, qui fait de la contrebande d’oeufs exotiques (Don McKellar) ! En toile de fond, la police recherche un enfant disparu… Les intrigues se croisent, se chevauchent, et se répondent. Au centre de ce complexe réseau d’influences : la sexualité. Sublimée, interdite, magnifiée, banalisée ou réprimée, c’est elle qui tient lieu de moteur à tous ces personnages en quête de bassesses autant que de hauteurs.

Complexe dans sa forme, Exotica est pourtant le moins cérébral des films d’Egoyan. Délaissant les préoccupations formelles, au fur et à mesure que le récit avance, le cinéaste mène, avec beaucoup de doigté, un suspense qui débouchera sur une finale prenante. Ce film de 2 millions de dollars qui, à l’écran, semble en avoir coûté 10 fois plus, est d’une richesse autant visuelle qu’émotive. La marque d’un cinéaste en pleine possession de ses moyens. Éric Fourlanty
Expedition to the End of the World by Virgil Films and Entertainment
Daniel Dencik A grand and adventurous journey of discovery to the last white areas of the world map. But no matter how far we go and how hard we try to find answers, we ultimately meet ourselves and our own transience.
Extras: 1st Season
Meet Andy Millman, Actor. Never forgets his lines because he never gets any. Andy (Ricky Gervais) is a desperate man. He's been an actor for five years but thanks to his useless agent (Stephen Merchant), he's never done any real acting. Instead, he's a lowly film extra, making his mark in the background while the stars do their work. His partner in arms is the pitiable Maggie, a fellow extra and a hopeless romantic. Andy may be an extra, but he's a star in his own right. Too bad nobody else agrees.
Face Off
George McCowan Hockey player Billy Duke (Art Hindle) joins the Toronto Maple Leafs who must adapt to the major league with assistance from his room-mate (George Armstrong, a Leafs player portraying himself). Meanwhile, Duke is involved in a relationship with rock singer Sherri Lee Nelson (Trudy Young) who objects to Duke's often rough hockey playing.
Faces Places
Agnès Varda, JR Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.
Facing FASD
Heidi Slat A mother reveals the journey she has had in having a son with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. She discusses the judgement she faces from society despite the lack of knowledge there was about the effects of alcohol on the fetus at the time. Through resilience and determination, she and her son learn how to live with FASD in strength, understanding and love.
Fahrenheit 9/11
In the most provocative film of the year, Academy Award-winner Michael Moore presents a searing examination of the role played by greed and oil in the wake of the tragic events of 9/11. From Academy-Award winning director Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine). WINNER, Palme D’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival, BEST PICTURE. DVD features:

* "The Release of Fahrenheit 9/11" featurette
* "Iraq, Pre-War" featurette: The people of Iraq on the eve of invasion
* "Homeland security, Miami style" featurette: Footage of the old men who patrol the Florida coast lookng for terrorists as part of the homeland security plan
* "Outside Abu Ghraib Prison"
* Eyewitness account from Samara, Iraq
* "Lila, D.C.": Lila Lipscomb at the Washington, D.C. premiere
* Arab-American comedians: Their acts and experiences after 9/11
* Extended interview: More with Abdul Henderson
* "Condi 9/11": Condoleezza Rice's 9/11 Commission testimony
* "Bush Rose Garden": George W. Bush's full press briefing after 9/11 Commission appearance
Family Guy: Something Something Something Dark Side
Dominic Palcino
Fantastic Mr. Fox / Fantastique Maitre Renard
Wes Anderson The visually ravishing animated movie The Fantastic Mr. Fox follows a fox, voiced by George Clooney and dressed in a natty brown corduroy suit, as he cheerfully and recklessly takes his thieving ways a little too far and brings down the wrath of some sour-faced poultry farmers on his family and friends. Based on a lesser-known book by children's author Roald Dahl (who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach), the movie is the work of Wes Anderson (writer-director of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums), who expanded and elaborated on the original story; the combination is inspired. Anderson's sensibility—his fondness for meticulous compositions, coordinated colors, and narrative filigree—can sometimes seem finicky and stiff in live-action movies, but it's exquisitely suited to the painstaking art of stop-motion animation. Every corner of the screen crackles with visual invention and whimsical humor. The top-notch vocal cast (which also features Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Owen Wilson, and others) create vivid personalities that perfectly mesh with the movie's lush colors and luscious textures. The Fantastic Mr. Fox is an off-beat gem, a giddy mix of adult emotional issues, wild animal behavior, and childlike delight. —Bret Fetzer Fantastic Mr. Fox is one of the few animated features that is hilariously great entertainment for kids, and absolutely engaging entertainment for adults. From the animation to the story to the direction (by Wes Anderson) to the acting of the voice-over stars, Fantastic Mr. Fox ranks with the likes of Toy Story or the Wallace & Gromit films as robustly entertaining for movie lovers of all ages. George Clooney lends his voice and talents to the character of Mr. Fox, who's recently retired from his long, successful career of stealing poultry to become a journalist. His wife (Meryl Streep) is pregnant, and his son, Ash (the Anderson staple Jason Schwartzman), and nephew, the golden-boy Kristofferson (Eric Anderson), have a low-level rivalry that feels all too human. The story, based on the Roald Dahl tale, is slim, involving the return, just one more time, of Mr. Fox to his old profession—and the repercussions that may befall his pals from the mean farmers as a result. But the true charms of Fantastic Mr. Fox are in the smart dialogue, in the immersive animation that keeps the characters' faces just as expressive as humans', and in the very believable family and friend dynamics we can all relate to. When Clooney's Fox and Bill Murray's Badger get into "cussin'" matches, you can't help but crack up. Fantastic Mr. Fox is one of the all-time best films for the whole family. —A.T. Hurley
Fantastic Mr. Fox Bluray
Wes Anderson This is the story of Mr. Fox (George Clooney) and his wild ways of hen heckling, turkey taking, and cider sipping, nocturnal, instinctive adventures. He has to put his wild days behind him and do what fathers do best: be responsible. He is too rebellious. He is too wild. He is going to try "just one more raid" on the three nastiest, meanest farmers that are Walter Boggis (Robin Hurlstone), Nathan Bunce (Hugo Guinness), and Franklin Bean (Sir Michael Gambon). It is a tale of crossing the line of family responsibilities and midnight adventure and the friendships and awakenings of this country life that is inhabited by Fantastic Mr. Fox and his friends.
Far from Heaven
Todd Haynes Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert. Upon learning that her husband is secretly having a homosexual affair, a 1957 Connecticut housewife finds herself attracted to her African-American gardener in this reinterpretation of the classic All that Heaven Allows . 2002/color/108 min/PG-13/widescreen.
Far Side of the Moon (Bilingual) [Import]
Robert Lepage A quiet film by French-Canadian Robert Lepage (creator of Cirque du Soleil's hit "Ka" production), Far Side of the Moon is a thoughtful look at a middle-aged man who is lonely, underemployed, and respected by no one—not even his twin brother. Lepage plays the dual roles of outcast Phillippe, a fortysomething telemarketer trying to earn his doctorate, and Andre, a selfish and lazy weatherman. When their mother dies, Phillippe is heartbroken. Andre is more pragmatic—she was sick, it was her time to go. Some of the film's best moments are of a somber Phillippe having a conversation with his unseen brother. When he calls Andre to ask if he'll take care of their mom's goldfish, the viewer can extrapolate exactly what Andre said by Phillippe's comment: "You're allergic when you eat fish, not when you feed it." Spoken in French, the film's most poignant and dynamic vignettes aren't of Phillippe's recollections of his mother, but his moments alone videotaping all the things that mean the most to him, which he hopes will be archived for any extraterrestrials who may be curious about earth. The film moves at a slow pace that belies its running time of 106 minutes. But it's a charming film, with a surreal ending that befits a dreamer like Phillippe. —Jae-Ha Kim
The farewell
Lulu Wang A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.
Une famille chinoise découvre que leur grand-mère n’a que quelques semaines à vivre et décide de lui cacher en prétextant un mariage, afin d’unir les membres de la famille avant qu’elle meure.
Leave it to the wildly inventive Coen brothers (Joel directs, Ethan produces, they both write) to concoct a fiendishly clever kidnap caper that's simultaneously a comedy of errors, a Midwestern satire, a taut suspense thriller, and a violent tale of criminal misfortune. It all begins when a hapless car salesman (played to perfection by William H. Macy) ineptly orchestrates the kidnapping of his own wife. The plan goes horribly awry in the hands of bumbling bad guys Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare (one of them being described by a local girl as "kinda funny lookin'" and "not circumcised"), and the pregnant sheriff of Brainerd, Minnesota (played exquisitely by Frances McDormand in an Oscar-winning role) is suddenly faced with a case of multiple murders. Her investigation is laced with offbeat observations about life in the rural hinterland of Minnesota and North Dakota, and Fargo embraces its local yokels with affectionate humor. At times shocking and hilarious, Fargo is utterly unique and distinctly American, bearing the unmistakable stamp of its inspired creators. —Jeff Shannon
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Leave it to the wildly inventive Coen brothers (Joel directs, Ethan produces, they both write) to concoct a fiendishly clever kidnap caper that's simultaneously a comedy of errors, a Midwestern satire, a taut suspense thriller, and a violent tale of criminal misfortune. It all begins when a hapless car salesman (played to perfection by William H. Macy) ineptly orchestrates the kidnapping of his own wife. The plan goes horribly awry in the hands of bumbling bad guys Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare (one of them being described by a local girl as "kinda funny lookin'" and "not circumcised"), and the pregnant sheriff of Brainerd, Minnesota, (played exquisitely by Frances McDormand in an Oscar-winning role) is suddenly faced with a case of multiple murders. Her investigation is laced with offbeat observations about life in the rural hinterland of Minnesota and North Dakota, and Fargo embraces its local yokels with affectionate humor. At times shocking and hilarious, Fargo is utterly unique and distinctly American, bearing the unmistakable stamp of its inspired creators. —Jeff Shannon
Fast Company
David Cronenberg Director David Cronenberg immersed himself in the gritty world of top-fuel dragsters to make this fast & furious film. William SMith, Joh Saxon, Claudia Jennings (in her final role) star in this surprising story of a corporate-sponsored racing team and t
Father and Son
Aleksandr Sokurov A father and his son live together in a roof-top apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world, full of memories and daily rites. Sometimes they seem like brothers. Sometimes even like lovers. Following in his father's path, Aleksei attends military school. He likes sports, tends to be irresponsible and has problems with his girlfriend. She is jealous of Aleksei's close relationship with his father. Despite knowing that all sons must one day live their own lives, Aleksei is conflicted; his father knows he should accept a better job in another city, perhaps search for a new wife, but who will ease the pain of Aleksei's nightmares?
Fault Lines
Alternator/Gallery for Contemporary Art The Alternator Media Arts commissioned eight Okanagan artists for Fault Lines, a video art project produced in conjunction with On Common Ground, the national festival and conference of the Independent Media Arts Alliance held June 10-15, 2008 in Kelowna, BC.
The Favourite/ BR
Yorgos Lanthimos In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
The Favourite/ DVD
Yorgos Lanthimos In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Fay Grim
Hal Hartley A single mother from Queens becomes unwittingly embroiled in international espionage in director Hal Hartley's sequel to the critically acclaimed Henry Fool.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Terry Gilliam Depp/Del Toro/Maguire/Barkin/Helmond ~ Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [Blu-ray]
Terry Gilliam An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychadelic escapades.
Feist: Look at What the Light Did Now w/Bonus CD
Feist Three years after Canadian singer-songwriter Feist catapulted to international recognition with the release of her multi Juno Award-winning, Grammy-nominated album, The Reminder, comes an intimate window into the process of its creation and the cast of characters whose creative unions made the work both possible and completely unforgettable.

The film follows Feist and her supporting cast through an impressionistic array of flickering scenery, echoing stadiums, puppet workshops, the red carpet, a crumbling French mansion, definitive concert performances and uncommonly candid interviews. Itself a part of the creative mosaic it portrays, Look At What The Light Did Now illuminates the synergy of collaboration, art as magnifying glass, and the power of trust.
Fellini - Satyricon
Ruggero Mastroianni, Federico Fellini Encolpius is a Roman student who begins by arguing with his friend Ascyltus over the affections of androgynous youth Giton. Ascyltus wins, whereupon Encolpius embarks upon an odyssey, partaking in a drunken orgy and being kidnapped by a bisexual sea captain and his concubine. Encolpius eventually rejoins Ascyltus to visit a suicidal Roman couple, join in a plot to kidnap a "sacred" hermaphrodite, and much more. Loosely based on the book "Satyricon" by Gaius Petronius, the "Arbiter of Elegance" in the court of Nero, Federico Fellini wrote and directed this tongue-in-cheek hymn to the "glories" of pagan times via a bizarre journey through the decadence and debauchery of Nero's Rome.
Ferron: Girl on a Road
Gerry Rogers Director, Gerry Rogers’ beautiful portrait of Canadian singer/songwriter Ferron, known for influencing Mary Gauthier, The Indigo Girls and Ani DiFranco, is a must see. This one-hour film captures Ferron’s salt of the earth folk stylings and features a live performance in Vancouver as she re-unites with her old band mates after 10 years.
Festival Express: 2-Disc Special Edition [Import]
The vintage concert footage alone makes Festival Express a memorable and worthwhile endeavor, offering scintillating performances by Janis Joplin, the Band (their rollicking version of "Slippin' and Slidin'" is particularly mind-blowing), the Grateful Dead, Buddy Guy, and others (remember Mashmakhan?). In 1970, during the heyday of the rock festival, promoter Ken Walker decided to organize a traveling musical revue, bringing the mountain to Mohammed, as it were. In five days' time, the festival played in three Canadian cities with the entire conglomeration traveling, playing, and getting smashed together the whole way. Nearly as rewarding as the live performances are the candid scenes of the train ride itself, an endless jam session and party during which musicians of all shapes and sizes let their hair down—musically and otherwise. The contemporary interviews with Walker and some of the surviving musicians aren't particularly noteworthy, except as a way to prove that it all actually happened. Walker comes off as a hero in the film: he treated the musicians like royalty and insisted that the train roll on even though he was losing his shirt. (His financial failure is a large reason why this material stayed in the vaults for so long.) Perhaps the most remarkable scene is an off-the-cuff, LSD-fueled train jam featuring Joplin, the Band's Rick Danko, and the Dead's Jerry Garcia playing the old chestnut "Ain't No More Cane." Danko is so obliterated that even Janis has to ask him if he's OK—when Janis is worried about your state of mind, you must be pretty messed up. —Marc Greilsamer
Fido [Blu-ray]
Andrew Currie Fido (2006) Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the 50s, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbor, and rotting zombies deliver the mail. Years ago, the earth passed through a cloud of space dust, causing the dead to rise with a craving for human flesh. A war began, pitting the living against the dead. In the ensuing revolution, a corporation was born: ZomCon, who defeated the legions of undead, and domesticated the zombies, making them our industrial workers, our domestic servants—a productive part of society. ZomCon would like the people of Willard to believe they have everything under control—but do they? Timmy Robinson doesn't think so. At eleven, Timmy already knows the world is phony baloney—Mom and Dad just won't admit it. Now ZomCon's head of security has moved in across the street, and Timmy's Mom refuses to be the only housewife on the block who doesn't have a zombie of her own. When she brings a zombie servant home, Timmy discovers a new best friend, and names him Fido. And even though Dad has a bad case of zombie-phobia, Timmy is determined to keep Fido, even if he does eat the odd person. Sometimes, it takes a dead man to teach us all what it means to be alive.
Fight Club
David Fincher "'Fight Club' pulls you in, challenges your prejudices, rocks your world and leaves you laughing" (Rolling Stone). Brad Pitt ("12 Monkeys", "Seven"), Edward Norton ("Primal Fear," "American History X") and Helena Bonham Carter ("Mighty Aphrodite," "A Room With A View") turn in powerful "performances of which movie legends are made" (Chicago Tribune) in this action-packed hit. A ticking-time-bomb insomniac (Norton) and a slippery soap salesman (Pitt) channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until a sensuous eccentric (Bonham Carter) gets in the way and ignites an out-of control spiral toward oblivion.
Film Socialisme
Jean-Luc Godard A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe. At night, a sister and her younger brother have summoned their parents to appear before the court of their childhood. The children demand serious explanations of the themes of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Our humanities. Visits to six sites of true or false myths: Egypt, Palestine, Odessa, Hellas, Naples and Barcelona.
Film Worker
Tony Zierra It's a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else's creative vision. Yet, that's exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as 'Lord Bullingdon' in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975). The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick's loyal right-hand man. For more than two decades, Leon played a crucial role behind-the-scenes helping Kubrick make and maintain his legendary body of work. In Filmworker, Leon's candid, often funny, sometimes shocking experiences in the company of Kubrick are woven together with rich and varied elements including previously unseen photos, videos, letters, notebooks, and memos from Leon's private collection. Insightful, emotionally charged anecdotes from actors, family, crew members, and key film industry professionals who worked with Kubrick and Leon add an important layer of detail and impact to the story. Filmworker enters the world of Leon Vitali and Stanley Kubrick
Finding Neverland
James M. Barrie finds his career at a crossroad when his latest play flops and doubters question his future. Then by chance he meets a widow and her four adventurous boys. Together they form a friendship that ignites the imagination needed to produce Barrie s greatest work!. Actors: Dustin Hoffman - Ian Hart - Johnny Depp - Julie Christie. Director: Marc Forster. Format: DVD. Format Size: Widescreen. Runtime: 101 mins. Language: English. Subtitle: English Subtitles. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: PG. Genre: TV. Subgenre: Drama. Release Year: 2004.
Vivian Maier, John Maloof A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.
Deepa Mehta Sita (Nandita Das) and Radha (Shabana Azmi) are two Indian women stuck in loveless marriages. While Sita is trapped in an arranged relationship with her cruel and unfaithful husband, Jatin (Jaaved Jaafei), Radha is married to his brother, Ashok (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), a religious zealot who believes in suppressing desire. As the two women recognize their similar situations, they grow closer, and their relationship becomes far more involved than either of them could have anticipated.
First Position
Bess Kargman A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.
First Shots Training Program - 2 disc set
BC Film, CTV Western Development Office A joint initiative between British Columbia Film and CTV's Western Development Office, the First Shots Training Program was designed to provide opportunities to emerging writers and directors, giving them their "first shot" working on a network television prime-time series.
A Fistful of Dollars
Sergio Leone Clint Eastwood's legendary "Man With No Name" makes his powerful debut in this thrilling, action-packed "new breed of western" (Motion Picture Herald) from the acclaimed director of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and For a Few Dollars More. Exploding with blistering shootouts, dynamic performances and atmospheric cinematography, it's an undisputed classic of the genre. A mysterious gunman (Eastwood) has just arrived in San Miguel, a grim, dusty border town where two rival bands of smugglers are terrorizing the impoverished citizens. A master of the "quick-draw,"the stranger soon receives offers of employment from each gang. But his loyalty cannot be bought; he accepts both jobs...and sets in motion a plan to destroy both groups of criminals, pitting one against the other in a series of brilliantly orchestrated setups, showdowns and deadly confrontations.
Fitness and the Father
Allan Code For 50 years, Father Jean-Marie Mouchet, a catholic priest and resistance fighter, has diverted youths in Canada's Northern communities from devestating lethargy and addiction. The rigors of his cross-country skiing program have produced Olympic champion skiers from the Vuntut Gwitchin people in Old Crow. He feels that a young persons early physical training and development is closely linked to the growth of a healthy self-image and identity. And rather than impose his religious beliefs on the people he inspires them to reconnect with the latent power of their own bodies through physical exercise and awareness of their capabiities. Having given up their nomadic way of life in a remote corner of the Yukon, and with the decline of hunting and gathering societies, Father Mouchet has offered people a tool by which to re-instate their self worth and confidence.
Werner Herzog Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald (Klaus Kinski), known as Fitzcarraldo to the native Peruvians, is an avid opera lover and rubber baron who dreams of building an opera house in the Peruvian jungle. To accomplish this, he plans to reach an isolated patch of rubber trees and make his fortune. But these trees are not directly accessible by river because of dangerous rapids, so Fitzcarraldo runs his ship as close as possible via an alternate river and then enlists the aid of the native Peruvians to drag his ship over a mountain to the desired area. However, the natives seem to have their own agenda in so mysteriously acceding to Fitzcarraldo's wishes. The results manage to both mock and affirm the dreams of determined figures like Fitzcarraldo, making absurdity out of the stuff of human endeavor without negating the beauty of that effort. There is hardly a more awe-inspiring or arresting image than that of Fitzcarraldo's ship pulling itself up the mountain with cables and pulleys, or of the ship resting in mid-ascent as seen through the thick morning fog of the jungle.

The tortured production history of Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo (ably recorded in Les Blank's documentary Burden of Dreams) tends to take the spotlight away from this deeply mesmerizing film. And that's unfortunate, because the film itself is even more fascinating than the trials and tribulations, amazing though they might be, that led to its being made. Part of the problem is the film's deliberate, some might say ponderous, pace, which invites the viewer to experience the slow immersion into the jungle that Fitzcarraldo and company experience. Herzog did something similar in Aguirre, the Wrath of God, sometimes aiming his camera at the river rapids for extended periods of time, with hypnotic results. This could never happen in a Hollywood film, and it should be treasured. —Jim Gay
Five Senses (Widescreen/Full Screen) (Bilingual) [Import]
Jeremy Podeswa Though set in Toronto and directed by Canadian Jeremy Podeswa, The Five Senses evokes the emotional geography of Krzysztof Kieslowski's Trois Couleurs trilogy. Mightn't the senses do as well as colors to signal a chance-driven world where urban isolates miss and make connections in gloomy corridors and apartments, overcast parks, rainy streets, half-finished constructions? But Podeswa's almost aimless cutting among a clutch of apartment dwellers (each identified with smell, sight, taste, hearing, or touch) is more like a warm bath in easy solutions (or sad songs) than a bracing glimpse into the human condition. A masseuse named Seraph (Gabrielle Rose, The Sweet Hereafter's bus driver) ministers to a weeping boy unable to recall when he was last touched, but she can't reach out to her own daughter (Nadia Litz), a self-loathing teen with a taste for voyeurism. Down the hall, a music-loving ophthalmologist (Philippe Volter) sinks deeper into loneliness as he begins to go deaf. Upstairs, Rona (Mary-Louise Parker), who designs gorgeous but inedible cakes, is unable to quite trust the joyously sensual appetite of her Italian-chef boyfriend. Searching for true love by smell, Rona's bisexual friend Robert (Daniel MacIvor) discovers passing pleasure in a designer perfume with the power to conjure an unexpected liaison. If this were The Sweet Hereafter, the fate of the little girl who goes missing at the start of Podeswa's film might shadow these "sensualists" into radical transformation, perhaps even parole them from the prison of self. But The Five Senses never gets that far under the skin. Still, there is something pleasantly hypnotic, even liberating, about the way Podeswa drifts lightly over surfaces, never getting caught in the net of narrative. —Kathleen Murphy
Five Yukon Shorts - 2006
Santa Lucia (Running time 6:10), Spring Ahead (1:32), The Lottery Ticket (6:58), Mating Habits of the Northern Homo Sapien (8:44), Me, Music (18:30)
Nettie Wild Fix: The Story of an Addicted City is a Canadian documentary film, directed by Nettie Wild and released in 2003. The film centres on Vancouver's campaign to launch Insite, North America's first legal supervised injection site for injection drug users.
Genre: Documentary
Directed by: Nettie Wild
Country: Canada
Ron Mann * * * * * Made by Ron Mann when he was 16, Flak is a gritty improvised drama screening for the first time in 30 years as part of this retrospective. Influenced by John Cassavetes' Shadows, Michelangelo Antonioni's The Red Desert, and above all, Robert Kramer's classic film Ice, Mann's working title was Viva La Dynamite, a phrase borrowed from Anaïs Nin.
Flight of the Conchords
James Bobin, various Bret and Jemaine are Flight of the Conchords, a folk-rock band from New Zealand living in New York City in search of stardom.
Flower & Garnet
Keith Behrman NTSC/Region 0. This film is getting a lot of press in Vancouver. This is not only because it is locally made, but also because it is very well executed. I was tempted to dismiss it as just another Canadian slice-of-life film. It is that, but it is a superb example of the genre. The characters grew on me and a lot is communicated from the looks on their faces. This film is worth seeing, even if you're not Canadian. Directed by Keith Behrman. 2005.
The Flowing Generations
Elaine Alexie The Flowing Generations is the story of five First Nations youth and their experiences as they are taken back to the ancestral land of their people. On a 13-day river trip in the Peel watershed, northern Yukon, they are introduced by their elders to this far land close to their culture. These are the Tetlit Gwich'in and their neighbours, the Nacho Nyak Dun, in the land holding their cultural roots. As their modern journey uses rafts and canoes to navigate the obstacles their ancestors surmounted in moose skin boats, the youth contemplate their current society with the old. As the journey unfolds, their stuggles within a modern lifestyle point to the necessity of cultural identity... what do they find in their ancestral lands?
Fly Away Home [Blu-ray]
Carroll Ballard There are some filmmaking teams that invariably bring out the best in each other, and that's definitely the case with director Carroll Ballard and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel. They previously collaborated on The Black Stallion and Never Cry Wolf, and Fly Away Home is their third family film that deserves to be called a classic. Inspired by Bill Lishman's autobiography, the movie tells the story of a 13-year-old girl (Anna Paquin) who goes to live with her estranged, eccentric father (Jeff Daniels) following the death of her mother. At first she's withdrawn and reclusive, but finds renewed happiness when she adopts an orphaned flock of baby geese and, later, teaches them to migrate using an ultralight. Sensitively directed and stunningly photographed, the movie has flying sequences that are nothing short of astonishing, and Daniels and Paquin (Oscar winner for The Piano) make a delightful father-daughter duo. (Ironically, the digital video disc is not available in widescreen format, but the image quality is brilliant.) —Jeff Shannon
The Fog of War
Errol Morris japan import
Food Inc / Les alimenteurs
Food Inc / Les alimenteurs (Bilingual Edition)
For a Few Dollars More
Sergio Leone "The leading icon of a generation" (Roger Ebert), Academy AwardÂ(r) winner* Clint Eastwood continues his trademark role as the legendary "Man With No Name" in this second installment of the famous Sergio Leone trilogy. Scripted by Luciano Vincenzoni and featuring Ennio Morricone's haunting musical score, For A Few Dollars More is a modern classicone of the greatest Westerns evermade. Eastwood is a keen-eyed, quick-witted bounty hunter on the bloody trail of Indio, the territory's most treacherous bandit. But his ruthless rival, Colonel Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef, High Noon), is determined to bring Indio in first...dead or alive! Failing to capture their preyor eliminate each otherthe two are left with only one option: team up, or face certain death atthe hands of Indio and his band of murderous outlaws.
Forbidden Planet [Blu-ray]
Deleted Scenes and Lost FootageTwo Follow-Up Vehicles Starring Robby the Robot:1958 MGM Feature Film The Invisible Boy and The Thin Man TV Series Episode "Robot Client" TCM Original Documentary Watch the Skies! Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us Two Featurettes: Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet and Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon Excerpts from The MGM Parade TV Series Theatrical Trailers of Forbidden Planet and The Invisible Boy
The Forbidden Room [Blu-ray]
Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson Commentary with Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson
Endless Ectoloops
Living Posters
Once a Chicken, a séance with László Moholy-Nagy
Forever Independent
Films by Lulu Keating One of Canada's most prolific and dynamic filmmakers serves up a potpourri of short films made between 1980 and 2005. Her personal narratives are creative yet accessible, filled with insight and humour and employing a variety of technigues including animation, hand processing and optical printing. She is an instructor as well as a filmmaker. In an Extras section, the Director shares what she learned when making each film with comments that are informative, encouraging and inspiring.
The Forgotten Woman
Dilip Mehta Gifted to her husband and his family at the age of 5, and after becoming an adult a young woman subsequently gave birth to 10 children. Most of the children re-locate, never to be heard from again, the husband passes away, and this lady ends up at Vrindavan. Another lady, married at the age of 11, and who also ends up at Vrindavan after the passing of her husband. These 2 heart-wrenching stories are just the tip of the iceberg, amongst many other equally painful stories of women, forced to live in destitute conditions. They believe they will obtain Moksha at this holy site, but wear drab clothes, no ornaments nor make-up, are only permitted to wear colorful clothes during Holi. They sing at the Bhajan Mandir, paid a pittance, fed rice and lentils, often sexually molested, and shunned by everyone. Eighty percent these widows come from West Bengal, while others re-locate here from Rajasthan, Gujarat, and other locations. This movie also documents ground breaking work done by some woman's organization, and the apathy shown by politicians in a country that ostensibly claims to be nuclear-powered, and hi-tech, while most Indians are not even aware of the plight of these women, including the Mrityu Ghar (Death House), where quite a few aged and ailing widows end up spending their last days on Earth.
Four Films by Zarqa Nawaz
The Fourth World War
Rick Rowley This documentary takes a polemical look at the trouble between Israelis and Palestinians.
White Hole Productions in association with Low Life Films Early one morning. Robin (Kestrel Martin) witnesses a meteorites explode in the sky above her home. After she finds a fragment and brings it to school, Robin begins to fall ill with a strange sickness that will change her life forever.
Frame X
Frame X: Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative
Frances Ha
Noah Baumbach Theatrical Trailer
Frankie & Johnny
Garry Marshall Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a cafe beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.
Tod Browning A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
Free Solo
Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.
From Dusk Till Dawn
Robert Rodriguez It's nonstop thrills when George Clooney (THE PERFECT STORM, THREE KINGS) and Quentin Tarantino (PULP FICTION) star as the Gecko brothers — two dangerous outlaws on a wild crime spree! After kidnapping a father (Harvey Keitel — U-571) and his two kids (including Juliette Lewis — NATURAL BORN KILLERS), the Geckos head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. But when they face the bar's truly notorious clientele, they're forced to team up with their hostages in order to make it out alive!
From Seed to Seed
Katharina Stieffenhofer FROM SEED TO SEED is a feature-length documentary about the growing momentum of regenerative agriculture, a blend of small and large scale farmers, cutting edge science with age old traditions, and fascinating folks.
Climate change is posing increasing challenges to farmers’ ability to grow food and to make a living. On this journey through a growing season from seeding to harvest, we experience the beautiful and sometimes harsh world of those who grow our food.
Ron Howard From Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard comes the electrifying, untold story behind one of the most unforgettable moments in history. When disgraced President Richard Nixon agreed to an interview with jet-setting television personality, David Frost, he thought he’d found the key to saving his tarnished legacy. But, with a name to make and a reputation to overcome, Frost became one of Nixon’s most formidable adversaries and engaged the leader in a charged battle of wits that changed the face of politics forever. Featuring brilliant portrayals by Frank Langella and Michael Sheen, Frost/Nixon is the fascinating and suspenseful story of truth, accountability, secrets and lies.
Frozen River
Courtney Hunt Frozen River is a dramatic feature film which takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling presents a daily challenge to single moms who would otherwise be earning minimum wage. Two women- one white, one Mohawk, both single mothers faced with desperate circumstances- are drawn into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River. Melissa Leo (21 Grams, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, television's Homicide: Life on the Street) plays Ray, Misty Upham (Edge of America, DreamKeeper, Skins) plays Lila, and Oscar nominee Michael O'Keefe (The Great Santini, Caddyshack, Ironweed) plays the New York State Trooper who ultimately brings the two to justice.
Fruitvale Station
Ryan Coogler This is the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend, who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4 year old daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easy. He crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. But it would be his final encounter of the day, with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant
Michael Dowse NTSC/Region 0. Terry and Dean are lifelong friends who have grown-up together: shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair". Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are brought to the big screen by documentarian Ferral Mitchener in an exploration of the depths of friendship, the fragility of life, growing up gracefully and the art and science of drinking beer like a man. Directed by Michael Dowse. Magada. 2005.
Michael Dowse
Fubar 2 [Blu-ray]
Michael Dowse The story starts in Calgary where the boys are tiRed of trying to give r while barely scraping by when their old buddy and party leader Tron (Andrew Sparacino) hooks them up with jobs in Fort McMurray. Before Long they are rolling in dough and good times. Flush with money and confidence Terry starts dating Trish (Terra Hazelton) a local waitress and things get serious in a hurry. Meanwhile Dean is playing up the part of the cancer survivor and upon hearing about the glories of workers compensation purposely bungs up his leg in an attempt to qualify. When Terry moves in with Trish Dean does his best to save his buddy from swapping the banger life for domestic captivity. Actors: David Lawrence - Gordon Skilling - Mark Meer - Paul Spence - S.C. Lim. Director: Michael Dowse. Format: Blu-ray. Runtime: 85 mins. Language: English. Subtitle: English Subtitles. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 2. Rating: R. Genre: Comedy. Release Year: 2010.
The Future Is Unwritten
Joe Strummer The Future Is Unwritten / Joe Strummer / Region 2 PAL DVD / European Edition / Audio: English / Starring: Joe Strummer / 120 min ASIN: 7203067033 DVD Region Code: 2
Game of Thrones [Season Six]
Games of the North
Jonathon Stanton
Josh Fox It is happening all across America-rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas." Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called "fracking"-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower.
Get Low
Aaron Schneider Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) is a hermit who has no regard for anybody in the town or anyone who wants to get to know him. But one day, after a fellow old hermit has died and he hears people in the town telling stories about him, he decides that he needs to get these stories out in the public. He recruits Frank (Bill Murray), the local funeral home director, to host his own funeral. This way he can hear what everyone is saying about him, and get the truth to his past out in the open. But will he be able to get anybody to come? And will he be able to reveal his secrets?
Get Out
Jordan Peele A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.
Get Out
Jordan Peele
Getting Real: Preventiaon of Violence Against Women in Yukon
Prevention of Violence Against Women in Yukon
Ghost in the Shell 2/ Innocence
Mamoru Oshii In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot—one created solely for sexual pleasure—who slaughtered her owner.
Ghostbusters [Blu-ray]
Ivan Reitman Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis wrote the script, but Bill Murray gets all the best lines and moments in this 1984 comedy directed by Ivan Reitman (Meatballs). The three comics, plus Ernie Hudson, play the New York City-based team that provides supernatural pest control, and Sigourney Weaver is the love interest possessed by an ancient demon. Reitman and company are full of original ideas about hobgoblins—who knew they could "slime" people with green plasma goo?—but hovering above the plot is Murray's patented ironic view of all the action. Still a lot of fun, and an obvious model for sci-fi comedies such as Men in Black. —Tom Keogh
William Hornbeck, George Stevens Giant is a movie of huge scale and grandeur in which three generations of land-rich Texans love, swagger, connive and clash in a saga of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly rich oil tycoons. It's also one of the most beloved works of director George Stevens, who won an Academy AwardO* for this film, one of 10 Oscar nominations** the film earned.
Ginger Snaps (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]
John Fawcett Fifteen-year-old Brigitte Fitzgerald (Emily Perkins, Insomnia, Juno) and her nearly-sixteen-year-old sister Ginger (Katharine Isabelle, Freddy vs. Jason, Hannibal) are both best friends and outcasts. Obsessed with dying and bound by a childhood pact to stay together forever, they loathe their mind-numbing existence in the suburbs of Bailey Downs. One night the two girls are heading through the woods when Ginger is savagely attacked by a wild creature.

Ginger’s horrible wounds miraculously heal over, but something is not quite right about her. Ginger is irritable and in denial. But to Brigitte, it is obvious that a terrifying force has taken hold of her sister. She’s convinced that the insatiable craving her sister is experiencing can mean only one thing: Ginger is becoming something unspeakably evil and monstrous.

Also starring Mimi Rogers (Penny Dreadful),Kris Lemche (Final Destination 3) and Jesse Moss (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil), this riveting funfest was directed by John Fawcett (Orphan Black) and written by Karen Walton (Orphan Black).
Ginger Snaps [DVD]
John Fawcett Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Ana Lily Amirpour In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / Millénium: Le Film
Niels Arden Oplev Fans of Stieg Larsson's Men Who Hate Women may have been concerned about how the Swedish author's novel would translate to the screen, but they needn't have worried. Significant changes to the source material have been made, but director Niels Arden Opley's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as it's now called, is mostly riveting. As the story begins, middle-aged investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) has just been convicted of a bogus charge of libel against a rich and corrupt corporate hotshot when he's unexpectedly offered a most unusual gig. An aging captain of industry named Henrik Vanger (Sven-Bertil Taube) wants Blomkvist to figure out what happened to Vanger's niece, who disappeared more than 40 years earlier; not only is the old man convinced that she was murdered, but he suspects that another member of his large and rather disagreeable family (which includes several former Nazis) is the culprit. Blomkvist takes the job, which includes spending at least six months on Vanger's isolated island in the middle of winter. But what he doesn't know is that he's being spied on by twentysomething Lisbeth Salander (brilliantly played by Noomi Rapace in a career-making performance), the titular Girl and the possessor of remarkable skills as a sleuth and computer hacker. With her gothlike piercings and all-black clothes, Lisbeth is a vivid character, to say the least. While we don't exactly know the details of her dark past, it's obviously still with her; indeed, she's just been assigned a new "guardian" (like a parole officer) to look after her finances and other matters. We also know that she is not someone to mess with; when the guardian turns out to be a thoroughly vile monster, Lisbeth gets back at him in one of the more satisfying revenge sequences in recent memory. That Lisbeth and Mikael should end up working together, and more, isn't especially surprising. But the horrifying details and depths of depravity they uncover while working on the case (parallels to The Silence of the Lambs are facile but appropriate) definitely are, and Opley does a nice job of keeping it all straight. At more than two and a half hours, the film is long, with its share of grim, graphic, and scary moments, but The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a winner. —Sam Graham
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / Millénium: Le Film
Niels Arden Oplev Fans of Stieg Larsson's Men Who Hate Women may have been concerned about how the Swedish author's novel would translate to the screen, but they needn't have worried. Significant changes to the source material have been made, but director Niels Arden Opley's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as it's now called, is mostly riveting. As the story begins, middle-aged investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) has just been convicted of a bogus charge of libel against a rich and corrupt corporate hotshot when he's unexpectedly offered a most unusual gig. An aging captain of industry named Henrik Vanger (Sven-Bertil Taube) wants Blomkvist to figure out what happened to Vanger's niece, who disappeared more than 40 years earlier; not only is the old man convinced that she was murdered, but he suspects that another member of his large and rather disagreeable family (which includes several former Nazis) is the culprit. Blomkvist takes the job, which includes spending at least six months on Vanger's isolated island in the middle of winter. But what he doesn't know is that he's being spied on by twentysomething Lisbeth Salander (brilliantly played by Noomi Rapace in a career-making performance), the titular Girl and the possessor of remarkable skills as a sleuth and computer hacker. With her gothlike piercings and all-black clothes, Lisbeth is a vivid character, to say the least. While we don't exactly know the details of her dark past, it's obviously still with her; indeed, she's just been assigned a new "guardian" (like a parole officer) to look after her finances and other matters. We also know that she is not someone to mess with; when the guardian turns out to be a thoroughly vile monster, Lisbeth gets back at him in one of the more satisfying revenge sequences in recent memory. That Lisbeth and Mikael should end up working together, and more, isn't especially surprising. But the horrifying details and depths of depravity they uncover while working on the case (parallels to The Silence of the Lambs are facile but appropriate) definitely are, and Opley does a nice job of keeping it all straight. At more than two and a half hours, the film is long, with its share of grim, graphic, and scary moments, but The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a winner. —Sam Graham
The Gleaners and I [Import]
Agnès Varda, Laurent Pineau The Gleaners and I
Gloria's Silver Crossing
Max Fraser Growing up, Gloria never thought about not having a dad. Later in life, she wanted to know more. Sixty-five years after her dad's death in a World War Two battlefield, Gloria wears the Silver Cross given to her mom as she visit her dad's grave in northern Italy.
Go West
Buster Keaton A fascinating alternative to the manic stunt work and elaborate sight gags that distinguish the films of Buster Keaton. "Go West" (1925, 69 min.) offers a rare and satisfying glimpse of his talent for more expressive comedy: charming moments of intimate humor flavored with rich pathos. Setting traditional ideas of romance and masculinity on their ears, "Go West" is uniquely graceful and characteristically hilarious especially in the film's dynamic finale as hundreds of cows are unleashed upon downtown Los Angeles. Included on this DVD is one of Keaton's most mind-boggling mechanical comedies, "The Scarecrow" (1920, 19 min.), which follows two roommates vying for the affection of a young lady. Also added is "The Paleface" (1921, 20 min.), in which Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers.
Goin' Down the Road / Down the Road Again (2 Film Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]
Good Ol Freda [Import]
Good Ol' Freda
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Sergio Leone By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever mounted, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is an engrossing actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Clint Eastwood returns as the "Man With No Name," this time teaming with two gunslingers (Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef) to pursue a cache of $200,000and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold,hard close-ups, exceptional camera work captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape andthe hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it. Forging a vibrant and yet detached style of action that had not been seen before, and has never been matched since, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly shatters the western mold in true Clint Eastwood style.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]
Wes Anderson
The Grand Seduction / La grande séduction à l'anglaise
Don McKellar To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.
The Grand Seduction
Don McKellar To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.
Robert Kennedy, Ron Mann Consider this a documentary for those who inhaled. Ron Mann's playful portrait of marijuana in America is less a social history than an examination of the government's systematic seven-decade campaign to demonize the devil's weed: the conspiracy against cannabis! Through government documents, period newsreels, and clips from hysterical educational scare films and campy overheated features (like High on the Range and the cult classic Reefer Madness), Mann reveals a systematic policy of misinformation to (he argues) justify the billions spent on the losing war on drugs. Well researched if one-sided and occasionally questionable in its own assertions (aren't there any side effects to this wonder weed?), this witty history lesson is charged with raucous energy and a satirical slant. Mann and his easygoing narrator Woody Harrelson may be preaching to the converted, but it's a hilarious sermon. Pass the munchies! —Sean Axmaker
Great Alone [Import]
Greg Kohs "The Great Alone" is an award-winning documentary packed with adventure and thrills that follows the inspiring comeback story of four-time Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey and his indestructible love and passion for dog sledding, his family and the infamous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

The first ever in history to win four consecutive Iditarod races, Lance Mackey faces ongoing battles with his health, his past and his dogs as he tackles the Iditarod for the 12th time. With an endless amount of strength and determinition, Lance continues to make his family, himself and the state of Alaska proud.

This special DVD edition includes behind the scene footage, featurettes and an exclusive Q&A with Lance Mackey at Slamdance. Also includes English Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired and an alternative family-friendly audio mix.

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The Great Beauty [Blu-ray]
Paolo Sorrentino
The Grizzlies
Miranda de Pencier In this inspiring true story, a group of Inuit students in a small, struggling Arctic community are changed forever through the transformative power of sport.Starring Tantoo Cardinal (Wind River, Dances With Wolves, Legends Of The Fall), Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft, Snowden, The Riot Club), Will Sasso (Super Troopers 2, Happy Gilmore, The Three Stooges), Booboo Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past, the Twilight franchise), Eric Schweig (The Last Of The Mohicans, The Missing, The Scarlet Letter) Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival Based on a true story of sport.
Grown Ups
Mike Leigh Dick and Mandy, a young working class couple, move into a council house in Canterbury, and find Mr. Butcher, one of their former teachers, living next door. Mandy's unmarried sister, Gloria, is constantly dropping in, and will not take any hints that the couple would prefer to be left alone, until her presence finally goads them into action. The entire film comes to a head when both couples are found wrestling in the hall while trying to oust the poor sister from the Mr. Butcher's bathroom.
Gus Van Sant's Last Days (Bilingual) [Import]
Gus Van Sant Gus Van Sant's Last Days (DVD)
Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World
Charles Wilkinson Winner of the Director’s Guild 2016 Allan King Award for Excellence In Documentary
This inspiring and hopeful story set on the pristine Haida Gwaii archipelago shows how the distinct world view of this 14,000 year old society is co-mingling with an influx of progressive, modern urbanites to create a sustainable world that well may survive the formidable challenges of the 21st century.
Half Nelson
Ryan Fleck Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a young inner-city junior high school teacher whose ideals wither and die in the face of reality. Day after day in his shabby Brooklyn classroom, he somehow finds the energy to inspire his 13 and 14-year-olds to examine everything from civil rights to the Civil War with a new enthusiasm. Rejecting the standard curriculum in favor of an edgier approach, Dan teaches his students how change works ' on both a historical and personal scale ' and how to think for themselves.

Though Dan is brilliant, dynamic, and in control in the classroom, he spends his time outside school on the edge of consciousness. His disappointments and disillusionment have led to a serious drug habit. He juggles his hangovers and his homework, keeping his lives separated, until one of his troubled students, Drey (Shareeka Epps), catches him getting high after school.

From this awkward beginning, Dan and Drey stumble into an unexpected friendship. Despite the differences in their ages and situations, they are both at an important intersection. Depending on which way they turn ' and which choices they make ' their lives will change.
The Handmaid's Tale Season 1

Based on Margaret Atwood’s award-winning, best-selling novel, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized “return to traditional values.” As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, belonging to the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – with one goal: to survive and find the daughter who was taken from her. Also featuring Yvonne Strahovski and Samira Wiley.
The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
Mike Leigh * - - - - Poppy Cross is happy-go-lucky. At 30, she lives in Camden: cheeky, playful, frank while funny, and talkative to strangers. She's a conscientious and exuberant primary-school teacher, flatmates with Zoe, her long-time friend; she's close to one sister, and not so close to another. In this slice of life story, we watch her take driving lessons from Scott, a dour and tightly-wound instructor, take classes in flamenco dance from a fiery Spaniard, encounter a tramp in the night, and sort out a student's aggressive behavior with a social worker's help. Along the way, we wonder if her open attitude puts her at risk of misunderstanding or worse. What is the root of happiness? 
Hard Core Logo
Bruce McDonald Hard Core Logo is often compared to This Is Spinal Tap—and for marketing purposes, that makes sense: both are pretend documentaries about rock bands (a self-important heavy metal crew in Spinal Tap, a self-destructing punk mob in Hard Core Logo). But though Hard Core Logo can be cuttingly funny, it's not really a comedy; it's a piercing examination of friendship and betrayal, success and self-hatred, and everything that fueled punk rock. Lead singer Joe Dick (Hugh Dillon) uses false pretenses to convince guitarist Billy Tallent (Callum Keith Rennie) to reform Hard Core Logo for a reunion tour across Canada, followed by a film crew (featuring director Bruce McDonald, whose other films include Roadkill and Highway 61, as himself). Tallent agrees, but only because he expects to be joining a much more successful rock group very shortly and sees this as a favor to Dick. As they travel from town to town, their relationship unravels, as does the psyche of bass player John Oxenberger (John Pyper-Ferguson). The performances are astonishingly genuine; even the oafish drummer Pipefitter (Bernie Coulson) becomes three-dimensional. By the end, you'll believe in them so much as people that the band's disintegration is truly wrenching. A remarkable film, both comic and sad. —Bret Fetzer
Hard Labour
Mike Leigh Mrs. Thornley works very hard without notice or appreciation. Every day she keeps her own house clean, attends to her husband and unmarried daughter, Ann, then cleans other women's houses. She looks tired and has little affect. Mrs. Thornley's husband works nights, except for Saturdays, when he expects conjugal attention. Ann's worried about pregnancy and talks tot her mum about labor and childbirth. Emotionally horrific yet oddly amusing, HARD LABOUR is a scathing indictment of classism and sexism made all the more powerful by a surprising appearance by Ben Kingsley as a friendly cab driver.
The Harder They Come
Various WITH A PIECE IN HIS HAND HE TAKES ON THE MAN! Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin, an aspiring young singer who leaves his rural village for the city of Kingston, hoping to make a name for himself. Robbed of his money and possessions his first day in town, he finds work with a self-righteous, bullying preacher, and an unscrupulous music mogul who exploits young hopefuls. In desperation, the simple country boy turns outlaw, at war with both the police and his rivals in the ganja trade. Ivan's dream of stardom soon becomes reality as he rises to the top of the pop charts and the most-wanted lists. This gritty, groundbreaking film brought reggae music to the international stage, made Jimmy Cliff a star, and demonstrated that music and art can change the world.
Harlan County USA
Harold and Maude
Hal Ashby
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
David Yates As Harry, Ron and Hermione race against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, they uncover the existence of the three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.
Terrance Odette Two homeless men try to return a recently stolen base-board heater for the refund. Unsuccessful, they must find other ways to survive the night.
Heaven Adores You [Blu-ray]
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Hell or High Water
David Mackenzie
Hell or High Water [Bluray + DVD] [Blu-ray]
David Mackenzie
Henry Fool
Hal Hartley A garbage man becomes a poetic prodigy after a mysterious writer shows up at his house.

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Her [Blu-ray + UltraViolet]
Spike Jonze
Here Are the News
Cathleen Smith Here Are the News is a documentary celebrating the accomplishments of Yukon journalist Miss Edith Josie. Edith Josie is a member of the Gwich'in group of Athabaska Indians who range from Fort McPherson, NWT, Dawson City and Old Crow, Yukon, to Eagle, Alaska. Miss Josie has captured the hearts and imagination of people around the globe with her unique approach to writing. She became the correspondent for the Whitehorse Star in 1953, a job she held for almost 50 years. Here Are the News was syndicated in the Edmonton Journal, the Fairbanks News Miner, and the Indian News of Vancouver. Her work as a reporter for Old Crow brought her worldwide renown when LIFE magazine did a feature on her. Over the years she has put the small town of Old Crow on the map, by appearing numerous times on Peter Gzowski's popular CBC radio show and televison programs such as Front Page Challenge.
Here Are the News
Cathleen Smith
Heroes: Season 2
Heroes: Season 3
Gordon Pinsent The final days of WWII are turbulent ones for 16-year-old Terry Fleming - a sharp young man who fantasizes about working at the Airlines Hotel in Gander, Newfoundland where pilots and movie starlets rub shoulders with locals. Boasting the world's longest runway and poised on the eastern tip of the continent, Gander was the "Gateway to the World At War" and provided an unlikely outpost for Hollywood stars, dignitaries and servicemen en route overseas.

When his mother becomes gravely ill and their house is quarantined, it is Terry's brilliant imagination that carries him on a poignant journey of love and longing. As he and his father (Peter MacNeill) wait out the verdict on his mother's health, big bands, bombers and babes alight in his mind. With a war outside and death rattling around upstairs, youth straddles adulthood when conjured-up love and laughter provide an antidote to Terry's fears.
High Fidelity
Stephen Frears Cusack/Hjejle/Black/Louiso/Robbins/Cusack/Bonet ~ High Fidelity
Highway 61
Bruce McDonald A naive Canadian barber who knows US popular culture inside and out meets a flamboyant roadie who needs someone to drive her and her "brother's" corpse to New Orleans. Chaos ensues after the barber agrees to drive her, the corpse, and the drugs stashed within all the way.
Hill Street Blues Volume 1: Premiere Episode
Daniel J Travanti "Hill Street Station" The Premiere Episode of Hill Street Blues
Hill Street Blues: Vol 1
Alicia Hirsch, Tony de Zarraga Created by Steven Bochco and one of television's most influential series, Hill Street Blues was not your father's cop show. The Emmy-winning pilot episode, "Hill Street Station," immediately established the series as less a police procedural than an up-close and personal "interface with the police experience." To establish gritty, documentary-like realism, the show featured sequences, such as the pre-credit roll call, that were filmed with a hand-held camera. There was chaotic, overlapping dialogue. There were sudden, shocking bursts of violence that claimed popular characters. Story lines were not wrapped up at the end of the hour, but instead, unfolded serially throughout the season. It's no wonder that Hill Street, while championed by most critics, was initially not embraced by viewers. It was, in the beginning, one of television's lowest rated shows, its case not helped by NBC's criminal practice of juggling it in its primetime schedule). But there is justice in Hollywood. Hill Street Blues won the Emmy for best drama in its first season. Also honored were several members of the ensemble, including Daniel J. Travanti as the compassionate and incorruptible Precinct Capt. Frank Furillo, Michael Conrad as the avuncular Sgt. Phil Esterhaus (whose cautionary, "Let's be careful out there," became the show's pop culture signature), and Barbara Babcock as the wildly sexual Grace Gardner, who rocks Esterhaus's world (particularly in the episode that earned her her statuette, "Fecund Hand Rose").

There were no big stars on Hill Street Blues (or, for that matter, no little stars, as one of the cast members jokes during a near-hour-long reunion featurette included as a bonus feature on this three double-sided disc set). Each was an indelible character, among them Charles Haid as cowboy cop Andy Renko, Veronica Hammel as sexy public defender Joyce Davenport, Bruce Weitz as the untamed, animalistic Belker, Keil Martin as LaRue, whose descent into alcoholism is one of the season's most compelling dramatic arcs, and James Sikking as the gung-ho Howard Hunter. Once daring, Hill Street Blues seems almost quaint today, with none of the graphic sex or language that scandalized NYPD Blue (in one episode, a captured cat burglar, portrayed by a pre-L.A. Law Michael Tucker, makes a reference to "wolf pee-pee"). The ethnic portrayals, too, are not exactly nuanced. But the human dramas at the heart of Hill Street still make for arresting television. —Donald Liebenson
Hill Street Blues: Vol 2
Arnold Laven, David Anspaugh, Georg Stanford Brown, Gregory Hoblit, Jeff Bleckner Despite critical acclaim, Hill Street Blues could not get arrested ratings-wise its first season. Far from being careful out there, the superb second season did nothing to tinker with the integrity of this groundbreaking series to make it more audience friendly. Multiple storylines, overlapping dialogue, gritty language, and a pseudo-documentary style capture the palpable chaos and tension of what one character calls "the rat-infested, poverty-stricken urban reality." From the precinct-house shooting rampage that opens the season to a hijacked hearse in the season-ending episode, Hill Street Blues deftly walks the line between police procedural and personal drama, further fleshing out its gallery of compelling and colorful characters. Belker (Bruce Weitz) is still a growling mad dog who takes bites out of perps. But in one of the series' most memorable story arcs, he forms a surprising bond with the delusional costumed citizen Captain Freedom (Dennis Dugan), Public defender Joyce (Victoria Hamel)'s steamroller persona breaks down when a colleague is murdered and the case is thrown out because of a technicality.

Other dramatic developments: LaRue (Keil Martin) falls off the wagon and endangers his partner, Washington (Taurean Blacque), during a drug bust ("Zen and the Art of Law Enforcement"); Goldblume (Joe Spano) gets personally involved in the case of an abusive slumlord ("Of Mouse and Man," featuring future Miami Vice star Edward James Olmos as a threatened tenant); Esterhaus (Michael Conrad) is still bedeviled by sexual siren Grace Gardner (Barbara Babcock); and Precinct Capt. Frank Furillo (Daniel J. Travanti, who earned his second Emmy for Best Actor) and Joyce bring their clandestine affair out into the open. Other ongoing storylines involve realistic depictions of police corruption and inter-partner race relations. Hill Street's second season fulfilled the promise of its auspicious first, and repeated as TV's Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmy Awards. No roll call of classic, trendsetting TV series would be complete without it. —Donald Liebenson
Hill Street Blues: Vol 3
Alicia Hirsch, Tony de Zarraga Created by Steven Bochco and one of television's most influential series, Hill Street Blues was not your father's cop show. The Emmy-winning pilot episode, "Hill Street Station," immediately established the series as less a police procedural than an up-close and personal "interface with the police experience." To establish gritty, documentary-like realism, the show featured sequences, such as the pre-credit roll call, that were filmed with a hand-held camera. There was chaotic, overlapping dialogue. There were sudden, shocking bursts of violence that claimed popular characters. Story lines were not wrapped up at the end of the hour, but instead, unfolded serially throughout the season. It's no wonder that Hill Street, while championed by most critics, was initially not embraced by viewers. It was, in the beginning, one of television's lowest rated shows, its case not helped by NBC's criminal practice of juggling it in its primetime schedule). But there is justice in Hollywood. Hill Street Blues won the Emmy for best drama in its first season. Also honored were several members of the ensemble, including Daniel J. Travanti as the compassionate and incorruptible Precinct Capt. Frank Furillo, Michael Conrad as the avuncular Sgt. Phil Esterhaus (whose cautionary, "Let's be careful out there," became the show's pop culture signature), and Barbara Babcock as the wildly sexual Grace Gardner, who rocks Esterhaus's world (particularly in the episode that earned her her statuette, "Fecund Hand Rose").

There were no big stars on Hill Street Blues (or, for that matter, no little stars, as one of the cast members jokes during a near-hour-long reunion featurette included as a bonus feature on this three double-sided disc set). Each was an indelible character, among them Charles Haid as cowboy cop Andy Renko, Veronica Hammel as sexy public defender Joyce Davenport, Bruce Weitz as the untamed, animalistic Belker, Keil Martin as LaRue, whose descent into alcoholism is one of the season's most compelling dramatic arcs, and James Sikking as the gung-ho Howard Hunter. Once daring, Hill Street Blues seems almost quaint today, with none of the graphic sex or language that scandalized NYPD Blue (in one episode, a captured cat burglar, portrayed by a pre-L.A. Law Michael Tucker, makes a reference to "wolf pee-pee"). The ethnic portrayals, too, are not exactly nuanced. But the human dramas at the heart of Hill Street still make for arresting television. —Donald Liebenson
Hill Street Blues: Volume 2 "Presidential Fever"
Hill Street Blues: Volume 3 "Politics as Usual"
Daniel J. Travanti
The Hole Story / Trou story
Richard Desjardins, Robert Monderie Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie’s The Hole Story continues in the same provocative vein as their earlier Forest Alert.
The history of mining in Canada is the story of astronomical profits made with disregard for the environment and human health. The story of nickel in Sudbury, silver in Cobalt, gold in Timmins, copper in Rouyn . . .
Using striking images, rare archival footage, interviews and their trademark humorous social commentary, the directors make a clear case against the way mining has been done in Canada. The Hole Story is a film that sounds the alarm about mining. In a country rich in mineral resources, mining companies have historically paid little tax, while local municipalities bear the financial burden of building and maintaining the roads they use to truck their wealth out to other countries. Some films are essential viewing—The Hole Story is one of them!
Holy Motors
The Holy Mountain
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
Home town Story / Two Women [2 movies in 1]
Homecoming Son: The Sotory of Two Men Who Came Home
Daniel Janke
Homeland [ Season Four]
Homeland [ Season Two]
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Homeland makes its triumphant return after winning six Emmy(R) Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress for Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actor for Damian Lewis and Outstanding Drama Series. Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody (Lewis) is now a U.S. congressman, and former CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Danes) has returned to civilian life. But when a new and potentially devastating terrorist threat emerges, Brody and Carrie's lives become intertwined once again and they resume their delicate dance of suspicion, deceit and desire. Delve deeper into the edge-of-your-seat excitement with the thrilling second season of this hit show.
Homeland [Season 3]
As Carrie (Emmy(R) winner Claire Danes) and Saul (Emmy(R) winner Mandy Patinkin) search for the truth behind the bombing of CIA headquarters, lines are blurred between friend and foe and no one can be trusted. While hiding a stunning secret of her own, Carrie helps recruit Brody (Emmy(R) winner Damian Lewis) for a dangerous mission that could offer him a chance at redemption. But when the plan unravels and Brody is targeted deep inside Iran, he must put his life in Carrie's hands, leading to one of the most suspenseful and shocking season finales in TV history.
Homeland[First Season]
various Hailed as TVs best new drama by critics everywhere, the award-winning HOMELAND delivers compelling characters, thrilling twists and breathtaking suspense. Carrie Mathison (Golden Globe winner Claire Danes), a brilliant but volatile CIA agent, suspects that a rescued American POW may not be what he seems. Is Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody_(Damian Lewis) a war hero...or an Al Qaeda sleeper agent plotting a spectacular terrorist attack on U.S. soil? Following her instincts, Mathison will risk everything to uncover the truth her reputation, her career and even her sanity. Packed with multiple layers and hidden clues, Season One offers something new every time you see carefully.
Homicide: Life on the Street - The Complete Series
Tom Fontana Considered the most realistic cop drama ever aired, Homicide: Life on the Street gives viewers a unique cops'-eye view of one of the most challenging jobs imaginable.

Created by Writer/Director Tom Fontana (St. Elsewhere, OZ) and Executive Producer Barry Levinson (The Perfect Storm, Oz) and based on David Simon's (The Wire) book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, HOMICIDE features TV's most powerful ensemble cast, including Richard Belzer (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit), Emmy®-winner Andre Braugher (Thief, Frequency), Yaphet Kotto (Alien), and Ned Beatty (Deliverance) with guest appearances from James Earl Jones, Robin Williams, Steve Buscemi, Peter Gallagher, Chris Rock, Wilford Brimley, and other star actors.

HOMICIDE garnered two Emmy® Awards, three Peabody Awards, three Television Critics Awards, two Writers Guild Awards, and was named to TV Guide's "The Greatest Episodes in TV History" and "TV's Greatest Characters" lists.

Now, one of television's crowning achievements is available in its entirety on 35 DVDs and includes all 122 episodes spanning seven critically acclaimed seasons, the three Law & Order crossover episodes, and Homicide: The Movie.
Stuart Reaugh and Thomas Buchan Hope, from first time documentary filmmakers Stuart Reaugh and Thomas Buchan, follows artist Ken Paquete, his partner Winnie Peters and their five boys (ages four to fifteen) as they struggle to cope during a year of wrenching change. The family lives on the Schkam Native Reserve, across from the town of Hope. The town is a transitory place at the junction of three highways. After 18 years together, Ken and Winnie's troubled relationship dissolves when Rick, a tatooed ex-con, moves in and assumes the role of stepfather. Winnie's eldest son Kenny leaves the home. Ken settles in town, where he sells his paintings outside the local pub, earning enough for rent and the occasional trip to McDonalds with his kids. Over the course of four seasons, the family cycles through poverty, addiction, violence and love, but when winter bleeds into spring, a final confrontation sparks irrevocable change.
Hope & A Little Sugar
Tanuja Chandra
Horacio HornBlower
C.S. Forester
The Horse Whisperer
Robert Redford Academy Award(R)-winner Robert Redford (Best Director, 1980, ORDINARY PEOPLE) stars with Adademy Award(R)-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (Best Actress, 1996, THE ENGLISH PATIENT) in this landmark epic adapated from one of the most acclaimed novels of our time! After a devastating riding accident, a young girl and her beloved horse are both left with serious physical and emotional scars. Determined to help, the girl's desperate mother (Thomas) puts her busy, big-city life on hold and travels west to seek out the "Horse Whisperer." When she meets this rugged, down-to-earth rancher (Redford), she discovers his extraordinary gift with animals also touches the lives of the people around him! Featuring Hollywood favorites Sam Neill (JURASSIC PARK) and Oscar(R)-winner Dianne Wiest (Best Supporting Actress, 1994, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY) in a superb cast — critics and moviegoers alike were captivated by this powerful motion picture event!
The Hours
House of Cards
The second season of the American television drama series House of Cards began filming a set of 13 episodes on April 29, 2013 and concluded on November 8. Filming occurred primarily in Baltimore. On December 4, 2013, Netflix announced that the season would be released in its entirety on February 14, 2014. Set in current day Washington, D.C., season two deals with topics such as entitlement reform, Chinese cyberespionage, anthrax scares, Senate parliamentary procedure, and government shutdowns. It begins at the exact time that season one ended.
House of Cards [ First Season]
How I Ended This Summer
Alexei Popogrebsky On a desolate island in the Arctic Circle, two men work at a small meteorological station, taking readings from their radioactive surroundings. Sergei, a gruff professional in his fifties, takes his job very seriously. His new partner, bright eyed college grad Pavel, retreats to his MP3 player and video games to avoid Sergei's imposing presence. One day while Sergei is out, inexperienced Pavel receives terrible news for Sergei from HQ. Intimidated, Pavel can't bring himself to disclose the information. When the truth is finally revealed, the consequences explode against a chilling backdrop of thick fog, sharp rocks, and the merciless Arctic Sea.
How People Got Fire
Daniel Janke In the village of Carcross, in the Tagish First Nation, Grandma Kay invites the local children into her kitchen and tells them the traditional tale of how Crow brought fire to people. As the story unfolds in this animated short, we also meet 12-year-old Tish, an introspective, talented girl who feels drawn to the elder’s kitchen. Here, past and present blend, myth and reality meet, and the metaphor of fire infuses all in a location that lies at the heart of this Native community’s spiritual and cultural memory.
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Howl's Moving Castle
Hayao Miyazaki Like a dream, Howl's Moving Castle carries audiences to vistas beyond their imaginations where they experience excitement, adventure, terror, humor, and romance. With domestic box office receipts of over $210 million, Howl passed Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke to become the #3 film in Japanese history, behind his Spirited Away and James Cameron's Titanic. Based on a juvenile novel by Diana Wynne Jones, Howl's Moving Castle marks the first time Miyazaki has adapted another writer's work since Kiki's Delivery Service (1989). Sophie, a 19-year-old girl who believes she is plain, has resigned herself to a drab life in her family's hat shop—until the Witch of the Waste transforms her into a 90-year-old woman. In her aged guise, Sophie searches for a way to break the Witch's spell and finds unexpected adventures. Like Chihiro, the heroine of Spirited Away, Sophie discovers her hidden potential in a magical environment—the castle of the title. Using CG, Miyazaki creates a ramshackle structure that looks like it might disintegrate at any moment. Sophie's honesty and determination win her some valuable new friends: Markl, Howl's young apprentice; a jaunty scarecrow; Calcifer, a temperamental fire demon; and Heen, a hilarious, wheezing dog. She wins the heart of the dashing, irresponsible wizard Howl, and brings an end an unnecessary and destructive war. The film overflows with eclipsing visuals that range from frightening aerial battles to serene landscapes, and few recent features—animated or live action—offer as much magic as Howl's Moving Castle. —Charles Solomon
Howl's Moving Castle [Blu-ray + DVD]
Hayao Miyazaki Howl's Moving Castle ~ Howl's Moving Castle
The Hunt and the Walk
Dennis Allen The two-part The Hunt and the Walk explores traditions reclaimed and traditions preserved in the face of increasing change, while simultaneously uncovering the filmmaker's relationship to his history. Told from the unique and sometimes innocent perspective of filmmaker Dennis Allen, each documentary provides a compelling and rare look at a northern Native culture through the eyes of one who is at once connected to it and distant from it.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Sous-titres français) [Import]
Taika Waititi
Hunt for the Wilderpeople [Blu-ray] [Import]
Taika Watiti
The Hunter
Daniel Nettheim * * * * * The independent and lonely hunter Martin David is hired by the powerful biotech company Red Leaf to hunt down the last Tasmanian tiger. Red Leaf is interested in the DNA of the animal and Martin travels to Tasmania alone. He poses as a researcher from a university and lodges in the house of Lucy Armstrong. Martin learns that Lucy's husband has been missing for a long time and he befriends her children, Sass and Bike. When Martin goes to the village, he has a hostile reception from the locals. Along the days, Martin spends his days in the Tasmanian wilderness chasing the Tiger and becomes closer and closer to the Armstrong family. But Red Leaf wants results no matter the costs.
The Hurt Locker [Blu-ray]
Christian Camargo The making of honest action movies has become so rare that Kathryn Bigelow's magnificent The Hurt Locker was shown mostly in art cinemas rather than multiplexes. That's fine; the picture is a work of art. But it also delivers more kinetic excitement, more breath-bating suspense, more putting-you-right-there in the danger zone than all the brain-dead, visually incoherent wrecking derbies hogging mall screens. Partly it's a matter of subject. The movie focuses on an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, the guys whose more or less daily job is to disarm the homemade bombs that have accounted for most U.S. casualties in Iraq. But even more, the film's extraordinary tension derives from the precision and intelligence of Bigelow's direction. She gets every sweaty detail and tactical nuance in the close-up confrontation of man and bomb, while keeping us alert to the volatile wraparound reality of an ineluctably foreign environment—hot streets and blank-walled buildings full of onlookers, some merely curious and some hostile, perhaps thumbing a cellphone that could become a trigger. This is exemplary moviemaking. You don't need CGI, just a human eye, and the imagination to realize that, say, the sight of dust and scale popped off a derelict car by an explosion half a block away delivers more shock value than a pixelated fireball.
The setting may be Iraq in 2004, but it could just as well be Thermopylae; The Hurt Locker is no "Iraq War movie." Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal—who did time as a journalist embed with an EOD unit—align themselves with neither supporters nor opponents of the U.S. involvement. There's no politics here. War is just the job the characters in the movie do. One in particular, the supremely resourceful staff sergeant played by Jeremy Renner, is addicted to the almost nonstop adrenaline rush and the opportunity to express his esoteric, life-on-the-edge genius. The hurt locker of the title is a box he keeps under his bunk, filled with bomb parts and other signatory memorabilia of "things that could have killed me." That none of it has killed him so far is no real consolation. In this movie, you never know who's going to go and when; even high-profile talent (we won't name names here) is no guarantee. But one thing can be guaranteed, and that is that almost every sequence in the movie becomes a riveting, often fiercely enigmatic set piece. This is Kathryn Bigelow's best film since 1987's Near Dark. It could also be the best film of 2009. —Richard T. Jameson
The Hurt Locker
Christian Camargo The making of honest action movies has become so rare that Kathryn Bigelow's magnificent The Hurt Locker was shown mostly in art cinemas rather than multiplexes. That's fine; the picture is a work of art. But it also delivers more kinetic excitement, more breath-bating suspense, more putting-you-right-there in the danger zone than all the brain-dead, visually incoherent wrecking derbies hogging mall screens. Partly it's a matter of subject. The movie focuses on an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, the guys whose more or less daily job is to disarm the homemade bombs that have accounted for most U.S. casualties in Iraq. But even more, the film's extraordinary tension derives from the precision and intelligence of Bigelow's direction. She gets every sweaty detail and tactical nuance in the close-up confrontation of man and bomb, while keeping us alert to the volatile wraparound reality of an ineluctably foreign environment—hot streets and blank-walled buildings full of onlookers, some merely curious and some hostile, perhaps thumbing a cellphone that could become a trigger. This is exemplary moviemaking. You don't need CGI, just a human eye, and the imagination to realize that, say, the sight of dust and scale popped off a derelict car by an explosion half a block away delivers more shock value than a pixelated fireball.
The setting may be Iraq in 2004, but it could just as well be Thermopylae; The Hurt Locker is no "Iraq War movie." Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal—who did time as a journalist embed with an EOD unit—align themselves with neither supporters nor opponents of the U.S. involvement. There's no politics here. War is just the job the characters in the movie do. One in particular, the supremely resourceful staff sergeant played by Jeremy Renner, is addicted to the almost nonstop adrenaline rush and the opportunity to express his esoteric, life-on-the-edge genius. The hurt locker of the title is a box he keeps under his bunk, filled with bomb parts and other signatory memorabilia of "things that could have killed me." That none of it has killed him so far is no real consolation. In this movie, you never know who's going to go and when; even high-profile talent (we won't name names here) is no guarantee. But one thing can be guaranteed, and that is that almost every sequence in the movie becomes a riveting, often fiercely enigmatic set piece. This is Kathryn Bigelow's best film since 1987's Near Dark. It could also be the best film of 2009. —Richard T. Jameson
The Hustler
Dede Allen, Robert Rossen Paul Newman shines as cocky poolroom hustler "Fast" Eddie Felson in Robert Rossen's atmospheric adaptation of the Walter Tevis novel. Newman's Felson is a swaggering pool shark punk who takes on the king of the poolroom, Minnesota Fats (a cool, assured Jackie Gleason in his most understated performance). After losing big and crashing into a void of self-pity, Eddie meets down-and-out Sarah (Piper Laurie in a delicate performance), an alcoholic blue blood who's dropped into Eddie's world of dingy bars and seedy poolrooms. Eddie regains his confidence and attracts the attention of a shifty, calculating promoter, Bert Gordon (George C. Scott at his most heartless), who offers to bring Eddie into the big money—but at what cost? Rossen brings his film to life with the easy pace of a pool game, giving his actors room to explore their characters and develop into a razor-sharp ensemble. Eugen Schüfftan earned an Academy Award for his shadowing black-and-white cinematography, as did art directors Harry Horner and Gene Callahan for their deceivingly simple set designs. Even in the daylight this film seems to be smothered by night, lit by the dim glow of a bar lamp or the overhead glare of a pool-table light, an appropriate environment for this tale of one man's struggle with his soul and his self-esteem. Newman returned as an older, wiser, cagier Felson 25 years later in Martin Scorsese's Color of Money. —Sean Axmaker
I Am Not Your Negro
Raoul Peck Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
I Am Not Your Negro [BR]
Raoul Peck
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.
I'm Loosing You
Bruce Wagner Nearing his 60th birthday, a movie producer discovers that he may have less than a year to live as a result of inoperable cancer. The effects of his disease take the toll on him and his distressed wife. However, his dysfunctional family are not told and their soap opera-ish life goes on. His son, a has-been actor, has to deal with a precocious daughter and a drug-addled ex-wife and sells AIDS patients insurance policies until he becomes attracted to one. His step-sister learns that her real father murdered her mother & then committed suicide.
I'm Losing You
Bruce Wagner Rosanna Arquette, Frank Langellla, Elizabeth Perkins. Powerful story of living and dying set in a dystopic Los Angeles. 1998/color/103 min/R.
I'm Not There
I'm Not There
Todd Haynes 'A Tour de Force!' - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times Inspired by the life and songs of Bob Dylan, I'm Not There is 'a profoundly personal and passionate film' (A.O. Scott, The New York Times) that captures the essence of this elusive genius. Six different actors - including Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Richard Gere and Oscar nominee Cate Blanchett in a 'soon-to-be-legendary performance' (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) - each embody part of the Dylan legend: from Greenwich Village folk singer to electric guitar trailblazer to born-again preacher. Directed by Academy Award nominated writer/director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven), I'm Not There is 'unquestionably the year's most original movie ' (Thelma Adams, US Weekly).
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
DVD Patricia Rozema, "Award of the Youth," Cannes Film Festival winner Foreign Film Category, 1987. Genie Awards: 1.Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Sheila McCarthy. 2. Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Paule Baillargeon.
I, Daniel Blake
Ken Loach A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as they navigate their way through the impersonal, Kafkaesque benefits system. With equal amounts of humor, warmth and despair, the journey is heartfelt and emotional until the end.
I, Nuligak
Tom Radford It is easy to overlook Herschel Island – a tiny speck of land just off the Yukon coast – where the Inuvialuit hunters once followed the great journeys of caribou, polar bears, and whales. The island lays silently on the margins of geography, entrapped in the footnotes of history, a forgotten place frozen in time.
And yet just over a century ago Herschel Island was a frontier boomtown, branded “the Sodom of the Arctic” by some visitors. A place cohabited by whalers, Inuit, missionaries, and police; a place of contact and conflict; a place where worlds collided and lives were changed forever.
It was on Herschel Island that a young Inuvialuit boy, Nuligak (later named Bob Cockney by the missionaries) came of age—fascinated by Herschel, but equally repelled by the excess of so-called civilization. Through Nuligak’s touching yet tragic life-story, which is expressed through his writings and echoed by his grandchildren’s poignant return to the Island—we are offered a unique view into an often troubling past and a potentially hopeful future.
I, Tonya
Craig Gillespie In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful, in a poorly conceived attack that forces the young woman to withdraw from the national championship. Harding's life and legacy instantly become tarnished as she's forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.
Craig Gillespie
Ida [Blu-ray] [Import]
Identification of a Woman
Michelangelo Antonioni Identification of a Woman, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni (Red Desert), is a body-and soul-baring voyage into one man’s artistic and erotic consciousness. After his wife leaves him, a film director finds himself drawn into affairs with two enigmatic women, while at the same time searching for the right subject (and actress) for his next film. This spellbinding anti-romance was a late-career coup for the legendary Italian filmmaker, and is renowned for its sexual explicitness and an extended scene on a fog-enshrouded highway that stands with the director’s greatest set pieces.
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman IF A TREE FALLS is a rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.' With unprecedented access and a nuanced point of view, the documentary tells the story of Daniel McGowan, an ELF member who faced life in prison for two multi-million dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. The film employs McGowan's story to examine larger questions about environmentalism, activism, and terrorism
Imagine the Sound
The ?rst feature documentary by Ron Mann (GRASS, COMICBOOK CONFIDENTIAL) is an eloquent tribute to a group of highly celebrated artists that helped forge the avant-garde jazz of the 1960s. Critic and ?lm historian Jonathan Rosenbaum has said IMAGINE THE SOUND "may be the best documentary on free jazz that we have." The ?lm features articulate interviews and dramatic performances by pianists Cecil Taylor and Paul Bley, tenor saxophone Archie Shepp, and trumpet player Bill Dixon. Not since Scorsese's The Last Waltz has a music documentary been so thorough and compatible with its subject. Alongside the dynamic performances, the ?lm captures the diverse history and politicized roots of this unique musical genre. IMAGINE THE SOUND is an important chapter in the history of the jazz documentary.
The Imitation Game [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy]
Morten Tyldum
Imprints of Our Ancestors
Tracy Kassi and Mary Jane Moses The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation live in the northern part of the Yukon territory, around the town of Old Crow; their traditional lands extend into the extreme northwest of the NWT, and into northeast Alaska. Using camcorders and computers, they are interviewing community elders and going out on the land in an attempt to keep their cultural heritage alive. Incorporating archival footage, as well as interviews with elders and other modern footage, Imprints of our Ancestors is part of an ongoing project of the Vuntut Gwitchin to document and preserve their history.
In Bruges

London based hit men Ray and Ken are told by their boss Harry Waters to lie low in Bruges, Belgium for up to two weeks following their latest hit, which resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. Harry will be in touch with further instructions. While they wait for Harry's call, Ken, following Harry's advice, takes in the sights of the medieval city with great appreciation. But the charms of Bruges are lost on the simpler Ray, who is already despondent over the innocent death, especially as it was his first job. Things change for Ray when he meets Chloe, part of a film crew shooting a movie starring an American dwarf named Jimmy. When Harry's instructions arrive, Ken, for whom the job is directed, isn't sure if he can carry out the new job, especially as he has gained a new appreciation of life from his stay in the fairytale Bruges. While Ken waits for the inevitable arrival into Bruges of an angry Harry, who feels he must clean up matters on his own, Ray is dealing with his own ...
In Celebration of Nunavut Wildlife, Vol 1: Edge of Ice
In My Father's Country
Tom Murray In one of the most remote corners of indigenous Australia, a small community is fighting for its traditions and its future. Looking to the nearby mining towns and mission settlements the community Elders can see their culture in decline and abuse. They are worried that families' may be forced by Government to leave the safety of their ancestral lands, and accept a future without the foundations of their culture. This is the intimate story of one families' struggle to cope with the responsibilities of a richly complex traditional culture in a fast consuming 21st Century world. And their challenge: how do you raise kids with the dignity, insight, and self-respect necessary to succeed in these conflicting worlds?
In the Land of the Head Hunters
Edward S. Curtis In 1911, as part of his massive undertaking, famed Northwest photographer Edward S. Curtis travelled to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to visit the Kwakwaka'wakw. By the next year, needing money for his project and to add to his research and still photography work, Curtis decided that the best way to record the traditional way of life and ceremonies of the Kwakwaka'wakw was to make one of the first feature motion pictures. Curtis had already shot footage in 1906 of the Hopi Snake dance, which he had previously showed during his talks, but this was to be on a grander scale. It took three years of preparation for this one film including the weaving of the costumes; building of the war canoes, housefronts, poles; and the carving of masks. Assisting on the film was George Hunt, a Kwakwaka'wakw who had served as an interpreter for the famous anthropologist Franz Boas nearly twenty years before. Hunt helped contribute substantial portions of the film's story as well. Selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, this early Native American drama/documentary released in 1914 is an amazing film produced in collaboration with the tribe members. The story of love and revenge among the Kwakwaka'wakw of British Columbia, Motana, the son of a great chief, goes on a vigil journey. Through fasting and hardships he hopes to gain supernatural strength which will make him a chief as powerful as his father. Curtis showcases the Kwakwaka'wakw's magnifcent war canoes, totem poles, rituals, costumes and dancing.
In the Mood for Love
Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan and Su Li-zhen move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are polite and formal-until a discovery about their respective spouses sparks an intimate bond. At once delicately mannered and visually stunning, Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments in time.
In the Realms of the Unreal
Jessica Yu A documentary on Henry Darger, visionary artist, janitor, and novelist.
In the Year of the Pig
Hannah Moreinis, Helen Levitt, Emile de Antonio Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio’s Oscar®-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war’s historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, Underground) assembles period interviews with journalists, politicians, and key military personnel and international newsreel and archival footage to create a scathing chronicle of America’ escalating involvement in this divisive conflict. The savage and horrific images speak for themselves in perhaps the most controversial film of de Antonio’s career, and the film he cites as his personal favorite.
In Treatment [ Season Three]
Various directors Set within the highly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions, In Treatment: The Complete Third Season continues to center around Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) who continues to cope with the after-effects of his recent divorce, as well as his move to Brooklyn to continue his practice. In the midst of new emotional and physical challenges (including hand tremors he fears might be the onset of Parkinson’s Disease, which killed his father), Paul will be treating three new patients (Debra Winger, Irrfan Khan, and Dane DeHaan), and will see a new therapist (Amy Ryan) in New York City.
In Treatment [ Season Two]
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Golden Globe® Award-winner Gabriel Byrne stars in an all-new season of HBO's acclaimed half-hour drama series: In Treatment. Set within thehighly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions, the seriesonce again centers around Dr. Paul Weston (Byrne), who recently divorcedhis wife Kate, and has moved from Maryland to a brownstone in Brooklyn, New York. Rebuilding his practice while wrestling with some of the demons he left behind – including a lawsuit filed by the father of Alex,patient who died last year – Paul takes on several new patients. He alsocommutes to Maryland every Friday to continue his own sessions with Dr. Gina Toll (Emmy®/Oscar® winner Dianne Wiest).
Denis Villeneuve This hauntingly enigmatic Canadian film and 2010 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee unfolds backward and forward in time as a riveting, intricate mystery story. Clues are doled out gradually and often without the benefit of reason until shocking answers are unearthed in the final minutes. Set primarily in an unnamed Middle East country that is probably Lebanon, events are told in flashbacks and present-day scenes that run together without comment or overt transitions, employing a formal structure that requires us to pay constant attention to the shifts in perspective. It's a challenging task, but one that becomes enormously engrossing as the narrative weaves around itself against the backdrop of a bloody civil war and the equally damaging emotional battle of a family that is bound to a past ruled by equal parts devotion and horror. The primary characters are Nawal Marwan and her twin children Jeanne and Simon. A framing device set in Montreal where the grown twins hear a reading of their recently deceased mother's will sets up a quest that must be resolved before her body can be put to rest. They are each given sealed letters by the avuncular notary who was both their mother's employer and family friend (he also becomes pretty important to the extended plot, as do a number of other seemingly minor characters). As her last request, the mother has instructed Jeanne to deliver one letter to their father and Simon to deliver the other to their brother. Even though the twins believed their unknown father to be long dead and were unaware of the existence of a brother, Nawal's will assures them that both men are very much alive. With nothing more than the family name and a vague history of Nawal's early life in the strife-torn country where fighting between Christians and Muslims wrought a years-long bloodbath, both children get a crack at solving the mystery. The trails they follow each in their own turn are intercut with episodes from the young Nawal's journey of heartbreak, tension, and terror decades earlier. The children uncover incremental details in the same resolutely objective fashion that director Denis Villeneuve reels out others through the experiences of Nawal as she lived through her own ordeal. The script by Villeneuve was based on a play by Wajdi Mouawad, and there is a deeply resonant literary quality to the narrative that gives what might have otherwise seemed like an unlikely series of coincidences a profound sense of plausibility. An ultimate and entirely legitimate sense of destiny is revealed to all the characters that pass through the story, even in the most tangential way. The truths revealed by the surprise ending are truly devastating and completely unexpected, especially to those for whom the reality they thought they knew has been upended in ways that are unimaginable. —Ted Fry
Inch'Allah [Blu-ray]
Inch'Allah [Blu-ray] (Version fran?aise)
Incident at Loch Ness
Werner Herzog Incident at Loch Ness chronicles the story of the making (an unmaking) of acclaimed director, Werner Herzog's film. Herzog's stated intent was "to explore the origin and the necessity of the monster" rather than to look for the creature itself. Shocking, controversial and strangely humorous, the film raises many questions about where reality ends and fiction begins.
Indian Horse
Richard Wagamese
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
DVD Steven Spielberg and George Lucas's 1981 resurrection of the Saturday-matinee adventure genre was deservedly popular, and kicked off a successful trilogy. Set in 1936, this first feature introduces Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, an archaeologist and adventurer whose quests for rare antiquities frequently find him running from one menace or another. Raiders finds Dr. Jones in the middle of a Nazi plot to use the mysterious powers of the Ark of the Covenant to win the war. Karen Allen plays the love interest with an old-fashioned "man's woman" appeal (she can drink anybody under the table and is free with her fists). The constant, cliffhanger appeal of the movie is great fun—one is always wondering how Indy will get out of one scrape after another—and Ford's career got a big boost with his self-effacing but masculine portrayal of the hero. —Tom Keogh
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg and George Lucas's 1981 resurrection of the Saturday-matinee adventure genre was deservedly popular, and kicked off a successful trilogy. Set in 1936, this first feature introduces Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, an archaeologist and adventurer whose quests for rare antiquities frequently find him running from one menace or another. Raiders finds Dr. Jones in the middle of a Nazi plot to use the mysterious powers of the Ark of the Covenant to win the war. Karen Allen plays the love interest with an old-fashioned "man's woman" appeal (she can drink anybody under the table and is free with her fists). The constant, cliffhanger appeal of the movie is great fun—one is always wondering how Indy will get out of one scrape after another—and Ford's career got a big boost with his self-effacing but masculine portrayal of the hero. —Tom Keogh
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
DVD The Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) adventure after Raiders of the Lost Ark is more violent than its predecessor, but also looser, more imaginative, and finally more satisfying. Still organized like a series of connected cliffhangers, the story (set 10 years before Raiders) involves Indy's attempted rescue of stolen children from a pagan cult. Director Steven Spielberg draws upon sundry cinematic influences, particularly Gunga Din, for an air of classic adventure, though one can also find traces of John Wayne movies in Jones's relationship with a woman (Kate Capshaw) who's come along for the bumpy ride. The film's opening bit, in which the antidote to a poison Jones has swallowed keeps bouncing around a nightclub just out of his reach, is a blast. —Tom Keogh
Indiana Jones: The Adventure Collection
Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark: Special EditionIndiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom: Special EditionIndiana Jones And The Last Crusade: Special EditionThe Raiders Of The Lost ArkArcheologist and university professor Indiana Jones must retrieve the mythic Lost Ark of the Covenant before the it gets into the hands of Adolf Hitler who plans on using its power to guarantee his global conquest.The Temple Of DoomIndiana Jones finds himself on a new adventure trekking across Asia with a gold-digging woman and a young child to rescue a village's missing children and find a magic stone. But along the way he must contend with an evil cult.The Last CrusadeRenowned archeologist and expert in the occult Dr. Indiana Jones returns for the 3rd and final Indy film. Teaming up with his father Indiana sets out to try and find the Holy Grail. Once again the Nazis are after the same prize and try to foil Indiana's plans.
Douglas McGrath 1959 Manhattan was a party, and none of the glitterati glittered brighter than Truman Capote. Then he saw a story in The New York Times: "Wealthy Farmer, 3 of Family Slain," and the party ended for Capote. He plunged into the murder case that inspired his great "nonfiction novel" In Cold Blood and led him into a fevered relationship with one of the two doomed killers. But there's more to the story than you know. Toby Jones leads Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Sigourney Weaver and many more stars in a witty, moving and astonishing tale of obsession. What happened to the extraordinary literary talent that burned within Truman Capote? The answer may be found in a story at once famous and Infamous. Special Features: Commentary by writer/director Douglas McGrath Theatrical trailer "Infamous is inevitably compared to Capote, since it also chronicles author Truman Capote's spiral into chaos while composing his masterpiece, In Cold Blood, a breakthrough non-fictional tale told as fiction. It's a shame that Capote's critical acclaim eclipsed this film's, as Toby Jones is perfectly convincing as Capote, with his small stature and eccentric manner. Stressing Capote's relationships with Lee, the film justifies Capote's marginal behavior by Lee's speaking about Capote's childhood neglect, which she also wrote into To Kill A Mockingbird. Capote's own description of his rough childhood then serves as a barrier breaker between himself and Perry Smith, the half of the Perry Smith-Dick Hickock killing team who is at first unwilling to talk. Infamous makes much of the sexual tension between Capote and Smith, implying that Capote persevered through his project for Smith's love. Based on George Plimpton's oral biography, Infamous deserves a stellar place in Capote-lore, as there is ample room for both competing films." —Trinie Dalton
Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie: The Criterion Collection
Vilgot Sjöman The year is 1961 and Ingmar Bergman is making a movie. While planted on the scene as apprentice to Bergman, Vilgot Sjöman (director, I Am Curious–Yellow, 1967), suggests to Swedish Television that they take the opportunity to record with the acclaimed director. In August, Sjöman and the television crew begin to capture what would become a comprehensive five-part documentary on the making of Winter Light, offering views of script development, set construction and lighting, rehearsals and editing, as well as intimate conversations with Bergman and members of his cast and crew. Footage from the film’s Swedish premiere delivers immediate audience reactions and the critics’ reviews the following day. Originally recorded on 16mm film, the television series Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie is presented here in its entirety for the first time outside of Sweden.
Inhabiting Time
A Doug Porter Retrospective A Doug Porter retrospective, including the films Time Has No Image; I'd Like to Move On If I Could, Please; Walkers; Run Into Peace; Losing Sleep; and A Disturbance of Shadows.
Inherent Vice [Blu-ray + Digital Copy]
Paul Thomas Anderson Inherent Vice [Blu-ray + Digital Copy] (Bilingual)
Inland Empire
Inland Empire
Inside Llewyn Davis [Blu-ray]
An aspiring singer-songwriter navigates the 1960s
Inside Man
Spike Lee Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, Academy Award nominee Clive Owen and Academy Award winner Jodie Foster star in this intense and explosive crime thriller. The perfect bank robbery quickly spirals into an unstable and deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a criminal mastermind (Owen), a determined detective (Washington), and a power broker with a hidden agenda (Foster). As the minutes tick by and the situation becomes increasingly tense, one wrong move could mean disaster for any one of them. From acclaimed director Spike Lee comes the edge-of-your-seat, action-packed thriller that The Wall Street Journal calls "a heist film that's right on the money."
Steve Buscemi Self-destructive journalist Pierre Peders (Buscemi) is no stranger to violence and inhumanity. Having made his name as a war reporter, he has traveled the world seeing some of the most horrifying sights imaginable. So he feels that his current puff-piece assignment, an interview with pop diva, TV and movie star Katya (Miller), is beneath his dignity. The two meet in a restaurant and, instantly, it's a collision of two worlds: Pierre's serious political focus and Katya's superficial world of celebrity. But perhaps all is not as it appears. When Pierre is slightly injured in a traffic accident inadvertently caused by Katya, she's the proverbial girl who causes traffic accidents, they end up in Katya's spacious loft for a long night of talking, drinking, sparring, and coming close to a sort of embattled intimacy. Each is scarred in their own way, aching from deep, hidden pain. But honest revelations give way to punishing deceptions. Their confrontation evolves into a passionate verbal chess game spiked with wit, intrigue and sexual tension, capped with a riveting twist ending.
Into the White
APRIL 27, 1940 - Two enemy fighter planes are shot down. After crash-landing, the stranded survivors, both German and British crew members, are forced to seek refuge in an isolated cabin in order to withstand the harsh spring in the mountainous wilderness of Norway. And by doing so, these enemies of war must band together, as their survival depends upon it.
Into the Wild [Blu-ray]
Sean Penn This is the true story of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch). Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, McCandless instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people — a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature.
Iraq in Fragments
James Longley Iraq in Fragments illuminates post-war Iraq in three acts, building a picture of a country pulled in different directions by religion and ethnicity. Filmed in verité style with no scripted narration, the film explores the lives of ordinary Iraqis to illustrate and give background to larger trends in Iraqi society.
The Iron Giant: Special Edition
Brad Bird Iron Giant ~ Iron Giant
It Might Get Loud
Davis Guggenheim A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.
It's All Gone Pete Tong: The Legend of Frankie Wilde The Deaf DJ
Michael Dowse Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes us through Frankie's life from one of the best DJ's alive, through subsequent battle with a hearing disorder, culminating in his mysterious disappearance from the scene. A genius in his own right, he clawed his way to the top of the DJ ranks, now living the opulent life of a superstar, he resides in his trophy villa in Ibiza with his trophy wife. This is when tragedy hits. Due to a hearing disorder he is rapidly going deaf with only one functioning ear to complete the new Ibiza season. How is he doing behind the decks? Horrible. How is he doing in the studio where he produces his remixes? Frankie dives into a low period, struggling with deafness in utter depression. After a year of locking himself away he emerges on the other side with a fresh attitude towards his affliction. He accepts his deafness and learns to function without sound. Will Frankie make it back to the DJ booth? Will his new single be any good? Will he get back his opulent old life or does he even want it back? When you can't hear, things look very different.
J. Edgar
Clint Eastwood
Jackie Brown
Quentin Tarantino The curiosity of Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown is Robert Forster's worldly wise bail bondsman Max Cherry, the most alive character in this adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Rum Punch. The Academy Awards saw it the same way, giving Forster the film's only nomination. The film is more "rum" than "punch" and will certainly disappoint those who are looking for Tarantino's trademark style. This movie is a slow, decaffeinated story of six characters glued to a half million dollars brought illegally into the country. The money belongs to Ordell (Samuel L. Jackson), a gunrunner just bright enough to control his universe and do his own dirty work. His just-paroled friend—a loose term with Ordell—Louis (Robert De Niro) is just taking up space and could be interested in the money. However, his loyalties are in question between his old partner and Ordell's doped-up girl (Bridget Fonda). Certainly Fed Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton) wants to arrest Ordell with the illegal money. The key is the title character, a late-40s-ish flight attendant (Pam Grier) who can pull her own weight and soon has both sides believing she's working for them. The end result is rarely in doubt, and what is left is two hours of Tarantino's expert dialogue as he moves his characters around town.

Tarantino changed the race of Jackie and Ordell, a move that means little except that it allows Tarantino to heap on black culture and language, something he has a gift and passion for. He said this film is for an older audience although the language and drug use may put them off. The film is not a salute to Grier's blaxploitation films beyond the musical score. Unexpectedly the most fascinating scenes are between Grier and Forster: two neo-stars glowing in the limelight of their first major Hollywood film after decades of work. —Doug Thomas
Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang [Import]
Gerald Packer Salmon Confidential portrays the government cover-up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers salmon in BC are testing positive for dangerous European viruses, a chain of events is is set off by government to suppress these findings. Tracking viruses, Morton moves from courtrooms into British Columbia’s most remote rivers, Vancouver grocery stores and sushi restaurants. The film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path and works to bring critical information to the public in time to save BC’s wild salmon. The film provides surprising insight into the workings of government agencies, and rare footage of bureaucrats tasked with managing the safety of our fish and food supply.
Jan Peacock
Laurent Bouzereau, Steven Spielberg Filled with terror and adventure, Jaws remains an immersive experience that continues to make entire generations afraid to go into the water.
Jazz : A Film By Ken Burns
From the creator of The Civil War, Baseball and many other acclaimed documentaries comes this epic series celebrating that most American of art forms, jazz. From its blues and ragtime roots through swing and into bebop and fusion, the growth of jazz is charted as you watch 75 interviews, more than 500 pieces of music and rare, unseen photos and footage! 10 DVDs. 2001/b&w/19 hrs/NR/fullscreen.
Jerry Lee Lewis in Concert
Jesus Camp
Enat Sidi, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady Controversial documentary about kids attending a theological summer camp. The filmmakers step back from the fray and let the subjects words speak for themselves. Some reviewers have held this up as an example of the religious far right brainwashing kids, calling it the scariest horror film of the year. Solid reviews and continued press should generate interest in seeing this film upon release.
Jo Jo Rabbit BR
Taika Waititi A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
Jodorowskys Dune [Blu-ray]
Frank Pavich
Jodorowskys Dune [DVD]
Frank Pavich
John Casavettes File Films
Criterion Collection John Cassavetes was a genius, a visionary, and the progenitor of American independent film, but that doesn’t begin to get at the generosity of his art. A former theater actor fascinated by the power of improvisation, Cassavetes brought his search for truth in performance to the screen. The five films in this collection—all of which the director maintained total control over by financing them himself and making them outside the studio system—are electrifying and compassionate creations, populated by all manner of humanity: beatniks, hippies, businessmen, actors, housewives, strippers, club owners, gangsters, children. Cassavetes has often been called an actor’s director, but this body of work—even greater than the sum of its extraordinary parts—shows him to be an audience’s director.
Johnny Cash - Live at Montreux 1994
Johnny Cash, an American icon, is captured in this amazing performance from the 1994 Montreux Jazz Festival. Going through 19 of his classics, including a guest appearance from his wife June on "Jackson", Cash gives a history lesson of sorts. At the time of the show, he had been recording for nearly 40 years, and he performs most of his biggest hits.

In late 2005, the bio-pic "Walk The Line" hits theatres, starring Joaquin Phoenix as Cash and Reese Witherspoon as his wife June Carter Cash. It is currently slated for a November release, and will presumably be one of the high-profile motion pictures of the holiday season.

1. Folsom Prison Blues
2. Get Rhythm
3. Sunday Morning Coming Down
4. I Guess Things Happen That Way
5. I Walk The Line
6. Ring Of Fire
7. Ghost Riders In The Sky
8. Delia's Gone Solo
9. Tennessee Stud
10. Bird On A Wire
11. Let The Train Blow The Whistle
12. The Beast In Me
13. Redemption
14. Big River
15. Jackson (with June Carter Cash)
16. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (with June Carter Cash & John Carter Cash)
17. Orange Blossom Special
18. San Quentin
19. The Next Time I'm In Town
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple
Stanley Nelson Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.
The Journals of Knud Rasmussen
Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk A portrayal of the lives of the last great Inuit shaman, Avva, and his beautiful and headstrong daughter, Apak. Based on the journals of 1920s Danish ethnographer Knud Rasmussen.
David O. Russell * * * * - Joy has always been fascinated by creating things, This pursuit was always supported emotionally by her maternal grandmother, Mimi. Joy feels that lack of practical support has led to others making fortunes on ideas she came up with years ago but could not act upon manufacturing. Despite being broke, Joy is the person in her extended family to whom everyone has always turned, in the process forgoing her own life, including not having attended college to help see her parents through their divorce. She works in an unsatisfying job as an Eastern Airlines ticket clerk; and lives with her mother Terry who spends all day in bed watching soap operas; her ex-husband Tony, a less than successful aspiring Latino Tom Jones wannabe; and their two children. Added to this mix is her father Rudy, the owner of a failing heavy-duty garage, which is managed by Joy's older half-sister Peggy, with whom she has somewhat of a strained relationship, and for which Joy does the books. Sharon, Rudy's latest ...
Joy Division
Grant Gee A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band.
DVD Nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture, this $117.5 million-grossing hit stars Ellen Page as a pregnant teenager trying to find caring adoptive parents (Jason Batman, Jennifer Garner). Bonuses: commentary, deleted scenes, gag reel, cast and crew jam, screen tests. The word "quirky" has become the quick and easy way to describe films such as LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and LARS AND THE REAL GIRL that straddle the lines between indie and studio films and comedy and drama. While JUNO fits into that same category, this distinctive dramedy is in a class all its own. Ellen Page (X-MEN: THE LAST STAND) stars as Juno, a witty teenage girl whose boredom doesn't lead her to the mall. Instead, she makes a one-time trip into the arms of her best friend Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera). When Juno discovers that she's pregnant, she's forced to grow up fast as she tries to find adoptive parents for her quickly growing child.
K2: The Ultimate High
Franc Roddam A U.S. climbing team, funded by millionaire Clairborne is determined to conquer K2.
The Karate Kid: 3-DVD set
Keyhole [BR]
Guy Maddin In a house haunted with memories, gangster and father Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric) arrives home after a long absence tow­ing the body of a teenaged girl and a bound and gagged young man. His gang waits inside his house, having shot their way past police. There is friction in the ranks. Ulysses, however, is focused on one thing: journey­ing through the house, room by room, and reaching his wife Hyacinth (Isabella Rossellini) in her bedroom upstairs. His odyssey eventually becomes an emotional tour, as the strange nooks and crannies of the house reveal more about the mysterious Pick family.
Kick-Ass [Blu-ray]
Matthew Vaughn Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
Kids In The Hall: Pilot
Kids in the Hall
Kill Bill - Volumes 1 & 2 [Blu-ray]
Quentin Tarantino Kill Bill: Volume 1
Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vol. 1, is trash for connoisseurs. From his opening gambit (including a "Shaw-Scope" logo and gaudy '70s-vintage "Our Feature Presentation" title card) to his cliffhanger finale (a teasing lead-in to 2004's Vol. 2), Tarantino pays loving tribute to grindhouse cinema, specifically the Hong Kong action flicks and spaghetti Westerns that fill his fervent brain—and this frequently breathtaking movie—with enough cinematic references and cleverly pilfered soundtrack cues to send cinephiles running for their reference books. Everything old is new again in Tarantino's humor-laced vision: he steals from the best while injecting his own oft-copied, never-duplicated style into what is, quite simply, a revenge flick, beginning with the near-murder of the Bride (Uma Thurman), pregnant on her wedding day and left for dead by the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (or DiVAS)—including Lucy Liu and the unseen David Carradine (as Bill)—who become targets for the Bride's lethal vengeance. Culminating in an ultraviolent, ultra-stylized tour-de-force showdown, Tarantino's fourth film is either brilliantly (and brutally) innovative or one of the most blatant acts of plagiarism ever conceived. Either way, it's hyperkinetic eye-candy from a passionate film-lover who clearly knows what he's doing. —Jeff Shannon

Kill Bill: Volume 2
"The Bride" (Uma Thurman) gets her satisfaction—and so do we—in Quentin Tarantino's "roaring rampage of revenge," Kill Bill: Volume 2. Where Vol. 1 was a hyper-kinetic tribute to the Asian chop-socky grindhouse flicks that have been thoroughly cross-referenced in Tarantino's film-loving brain, Vol. 2—not a sequel, but Part Two of a breathtakingly cinematic epic—is Tarantino's contemporary martial-arts Western, fueled by iconic images, music, and themes lifted from any source that Tarantino holds dear, from the action-packed cheapies of William Witney (one of several filmmakers Tarantino gratefully honors in the closing credits) to the spaghetti epics of Sergio Leone. Tarantino doesn't copy so much as elevate the genres he loves, and the entirety of Kill Bill is clearly the product of a singular artistic vision, even as it careens from one influence to another. Violence erupts with dynamic impact, but unlike Vol. 1, this slower grand finale revels in Tarantino's trademark dialogue and loopy longueurs, reviving the career of David Carradine (who plays Bill for what he is: a snake charmer), and giving Thurman's Bride an outlet for maternal love and well-earned happiness. Has any actress endured so much for the sake of a unique collaboration? As the credits remind us, "The Bride" was jointly created by "Q&U," and she's become an unforgettable heroine in a pair of delirious movie-movies (Vol. 3 awaits, some 15 years hence) that Tarantino fans will study and love for decades to come. —Jeff Shannon
Kill Bill, Vol. 2
Quentin Tarantino "The Bride" (Uma Thurman) gets her satisfaction—and so do we—in Quentin Tarantino's "roaring rampage of revenge," Kill Bill, Vol. 2. Where Vol. 1 was a hyper-kinetic tribute to the Asian chop-socky grindhouse flicks that have been thoroughly cross-referenced in Tarantino's film-loving brain, Vol. 2—not a sequel, but Part Two of a breathtakingly cinematic epic—is Tarantino's contemporary martial-arts Western, fueled by iconic images, music, and themes lifted from any source that Tarantino holds dear, from the action-packed cheapies of William Witney (one of several filmmakers Tarantino gratefully honors in the closing credits) to the spaghetti epics of Sergio Leone. Tarantino doesn't copy so much as elevate the genres he loves, and the entirety of Kill Bill is clearly the product of a singular artistic vision, even as it careens from one influence to another. Violence erupts with dynamic impact, but unlike Vol. 1, this slower grand finale revels in Tarantino's trademark dialogue and loopy longueurs, reviving the career of David Carradine (who plays Bill for what he is: a snake charmer), and giving Thurman's Bride an outlet for maternal love and well-earned happiness. Has any actress endured so much for the sake of a unique collaboration? As the credits remind us, "The Bride" was jointly created by "Q&U," and she's become an unforgettable heroine in a pair of delirious movie-movies (Vol. 3 awaits, some 15 years hence) that Tarantino fans will study and love for decades to come. —Jeff Shannon
The Killing
Stanley Kubrick After just being released from a five year stint in prison, Johnny Clay has assembled a five man team, including two insiders, to carry out what he estimates will be a $2 million heist at Lansdowne Racetrack, that take, minus expenses, to be split five ways. Besides Johnny, none of the men truly are criminals in the typical sense. In addition to the other four team members, Johnny has hired two men external to the team to carry out specific functions for a flat fee, the other four who will not meet the two men for hire or know who they are, while the two men for hire will not be told of the bigger picture of the heist. None involved are to tell anyone, even their loved ones, about the job, each of the five who has a specific reason for wanting his share of the money: Johnny, in wanting to get married to his longtime girlfriend Fay, the two who have known each other since they were kids, realizes that to live comfortably, he has to shoot for the moon instead of carrying out the penny ...
The Killing/ Complete Second Season
TV's most addictive crime series returns for another season of slow-burn suspense and gripping drama. In season two, homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Emmy® nominee Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) resume their investigation into murder of a Seattle teenager, only to discover it may be part of a larger, more explosive conspiracy. As the case unfolds, it triggers shocking revelations and stunning twists that will keep you guessing until the riveting season conclusion...when the killer of Rosie Larsen will finally be revealed. Presented in beautiful 16:9 widescreen format.
Kirikou and the Sorceress
Michel Ocelot In a little village somewhere in Africa, a boy named Kirikou is born. But he's not a normal boy, because he knows what he wants very well. Also he already can speak and walk. His mother tells him how an evil sorceress has dried up their spring and devoured all males of the village except one. Hence little Kirikou decides, he will accompany the last warrior to the sorceress. Due to his intrepidity he may be the last hope of the village.
Know Your Mushrooms
Ron Mann From the award-winning director of Comic Book Confidential, Grass, Go Further and a host of paradigm-shifting films reappraising the backwaters of popular culture, Ron Mann investigates the miraculous, near-secret world of fungi with his newest piece of cinema, KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS.

KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS follows über myco visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans as they lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences attached to the mysterious fungi.

Combining material filmed at the Telluride Mushroom Fest with animation and archival footage along with a neo-psychedelic soundtrack by The Flaming Lips and The Sadies, KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS opens the doors to perception and takes the audience on a longer, stranger trip.
Kolya (Widescreen) [Import]
Jan Sverák Winner of the 1997 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this charming Czech drama uses the backdrop of the Russian military occupation in Prague for its funny, sad, and ultimately delightful story of a 55-year-old man's friendship with a 5-year-old boy. It doesn't exactly start out as friendship: Louka is a cellist who lost his symphony job after writing a sarcastic remark on an official form, and although he's struggling financially he still enjoys the company of several young women who find him irresistibly sexy. The last thing he needs is a surrogate child, but that's what he gets when young Kolya is abandoned by his mother, a Russian woman Louka had agreed to marry so she could avoid being sent back to Russia. The mother runs off to her boyfriend in Germany, leaving Louka with a 5-year-old kid who only speaks Russian! As directed by Jan Sverák (whose father, Zdenek Sverák, plays Louka), this predicament offers a lovingly detailed account of how Louka and Kolya discover each other, and how their mutual awkwardness evolves into a heartwarming father-son relationship. While the Russian presence creates an atmosphere of suspicion and restriction, the deepening connection between Louka and Kolya turns this into an unforgettable film, beautifully photographed, sensitively performed, and directed with just the right combination of subtle sentiment and harsh reality. Its Oscar was definitely well deserved. —Jeff Shannon
koneline: our land beautiful
Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance by MGM
Godfrey Reggio
Kubo and the Two Strings
Travis Knight Kubo and the Two Strings (Bilingual)
Kubo And The Two Strings [Blu-ray] [2016]
Charlize Theron, Travis Knight Young Kubo's peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.
Kung Fu Hustle
L'oeuvre de Gilles Groulx Vol 2
Gilles Groulx L'oeuvre de Gilles Groulx est singulière et inclassable, essentiellement centrée sur l'Homme et le réel. C'est celle d'un artiste épris de poésie et de liberté, d'un citoyen qui se fait le chroniqueur de sa société. Cinéaste et humaniste à l'écoute de son époque, Gilles Groulx a réalisé 15 films regroupés en trois coffrets dans la présente édition de La Collection Mémoire.
La Brunante
Fernand Dansereau Se sachant atteinte de la maladie d'Alzheimer, la fière Madeleine, 72 ans, se rend au bord du fleuve Saint-Laurent dans l'intention de s'y jeter. Au même moment, Zoé, chanteuse paumée de 35 ans, tente d'échapper à des types qui la poursuivent pour une dette de drogue. Madeleine intervient de façon inespérée et la tire de ce mauvais pas. Peu après, Zoé se laisse convaincre d'accompagner la septuagénaire dans sa dernière visite des lieux et des gens qui l'ont marquée. Au gré des escales et des rencontres, entre Montréal et Percé, les deux femmes développent une intimité de plus en plus forte. Mais alors que Zoé semble avoir enfin tiré un trait sur son passé, celui de Madeleine commence à s'éroder dans sa mémoire.
La Dolce Vita
Marcello Mastroianni/Anouk Aim At three brief hours, La Dolce Vita, a piece of cynical, engrossing social commentary, stands as Federico Fellini's timeless masterpiece. A rich, detailed panorama of Rome's modern decadence and sophisticated immorality, the film is episodic in structure but held tightly in focus by the wandering protagonist through whom we witness the sordid action. Marcello Rubini (extraordinarily played by Marcello Mastroianni) is a tabloid reporter trapped in a shallow high-society existence. A man of paradoxical emotional juxtapositions (cool but tortured, sexy but impotent), he dreams about writing something important but remains seduced by the money and prestige that accompany his shallow position. He romanticizes finding true love but acts unfazed upon finding that his girlfriend has taken an overdose of sleeping pills. Instead, he engages in an ménage à trois, then frolics in a fountain with a giggling American starlet (bombshell Anita Ekberg), and in the film's unforgettably inspired finale, attends a wild orgy that ends, symbolically, with its participants finding a rotting sea animal while wandering the beach at dawn. Fellini saw his film as life affirming (thus its title, The Sweet Life), but it's impossible to take him seriously. While Mastroianni drifts from one worldly pleasure to another, be it sex, drink, glamorous parties, or rich foods, they are presented, through his detached eyes, are merely momentary distractions. His existence, an endless series of wild evenings and lonely mornings, is ultimately soulless and facile. Because he lacks the courage to change, Mastroianni is left with no alternative but to wearily accept and enjoy this "sweet" life. —Dave McCoy
La Strada - Criterion Collection
Federico Fellini LA STRADA - DVD Movie
Labyrinth / Labyrinthe [Blu-ray]
Jim Henson Sarah (a teenage Jennifer Connelly) rehearses the role of a fairy-tale queen, performing for her stuffed animals. She is about to discover that the time has come to leave her childhood behind. In real life she has to baby-sit her brother and contend with parents who don't understand her at all. Her petulance leads her to call the goblins to take the baby away, but when they actually do, she realizes her responsibility to rescue him. Sarah negotiates the Labyrinth to reach the City of the Goblins and the castle of their king. The king is the only other human in the film and is played by a glam-rocking David Bowie, who performs five of his songs. The rest of the cast are puppets, a wonderful array of Jim Henson's imaginative masterpieces. Henson gives credit to children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, and the creatures in the movie will remind Sendak fans of his drawings. The castle of the king is a living M.C. Escher set that adults will enjoy. The film combines the highest standards of art, costume, and set decoration. Like executive producer George Lucas's other fantasies, Labyrinth mixes adventure with lessons about growing up. —Lloyd Chesley
Ladies and Gentlemen...Mr. Leonard Cohen [Import]
Barrie Howells, Donald Brittain, Don Owen
Last Night
Don McKellar At the turn of the century the end of the world is known to be coming to an end. This modest comedy-drama examines how the impending doom affects its cast. McKellar plays an architect who plans to meet the end alone at dinner. Others (Sandra Oh David Cronenberg) make a suicide pact but are caught apart and struggle to get together before the end. Another man (Callum Keith Rennie) pursues final sexual conquests and a milquetoast woman (Tracy Wright) strives to gain courage. Of course the group ends up interacting. Actors: Callum Keith Rennie - David Cronenberg - Don McKellar - Sandra Oh - Sarah Polley - Tracy Wright. Director: Don McKellar. Format: DVD. Format Size: Widescreen. Runtime: 96 mins. Language: English. Subtitle: English Subtitles. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: PG-13. Genre: Drama. Subgenre: Sci-Fi. Release Year: 1998.
Like Which Way Home, the documentary that tracks impoverished Latin American kids precariously train-hopping up to America, director Lixin Fan's cinéma vérité-style documentary Last Train Home also uses trains—this time in China—as a metaphor delineating class to promote viewer understanding of social hardship. Last Train Home tracks the Zhang family, opening with scenes in a clothing warehouse where married couple Changhua Zhang and Chen Sugin work assiduously to support, one discovers through interview footage, their two children living over 1,000 kilometers away. Cut to a rural village, where Zhang's two kids, teenage girl Qin Zhang and her younger brother Yang, pine for the city while their elderly grandmother cares for them. This story of parents arguably forced to leave behind their two infant children serves as a microcosmic example of what is happening to 130 million migrant workers throughout China, and the film chronicles familial efforts to acquire train tickets out of the cities to celebrate the Chinese New Year rurally with relatives. Between takes filming various Zhang family members, shots of the insanely overcrowded Guangzhou train station make the documentary more politically tense, as massive crowds explode with rage and exhaustion trying to fight for tickets then board packed trains for sweaty rides home. As much as Last Train Home chronicles the Zhang parents toiling behind sewing machines or washing their feet in the cubby they call living quarters, while their kids back home pick corn and otherwise work a small garden, the film is obviously about the larger issue surrounding split families and lack of income among China's rural working poor. The film is beautifully shot, maintaining its respect and sensitivity towards its subjects throughout, though it's careful not to glamorize with slick scenic footage what is far from a glamorous cultural problem. Heated familial arguments break out, as Qin decides against her parents' will to forge ahead with an urban warehouse career of her own, and one may come away with a sense of despondence for the overwhelming amount of difficulty the documentary's subjects experience daily. But like any of the finest sociopolitical films, Last Train Home presents a gray scale between the black and white of its topical coverage, with several charming and funny moments, proving that the resiliency of the Zhang family can, too, act as stand-in for how millions of others undoubtedly roll with the punches. —Trinie Dalton
The Last Voyage of the S.S. Keno
Built in Whitehorse in 1922. the Keno was taken out of service in 1951, when trucks began carrying ore on the newly built Whitehorse-Mayo road. She sat in the shipyards in Whitehorse until 1960, when the White Pass company donated her to the Canadian government. That year she made her final voyage to her resting place in Dawson City.
By 1960 a bridge had been built across the Yukon River at Carmacks. The Keno was too high to sail under the bridge. So the pilot house was taken off and the smoke stack was laid on the Texas deck. Even with these modifications, the Keno cleared the Carmacks bridge by just 18 inches. The Captain on that trip was Frank Blakely, a BC riverboat man, making his first trip on the Yukon River. Frank Slim was the pilot and Henry Breaden was the first mate. Terry Delaney and Ed Kerry of CBC Whitehorse were along to cover highlights of the journey.
The Last Waltz [Blu-ray]
Martin Scorsese Universally acclaimed as one of the great concert films, The Last Waltz, Martin Scorsese's gorgeous account of the Band's star-studded 1976 farewell concert feels at times like a Canadian musical reunion, as Joni Mitchell and Neil Young join the Band in their celebration of a long life on the North American road. The movie captures some of the tensions between Hollywood-ready Robbie Robertson and his more inward bandmates, but its true glory is in the concert's camaraderie and good-natured one-upmanship, which drives great performances by Mitchell, Muddy Waters, the Staples Singers, and, best of all, Van Morrison's riveting "Caravan."
Le Confessionnal
Robert Lepage Écrit et réalisé par Robert Lepage, homme de théâtre mondialement connu, Le Confessionnal marque la naissance d'un cinéaste inventif. De 1952 à celui de 1989, Le Confessionnal propose l'itinéraire d'un jeune homme (Lothaire Bluteau) qui, rentré à Québec, pour y enterrer son père, part à la recherche de son frère cadet (Patrick Goyette). "Ce n'est pas un suspense, c'est une tragédie grecque", dit Hitchcock, ici interprété par Ron Burrage, alors qu'il tourne I Confess dans la Vieille Capitale. C'est la clé de ce film passionnant dans lequel une danseuse topless (Anne-Marie Cadieux), un mystérieux joueur d'échecs (Jean-Louis Millette), et quelques ombres surgies du passé (Marie Gignac, Suzanne Clément et François Papineau) livreront le secret de famille qu'ignore l'aîné.

Coproduction française, canadienne et britannique, Le Confessionnal est profondément ancré dans la ville natale du cinéaste. Ses personnages, tiraillés entre le passé et l'avenir, incarnent la dualité de cette cité dont les remparts gardent des secrets bien enfouis. Changeant d'époques et de styles de jeu, Robert Lepage mène son suspense avec une assurance peu commune pour un débutant, et affirme un talent d'homme d'images qui se confirmera dans Nô, Le Polygraphe et Possible Worlds. Dans son premier rôle à l'écran, Anne-Marie Cadieux est une découverte. —Éric Fourlanty
Le Dernier Continent
Le Déclin de l'empire américain
Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat.
Le Petit Prince (francais)
C’est l’histoire d’une histoire.
C’est l’histoire d’une petite fille, intrépide et curieuse, qui vit dans un monde d’adultes.
C’est l’histoire d’un aviateur, excentrique et facétieux, qui n’a jamais vraiment grandi.
C’est l’histoire du Petit Prince qui va les réunir dans une aventure extraordinaire.
Le Petit Prince( French version)
Mark Osborne A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.
Le Ring
Anais Barbeau-Lavalette Déjà en équilibre précaire, le monde du petit Jessy bascule lorsque sa mère héroïnomane quitte la maison. Son père ouvrier tente maladroitement de souder sa famille, mais ses aînés Sam et Kelly, tentés par la drogue et la prostitution, ont déjà commencé à dévier du droit chemin. Jessy pense avoir trouvé le sien: il sera lutteur. L'enfant, qui a pris l'habitude d'assister aux spectacles de lutteurs costumés, rêve désormais d'échapper à son monde en pénétrant celui de ses héros. Mais ceux-ci ne sont pas aussi grands qu'il le croit, comme le lui apprendra sans le vouloir un vagabond qui, avec son chien que Jessy a pris en affection, traîne dans le parc où le gamin fait régulièrement l'école buissonnière.
Leave No Trace
Debra Granik Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.
Left Hand Path
Jessica Hall The art, philosophy, and religion of black magic practitioner James C. Kirby is explored while he creates a unique piece of jewelry using the ancient art of Lost Wax casting.
The Legend of Barney Thomson
Robert Carlyle Barney Thomson (Robert Carlyle) is a sad sack of a man. He identifies himself mostly as a barber, Hendersons' Barbers in a working class neighborhood of Glasgow, Scotland, where he's worked for twenty years. More introspective than extroverted, which does not work well for the business, he has fewer and fewer customers, and as such his current boss, Wullie Henderson (Stephen McCole), son of the retired owner James Henderson (James Cosmo), who originally hired him, is moving him further and further away from the spotlight of the shop. Meanwhile, five men so far have been killed by who the general public is nicknaming the "Body Parts Killer", as the murderer sends through the post body parts of the victims to the victims' loved ones. Lead investigator, Detective Inspector Holdall (Ray Winstone), assisted by Detective Inspector Callum MacPherson (Kevin Guthrie), is no closer now to discovering the Body Parts Killer's identity than when the murders started two months ago. Wanting results, Chief Superintendent McManaman (Sir Tom Courtenay) takes Holdall and MacPherson off of the case, instead assigning it to Detective Inspector June Robertson (Ashley Jensen), an A-type personality who believes she can do no wrong, and will take credit for others doing right, which places her and Holdall at odds with each other. What were so far these two unrelated paths start to merge when Wullie tells Barney that he is giving his chair to a new barber, effectively firing him. In an ensuing altercation of sorts, Barney accidentally kills Wullie. When Wullie is reported as missing, Holdall and MacPherson are sent to investigate, and increasingly believe that Barney not only killed Wullie, whose body has not been discovered, but that he is the Body Parts Killer, both which Robertson believes are nonsense. The matter gets more complicated when Barney's self-absorbed, chain smoking and dispassionate mother, Cemolina (Dame Emma Thompson), gets involved, she who would never be considered Mother of the Year.
Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man
Sure to please both die-hard Cohen fans and the newly initiated, this film is full of captivating music and offers an intimate portrait of a truly singular artist, poet, songwriter, cultural icon.
Les Invasions Barbares
Denys Arcand The intriguing Denys Arcand (director of Jesus of Montreal and Stardom) returns to the lusty, cantankerous intellectuals of his first film, The Decline of the American Empire. Remy (Remy Girard), a history professor, is dying of cancer, and his estranged and financially successful son Sebastien (Stephane Rousseau) returns to care for the old man. With the power of money, Sebastien cuts through bureaucracy and the law to give his father some comfort—comfort that Remy accepts with reluctance, because in his eyes the unintellectual Sebastian has betrayed all of Remy's principles. Old friends arrive and soon the conversation turns to sex, religion, history, sex, academia, sex—The Barbarian Invasions isn't very focused, but the very breadth of its ideas makes it worth seeing; few movies even try to grapple with morality or the state of our culture, let alone with this kind of intelligence and grace. —Bret Fetzer
Lesser Blessed
Anita Doron Through the eyes of Larry Sole, a First Nation teenager, The Lesser Blessed weaves the story of three unlikely friends isolated in a small town discovering life and love in a world clouded by a dark mystery from his past.
The Lesser Blessed
Anita Doran First Nations teenager Larry Sole, who lives with his mother Verna Sole and her boyfriend Jed, an outdoor guide often away for work, in Fort Simmer, Northwest Territories, moved there three years ago following what Larry classifies as the "accident". As Larry doesn't partake in what most of his peers in the town do, he is literally and figuratively an outsider, not having any friends. The one person he does know from before their time in Fort Simmer, Darcy McManus, bullies him, with Larry refusing to fight back. They were once friends, but one specific incident in their past led to why Darcy now taunts him. Darcy is also the one person among their peers that knows the reason for Larry and Verna having moved to Fort Simmer, that being the accident. One thing that keeps Larry preoccupied is his infatuation with classmate, Juliet Hope. Things have the potential to change for Larry when he is befriended by a new classmate, Johnny Beck, a tough guy who may be able to guide Larry in some ...
Leviathan Bilingual [Blu-ray]
Andrey Zvyagintsev
Jean-Claude Lauzon Second et dernier long métrage, après Un zoo la nuit, de la comète Jean-Claude Lauzon, Léolo est un vigoureux poème visuel, jamais sentimental, toujours dense et touchant. Entre une mère monumentale de tendresse (Ginette Reno), un père toujours là et toujours absent, un grand-père libidineux (Julien Guiomar) et des frères et soeurs marqués par la peur et la folie, le petit Léo (Maxime Collin) rêve. Il rêve d’Italie, d’une famille inventée et d’improbables trésors au fond de l’eau. Il rêve sa vie parce que, répète-t-il constamment : “Je rêve, donc je ne suis pas”.

Présenté en compétition officielle au Festival de Cannes en 1992, Léolo a causé un émoi dans le cinéma québécois. Entre la poésie de Forcier et la virulence de Kusturica, Lauzon a su créer de toutes pièces un univers unique dans notre paysage cinématographique. Sa grande force réside dans les images : images-chocs (le garçon se masturbant dans du foie de veau !), images simples (la mère et son fils dans la salle d’attente d’un cabinet de médecin) et images fortes (la “naissance” de Léo), qui composent le véritable vocabulaire de ce cinéaste surdoué. Si l’enchaînement de ces vignettes apparaît parfois décousu, et si la narration, superbement dite par Gilbert Sicotte, est souvent redondante, Léolo reste une oeuvre vibrante, un formidable hommage à l’enfance.

À l’instar des 400 Coups ou de Ma vie de chien, Léolo montre, sous le couvert d’une autobiographie fantasmée, la naissance d’un grand réalisateur, dont la mort prématurée a laissé un grand vide dans une cinématographie souvent trop sage… —Éric Fourlanty
Libby, Montana
Drury Gunn Carr/Doug Hawes-Davis Nominated for a National Emmy
- Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Story

Winner, Best Film With Environmental Theme
- Plymouth Independent Film Festival


The American Dream gone horribly wrong.

Nestled below the rugged peaks of the Northern Rockies in Montana lies the worst case of community-wide exposure to a toxic substance in U.S. history.

In the small town of Libby, many hundreds of people are sick or have already died from asbestos exposure. Libby, Montana takes a long working day's journey into a blue-collar community, and finds a different reality.

DVD EXTRAS: Over An Hour Of Additional MaterialExtended Director's Cut Of FilmDeleted ScenesInterviews with DirectorCD soundtrackTypecast Trailers
The Libertine
The Libertine
Lie to Me
Samuel Baum
Life Aquatic
Life in a Day
Kevin MacDonald
Life Itself
Steve James 'Life Itself' recounts the surprising and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert - a story that's by turns personal, wistful, funny, painful, and transcendent. The film explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert's life: from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism and his nearly quarter-century run with Gene Siskel on their review show, to becoming one of the country's most influential cultural voices, and finally to Roger's inspiring battles with cancer and the resulting physical disability - how he literally and symbolically put a new face on the disease and continued to be a cultural force despite it.
Lightning Over Water
Nicholas Ray Lightning Over Water is a penetrating documentary of the last days of cult film director Nicholas Ray. The film was lovingly assembled by Wim Wenders, whose idolatry of Ray is obvious in virtually every frame of his own work. Dying slowly of cancer, Ray reflects on a lifetime of accomplishments, failures and compromises, with plenty of screen time given over to his reminiscences of Joan Crawford, James Dean and others who appeared in his films. Most of the film was lensed in Ray's modest New York City loft, a sharp and poignant contrast to the comparative luxury of his Hollywood years. Lightning Over Water has also been released as Nick's Film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Like Father, Like Son
Hirokazu Kore-Eda Would you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours after spending 6 years together? Kore-eda Hirokazu, the globally acclaimed director of "Nobody Knows", "Still Walking" and "I Wish", returns to the big screen with another family - a family thrown into torment after a phone call from the hospital where the son was born... Ryota has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori, get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their 6-year-old son, Keita, is not 'their' son - the hospital gave them the wrong baby. Ryota is forced to make a life-changing decision, to choose between 'nature' and 'nurture.' Seeing Midori's devotion to Keita even after learning his origin, and communicating with the rough yet caring family that has raised his natural son for the last six years, Ryota also starts to question himself: has he really been a 'father' all these years...
Lincoln (2-Disc Combo Pack) [Blu-ray + DVD]
Steven Spielberg Lincoln (2012) ~ Lincoln (2012)
Lincoln [DVD]
Steven Spielberg As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
The Linguists
Daniel A. Miller, Seth Kramer, Jeremy Newberger David and Greg are "The Linguists," who document languages on the verge of extinction. In the rugged landscapes of Siberia, India, and Bolivia, their resolve is tested by institutionalized racism and violent economic unrest.
Lion (DVD)
Garth Davis
Little John Country
Discovery of ancient human artifacts, the oldest in Canada, links aboriginal past and present; the "Little John" site near Beaver Creek Yukon and the people of the White River First Nation.
Aboriginal past and present come together when the 10-year-old grandson of an aboriginal man named “Little John” hits 14,000-year-old paydirt. Such a thing could only happen because of a close relationship that has developed since 1992 between the aboriginal community and a devoted archaeologist-anthropologist. This relationship literally unearthed the oldest human artifact in Canadian history, and continues to bring benefits to both science and the aboriginal culture –- and to the individuals involved.
In “Little John Country” we learn about the man known as Little John, aka “White River Johnny,” his son David Johnny of the White River First Nation, David's son Eldred, who discovered the artifact, and anthropologist-archaeologist Norman Alexander Easton of Yukon College, along with other family and community members and student fieldworkers.
We are also introduced to the archaeological site given Little John's name in his honour. The site is used today just like it has been for many thousands of years as a place to fish, hunt and collect other bounty of the land. Only now there is a scientific harvest too.
Little Miss Sunshine [Blu-ray]
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris Take a hilarious ride with the Hoovers, one of the most endearingly fractured families in comedy history.Father Richard (Greg Kinnear) is desperately trying to sell his motivational success program... with no success. Meanwhile, pro-honesty mom Sher
Little Miss Sunshine [DVD]
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
Little Women
Greta Gerwig In the years after the Civil War, Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) lives in New York City and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy March (Florence Pugh) studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore "Laurie" Laurence (Timothée Chalamet), a childhood crush who proposed to Jo, but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg March (Emma Watson), is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth (Eliza Scanlen) develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together. 
Little Women [BR]
Greta Gerwig In the years after the Civil War, Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) lives in New York City and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy March (Florence Pugh) studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore "Laurie" Laurence (Timothée Chalamet), a childhood crush who proposed to Jo, but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg March (Emma Watson), is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth (Eliza Scanlen) develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together.
Live From Moccasin Square Gardens: The Dawson City Nuggets' Hockey Adventure
Troy Suzuki Live From Moccasin Square Gardens: The Dawson City Nuggets' Hockey Adventure (Video): In 1997 an old-timer hockey team from Dawson City, Yukon traveled over 6000 km by dog sled, snow machine, boat and train to challenge the Ottawa Senators Alumni to a game of hockey in a recreation of the classic 1905 challenge. Live From Moccasin Square Gardens is not so much about hockey as it is a portrait of the boys, their town and territory and the wonderful generosity of spirit they bring to a journey of a lifetime.
The Lobster
Yorgos Lanthimos English and French 5.1 Dolby Digital
Making Of
The Fabric of Attraction: Concocting the Lobster
Interview with / Entrevue avec Yorgos Lanthimos
Interview with / Entrevue avec Ariane Labed
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Guy Ritchie This 108 minute feature film is a DVD starring Jayson Flem ing, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham and others.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Ten years after the war, West Germany's market economy is booming. Into an unnamed city that's rife with corruption comes a new building commissioner, Herr von Bohm, committed to progress but also upright. He's smitten by Marie-Louise, a single mother who's his landlady's daughter. Von Bohm does not realize she is also Lola, a singer at a bordello and the mistress of Schuckert, a local builder whose profits depend on von Bohm's projects. When von Bohm discovers Marie-Louise's real vocation and looks closely at Schuckert's work, will this social satire play out as a remake of "Blue Angel," a visit of Chekhov to West Germany, or an update of Jean Renoir's "Rules of the Game"?
Lone Woolf
Terry Woolf

Dogrib Birch Bark Canoe
28 minutes
Sila Alangotok:
The Weather is Changing -
Inuit Observations on Climate Change
42 minutes
The Long Goodbye (1973) [Blu-ray]
Robert Altman The Long Goodbye [Blu-ray]
Long Road North
Ian Hinkle This epic journey begins at the most southern tip of Argentina, taking us on a modern day "Motorcycle Diaries" through eighteen countries, along the longest road in the world. From the mountains of Patagonia, through Latin American mega-cities and small-town America, to the sparse reaches of the Canadian arctic we get a glimpse of what it would be like to drop everything and hit the open road. In a time when global relations can make the world seem too scary to embrace, we are reminded that the most common thing we share with other parts of the world is humanity.
Long Time Running
Jennifer Baichwal
Long Time Running/ The Tragically Hip
Jennifer Baichwal, Nick De Pencier Following lead singer Gord Downie's announcement that he was battling incurable brain cancer, iconic Canadian band The Tragically Hip went on a now legendary final tour that won the hearts of the country.

Long Time Running gives a unique and exclusive perspective into the challenges and triumphs of that 2016 summer: from diagnosis and the build up to Victoria B.C. to candid behind-the-scenes moments on the road, to electrifying performances of beloved songs and the epic final show in their home town of Kingston Ontario.

With rare backstage footage, personal interviews and poignant moments with fans from Heriot Bay to Gros Morne, the film captures both a profound moment for the band and a shared national experience that resonated globally.
Long Way North [BR]
Remi Chaye * - - - - 1882, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by her grandfather's life as an adventurer. A renowned explorer, he designed a magnificent arctic ship, but he hasn't returned from his last expedition to the North Pole. To save her family's honor, Sasha runs away. Headed towards the Great North, she follows her grandfather's trail in search of his famous ship.
Long Way North [DVD]
Rémi Chayé
Look at What the Light Did Now [DVD/CD]
Anthony Seck "Look at What the Light Did Now" documents the journey of Feist's Grammy nominated album "The Reminder." The poetic film, directed by Anthony Seck, pulls back the curtain to reveal intimate partnerships with the people Feist calls her `amplifiers': The photographer who helped her hide within the frame, shadow puppeteers in hockey arenas, an artist who built a thread-radiating mural, the video director who conducted fireworks, the pianist who guided the recording of the album, and other musical and visual collaborators.

"When you're making records and in the odd position of people actually hearing them, suddenly something hopefully simple is getting amplified in so many different ways," says Leslie Feist. "This small thing can ripple out beyond recognition, so it becomes all the more important to have the amplifiers be people you trust. How do you find these people? Who are the amps?"

The film follows Feist and her supporting cast through an impressionistic array of flickering scenery, echoing stadiums, puppet workshops, the red carpet, a crumbling French mansion, definitive concert performances and uncommonly candid interviews. Itself a part of the creative mosaic it portrays, "Look At What The Light Did Now" illuminates the synergy of collaboration, art as magnifying glass, and the power of trust.

"I would feel a little bit like the peacock," says Feist. "Ultimately the peacock's just this scrawny little bird but there's this beautiful fan around it, and it distracts from the scrawny bird and is this beautiful thing that's bigger than it."


(in order of appearance)
Jesse Baird
Afie Jurvanen
Mitch Mazerolle
Dianne Montgomery
Noah Keneally
Renaud Letang
Olivier Bloch-Laine
Jamie Lidell
Julian Brown
Bryden Baird
Jay Baird
Noémie LaFrance
Andrew Whiteman
Kevin Drew
Brendan Canning
Ron Chamberlain
Little Wings

Disc One - DVD
Feature length documentary - Look At What The Light Did Now

Special Features
Live Performances from The Reminder Tour 2007-2009
Limit to your Love
Secret Heart
Help is on its way
So Sorry
The Water

Live Performance from "The Living Lantern", the Cameron House, Toronto.
Performed by Feist and Afie Jurvanen with Shadow Show by Clea Minaker, Sean Frey, Noah Kenneally and Dianne Montgomery "Post War" Written by M. Ward
published by Crooked Spine Music/Bug Music/ASCAP
Director Anthony Seck
Camera Anthony Seck & George Vale
Edited by George Vale

This One Jam
Live performance by Chilly Gonzales with Feist, Trash Club, London. Courtesy of David Robb & Erol Alkan at
Written by Chilly Gonzales. Published by Delabel Additions/EMI Music Publishing.

The Water
Starring Cillian Murphy, David Fox and Leslie Feist
Directed by Kevin Drew
Executive Producer /Producer Jannie McInnes
Production Company Quality of Life/Revolver Film Company
Line Producer Shannon Brand
DP Miroslaw Baszak
Editor Geoff Ashenhurst
"The Water" Written by Feist with Brendan Canning
Published by Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd.

Concept by Feist
Directed and Photographed by Anthony Seck
Featuring Kevin Drew and Dani Kind
"My Moon My Man" written by Feist and Chilly Gonzales

Directed by Patrick Daughters
Executive Producer Lana Kim
Production Company, The Directors Bureau
Producer Geoff McLean / Lana Kim
Director of Photography Shawn Kim
Choreographer Noémie LaFrance

My Moon My Man
Directed by Patrick Daughters
Production Company, The Directors Bureau
Executive Producer Lana Kim
producer Geoff McLean / Lana Kim
Director of Photography Shawn Kim
Choreographer Noémie LaFrance
Editor Akiko Iwakawa

I Feel it All
Directed by Patrick Daughters
Production Company, The Directors Bureau
Executive Producer Lana Kim
Producer Emily Skinner
Director of Photography Jim Hawkinson
Choreographer Noémie LaFrance

Honey Honey
Directed by Anthony Seck
Creative Director Judd Palmer & The Old Trout Puppet Workshop
Production Company Revolver Film Company
Executive Producer /Producer Jannie McInnes
Production Manager Cimmeron Meyer
Director of Photography Brendan Steacy

Disc Two - CD
1. Look At What The Light Did Now (Solo)
2. Limit To Your Love
3. When I Was A Young Girl
4. My Moon My Man
5. Secret Heart
6. Strangers
7. So Sorry
8. Where Can I Go Without You?
9. Intuition
10. The Water
11. Sea Lion Woman
12. 1234
13. Look At What The Light Did Now (Duet With Little Wings)

Tracks 2, 3, 5, 7 were recorded live on tour between 2007-2008 and feature:
Leslie Feist (Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Singing)
Bryden Baird (Keys, Trumpet, Percussion, Backing Vocals)
Afie Jurvanen (Guitar, Piano, Backing Vocals)
Jesse Baird (Drums, Backing Vocals)
Jason Baird (Bass, Backing Vocals)
Afie Jurvanen (Guitar, Backing Vocals) performs on Track 4 and sits kinda quietly on Track 6.
Recorded live at the Cameron House October 29, 2008.
Track 8 was recorded live in Paris with Chilly Gonzales on piano, 2007.
Tracks 9-12 Chilly Gonzales Original Score - Songs from The Reminder improvised and performed on solo piano.
Recorded at Skyscraper National Park in downtown Toronto.
Look, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Guy Ritchie A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
Lost and Found
Lost & Found
Lost In Translation
Sofia Coppola descrizione bob harris e charlotte sono due americani a tokio. bob e' una star cinematografica ed e' in citta' per girare uno spot per una marca di whisky, charlotte e' una giovane donna che segue passo a passo il marito fotografo lavoro-dipendente. incapaci di dormire, bob e charlotte si incrociano al bar dell'albergo. questo incontro casuale diventa presto una sorprendente amicizia. charlotte e bob si avventurano attraverso tokio, hanno spesso allegri incontri con i cittadini, e scoprono infine una nuova fede nelle possibilita' che la vita offre.premi e riconoscimenti 2005 - miglior film straniero ctsar 2004 - miglior film candidature [academy awards] 2004 - miglior sceneggiatura originale oscar [academy awards] sofia coppola2004 - miglior film - commedia o musical golden globe 2004 - miglior sceneggiatura golden globe sofia coppola2004 - miglior attore - commedia o musical golden globe bill murray2004 - regista del miglior film straniero nastro d'argento sofia coppola2003 - miglior attrice - sezione controcorrente mostra d'arte cinematografica di venezia scarlett johansson
Lost Weekend
Billy Wilder "I'm not a drinker—I'm a drunk." These words, and the serious message behind them, were still potent enough in 1945 to shock audiences flocking to The Lost Weekend. The speaker is Don Birnam (Ray Milland), a handsome, talented, articulate alcoholic. The writing team of producer Charles Brackett and director Billy Wilder pull no punches in their depiction of Birnam's massive weekend bender, a tailspin that finds him reeling from his favorite watering hole to Bellevue Hospital. Location shooting in New York helps the street-level atmosphere, especially a sequence in which Birnam, a budding writer, tries to hock his typewriter for booze money. He desperately staggers past shuttered storefronts—it's Yom Kippur, and the pawnshops are closed. Milland, previously known as a lightweight leading man (he'd starred in Wilder's hilarious The Major and the Minor three years earlier), burrows convincingly under the skin of the character, whether waxing poetic about the escape of drinking or screaming his lungs out in the D.T.'s sequence. Wilder, having just made the ultra-noir Double Indemnity, brought a new kind of frankness and darkness to Hollywood's treatment of a social problem. At first the film may have seemed too bold; Paramount Pictures nearly killed the release of the picture after it tested poorly with preview audiences. But once in release, The Lost Weekend became a substantial hit, and won four Oscars: for picture, director, screenplay, and actor. —Robert Horton
Lotte Reiniger - Fairy Tales [DVD]
Lotte Reiniger German animator, a pioneer in silhouette cartoons whose work was based on the traditions of the oriental shadow theatre. Started with the Max Reinhardt Theatre Company in the late 1910's. Made her first full-length animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926). During the 1930's, worked in Canada and in Britain (for the GPO Film Unit). Most of her output consisted of short films. Among many shadow plays for the BBC, she turned out her first silhouette colour work with Jack and the Beanstalk (1955). She absented herself from the cinema for ten years following the death of her husband and collaborator, Carl Koch. In her later years, she lectured in shadow animation in Europe and the U.S
The Lottery Ticket
Daniel Janke Fortune: n. luck, good or bad, that befalls a person or enterprise. Fortune came to Reuben that day.
Lu Over the Wall/ BR
Masaaki Yuasa New kid Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking and isolated in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. When he demonstrates a proficiency at making music on his synthesizer, his classmates invite him to join their nascent garage band, but their practice sessions soon bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance - whether they want to or not.
Lu Over the Wall/ DVD
Masaaki Yuasa New kid Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking and isolated in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. When he demonstrates a proficiency at making music on his synthesizer, his classmates invite him to join their nascent garage band, but their practice sessions soon bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance - whether they want to or not.
Julius Onah Luce is a smart psychological thriller that will leave audiences breathless. An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a poster boy for the new American Dream - as are his parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth), who adopted him from a war-torn country a decade earlier. When Luce's teacher (Octavia Spencer) makes a shocking discovery in his locker, Luce's stellar reputation is called into question. But is he really at fault, or is Ms. Wilson preying on dangerous stereotypes? Stacked with amazing performances, and adapted from JC Lee's acclaimed play, director Julius Onah has created an intense, multi-layered and deeply entertaining look at identity in today's America.
Special Features

Digital Copy of Luce (Digital Copy redemption code subject to expiration. See product insert for details.)
Feature Commentary with Director Julius Onah
Interview with Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts
Lucielle's ball
Lul Keating Lucille comes of sexual age in the rebellious 1970s. Determined to take advantage of the new freedom offered by The Pill, she explores and experiments with women and men, straight and gay, at home and abroad. As her careen as a musician advances, Lucille's wild lifestyle and haunting past derail her. With the support of her gay roommate and her first woman lover, she puts her ghosts to rest and comes into her own. When she decides she wants to have a baby, she encounters obstacles that require innovative solutions that test her lover's loyalty.
lucille's ball
M. Hulot's Holiday
Jacques Tati, René Clément Forefather of Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean, Jacques Tati's Monsieur Hulot—a recurring character in several of his movies—is a blithely clumsy troublemaker, an insouciant twit who leaves uproar in his wake without being aware of it. Trying to describe this 1953 comedy is next to impossible except to say it is a series of vignettes at a vacation resort, with the distracted Hulot providing a lot of laughs. Tati directs, and in a way what that really means is that he composes this movie with a perfect eye and ear for the comic possibilities in everything: composition, lighting, minimal marble-mouth dialogue, certain sounds (a duck call, a door repeatedly opening and shutting). This is a superior work that ranks among all-time classic comedies. —Tom Keogh
Mad Love: the Films of Evgeni Bauer
Evgeni Bauer Russian film poet Evgeni Bauer combined the technical virtuosity of D.W. Griffith with the haunting terror of Edgar Allan Poe and the artist’s eye of Johannes Vermeer. He is — perhaps — the greatest film director you have never heard of. During his brief four-year career, Evgeni Bauer created macabre masterpieces. They are dramas darkly obsessed with doomed love and death, astonishing for their graceful camera movements, risqué themes, opulent sets and chiaroscuro lighting. Tragically, Bauer died in 1917, succumbing to pneumonia after breaking his leg.
For many decades, Bauer’s films were buried in the Soviet archives — declared too "cosmopolitan" and bizarre for the puritanical Soviet regime. But with the fall of the Iron Curtain, Bauer’s work has risen like a glorious phoenix out of the ashes of time.
Twilight of a Woman's Soul (1913), Bauer's first surviving film, tells the story of a society woman who kills her rapist and — in its aftermath — must make a new life for herself when her husband leaves her. After Death (1915), adapted from a story by Ivan Turgenev, explores one of Bauer's favorite themes: the psychological hold of the dead over the living. In The Dying Swan (1916), an artist obsessed with the idea of capturing death on canvas becomes fixated on a mute ballerina.
After Death and The Dying Swan star Vera Karalli, the legendary ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet and Serge Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo. Karalli’s colleague, the great Alexander Gorsky, choreographed the dances in many of Bauer’s movies including these two films. Restored by the Russian state archive Gosfilmofond and featuring brilliant new scores commissioned by the British Film Institute, Mad Love is a must-have collection for all lovers of film. Watching these extraordinary films is the cinematic equivalent of peering into the Tsar’s magnificent Fabergé Eggs.
The DVD includes a 37-minute documentary film essay on Evgeni Bauer by Russian film scholar Yuri Tsivian and a stills gallery.
Mad Men: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]
Alan Taylor, Andrew Bernstein, Ed Bianchi, Lesli Linka Glatter, Matthew Weiner The show succeeds on every level. HBO famously passed on Mad Men, created by former Sopranos executive producer and writer Matthew Weiner.  AMC picked it up, and thank goodness they did. From the first episode, Season One becomes an essential, utterly addictive television- watching experience. Beautifully filmed and masterfully written, the show manages to present the period honestly but with little nostalgia, and as soon as you get over the constant smoking, drinking and treatment of women as little more than "girls" who get coffee and answer the phone, the complexity of these characters (especially the dashing Jon Hamm as Creative Director Don Draper) will leave you completely captivated. Season One features clandestine office romances, shadowy pasts, a ton of adultery, closeted homosexuality and a lot more drama that seems risqué even for 2008. But again, one of the most impressive things about Mad Men is that everything is executed with absolute class, style and elegance.  And bonus for the DVD viewer: Like The Sopranos, Mad Men has a ton of little moments and hints leading up to character revelations and plot twists that make watching the episodes over and over continually rewarding.   –-Kira Canny
Mad Men: The Complete Second Season [Blu-ray]
Alan Taylor, Andrew Bernstein, Jennifer Getzinger, Lesli Linka Glatter, Matthew Weiner Mad Men returns, and guess what?  It’s still one of the best shows on TV.  Season two continues the slow progression to absolute greatness.  The first season left us with a number of cliffhangers, and the beginning of the second season doesn’t cleanly wrap things up.  Instead, we leap forward nearly 2 years and are thrown into an even more tumultuous time where the Norman Rockwell-idealized era is only ideal on the surface (slightly below we find rampant alcoholism, marriage dissolution, casual sexism and racism).  There is resolution, eventually, for all the questions left unanswered, but in true slow-as-molasses-but-still-riveting Mad Men form, we get to wait the entire season for answers.  

A lot has changed in these two years at Sterling-Cooper and it is exciting watching the 60’s progress through the unique lens of Mad Men.  Everything that made Season one incredibly compelling television is back. The terrific acting, pitch-perfect writing, gorgeous art direction and impressive attention to detail are all the unshakeable foundation to a meandering yet precise plotline that keeps the viewer glued to the television.  Special features include extensive commentaries and featurettes that examine 1960’s fashion, the rise of women in the workplace, and defining historical events of the era.—Kira Canny
Mad Men: The Complete Third Season [Blu-ray]
Everything about Mad Men is stylish, even when it's all falling apart. And in season 3 of this Emmy-winning drama, many things fall apart—marriages, childhood, even the ad agency itself—but the unspoolings play out delicately and tragically, making for utterly compelling television. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) appears to dedicate himself to being a devoted family man, with the impending birth of his third child with Betty (January Jones), but the premiere episode, "Out of Town," has him right back to his philandering ways. While the Drapers do enjoy a romantic interlude during a business trip to Italy that makes you wish those darn kids could just work it out, the writing's on the wall that this marriage is sputtering out. Adding to the complication is Betty's discovery of Don's identity-switching past, her own dalliance with a politician, and their oldest child Sally's growing petulance as she observes her world crumbling around her (9-year-old Kiernan Shipka is a revelation). Meanwhile, the Brits infiltrate Sterling Cooper after a merger, leaving Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) and Ken (Aaron Staton) competing for the same job; Conrad Hilton (Chelcie Ross) brings in his business and his idiosyncrasies; the closeted Sal (Bryan Batt) nearly gets pushed out of the closet by some compromising situations; Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) asserts herself in the workplace and experiments with loosening her collar (this includes a surprising fling); and Joan (Christina Hendricks, arguably the sexiest woman on television) finally leaves the agency to be a housewife, only to find herself looking for work when her doctor husband comes up short in the promotion department. As usual, the comic relief lies in the reliable hands of the razor-sharp John Slattery as agency partner Roger Sterling, whose marriage to the much-younger former secretary of Don's drives tension between the once-chummy colleagues. At the end of the season, JFK's assassination provides a tragic backdrop for people preoccupied with their own troubles. The top-drawer writing and staging feels very much like a play, especially in the way it merges Don Draper's past with his present. Each episode also includes commentary by creator Matthew Weiner, various writers and directors, and pretty much all cast members (some are entertaining, some pretty superfluous). Also included are featurettes on the history of cigarette advertising and civil-rights documentaries on Medgar Evers and the "I Have a Dream" speech. The latter features, while substantial and well made, feel curiously out of place next to the materialistic and ethically challenged characters on Madison Avenue. Although not as consistent as the first two seasons, Mad Men's third season has enough power to keep it the best series of 2009. —Ellen A. Kim
Made In Dagenham
Who would think a movie about an autoworkers strike could be so entertaining and even moving? Made in Dagenham is simply brilliant. Rita O'Grady (Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky) finds herself unexpectedly thrust into the limelight when she becomes the leader of a strike by the women who sew the upholstery for a Ford factory in Dagenham, England—a strike that, thanks largely to the efforts of management and unions alike to dismiss it, turns into a struggle over equal pay for women. But because of a smart and subtle screenplay, understated direction, and above all outstanding performances by the entire cast—also featuring Rosamund Pike (An Education), Miranda Richardson (The Crying Game), and Bob Hoskins (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)—Made in Dagenham never stops being about people, even as its political scope widens. Every step is grounded in human relationships, among the striking women, between Rita and her husband, between the wife of a factory manager and a floor worker. The movie skillfully balances issues of class and gender equality and makes you care deeply about them—and about these people struggling for basic fairness. And it's funny, sad, and genuinely stirring. Simply a marvelous movie, not to be missed. —Bret Fetzer
Made in London
Madeline's Rock
Max Fraser Lt. John Baines Calder of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment was slain by a sniper's bullet in northern Italy in December, 1944. It always bothered Madeline that he was not buried in Canada, closer to his family. In May 2009 she went with a tour group to Italy to commemorate the 65th anniversary for the battle of the "Hitler Line," south of Rome. The tour also went to the war cemetery near Rimini where Madeline and the group visited her dad's grave. The group included veterans who fought during the Italian Campaign against some of Hitler's best troops in WWII. Getting to know the vets and hearing their stories made a huge impression on everyone, including Madeline. We were fortunate to be able to be with Madeline and participate in a unique and very personal graveside service to honour her dad.
Denis Villeneuve Brand new original factory sealed. Never being buff.
The Magnificent Seven
Akira Kurosawa's rousing Seven Samurai was a natural for an American remake—after all, the codes and conventions of ancient Japan and the Wild West (at least the mythical movie West) are not so very far apart. Thus The Magnificent Seven effortlessly turns samurai into cowboys (the same trick worked more than once: Kurosawa's Yojimbo became Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars). The beleaguered denizens of a Mexican village, weary of attacks by banditos, hire seven gunslingers to repel the invaders once and for all. The gunmen are cool and capable, with most of the actors playing them just on the cusp of '60s stardom: Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn. The man who brings these warriors together is Yul Brynner, the baddest bald man in the West. There's nothing especially stylish about the approach of veteran director John Sturges (The Great Escape), but the storytelling is clear and strong, and the charisma of the young guns fairly flies off the screen. If that isn't enough to awaken the 12-year-old kid inside anyone, the unforgettable Elmer Bernstein music will do it: bum-bum-ba-bum, bum-ba-bum-ba-bum... Followed by three inferior sequels, Return of the Seven, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, and The Magnificent Seven Ride! —Robert Horton
Paul Thomas Anderson Magnolia (New Line Platinum Ser
MAGNOLIA [Blu-ray] [Import]
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Magnum Force
Ted Post This first sequel to Dirty Harry was written by a couple of strong voices, writer-directors Michael Cimino (The Deer Hunter) and John Milius (Farewell to the King). But that doesn't mean the film is particularly good. After Don Siegel's ferociously dark style in the first movie, Ted Post's blocky, television-ish direction in Magnum Force is a huge letdown. The story doesn't win any prizes, either. Eastwood's San Francisco detective Harry Callahan (apparently having retrieved his badge after throwing it away at the end of Dirty Harry) takes on a vigilante squad within the city's police force. David Soul is pretty convincing as the major spokesman for these right-wing avengers. Eastwood, on the other hand, had already turned Callahan from fascinating outsider in Siegel's film to purveyor of tough-guy shtick in this one. —Tom Keogh
Man on Wire
The Man who Fell to Earth
Nicolad Roeg
Man With a Movie Camera
Dziga Vertov Man With a Movie Camera
Manufactured Landscapes
Jennifer Baichwal In the spirit of such environmentally enlightening hits as AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and RIVERS AND TIDES, MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES powerfully shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it.

The film follows Internationally acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky whose large-scale photographs of manufactured landscapes quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams create stunningly beautiful art from civilization s materials and debris. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country s massive industrial revolution. Burtynsky s photographs allow us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste.
Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky and the Media
Kenneth Lonergan Bothersome New York City high-school student Lisa Cohen (17), who consistently messes up her life and that of boy classmates, searches New York in vain for a fit cowboy hat to wear at an excursion with her separated father and stepmother. Spotting one on bus driver Maretti's head but failing to board, she stubbornly runs along and keeps claiming his confused attention, until the bus hits a blind senior, who is wounded fatally The NYPD quickly closes the case as an accident, but Lisa, duly consumed by guilt and spared any charge, starts bothering everyone and making a mean pest of herself, not only at home, as self-absorbed actress mother may deserve, but also in the precinct, tracking down the victim's uninterested kin out of town and even Maretti at home. A family friend lawyer gets involved in the case, digging in to compromising circumstances and causing real trouble to people who were of the hook.
George Tomasini, Alfred Hitchcock You could call this one Hoot Along with Hitch. With the possible exceptions of Topaz and Family Plot, this is Hitchcock's cheesiest movie, visually and psychologically crass in comparison with a peak achievement like Vertigo—although it shares some of that film's characteristic obsessive themes. Sean Connery, fresh from the second Bond picture, From Russia with Love, is a Philadelphia playboy who begins to fall for Tippi Hedren's blonde ice goddess only when he realizes that she's a professional thief; she's come to work in his upper-crust insurance office in order to embezzle mass quantities. His patient program of investigation and surveillance has a creepy, voyeuristic quality that's pure Hitchcock, but all's lost when it emerges that the root of Marnie's problem is phobic sexual frigidity, induced by a childhood trauma. Luckily, Sean is up to the challenge. As it were. Not even D.H. Lawrence believed as fervently as Hitchcock in the curative properties of sexual release. —David Chute
The Marriage Of Maria Braun [1978] [DVD]
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Hanna Schygulla was a true star in this remarkable, semi-allegorical drama by Rainer Werner Fassbinder about a woman whose new marriage soon becomes a long history of waiting for reunification with her husband as he goes off to war, gets lost on the Russian front, ends up in prison, and goes to America. Meanwhile, the phantom marriage suspends the title character in a destiny that leads to power and wealth while still anticipating his return. One of several cinematic metaphors by Fassbinder for the identity and experience of post-war Germany, this 1978 film looks more than ever like a masterpiece. —Tom Keogh
Jeff Malmberg After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.
Mary Poppins [Blu-ray] [Import]
There is only one word that comes close to accurately describing the enchanting Mary Poppins, and that term was coined by the movie itself: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even at 2 hours and 20 minutes, Disney's pioneering mixture of live action and animation (based on the books by P.L. Travers) still holds kids spellbound. Julie Andrews won an Oscar as the world's most magically idealized nanny ("practically perfect in every way," and complete with lighter-than-air umbrella), and Dick Van Dyke is her clownishly charming beau, Bert the chimney sweep. The songs are also terrific, ranging from bright and cheery ("A Spoonful of Sugar") to dark and cheery (the Oscar-winning "Chim Chim Cher-ee") to touchingly melancholy ("Feed the Birds"). Many consider Mary Poppins to be the crowning achievement of Walt Disney's career—and it was the only one of his features to be nominated for a best picture Academy Award until Beauty and the Beast in 1991. —Jim Emerson
Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition [DVD + Digital Copy]
Robert Stevenson Acteurs : Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson Réalisateurs : Robert Stevenson Format : AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen Langue: English, Spanish, French Sous-titres : French, Spanish, English Région: Région 1 Rapport hauteur/largeur : 1.66:1 Nombre de DVDs: 1
Master and Commander - The Far Side of the World
Peter Weir When a sudden attack by a French warship inflicts casualities and severe damage upon his vessel, Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey (Crowe) of the British Royal Navy is torn between duty and friendship as he embarks on a thrilling, high-stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture the enemy at any cost. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture!
The Master: Special Edition [Blu-ray]
Paul Thomas Anderson Paul Thomas Anderson's closely observed character study represents a reverse image of its predecessor, There Will Be Blood, in which a prospector (Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis) and his protégé (Paul Dano) engaged in an epic battle of wills. In this more tonally consistent effort, the acolyte takes center stage. Gaunt, tightly wound, and eerily reminiscent of Montgomery Clift, Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie Quell, an ex-naval officer suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. Since World War II, he's had difficulty holding down a job due to his hot temper and affinity for paint thinner-spiked potions, but the charismatic Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman in a more subtle, but equally skillful turn) finds him irresistible as a project, a surrogate son—maybe even the shadow self that he normally keeps hidden (Dodd shares Quell's propensity for the occasional splenetic outburst). Lancaster welcomes him to join the Cause, a movement that recalls Scientology by way of Freud, since he focuses on the elimination of past trauma through a pseudo-psychoanalytic exercise called processing. If he provides Quell with a surrogate family, much like Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights, his loyal wife (Amy Adams) and cynical son (Jesse Plemons) seem more skeptical. While participating in their rituals, Quell sails with the group from San Francisco to Pennsylvania, but it's hard to tell whether he really believes or whether he's just going through the motions. The lack of clear-cut conclusions will leave some viewers cold, but you've never seen a performance—simultaneously riveting and repellent—like Phoenix's before. —Kathleen C. Fennessy
Masterpiece Contemporary: Page Eight
David Hare Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is an MI5 officer whose life has just been turned inside out. When his boss and best friend (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, Worricker is left to deal with a contentious Top Secret file that threatens the entire MI5 organization. Further complicating his life is a chance encounter with his beautiful neighbor (Rachel Weisz). The more duplicity he uncovers, the more desperate he becomes to find someone he can trust.
Masters of Sex
The lives of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson are depicted in this critically acclaimed drama. Season 1 begins with Masters (Michael Sheen), a successful gynecologist at Washington University in St Louis, conducting a secret study of human sexuality. Soon, he meets Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), a former nightclub singer who is now part of the hospital secretarial staff. He enlists her help with his study, and she quickly proves to be an asset to Masters's work. Together, they delve deeper than anyone before them into the science of sex and later become participants in their own research, which takes an unforeseen toll on Masters's married life.
aisling walsh 1930's rural Nova Scotia. Maud Dowley, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, smokes heavily to deal with the pain. Because of her unusual gait from the arthritis, she is often mistaken as a stupid, incapable woman, that perception which does make her feel stupid and incapable. That view is held by her surviving family, her brother Charlie and her Aunt Ida with whom she lives. After an action by Charlie, Maud decides to seek some independence and is the only applicant for a posted job as housekeeper for brusque Everett Lewis, a poor fish seller. Despite not wanting to hire a cripple which only adds to their antagonism, Maud negotiates to get the job for room and board. Their antagonistic relationship ends up including Everett exacting beatings on Maud whenever she doesn't do what he wants. To keep herself happy, Maud begins to paint the interior of the house with happy pictures and paint similar pictures on small cards, these folk art pictures are how she wants to see the world.
Me & the Mosque - DVD
Zarqa Nawaz
Me and You and Everyone We Know
'Me and You and Everyone We Know' is a poetic and penetrating observation of how people struggle to connect with one another in an isolating and contemporary world. Christine Jesperson is a lonely artist and "Eldercab" driver who uses her fantastical artistic visions to draw her aspirations and objects of desire closer to her. Richard Swersey (John Hawkes), a newly single shoe salesman and father of two boys, is prepared for amazing things to happen. But when he meets the captivating Christine, he panics. Life is not so oblique for Richard's seven-year-old Robby, who is having a risqué internet romance with a stranger, and his fourteen- year-old brother Peter who becomes the guinea pig for neighborhood girls — practicing for their future of romance and marriage.
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Miranda July A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.
Mean Creek
Jacob Aaron Estes When Sam (Culkin) continually gets picked on by the school bully, he and his protective older brother decide to teach the bully a lesson he will never forget. Together, they come up with a plan that involves inviting the bully on a special river trip for his birthday where they will make sure he is humiliated for all to see. Deciding that he no longer wants to go through with the plan, Sam tries to call it off but it's too late and he must live with the resulting consequences.
The Meaning of Life
Hugh Brody The Meaning of Life is an 82- minute documentary which looks at a very unusual prison. And at a
fascinating model for rehabilitating prisoners - a collaboration between the Chehalis Nation of British
Columbia and Correctional Service of Canada. Filmed over the course of two years at Kwìkwèxwelhp
(formerly known as the Elbow Lake Correctional Facility), the film examines a different way to look at
the concepts underlying punishment and rehabilitation and the idea that the current prison system can
be significantly changed by including community in the process.

Director Hugh Brody, who holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of
the Fraser Valley, has been granted unparalleled access to prisoners and staff
at the facility, as well as to the elders of the Chehalis Nation.

Media Net: Members Compilation
Meek's Cutoff
Kelly Reichardt The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon team of three families has hired the mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants must face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in each other's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as the natural enemy.
Meeting People Is Easy
Memento [Blu-ray]
Christopher Nolan Sony Pictures Memento (Blu-Ray)
Point blank in the head a man shoots another. In flashbacks, each one earlier in time than what we've just seen, the two men's past unfolds. Leonard, as a result of a blow to thehead during an assault on his wife, has no short-term memory. He's looking for his wife's killer, compensating for his disability by taking Polaroids, annotating them, and tattooing important facts on his body. We meet the loquacious Teddy and the seductive Natalie (a barmaid who promises to help),and we glimpse Leonard's wife through memories from before the assault. Leonard also talks about Sammy Jankis, a man he knew with a similar condition. Has Leonard found the killer? What's going on?
Men of the Deeps
John Walker Men of the Deeps is a moving portrait of a group of former Cape Breton miners gathered together by their love of song. They are all members of the Men of the Deeps chorus, whose performances of traditional and contemporary songs evoke their working lives as miners.
The film shows Cape Breton as a land of astounding physical beauty: mountains dropping away dramatically into the ocean; stunning, luminous skies; rivers cutting their way through lush green valleys. Many of the men began working in the mines as teenagers, and this is the land they left behind every working day. We see them, coal dust filling the grooves on their faces, working side by side in a black pit where death can come at any time.
It's a job to which most of the miners would return without a moment's hesitation.
Featuring 16 outstanding songs, Men of the Deeps captures the grace and dignity of a group of men whose livelihood has been lost but who use their voices to inspire and uplift.
The Men Who Stare At Goats
A reporter, trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails, gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. The founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.
Metropolis [Import]
Fritz Lang Fritz Lang's expressionistic masterwork continues to exert its influence today, from Chaplin's Modern Times to Dr. Strangelove, and into the late 1990s with Dark City. In the stratified society of the future (2000, no less), the son of a capitalist discovers the atrocious conditions of the factory slaves, falling in love with the charismatic Maria in the bargain, who preaches nonviolence to the workers. But even the benevolent leadership of Maria is a challenge to the privileged class, so they have the mad scientist Rotwang concoct a robot double to take her place and incite the workers to riot. The story is melodrama, but it's the powerful imagery that is so memorable. One of the most arresting images has legions of cowed workers filing listlessly into the great maw of the all-consuming machine-god Moloch. Metropolis is a visionary masterpiece. —Jim Gay
Midnight Cowboy
The first, and only, X-rated film to win a best picture Academy Award®, John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy seems a lot less daring today (and has been reclassified as an R), but remains a fascinating time capsule of late-1960s sexual decadence in mainstream American cinema. In a career-making performance, Jon Voight plays Joe Buck, a naive Texas dishwasher who goes to the big city (New York) to make his fortune as a sexual hustler. Although enthusiastic about selling himself to rich ladies for stud services, he quickly finds it hard to make a living and eventually crashes in a seedy dump with a crippled petty thief named Ratzo Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman, doing one of his more effective "stupid acting tricks," with a limp and a high-pitch rasp of a voice). Schlesinger's quick-cut, semi-psychedelic style has dated severely, as has his ruthlessly cynical approach to almost everybody but the lead characters. But at its heart the movie is a sad tale of friendship between a couple of losers lost in the big city, and with an ending no studio would approve today. It's a bit like an urban Of Mice and Men, but where both guys are Lenny. —Jim Emerson
Midnight Special [Blu-ray + Digital Copy]
Jeff Nichols
Midnight's Children [BR]
Deepa Mehta A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation.
Miles Davis - Live In Montreal 1985
Tom O'Neill How bad were the 1980s in music? Not even jazz great Miles Davis could escape the black hole. The decade that saw synthesizers and slick approaches ruin pop music somehow caught the master trumpet player's ear and resulted in one of Davis's poorest periods. Of course, Davis was lucky to even be alive during the '80s, surviving sickness and drug abuse, and this hour-long performance, shot during the 1985 Montreal Jazz Festival, shows a performer looking happy just to be playing. Appearing thin and sickly, Davis and his six-piece fusion outfit run through six tunes, none coming close to the trumpet player's past experimental achievements. Songs like "One Phone Call" are long, metallic funk jams that nonetheless give Davis plenty of room to maneuver in spirited solos, when the rhythm section and keyboards aren't drowning him out. Davis also reinvents pop hits of the era—ballads like Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" (from Thriller) and Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," but they come across more like soulless "smooth jazz." Still, on all of the numbers, if you can block out everything else and simply focus in on Davis's trumpet, the aging great possessed the ability to mesmerize, even in his down years. Despite the lack of terrific music material, this DVD is wonderfully packaged. The Milestones Biographical Time Line is a great source to introduce beginners to Davis's legacy, while the extensive liner notes on each individual song performed in Montreal are equally impressive. —Dave McCoy
Gus Van Sant His life changed history. His courage changed lives. Academy Awardr winner Sean Penn stars in this stirring celebration of Harvey Milk, a true man of the people. Based on the inspiring true story of the first openly gay man elected to major public office, this compelling film follows Milk's powerful journey to inspire hope for equal rights during one of the least tolerant times in our nation's history. With a stunning all-star cast including Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna and James Franco, it's the emotionally charged story that critics are hailing as the 'best film of the year!' (Clay Smith, The Insider).
Miracle on 34th Street
A six-year-old has doubts about childhood s most enduring miracle... Santa Claus. The arrival of one Kris Kringle, a department store Santa who believes he s the genuine article, turns the skeptical child s world upside down. Running Time: 1 hr. 14 min. Rating: PG Studio: 20th Century Fox
Mirror, the [Import]
Lyudmila Feiginova, Andrei Tarkovsky
Mister Lonely
Harmony Korine In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson lookalike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple.
Mixed Match
Jeff Chiba Stearns After a realization at a family reunion, half Japanese-Canadian filmmaker, Jeff Chiba Stearns, embarks on a journey of self-discovery to find out why everyone in his Japanese-Canadian family married inter-racially after his grandparents' generation. This feature live action and animated documentary explores why almost 100% of all Japanese-Canadians are marrying inter-racially, the highest out of any other ethnicity in Canada, and how their children perceive their unique multiracial identities. One Big Hapa Family challenges our perceptions of purity and makes us question if mixing is the end of multiculturalism as we know it.
Modern Times (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Charles Chaplin Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard). With its barrage of unforgettable gags and sly commentary on class struggle during the Great Depression, Modern Times—though made almost a decade into the talkie era and containing moments of sound (even song!)—is a timeless showcase of Chaplin’s untouchable genius as a director of silent comedy.
Ingrid Veninger
Mon Oncle Antoine
Claude Jutra Mon Oncle Antoine is Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A poignant, starkly honest, but humane film, shot through with authenticity from beginning to end. Realized with an unflagging artistic vision, Mon Oncle Antoine poetically portrays a young boy's coming of age, vividly capturing the 1940s Quebec mining town in which he lives. Along with winning many awards in the 33 years since its release, this film has also left a visible influence on succeeding generations of Canadian filmmakers like Atom Egoyan.
Monsieur Lazhar / Monsieur Lazhar
Philippe Falardeau
Monsieur Lazhar [Blu-ray]
Philippe Falardeau
Monster House
Gil Kenan The teenage DJ is observing his neighbor Nebbercracker on the other side of their street in the suburb that destroys tricycles of children that trespass his lawn. When DJ's parents travel on the eve of Halloween and the abusive nanny Zee stays with him, he calls his clumsy best friend Chowder to play basketball. But when the ball falls in Nebbercracker's lawn, the old man has a siege, and soon they find that the house is a monster. Later the boys rescue the smart Jenny from the house and the trio unsuccessfully tries to convince the babysitter, her boyfriend Bones and two police officers that the haunted house is a monster, but nobody believes them. The teenagers ask their video-game addicted acquaintance Skull how to destroy the house, and they disclose its secret on the Halloween night.
The Moody Brood
Lulu Keating A documentary like no other, The Moody Brood explodes the myth of the idealized, normal family – a popular and pervasive post-WWII notion. The film examines issues universal to all families: the effects of community and religion, the influence of siblings, and the moral standards imposed by parents.
Moonlight [Blu-ray + Digital HD]
Barry Jenkins Three time periods - young adolescence, mid-teen and young adult - in the life of black-American Chiron is presented. When a child, Chiron lives with his single, crack addict mother Paula in a crime ridden neighborhood in Miami. Chiron is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about getting her fixes and satisfying her carnal needs than taking care of him. Because of these issues, Chiron is bullied, the slurs hurled at him which he doesn't understand beyond knowing that they are meant to be hurtful. Besides his same aged Cuban-American friend Kevin, Chiron is given what little guidance he has in life from a neighborhood drug dealer named Juan, who can see that he is neglected, and Juan's caring girlfriend Teresa, whose home acts as a sanctuary away from the bullies and away from Paula's abuse. With this childhood as a foundation, Chiron may have a predetermined path in life, one that will only be magnified in terms..
Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down - which might not be such a bad thing.
Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore - and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff, Captain Sharp. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Balaban; and introduces Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as Sam and Suzy, the boy and girl.
Mortal Kombat
Paul W.S. Anderson based on the best-selling home video game, this action adventuretells of a group of expert fighters who compete in a dangerous tournament for the fate of mankind on a mysterious island.
Mothers and Daughters
Carl Bessai Mothers & Daughters is a comedic drama that blends elements of narrative and documentary film. It follows three mother/daughter pairs as they unknowingly approach a pivotal moment in their lives.
The Movies Begin: A Treasury of Early Cinema 1894-1913 (5 volume set)
Under the expert guidance of film historian David Shepard, this collection is uniquely comprehensive, with fact, fiction, and fantasy represented in equal measure. All major figures are included; it's fitting that one volume is devoted to astonishing shorts by movie magician Georges Méliès, while other volumes serve as "greatest hits" compilations of movie innovations by Edwin S. Porter, Cecil Hepworth, Max Linder, Alice Guy Blanche, and many others. The breathtaking growth of movies is fully apparent by volume 5 ("Comedy, Spectacle, and New Horizons"); most viewers will find this the most entertaining, but each volume is a revelation, offering films that haven't been widely seen since they were first produced. To understand and appreciate the foundation upon which modern filmmaking is built, The Movies Begin is truly essential.
Movies of Color - Black Southern Cinema
Spencer Williams A portrait of independent African-American filmmaking in the southern region of the United States prior to World War II. An incredible body of truly independent filmmaking made under the most hostile set of circumstances, including racial prejudice, unima
Mud / Mud: Sur Les Rives Du Mississippi
Jeff Nichols Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.
Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro Quad rugby as played by the US team, between 2002 games in Sweden and the 2004 Paralympics in Athens. Young men, most with spinal injuries, play this rough and tumble sport in special chairs, seated gladiators. We get to know several and their families. They talk frankly about their injuries, feelings in public, sex lives, competitiveness, and love of the game. There's also an angry former team member gone north to coach the Canadian team, tough on everyone, including his viola-playing son. We meet a recently injured man, in rehab, at times close to despair, finding possible joy in quad rugby. After Athens, the team meets young men injured in war: the future stars of Team USA.
Muscle Shoals [Blu-ray] [Import]
Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Rick Hall brought black and white together to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the "Muscle Shoals sound" and The Swampers, the house band at FAME Studios that eventually left to start its own successful studio known as Muscle Shoals Sound. Gregg Allman and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today.
My Best Fiend
Werner Herzog * * - - - In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour fit of rage, Kinski completely destroyed the bathroom. From this chaos, a violent, love-hate, profoundly creative partnership was born. In 1972, Herzog cast Kinski in Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972). Four more films would follow. In this personal documentary, Herzog traces the often violent ups and downs of their relationship, revisiting the various locations of their films and talking to the people they worked with.
My Father & The Man in Black [Import]
Jonathan Holiff Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul. Following his father's suicide, director Jonathan Holiff discovers hundreds of letters and audio diaries, including recorded phone calls with Johnny Cash during his pill-fueled 1960s, triumphs at Folsom and San Quentin, marriage to June Carter, and his conversion in the early 1970s to born-again Christian. An intense personal adventure that happens to feature one of 20th-century music's greatest icons, My Father and The Man in Black tells the inside story of "bad boy" Johnny Cash, his talented but troubled manager, Saul Holiff, and a son searching for his father in the shadow of a legend. Collector's Edition Special Features: - 20 Minutes of Bonus Material - Close Captioned - Subtitles: French and Spanish
My Internship In Canada
Philippe Falardeau
My Kids Could Paint That
Amir Bar-Lev A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars.
My Neighbor Totoro
Hayao Miyazaki Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki made this gorgeous, delightful feature about two young sisters who move to rural Japan and start having magical advenures with a giant, friendly forest spirit called Totoro. The enchantment spreads as the girls are introduced to such wonders as a "cat bus" (a big bus that looks like a cat), but the film is also just as winning for the ordinary things Miyazaki captures: meeting neighbors, getting to know a new house from the perspective of excited children, etc. Little kids love this movie, and adults can easily appreciate it, too. Voices have been dubbed into English. —Tom Keogh
My Own Private Lower Post
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Werner Herzog, David Lynch The film takes place in Southern California, the story comes from an actual case, and the cast includes Willem Dafoe and Grace Zabriskie. It sounds like a David Lynch picture, except it isn't. Instead Lynch produced, while Werner Herzog directed. If Bad Lieutenant was Herzog's swamp noir, My Son, My Son is his desert noir. In another Lynchian touch, two cops (Dafoe and Michael Peña) provide entry into the San Diego-set story. Called to the scene of a murder, they meet actor Brad McCullum (Michael Shannon), who utters "Razzle dazzle" as they enter the flamingo-pink ranch house to find Mrs. McCullum (Zabriskie), dead by sword. Before Brad's fiancée, Ingrid (Chloë Sevigny), arrives, Herzog flashes back to Brad's days in Peru, where he found his "inner voice." The flashbacks continue to his participation in the famously matricidal Oresteia (Udo Kier plays the director). Combined with Ernst Reijseger's off-kilter score and Peter Zeitlinger's sun-bleached cinematography, it all exerts a certain queasy fascination, but Herzog's "whydunit" never really takes flight. Unlike Nicolas Cage's loopy lieutenant, Shannon invests Brad with a more recessive quality, which gives his madman greater credibility—at the expense of empathy. And yet… there's a scene with Shannon, Brad Dourif, and a tiny man in a tuxedo that offers the sort of what-the-heck magic that makes even the lesser films of Herzog and Lynch more interesting than most. Fortunately, there are enough of those moments to make the movie worthwhile, though not quite the messed-up masterpiece it might've been. —Kathleen C. Fennessy
My Week With Marilyn
Simon Curtis Anyone doubting the layered, nuanced, and heartbreaking acting abilities of Michelle Williams will find My Week with Marilyn a tremendous revelation. And Williams fans will enjoy it even more. In My Week with Marilyn Williams takes on the formidable challenge of playing Marilyn Monroe, and does so with depth and assuredness, and without resorting to caricature. Williams's Marilyn commands the screen with pain and delicacy, and doesn't let go until the final credits. My Week with Marilyn focuses on a small time frame in Monroe's life, right after her marriage to Arthur Miller. Monroe, already "the world's most famous woman," still feels the need for validation as an actress. What better way to achieve that, she believes, than committing to costarring with Laurence Olivier in The Prince and the Showgirl, a film she firmly believed would finally cement her reputation as a serious actress. My Week with Marilyn is based on the short memoir of Colin Clark, a crew member on The Prince and the Showgirl, who quickly became the confidant of the wildly insecure Monroe and watched a train wreck of egos—mostly Olivier's and Monroe's—collide in a fiery near-disaster. Kenneth Branagh gives an uncharacteristically restrained performance as the exasperated Olivier, resentful of the "new blood" in Hollywood that the young Monroe represents, and disdainful of her cult-like devotion to Method acting. (And of Monroe's chronic tardiness, which threatens to undermine the veddy, veddy strict British work schedule.) Eddie Redmayne plays Clark with a sweet, gentle veneer, someone who grows to care genuinely about the complex Monroe. Julia Ormond is clipped and proper as Olivier's then-wife, Vivien Leigh, and Emma Watson shows a lovely gravitas as Lucy, Monroe's acting coach. But it's Williams who gives the revelatory performance, capturing with painful intensity the insecurity that begins to seep out of Monroe like a fearful sweat. "Excuse my horrible face," she blurts out, while looking nothing less than her usual radiant self. Where does this tragic insecurity come from? My Week with Marilyn doesn't attempt to answer the unanswerable, but instead shines a light on the very real woman who became lost in the giant shadow of legend. —A.T. Hurley
My Winnipeg
Guy Maddin With his latest work, MY WINNIPEG, iconoclastic filmmaker Guy Maddin continues in the freewheeling, genre-bending tradition that has made him one of Canada's most consistently intriguing and internationally respected artists. MY WINNIPEG is a documentary (or docu-fantasia, as he describes it) about his hometown. Equal parts mystical rumination and personal history, city chronicle and deranged post-Freudian proletarian fantasy, MY WINNIPEG - which is framed as a goodbye letter - blends local myth with childhood trauma. A deliriously layered provocation, MY WINNIPEG is outrageous, informative and wildly entertaining.
Naha Dehé
Tracy Kova;ench Naha Dehé is a Slavey word the Dene people use to describe the South Nahanni area of the Deh Cho region in Xanada's Northwest Territories. It is an all-encompassing word that can be translated as the land, the water, the animals, the people.
Jon Gregory, Mike Leigh One of the essential films of the 1990s, Mike Leigh's brilliant and controversial "Naked" stars David Thewlis as Johnny, a charming, eloquent, and relentlessly vicious drifter in London. Rejecting all those who would care for him, the volcanic Johnny hurls himself into a nocturnal odyssey through the city, colliding with a succession of the desperate and the dispossessed and scorching everyone in his path. With a virtuoso script and raw performances by Thewlis and costars Katrin Cartlidge and Lesley Sharp, Leigh's panorama of England's crumbling underbelly is a showcase of black comedy and doomsday prophecy, and was the winner of the best director and actor prizes at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.
Naked Lunch
David Cronenberg After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Nanook of the North
Robert J. Flaherty, Charles Gelb, Herbert Edwards Nanook of the North is a true landmark in the history of documentaries. Filmed around Hudson Bay by American anthropologist Robert J. Flaherty in the early 1920s, it depicts the life and culture of Nanook and his tribe of Eskimos. Nanook is really an homage to human perseverance and survival under the harshest conditions. Remarkably, in the process of creating this feature, Flaherty pioneered the narrative documentary form.
Napoleon Dynamite
Jared Hess A high school outcast throws caution to the wind to help his new friend get elected class president.
Genre: Feature Film-Comedy
Rating: PG
Release Date: 2-AUG-2006
Media Type: DVD
Godfrey Reggio Brand new original factory sealed
The Nashville Sound
David Hoffman, Robert Elfstrom Filmed in Nashville during on the 44th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, The Nashville Sound features over 40 of the greatest country performers singing and playing their greatest hits. Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Jeannie C. Reilly and Charley Pride are just a few of the folks that belt it out live from the Opry stage. Interspersed among the performances are interviews with the stars, the fans and the music industry people, along with some great historic footage of 1969’s country music scene. Also featured are the trials of a young aspiring artist looking for his big break.
Hayao Miyazaki An animated fantasy-adventure. Set one thousand years from now, the Earth is ravaged by pollution and war. In the Valley of the Wind lives Nausicaä, Princess of her people. Their land borders on a toxic jungle, filled with dangerous over-sized insects. Meanwhile, two nearby nations are bitterly engaged in a war and the Valley of the Wind is stuck in the middle.
Alexander Payne "NEBRASKA" is a father and son road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska that gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it's ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn't understand.
Alexander Payne "NEBRASKA" is a father and son road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska that gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it's ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn't understand.
Nebraska [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy]
Alexander Payne
Necessities of Life - Ce Qu'Il Faut Pour Vivre
Benoît Pilon NTSC/Region 1. It's the beginning of the 1950s and Tivii, an Inuit hunter, is flown to a Quebec sanatorium to be treated for tuberculosis. Weak, unable to communicate or to understand others, and far from his loved ones, Tivii decides to give up and to give in to death. His nurse, Carole, however, understanding Tivii's desolation, refuses to let him slip away and arranges for a young Inuit named Kaki, to be transferred to his sanatorium. Kaki knows white society well and helps Tivii decode his situation. Tivii's pride and will to live are further helped by his teaching Kaki about the ways of their land and of the Inuit people.
NEDAA - The Gravel Magnet

Producer: Barb Bardie
Copyright 2007

Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon
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The Nell Shipman Collection: A Girl from God's Country
David Hartford, Patricia Phillips
Never Cry Wolf / Un homme parmi les loups
Carroll Ballard Never Cry Wolf
Never Happen Here
Max Fraser Terror in the sky wreaks havoc on the ground on 9/11 as a "hijacked" 747 is diverted to Whitehorse with armed fighter jets on its tail.
Never Steady Never Still
Kathleen Hepburn A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson's disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta's oil field work camps.
The Neverending Story/ The Neverending Story II [Double Feature]
George Hill, Wolfgang Petersen When 10-year-old Bastian opens the mysterious, ornately bound book entitled The NeverEnding Story, he never imagines he will be transported into its amazing world of Fantasia - and become the hero of its even more amazing tale. Now you can go there too in this magical film full of astonishing creatures and directed by Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm). Bastian, the Luckdragon and the genial Rock Biter return for more adventure in the spellbinding The NeverEnding Story II The Next Chapter from director George Miller (The Man from Snowy River). This time, new forces threaten the world of imagination. But they aren't the only foes Bastian faces. He must also overcome problems at home!

Note: This is a double sided disc. One side of the disc contains "The NeverEnding Story" and other side contains "The NeverEnding Story 2".
NEW Corporation
NEW Mondovino
New Waterford Girl
Allan Moyle Filmed on location in damp, windswept Nova Scotia and set in the 1970s, New Waterford Girl centers around the attempts of Moonie (newcomer Liane Balaban) to flee the constraints of small-town life. The lanky lass would like to be an artist and is encouraged by her teacher, Sweeney (Andrew McCarthy), to apply for a scholarship that will take her out of Cape Breton. In the meantime, she befriends Lou (Tara Spencer-Nairn), the tough girl next door, who helps her to devise an alternate plan. As in his previous features, Times Square and Pump Up the Volume, director Allen Moyle is interested in pop culture and teens who don't quite fit in. Despite the presence of better-known actors like Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull) and Mark McKinney (Kids in the Hall</>), this is Balaban's film and she carries it with an awkward, yet endearing grace. —Kathleen C. Fennessy
Nicks Film:Lightning Over Water
Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders
Night and Fog
Alain Resnais Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard) contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage. With Night and Fog, Resnais investigates the cyclical nature of man's violence toward man and presents the unsettling suggestion that such horrors could come again.
Night of the Comet
Thom Eberhardt
Night of the Comet [DVD}
Thom Eberhardt A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.
Night Train to Munich
Carol Reed When the Germans march into Prague, armour-plating inventor Dr Bomasch flees to England. His daughter Anna escapes from arrest to join him, but the Gestapo manage to kidnap them both back to Berlin. As war looms, British secret service agent Gus Bennet follows disguised as a senior German army officer. His ploy is the not unpleasant one of pretending to woo Anna to the German cause.
No Country for Old Men [Blu-ray]
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen The Coen brothers make their finest thriller since Fargo with a restrained adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel. Not that there aren't moments of intense violence, but No Country for Old Men is their quietest, most existential film yet. In this modern-day Western, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) is a Vietnam vet who could use a break. One morning while hunting antelope, he spies several trucks surrounded by dead bodies (both human and canine). In examining the site, he finds a case filled with $2 million. Moss takes it with him, tells his wife (Kelly Macdonald) he's going away for awhile, and hits the road until he can determine his next move. On the way from El Paso to Mexico, he discovers he's being followed by ex-special ops agent Chigurh (an eerily calm Javier Bardem). Chigurh's weapon of choice is a cattle gun, and he uses it on everyone who gets in his way—or loses a coin toss (as far as he's concerned, bad luck is grounds for death). Just as Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), a World War II vet, is on Moss's trail, Chigurh's former colleague, Wells (Woody Harrelson), is on his. For most of the movie, Moss remains one step ahead of his nemesis. Both men are clever and resourceful—except Moss has a conscience, Chigurh does not (he is, as McCarthy puts it, "a prophet of destruction"). At times, the film plays like an old horror movie, with Chigurh as its lumbering Frankenstein monster. Like the taciturn terminator, No Country for Old Men doesn't move quickly, but the tension never dissipates. This minimalist masterwork represents Joel and Ethan Coen and their entire cast, particularly Brolin and Jones, at the peak of their powers. —Kathleen C. Fennessy
No Country for Old Men [DVD]
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
No Cuntry for old Men [DVD}
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery to the police, Moss decides to simply take the two million dollars present for himself. This puts the psychopathic killer, Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), on his trail as he dispassionately murders nearly every rival, bystander and even employer in his pursuit of his quarry and the money. As Moss desperately attempts to keep one step ahead, the blood from this hunt begins to flow behind him with relentlessly growing intensity as Chigurh closes in. Meanwhile, the laconic Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) blithely oversees the investigation even as he struggles to face the sheer enormity of the crimes he is attempting to thwart.
Norman McLaren: The Collector's Edition
Norman McLaren Although his name is a hardly a household word, Norman McLaren ranks among the most significant figures in the history of world animation. Other artists created films; McLaren created ways of making films. He drew scratched and painted images directly onto blank film stock for "camera-less animation." He combined slow-motion photography and multiple exposures to reveal the patterns created by dancers' movements in Pas de Deux. He moved actors and full-sized props in Neighbors, his Oscar-winning parable of human aggression: Two friends turn into homicidal maniacs when they vie for possession of a single flower. He demonstrated the underlying structure of musical forms visually in Canon, and created artificial sound to accompany many of his films.

In 1941, Canadian Film Commissioner John Grierson invited McLaren to head up the newly founded animation unit of the National Film Board of Canada. McLaren spent the rest of his life at the NFB, pushing the boundaries of animation and providing a place where talented artists from Canada and other countries could explore personal visions of what an animated film could be.

The Master's Edition offers not only all of McLaren's extant films, but experiments, tests, and outtakes. Each film has been carefully restored to correspond as closely as possible to the artist's vision: The prints have had dust and dirt removed, but flaws that resulted from the limited technology McLaren employed have been preserved. New documentaries by Donald McWilliams and other Canadian experts provide introductions to McLaren's work and often arcane techniques. This handsomely packaged seven-disc set, which includes a booklet in English and French, is certain to be the definitive edition of the films Picasso once described as "something new in the art of drawing." (Unrated, suitable for ages 8 and older: tobacco use, stylized violence in a few of the films) —Charles Solomon
Rune Denstad Langlo Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. When he learns that he might be the father of a child way up north, he sets on a strange and poetic journey through Norway on a snowmobile, with 5 liters of alcohol as sole provisions. On this trip through amazing arctic landscapes, Jomar seems to do everything in his power to avoid reaching his destination. He meets other tender and confused souls, who will all contribute to push Jomar further along his reluctant journey towards the brighter side of life.
North Boys - The Story of Jimmy and Charlie
“North Boys”, a documentary collaboration with filmmakers Lucy van Oldenbarneveld and Laura Cabott.
Charlie Pete of Lower Post BC, led a sometimes tortured and troubled life. So did his friend Jimmy Dennis. As children, both were taken away from their home on the same day in 1944. And they never saw their families again. Since then their lives have never been the same.  Now in their mid 70s, these men have never given up.
Second Shooter Productions presents
North Boys: The story of Jimmy and Charlie
Directed by Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
Produced by Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, Laura Cabott
Written by Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, Laura Cabott
Edited by Jith Paul, Treepot Media
Camera  Wayne Vallevand
Additional Camera  Laura Cabott, Cathie Archbould
Editorial Advisor: Michael Ostroff
Music Composer: Edmund Eagan
Audio Post Production: Twlefth Root
Research: Margot Clarke
North by Northwest
Alfred Hitchcock Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip Vandamm and his henchman Leonard try to eliminate him but when Thornhill tries to make sense of the case, he is framed for murder. Now on the run from the police, he manages to board the 20th Century Limited bound for Chicago where he meets a beautiful blond, Eve Kendall, who helps him to evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that Eve isn't the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems however, leading to a dramatic rescue and escape at the top of Mt. Rushmore
North Country
Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Niki Caro This melodrama for the modern age is based on the true story of the first successful sexual harassment case in America. Niki Caro's (WHALE RIDER) inspirational tale traces one woman's determined struggle for independence and equality in a male-dominated environment—a struggle that set a precedent for improved working conditions for women across the country. Charlize Theron plays Josey Aimes, a young mother of two who has just left her abusive husband and returned home to live with her parents (Sissy Spacek and Richard Jenkins). Reconnecting with her old friend Glory (Frances McDormand), she learns of a well-paid job at the mines that would allow her a modicum of independence for the first time in her life. But Josey soon finds out about the drawbacks to the job, as the men mount a war of escalating cruelty against the women, who are expected to "take it like a man." Dildos in lunch boxes, obscene graffiti, and a harrowing episode in a Porta-Potty are just some of the indignities the women have to suffer in silence. Finally, Josey is pushed too far and decides to fight back, but she finds herself hard-pressed to find allies willing to sacrifice their bread and butter. Vilified by her former friends, increasingly abused by male colleagues, and estranged from her son and also from Glory, Josey nonetheless decides to sue the company. She is aided by exiled New York lawyer and former local sports star Bill White (Woody Harrelson). As in all successful melodrama, good and evil are clearly marked, with the powerful corporation and the male workers the unmitigated bad guys. However, this makes Josey's courage and strength, as well as the scope of what she accomplished, stand out in even starker contrast.
Northern Town
Northern Town
Gary Burns Gold falls from the sky in this Yukon-based comedy series... A meteorite crashes to earth near a small town in northern Canada. Brian decides to go searching for it. He gets some questionable help from Ivison and is distracted by Mona, the local wildlife officer. However, Brian's biggest challenge comes in the guise of two American visitors who are also interested in the mysterious object seen in the heavens. They have their own distractions to contend with.
Michael Polish Following their super-quirky films Twin Falls Idaho and Jackpot, the Polish brothers take a leap of faith with their third picture, Northfork. And it pays off handsomely. Somewhere in the desolate Midwest, the town of Northfork is about to be drowned in the waters held back by a new dam. It's up to a group of men (in identical black suits and fedoras) to clear out the last stubborn landowners. Meanwhile, a deathly ill boy bargains with a delegation of heaven-sent searchers—at least that's what they seem to be. Is this Fargo meets Touched by an Angel? That's the peculiar feel of this otherwise unclassifiable movie, which veers from academic artiness to wacky blackout humor. Who can explain the restaurant where diners must guess the lone menu item? And who would want to? James Woods and Nick Nolte lead a game cast through this oddly winning enterprise. —Robert Horton
Nosferatu: Kino Classics 2-Disc Deluxe Remastered Edition [Blu-ray]
F.W. Murnau Nosferatu: Kino Classics 2-Disc Deluxe Remastered Edition [Blu-ray]
Andrei Tarkovsky The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had imprisoned his own family in his house for seven years to save them from the evils of the world. Seeing some deep truth in Domenico's act, Andrei becomes drawn to him. In a series of dreams, the poet's nostalgia for his homeland and his longing for his wife, his ambivalent feelings for Eugenia and Italy, and his sense of kinship with Domenico become intertwined.
Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography
Bonnie Klein A thought-provoking chronicle of the odyssey of two women, Bonnie Klein, the director of the film, and Linda Lee Tracey, a stripper. Together they set out to explore the world of peep shows, strip joints and sex supermarkets. Both are motivated by the desire to know more about pornography—why it exists, the forms it takes, and how it affects relations between men and women. Not a Love Story offers insights and perspectives from men and women who earn their living in the porn trade, and from some of pornography's most outspoken critics. This film contains sexually explicit material that may be disturbing to some people.
Notes on Cities and Clothes
Wim Wenders Despite Wender's previous disdain for fashion, he undertook filming after being commissioned by the Pompidou Center in Paris.[1] The film loosely centers on a series of interviews with Yamamoto, inter-spaced with footage of his atelier, previous work and his then upcoming show. Notably, Yamamoto's comments and philosophical musings lead Wenders to make his own comments about the nature of cities, identity, and the role of cinema in modern life.
Now You See Me / Insaisissable [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy]
Louis Leterrier
Bent Hamer The moment the train leaves the station without train driver Odd Horten aboard, he realizes that the path ahead is a journey without printed timetables and well-known stations. Horten has retired, and the platform does not feel like a safe place anymore.
Ocean Waves
Tomomi Mochizuki From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, comes a poignant and wonderfully nuanced story of adolescence and growing up. Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude shifts wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the three friends are forced to come to terms with their changing relationships. Never before released in North America, Ocean Waves is a beautifully animated adaptation of Saeko Himuro's best-selling novel, and a true discovery.
Ocean Waves [DVD]
Tomomi Mochizuki * * * * - As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down.
L'oeuvre de Gilles Groulx Vol 1
Gilles Groulx L'oeuvre de Gilles Groulx est singulière et inclassable, essentiellement centrée sur l'Homme et le réel. C'est celle d'un artiste épris de poésie et de liberté, d'un citoyen qui se fait le chroniqueur de sa société. Cinéaste et humaniste à l'écoute de son époque, Gilles Groulx a réalisé 15 films regroupés en trois coffrets dans la présente édition de La Collection Mémoire.
Oil In Ice
Rhonda Collins, Bo Boudart, Dale Djerassi Oil on Ice is a 2004 documentary directed by Bo Boudart and Dale Djerassi. It explores the Arctic Refuge drilling controversy in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and the impact of oil and gas development on the land, wildlife, and lives of the Gwich'in Athabascan Indians and Inupiat Eskimos.
Oil Monster from the Deep
Edward Westerhuis
Oil Sands Karaoke
Dan Debrabandere, Chad Ellis, Jarrod Saunders, Charles Wilkinson Oil Sands Karaoke is a documentary about five oil patch workers vying to win a karaoke contest in one of the most controversial places on the planet - Northern Alberta's infamous Oil Sands. These five characters know they're at the center of a global controversy and yet they continue to work there under extremely arduous physical conditions for long hours for extended periods without a single day off. Why? Obviously for the high wages. But what could motivate a person in this situation to sing karaoke, let alone take it seriously? A documentary unlike any other, Oil Sands Karaoke will make us laugh, sing along, and perhaps re-examine our biases.
Old Joy
DVD In the realm of revenge thrillers, you'd be hard pressed to find more ultra-violent vengeance and psycho thrills than in the creepy story of Oldboy. This Korean import made a pop splash at the Cannes Film Festival and during its limited theatrical run thanks to the imprimatur of Quentin Tarantino, who raved about it and its visionary director, Chan-wook Park, to anyone who would listen. It's easy to see why QT fell in love with the grindhouse attitude, fast-paced action, violent imagery, and icy-black humor, but it's a disservice to think of Oldboy as another Tarantino homage or knockoff. The darkly existential undercurrent in the themes that Oldboy traces over its life-long narrative arc is much more complex and deeply disturbing than anything of its kind. The movie's tagline is, "15 years of imprisonment... 5 days of vengeance." The imprisonee is Oh Dae-Su, an ordinary Joe who is snatched off a Seoul street corner and locked away in a dank, windowless fleabag hotel room for the aforementioned 15 years. Just as abruptly he is released, and thus the five days begin. Why did this happen to Oh Dae-Su? Ah, but that would be telling, and in fact we don't know ourselves until the final wrenching scenes.

Oldboy breaks into a classic three-act saga, the first of which details the hallucinatory period of imprisonment in which Oh Dae-Su wades from mild insanity to outright psychosis in the hands of unseen yet attentive captors. Act 2 is the revenge, when an entirely different tone takes over and Oh Dae-Su moves with single-minded purpose and clarity. It's this section that has gained the most notoriety, primarily for the claw-hammer dentistry scene, the one-man-army tracking shot, and the wriggling octopus that Oh Dae-Su consumes in a sushi bar (he's been dead so long he simply needs life back inside him in any way possible). In act 3, answers finally start to emerge and the sinister atmosphere grows even more profound—not without a healthy dose of extra bloodletting, of course. Oldboy is an undeniably poetic masterpiece of tension, fury, and dynamic craft. Ultimately, its epic cycle of tragedy is of the sort that mankind has been inflicting upon itself for all time. Some of the images may be gruesome, but all converge into a kind of beauty. It's in the telling of this lurid tale that these details become one and the memories of pain ultimately heal. —Ted Fry
On the Ice
Andrew Okpeaha MacLean In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.
on the trail of the far fur country
John Carney A serendipitous meeting on the streets of Dublin between a down on his luck Irish street performer and a poor Czech immigrant sparks a bond that plays out in this hip, modern day music film. 'Once' follows the two as they write, rehearse and record the songs that reveal their unique love story.
One Big Hapa Family
Jeff Chiba Stearns
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Milos Forman A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Ingrid Veninger Daniel lives in a motel, managed by his parents, in northern Ontario. People come, people go, Daniel hardly notices. Until one day a girl arrives and changes his world.
ONLY is a glimpse into the heightened impressions and dreams of two unlikely 12-year-olds. Over the course of a single day, they venture on a journey, exploring deep secrets, dark fears, and first love in a pure and powerful meeting of young hearts and minds.
Only Lovers Left Alive [Blu-ray]
Jim Jarmusch
Only Yesterday
Isao Takahata A twenty-seven-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo.
Open Season
Roger Allers, Jill Culton Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear, finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag army against the hunters.
Open Your Mouth and say Mr Chi Pig
'Open Your Mouth And Say... Mr. Chi Pig' is a feature length documentary on the life and times of the enigmatic front man of punk band SNFU. The film tells the story of the prolific frontman through his own words, as well as appearances from some of the biggest names in the independent music industry.
Orpahn Black
Season Two of Orphan Black hits the ground running with Sarah Manning in a desperate race to recover her missing daughter. However, her scorched-earth tactics end up sparking a war that divides the clones and puts them all at risk. As Sarah discovers more about her past, mysterious newcomers appear, but can they be trusted? Find out as this suspenseful BBC TV series continues.
Actress Maslany plays seven different roles (clones) in the series and has a continuity team to keep her from mixing up the various characters.
To develop his character Felix, Jordan Gavaris used glam rockers Mick Jagger and Billy Idol for inspiration.
To create the clone scenes, Maslany does one take with a double and then repeats the scene with a different double. The two takes are layered together during editing.
The show has a science consultant whose real-life name is Cosima, the same as one of the lead characters.
Co-creator and director John Fawcett has said the movie Memento was a major inspiration for the Orphan Black series.
Orphan Black Season 3
Two-time Critics Choice Award-winner Tatiana Maslany returns in the pulse-racing third season of Orphan Black. After the shocking discovery of Project Castor, Sarah and her sister clones are left to battle the top-secret military project producing these lethal male clones. At the same time, Sarah tries to track down her missing twin Helena and an ailing Cosima searches for the key to the synthetic sequences that may keep them all alive. But how far are they willing to go to protect each other and their families, and who can they really trust? Orphan Black is back with more adrenaline-charged action, intrigue and suspense than ever before!
The Orphanage
Juan Antonio Bayona Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro (director of Pan's Labyrinth) presents The Orphanage, a chilling ghost story about a woman who discovers dark and horrific secrets hidden within her cherished childhood home and her desperate attempt to rescue her family from the nightmare into which she unwittingly led them.
OSCAR PETERSON: Music in the Key of Oscar
V.I.E.W. Video This riveting music documentary, as seen on TV and now available on DVD, Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar, traces the history of Jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson, from his early days as Montreal's teenage Boogie-Woogie sensation through his meteoric rise to international celebrity with Norman Granz and the ground-breaking Jazz at the Philharmonic and beyond. This DVD is jam packed with music, rare footage, home movies, multiple DVD Bonus Features, and in-depth interviews with a Who s Who of Jazz legends including Ella Fitzgerald and Quincy Jones. This comprehensive documentary film is destined to become a classic. Highlighted in this treasure trove of musical gems is the reunion of the legendary Oscar Peterson Trio (bassist Ray Brown, guitarist Herb Ellis, and Oscar on Piano) after a twenty-year hiatus. And almost as memorable as the music is the voice of the man himself, passionately and articulately guiding us through his unfolding musical and personal evolution. Some of this film s musical highlights include a performance with Count Basie, Caravan, Gentle Waltz, Boogie Woogie, Tiny s Exercise (by Art Tatum), Tenderly, Sweet Loraine (by Nat King Cole), Hymn to Freedom, Bag s Groove, Place St. Henri, Perdido (with Cleo Lane & John Dankworth), March Past, Nightmare, Hallelujah Time, Nigerian Marketplace, Lonesome One...and more! Other topics covered include the anatomy of the trio, Montreal s Golden Era, measuring up to Art Tatum, the Johnny Holmes Big Band, the color barrier and race relations, Norman Granz, Jazz At The Philharmonic (JATP), Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Brown s perspective, touring Europe, substance abuse casualties, social change in America, the Civil Rights Movement - The Dream, the permanence of Jazz, the competitive side of Oscar, award presentations, the Royal Albert Hall Performance, and much more. From concert performances and revealing insight from Oscar himself to enlightening interviews with a profusion of American musical icons, this DVD, Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar, not only serves as the foremost documentary of the pianist, but as a testament to the undeniable legacy of legendary Jazz pianist and composer, Oscar Peterson.
Our Changing Homelands, Our Changing Lives
The land that has sustained the Vuntut Gwitchin, People of the Lakes, in the Far North of Yukon Canada is undergoing rapid changes from global warming. This video takes you on a journey from nearly 20 years ago to the present with a community whose survival is at risk.
The Outsiders
Francis Ford Coppola
The Overnighters
Jesse Moss Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.
Pacing the Cage by Bruce Cockburn
Joel Goldberg An intimate look at Bruce Cockburn, his life and his music. Pacing the Cage is a documentary that features Canadian singer/songwriter/activist, Bruce Cockburn reflecting on his life and his career. The documentary features appearances by songwriters Jackson Browne, Sylvia Tyson, Bono, Sarah Harmer, Colin Linden, best selling authors Michael Ondaatje, William Young, Lt. Gen Romeo Dallaire and Bernie Finkelstein. Pacing the Cage follows Bruce as he performs in sold out shows, records his live Slice O Life CD, and participates in a series of benefit concerts. Documentary cameras also follow Bruce to his home for a candid conversation about his views on everything from religion to parenthood. The documentary will shed new light on Bruce s spirituality, and his thoughts on activism, politics, writing, and his amazing 40 plus years in the music industry. The DVD features never before seen live performances of songs from his 40 year plus catalogue of music. The final scenes and interviews of the documentary are present day. We peek into rehearsals for the recent Luminato tribute for Bruce, and interview Bruce at his home. During this final interview, Bruce reflects about his life and career, and where he sees himself going in the future.Bruce Cockburn, Pacing the Cage gives viewers never before seen insights into Bruce s life on the road, as a performer, master guitar player, activist and song-writer.
Painting Red Square
Max Fraser
1. Painting Red Square (the documentary short) - 5:10
2. The Bit About Rick Mercer - 1:23
3. The Thing in the Middle - 0:41
4. About the Real Red Square - 1:21
5. The Muslim World, Spirituality and the Colour of Red
- 2:18
6. Labour Leaders and Yukon Premiers - 1:21
7. "It doesn't take much to paint a square" - 5:09
8. Celebration of the World Premiere at Bombay Peggy's - 2:55

Copyright 2009 Max Fraser Video Productions
Pan's Labyrinth
Guillermo del Toro Guillermo del Toro's haunting fairy tale PAN'S LABYRINTH starring Mirabel Verdú (Y tu mamá también), Sergi Lopez (Dirty Pretty Things), Ivana Baquero (Fragile) and Doug Jones (Hellboy). PAN'S LABYRINTH is a fanciful and chilling story set against the b
The Paper Chase
James Bridges Serious, hard-working student James T. Hart faces the rigors of his first year at Harvard Law School. The pressure to succeed is tremendous and some of the students form study groups while also spending a great many hours studying. Hart's greatest challenge is contract law and his professor, Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. Using the Socratic method, Kingsfield challenges his students with questions demanding accuracy and creativity in their responses and often humiliating those who are unable to respond. As the school year progresses, Hart faces many challenges but befriends Susan Fields - unaware that she has a connection that affects their relationship. Finally, Hart accommodates himself to whatever might come his way, accepting a new set of priorities in his life.
Paranoid Park
Gus Van Sant An unsolved murder at Portland's infamous Paranoid Park brings detectives to a local high school, propelling a young skater into a moral odyssey where he must not only deal with the pain and disconnect of adolescence but the consequences of his own actions.
Bong Joon Ho Meet the Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide "indispensable" luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims' newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
Paris, Texas
Wim Wenders Something like a perfect artistic union is achieved in the major components of Paris, Texas: the twang of Ry Cooder's guitar, the lonely light of Robbie Muller's camera, the craggy landscape of Harry Dean Stanton's face. In his greatest role, longtime character actor Stanton plays a man brought back to his old life after wandering in the desert (or somewhere) for four years. He has a 7-year-old son to get to know, and his wife has gone missing. The material is much in the wanderlust spirit of director Wim Wenders, working from a script by Sam Shepard and L.M. Kit Carson. If the long climactic conversation between Stanton and Nastassja Kinski renders the movie uneven and slightly inscrutable, it's hard to think of a more fitting ending—and besides, the achingly empty American spaces stick longer in the memory than the dialogue. Winner of the top prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. —Robert Horton
Vic Sarin Even in a land ravaged by hatred, fear and intolerance, the seeds of love can still find nourishment to take root and blossom. It is 1947, and amidst the chaos and bloodshed unleashed when India and Pakistan are split into separate states, Sikh and former soldier Gian (Jimi Mistry) risks everything to save Naseem (Kristin Kreuk) a young Muslim woman, from a violent mob. Soon, love builds a bridge between their two worlds, healing the wounds in both their hearts. But how long can their joy last when religious zealots try to tear them apart forever? With its rich tapestry of stories and characters based on real people and events, Partition is a moving and timeless tale of innocent people struggling to find happiness in treacherous times.
John Walker WINNER / Best Director - John Walker / Atlantic Film Festival

Searching for the Northwest Passage - The Story of Sir John Franklin

In 1845, celebrated British explorer Sir John Franklin, along with his crew of 128 men, set sail from England in search of a fabled passage west, which they believed would lead them to the riches of the Orient. None of them were ever seen again.

A search party found no evidence of any crew or wreckage. The answer to the mystery was eventually solved by John Rae, a lone doctor travelling the Arctic Circle on foot. His findings were so horrific that those back home - including Sir John's widow, Lady Franklin, as well as Charles Dickens - waged a public campaign to discredit Rae and subsequently incriminate an entire nation of Northern Inuit people.
Franklin J. Schaffner "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with Patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Europe and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and tendency toward insubordination, faults that would prevent him from becoming the lead American general in the Normandy Invasion as well as to his being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany.
Richard Halsey, Daryl Duke
Peace Out
The Tar Sands, Charles Wilkinson Peace Out seeks to engage those of us who do not connect our daily decisions with global land use issues. It focuses on the North Western Canadian wilderness, however the issues are universal. The film engages hydro and natural gas energy executives, oil company reps, nuclear spokesmen, scientists, academics and activists in an intelligent debate that leaves the viewer to decide. The film presents a beautiful, thought provoking look at a rapidly transforming landscape.
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure / La grande aventure de Pee-Wee (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]
Billy Weber, Tim Burton Former animator Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Batman, Mars Attacks!) made his feature directorial debut with this delightful comedy, coscripted by the late Phil Hartman (who also appears briefly as a reporter). Wisely, they keep the story simple so as to concentrate on the characters: Pee-wee's most prized possession, his shiny new bicycle, is stolen, and he sets off on an obsessive cross-country journey, determined to recover it. Pee-wee's awkward and childish attempts to be cool and mature ("I meant to do that!!") are hysterical, as when he tells his girlfriend (Elizabeth Daly): "There's things about me you don't know, Dottie. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you shouldn't understand.... I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel." Look for Saturday Night Live vet Jan Hooks in a hilarious bit as a tour guide at the Alamo. And beware of Large Marge! —Jim Emerson
Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.
Peter and the Wolf [Import]
Suzie Templeton, Tony Fish An animated retelling set to Prokofiev's suite. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather, his only friend a duck. In town, he's bullied. When a wolf menaces the duck - as well as grandfather's fat cat and an ill-flying bird that Peter has befriended - Peter bravely tries to tree the wolf. Grandfather, the townspeople, and the hunters who have antagonized Peter figure in the dénouement.
Peter Mettler
Phantom Boy
Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol A super-powered boy helps a wheelchair-bound policeman in his attempt to bring down a mob kingpin.
Phantom Boy [BR]
Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol
Phantom of The Paradise (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]
Brian De Palma Phantom Of The Paradise is a ground-breaking cult film favorite from acclaimed writer/director Brian De Palma (Carrie, Dressed To Kill).

Paul Williams wrote the acclaimed score for this musical horror classic, and stars as an evil record tycoon haunted and taunted by the disfigured composer Winslow Leach (William Finley, Sisters) he once wronged. Cheered by the Los Angeles Times as a delightful, outrageous…visual triumph, and also starring Jessica Harper (Suspiria, Shock Treatment) and Gerrit Graham (Used Cars, Terrorvision), this hilarious send-up of the glam rock era is pure entertainment from beginning to end.
Phantom of The Paradise (Collector's Edition) [DVD] by Shout! Factory
A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.
Robert Bresson's masterful investigation of crime and redemption tells the story of arrogant, young Michel, who spends his days learning the art of picking pockets in the streets, subway cars, and train stations of Paris. As Michel grows bolder and more a
Picture of Light
Peter Mettler Honored at multiple international film festivals, PICTURE OF LIGHT takes a film crew to the Sub Arctic to capture the wonder of the Northern Lights. While combining glimpses of the characters who live in this remote environment and the crew's both comic a
Picturing a People
Carol Geddes At the age of 16, George Johnston left the Yukon community of Teslin and trekked hundreds of miles overland to coastal Alaska in search of the history of his people. Johnston met with elders, learning as much as he could about the Tlingit religion and the songs and dances of his people. A few years later, Johnston did something else that was quite extraordinary: after ordering a camera from a mail-order catalogue, he taught himself to use it and to develop and print his own photographs.
The images he recorded—of special moments and everyday occasions—became a beacon to the young and a testament to the golden times of the Tlingit people. Johnston's photos lovingly portray a sense of history and a zest for life. His work as a photographer in the period from 1920 to 1945 has long been recognized in the Native community, predating a generation of Indian and Inuit photographers. Today, as his photographs gain international recognition, the National Film Board of Canada has released a documentary directed by Carol Geddes, a clan relative of Johnston's.
Picturing a People: George Johnston, Tlingit Photographer is a unique portrait of a man who was himself a creator of portraits and a keeper of his culture. Johnston cared deeply about the traditions of the Tlingit people, and he recorded a critical period in the history of the Tlingit nation. As Geddes says, his legacy was "to help us dream the future as much as to remember the past."
Picturing a People: George Johnston Tlingit Photographer
Carol Geddes * - - - - George Johnston was a hunter, trapper, entrepreneur and photographer. This man, whose Tlingit name was Kaash KlaÕ, documented his family at work and play, and the Yukon community of Teslin, where he lived.
Johnston's photos lovingly portray a sense of history and a zest for life. His work as a photographer in the period from 1920-45, when few Indian people spoke English, has long been recognized in the Native community. Johnston's work predates a generation of Indian and Inuit photographers. Today Teslin has a museum in his name, the Yukon archives are custodians of his work, and his Tlingit relative, Carol Geddes, is directing a documentary film about his life and work.
Combining archival photography, dramatic reenactment and the pictorial work of Johnston himself, the film not only examines Johnston's vision but also documents life in the Yukon in the inter-warperiod. Johnston's passion for traditional Tlingit culture, his sensitivity and artistic sense of the beauty of the North are captured in the grain of each black and white photograph he took. We see him hunting, and visit his cabin darkroom while the voices of his contemporaries tell the story of this historically important Tlingit man.
Today Johnston's work is at last receiving the recognition it deserves. His photos were included in Visions (1985), a review of Indian and Inuit photography, and also as part of the De Mémoire exhibition during Montréal's Le Mois de la Photo 1991. His works are also part of the 1994 From Icebergs to Iced Tea exhibition, currently slated for installation in Ottawa.
The film PICTURING A PEOPLE : George Johnston, Tlingit Photographer is an engaging portrait of an extraordinary man and the evocative photos he took documenting a fascinating part of Canadian history.
Picturing the Yukon
YFS Malkom the Birder Boy, Random Acts of Silence, Lost Cabin
Picturing the Yukon 2008 shorts
Aydaygooay to Boar Attack. 9 Short films.
The Pink Panther / La panthère rose
Blake Edwards The history of film comedy would have been much altered if Peter Ustinov had stayed in the role of Jacques Clouseau, the bumbling French police inspector in The Pink Panther. But Ustinov dropped out, the role went to Peter Sellers, and a classic character was born: suspicious, blundering, with a pompous little mustache and a sometimes impenetrable accent, Clouseau was always one step behind everybody else in the room. The Pink Panther introduced Clouseau hot on the trail of a famous jewel thief (David Niven), who may be planning to make off with an expensive gem known as the Pink Panther. Set in a European ski resort, this bubbly comedy is a wonderful dose of '60s style, from the famous Henry Mancini theme music to the presence of two of Europe's top sex symbols of the era, Claudia Cardinale and Capucine. The film also introduced the popular cartoon Pink Panther, slinking around to Mancini's music in an animated credits sequence. The film's success brought a follow-up, A Shot in the Dark, also released in 1964; after 11 years, Sellers and top comedy director Blake Edwards (10) returned with three more sequels. —Robert Horton
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Gore Verbinski Depp/Bloom ~ Pirates Of The Caribbean At Worlds End
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Gore Verbinski Charming rogue pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is back for a grand, swashbuckling, nonstop joyride filled with devilish pirate humor, monstrous sea creatures, and breathtaking black magic. Now Jack's got a blood debt to pay — he owes his soul to the legendary Davy Jones, ghostly Ruler of the Ocean Depths . . . but ever-crafty Jack isn't about to go down without a fight. Along the way, dashing Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and the beautiful Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) get caught up in the thrilling whirlpool of misadventures stirred up in Jack's quest to avoid eternal damnation by seizing the fabled Dead Man's Chest!
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Gore Verbinski Depp/Rush/Bloom/Knightley ~ Pirates Of The Caribbean-Curse Of The Black Pearl
A Place Called Chiapas [Import]
Manfred Becker, Nettie Wild A trip into the perilous state of Chiapas in southern Mexico is taken in this documentary, which focuses on the Zapatista National Liberation Army and its mysterious leader, Subcomandante Marcos. The narration notes that The New York Times has referred to the struggle of the Zapatistas as the "world's first postmodern revolution," and there is a remarkably surreal air at times. At one point Subcomandante Marcos is filmed while posing for the French fashion magazine Marie Claire, yet there can be no denying that the residents he champions are extremely poor. The interviews with farmers who fear they will be murdered by government troops are moving, and a press conference in which tape recordings of death threats are played is disturbing. The film's director, Nettie Wild, has a definite point of view and notes stoically that a memo from American bankers may have inspired the violence directed against the local rebels by the Mexican government. The background of the rebellion in Chiapas is told concisely with most of the film consisting of atmospheric footage showing life in the troubled and violent region. The film crew was itself threatened by right-wing paramilitary death squads, and the paranoia that is an asset in such an environment is tensely translated via filmed encounters with government troops. —Robert J. McNamara
Place of the Boss: Utshimassits
John Walker In the mid-1960's, the Mashuau Innu, one of the last hunter-gatherer peoples of North America, were forced to abandon their 6000-year nomadic lifestyle and settle in the village of Davis Inlet on the coast of Northern Labrador - a place the Innu named "Utshimassits" (ooh-she-mah-seet), or the Place of the Boss.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
John Hughes Given the presence of both Steve Martin and John Candy, one would expect this John Hughes comedy to be much, much funnier than it is. Certainly it's not for lack of effort on the part of its stars. Martin is an uptight businessman trying to get home from New York for the holidays. But one thing after another gets in his way—most of it having to do with Candy, a boorish but well-meaning boob who takes a liking to him. Together they travel all over the map; no matter how hard Martin tries to shake him, he can't. But Hughes's writing is never as sharp as it should be and this film winds up being only intermittently humorous. —Marshall Fine