|Michael Clayton 2007 R, 119 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Tony Gilroy
Cast: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Sean Cullen, Tom Wilkinson, Sydney Pollack, Michael O'Keefe, Ken Howard, Denis O'Hare, Robert Prescott, Austin Williams, Merritt Wever, David Lansbury, Bill Raymond, David Zayas
Corporate lawyer Michael Clayton (George Clooney) routinely gets damage control assignments from his Manhattan law firm, and when the firm's lead attorney Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson) suffers a mental breakdown during a deposition, Clayton steps in to meet the largest challenge of his career. It appears that Eden has uncovered the fact that the company, U/North, he was representing was guilty of putting a carcinogenic pesticide on the market and claiming innocence. Meanwhile, U/North's chief counsel Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) steps in and offers a solution to relieve her employer from paying out billions. Will Clayton take the money and run, or will he stand firm in what he knows is right? The film received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Swinton); six other nominations included Best Picture, Actor (Clooney), Supporting Actor (Wilkinson), Supporting Actress (Swinton), and Director.
|Phoebe in Wonderland 2008 PG-13, 96 min.|
Director: Daniel Barnz
Cast: Elle Fanning, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Pullman, Campbell Scott, Ian Colletti, Caitlin Sanchez, Max Baker, Maddie Corman, Peter Gerety, Madhur Jaffrey, Bailee Madison, Austin Williams, Teala Dunn, Connor Douglas
Phoebe Lichten (Elle Fanning) is a little girl whose parents, Hilary and Peter (Felicity Huffman and Bill Pullman), worry about her because she does not follow the rules. Her mother tries to deal with the problem but is frustrated while trying to write a book about the tales of Lewis Carroll. When the drama teacher, Miss Dodger (Patricia Clarkson), offers Phoebe a role in the school production of "Alice in Wonderland," Phoebe is thrilled and accepts the role of "Alice." Rehearsals begin, but problems ensue when Phoebe slips away from reality and sees the play's characters leading her through a magical maze of life, which could lead to her downfall.
|1. Michael Clayton (2007)|
2. Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
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