|The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 PG-13, 111 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine, Edgar Ramirez, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Tom Gallop, Corey Johnson, Daniel Bruhl, Joey Ansah, Colin Stinton
Matt Damon is back as ex-assassin Jason Bourne in this third episode of Robert Ludlum's tale. Suffering from amnesia, trained assassin Bourne leaves Moscow on a quest to put together the puzzle pieces that will lead to his identity and past. A London newspaper article written by Simon Ross (Paddy Considine) offers a ray of light into Bourne's true identity, and Bourne contacts Ross. This begins the trek back during which Bourne connects again with CIA agent Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) who comes to his aid. But, CIA agent Noah Vosen (David Strathairn), who heads the covert Blackbriar wing, wants to cover all tracks and orders Bourne's assassination. And the deadly cat and mouse game continues–culminating in the Big Apple with Vosen directing the bloody action using a surveillance-camera system. The film received three Academy Awards: Best Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing
|Closer 2004 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Nick Hobbs, Colin Stinton, Robert Stone, Bret Yount, Adbul Popoola, Antony Gabriel, Steve Morphew, Ray Donn, Steve Benham
London novelist Dan (Jude Law) falls in love with Alice (Natalie Portman), but her needs become too much for him. Meanwhile, photographer Anna (Julia Roberts) and Dan are attracted to each other, but she marries Larry (Clive Owen). The relationships in this love quadrangle are shown at the beginnings and endings when flirtations, passions, deceptions, and betrayals rise to the fore. Graphic sexual descriptions. Academy Award nominations were received for Best Supporting Actress (Portman) and Supporting Actor (Owen).
|The Machinist 2004 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: Brad Anderson
Cast: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, John Sharian, Michael Ironside, Larry Gilliard Jr., Reg E. Cathey, Anna Massey, Matthew Romero Moore, Robert Long, Colin Stinton, Craig Stevenson, Ferran Lahoz, Norman Bell, Jeremy Xido
Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) is a lathe operator who suffers from insomnia, can't eat, and has become isolated at work because of an accident blamed on him. Now, he appears to be getting mysterious notes and is having visions of events that may or may not be happening. What will Trevor uncover when he begins to investigate?
|Proof 2005 PG-13, 100 min.|
Director: John Madden
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hope Davis, Gary Houston, Anne Wittman, Danny McCarthy, Leigh Zimmerman, Colin Stinton, Leland Burnett, Tobiasz Daszkiewicz, Roshan Seth, John Keefe, Chipo Chung, C. Gerod Harris
Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) is concerned that she has inherited the insanity suffered by her father, Robert (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant University of Chicago mathematics professor who has recently died. Catherine's sister Claire (Hope Davis) arrives to help with their father's affairs while one of Robert's favorite students, Hal (Jake Gyllenhaal), searches through Robert's notebooks. Hal comes up with a mathematics proof that should change thinking in the math world. Genius or madness? That is the question this film explores.
|The Russia House 1990 R, 123 min.|
Director: Fred Schepisi
Cast: Sean Connery, Roy Scheider, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Fox, John Mahoney, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ken Russell, J.T. Walsh, David Threlfall, Michael Kitchen, Mac McDonald, Nicholas Woodeson, Martin Clunes, Ian McNeice, Colin Stinton
While in Russia for a book conference, publisher Barley Blair (Sean Connery) is handed a manuscript that reveals Soviet military secrets. British Secret Service agent Ned (James Fox) coerces Blair into finding information about the author and the authenticity of the manuscript. Reluctantly, Blair agrees and is pulled into a complex world where he becomes involved with Katya (Michelle Pfeiffer) who is a pawn in the deadly game.
|Spy Game 2001 R, 125 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Larry Bryggman, Matthew Marsh, Todd Boyce, Michael Paul Chan, Garrick Hagon, Bill Buell, Colin Stinton, Andrew Grainger, Ted Maynard, Tom Hodgkins
About-to-retire, CIA agent Nathan Muir (Robert Redford) gets word that his protege, Tom Bishop (Brad Pitt), is being held in China on espionage charges and is scheduled for execution in 24 hours. The agency holds a meeting that includes Muir who recalls past events with Bishop that serve to explain why Muir will somehow find a way to save Bishop.
|Transsiberian 2008 R, 111 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Brad Anderson
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega, Thomas Kretschmann, Ben Kingsley, Etienne Chicot, Mac McDonald, Colin Stinton, Perlis Vaisieta, Bronius Kindurys, Sergej Oskin
Jessie and Roy (Emily Mortimer and Woody Harrelson) are a married couple returning from missionary work in China when they board the Transsiberian Express for a six day trek on their way home to America. They meet travel mates Carlos and Abby (Eduardo Noriega and Kate Mara) and are drawn to each other. But, when Roy gets separated from the train during a stopover, Jessie begins to suspect that there is more to Carlos and Abby than meets the eye. Soon, Roy catches up with them on the next train, and traveling with him is Russian narcotics policeman Grinko (Ben Kingsley). Grinko is investigating a drug-related homicide and seems to be very interested in the foursome. Tensions rise, actions heat up, and not even the police can help.
|The Verdict 1982 R, 128 min.|
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, James Mason, Jack Warden, Milo O'Shea, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Binns, Julie Bovasso, Roxanne Hart, James Handy, Wesley Addy, Joe Seneca, Lewis J. Stadlen, Kent Broadhurst, Colin Stinton
Down-and-out, alcoholic lawyer Frank Galvin (Paul Newman), assisted by girlfriend Laura Fischer (Charlotte Rampling), works on a case against Ed Concannon (James Mason) that could be his salvation. The case involves a malpractice suit against a Catholic hospital that may be responsible for the poor condition of a woman who ran into problems with anesthesia given during childbirth. Academy Award nominations included Best Picture, Actor (Newman), Supporting Actor (Mason), and Director.
|The Winslow Boy 1999 G, 110 min.|
Director: David Mamet
Cast: Nigel Hawthorne, Jeremy Northam, Rebecca Pidgeon, Gemma Jones, Guy Edwards, Matthew Pidgeon, Colin Stinton, Aden Gillett, Sarah Flind, Neil North
Based on a true incident that took place in 1912, this story traces the escalation of events as Arthur Winslow (Nigel Hawthorne) deals with what he perceives as his son's unfair treatment resulting in his expulsion from Osburne Naval College. His fight will soon expand to reach national proportions.
|1. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)|
2. Closer (2004)
3. The Machinist (2004)
4. Proof (2005)
5. The Russia House (1990)
6. Spy Game (2001)
7. Transsiberian (2008)
8. The Verdict (1982)
9. The Winslow Boy (1999)
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