|Affliction 1997 R, 114 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Paul Schrader
Cast: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Mary Beth Hurt, Jim True-Frost, Marian Seldes, Holmes Osborne, Brigid Tierney, Sean McCann, Tim Post, Christopher Heyerdahl, Janine Theriault, Wayne Robson, Sheena Larkin
Based on Russell Banks' novel, this film adaptation features Nick Nolte as Wade Whitehouse, a small-town sheriff in New England who delves into an "accidental" hunting accident to redeem his bleak life–both professionally and personally. He reexamines his life and the relationship he has with his abusive father Glen (James Coburn). Meanwhile, his ex-wife (Mary Beth Hurt) hates him, and his relationship with his daughter Jill (Brigid Tierney) is badly in need of repair. Wade is dating Margie (Sissy Spacek) who is the only one he seems capable of relating to. After his mother dies, Wade's brother Rolfe (Willem Dafoe) comes home to pay his respects, and now Wade suspects Rolfe of being involved in the criminal world. James Coburn won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, and Nick Nolte was nominated for Best Actor.
|Bleeders 1997 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Peter Svatek
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Roy Dupuis, Kristin Lehman, Jackie Burroughs, John Dunn-Hill, Joanna Noyes, Felicia Schulman, Janine Theriault, Carmen Ferland, Christopher Heyerdahl, Michelle Brunet, David Deveau, John Harold Cail, Lisa Bronwyn Moore, Leni Parker
John and Karen Strauss (Roy Dupuis and Kristin Lehman) travel to an island searching for John's relatives. Once there, they enlist the aid of Dr. Marlow (Rutger Hauer) and discover the family alive, inbred, living in underground tunnels, and feeding off the blood from buried corpses.
|Cause of Death 2000 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Marc S. Grenier
Cast: Patrick Bergin, Joan Severance, Michael Ironside, Maxim Roy, Cas Anvar, Larry Day, Manon Harvey, Mark Antony Krupa, B Martin Sage, Eugene Clark, Vlasta Vrana, Edward Yankie, Janine Theriault, John Dunn-Hill, Michael Rudder
Taylor Lewis (Patrick Bergin) is assigned as prosecutor for the case against the mayor's cousin, Angela (Joan Severance), who is accused of murdering her husband. As the trial proceeds, Taylor begins to doubt Angela's guilt, and, to make matters worse, he falls in love with her.
|Eye of the Beholder 1999 R, 109 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Horror / Thriller
Director: Stephan Elliott
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd, Patrick Bergin, k.d. lang, Jason Priestley, Genevieve Bujold, Janine Theriault, Vlasta Vrana, Michelle Sweeney, Anne-Marie Brown, Kaitlin Brown, David Nerman, Steven McCarthy, Don Jordan, Maria Revelins
A surveillance expert (Ewan McGregor) spots Joanna (Ashley Judd) committing a murder and develops an obsession through which he follows her for the next 10 years as she kills again and again on a psychotic killing spree.
|Felicity: An American Girl Adventure 2005 TV, 86 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Nadia Tass
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Marcia Gay Harden, Katie Henney, David Gardner, Kevin Zegers, Janine Theriault, Geza Kovacs, John Schneider, Robinne Fanfair, Lynne Griffin, Juliet Holland-Rose, Eulala Scheel
The story of Felicity (Shailene Woodley) takes place in Virginia in the year 1775–just before the American Revolution. Felicity's family is being torn apart because her grandfather (David Gardner) is a Loyalist, and her father (John Schneider) is a Patriot. As an animal lover, Felicity is also very upset that the beautiful mare Penny, who has captured her heart, is being abused by the owner. As Felicity is pulled in two different directions between independence and loyalty, she learns just how important love is. (Review by LW)
|Owning Mahowny 2003 R, 107 min.|
Director: Richard Kwietniowski
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Maury Chaykin, John Hurt, Sonja Smits, Ian Tracey, Roger Dunn, Jason Blicker, K.C. Collins, Vince Corazza, Eric Fink, Michael Caruana, Matthew Ferguson, Conrad Dunn, Janine Theriault
Based on a true, Canadian bank-fraud case, this story revolves around compulsive gambler/bank manager Dan Mahony (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who finds a unique solution to his money woes.
|1. Affliction (1997)|
2. Bleeders (1997)
3. Cause of Death (2000)
4. Eye of the Beholder (1999)
5. Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (2005)
6. Owning Mahowny (2003)
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