|About Face 1952 N/R, 94 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Cast: Gordon MacRae, Eddie Bracken, Dick Wesson, Phyllis Kirk, Joel Grey, Virginia Gibson, Larry Keating, John Baer, Aileen Stanley Jr., Cliff Ferre, James Best, Roy Del Ruth, Donald Kerr, Richard Monahan, Ferris Taylor
Set to music, this is a remake of 1938's "Brother Rat" about three cadets at Virginia Military Institute who try to conceal a forbidden marriage that would mean dismissal from the cadet corps for one of them if it was discovered.
|Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History... 1976 PG, 120 min.|
Genre: Western / Comedy
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Paul Newman, Kevin McCarthy, Joel Grey, Burt Lancaster, Geraldine Chaplin, Harvey Keitel, Frank Kaquitts, Will Sampson, Allan F. Nicholls, John Considine, Robert DoQui, Mike E. Kaplan, Bert Remsen, Bonnie Leaders, Denver Pyle
Buffalo Bill Cody (Paul Newman) uses the legends of his life as the basis of his Wild West show. Chief Sitting Bull (Frank Kaquitts) agrees to be part of the show, but problems arise when Sitting Bull wants authenticity, and Buffalo Bill's lies about the past begin to catch up with him. This film points out the fraudulence of Buffalo Bill's accounts. However, the film is interesting as it shows how egotistic personalities write their own versions of history.
|Cabaret 1972 PG, 123 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Bob Fosse
Cast: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey, Fritz Wepper, Marisa Berenson, Elizabeth Neumann-Viertel, Sigrid von Richthofen, Helen Vita, Gerd Vespermann, Ralf Wolter, Georg Hartmann
In 1931 Germany, just before the Nazi take-over, Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets and has an affair with Brian (Michael York). This affair leads to a menage a trois with a German VIP (Helmut Griem). Joel Grey plays the menacing master of ceremonies. The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Director (Bob Fosse), Best Actress (Liza Minnelli), and Best Supporting Actor (Joel Grey). Two other nominations were received, including Best Picture.
|Choke 2008 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Clark Gregg
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Brad William Henke, Paz de la Huerta, Gillian Jacobs, Mary B. McCann, Matt Gerald, Joel Grey, Viola Harris, Clark Gregg, Kathryn Alexander, Teodorina Bello, Kate Blumberg, Jonah Bobo
Sex addict and medical school dropout Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell) spends his days working at a Colonial American theme park and his nights at upscale restaurants where he intentionally chokes hoping for attention and money. He also is helping support his mentally ill mother Ida (Angelica Huston) who is institutionalized with dementia. On one visit to his mother, Ida mistakes Victor for her lawyer and tells him she is disappointed in Victor. After that news, Victor and his fellow-addict friend Denny (Brad William Henke) attend a Sex Addicts Anonymous group. Then, in a rare moment of lucidity, Ida tells Victor that she has held back on the identity of his father. Now, with help from Denny and Ida's physician Dr. Paige Marshall (Kelly Macdonald), Victor tries to find out who his father really is.
|A Christmas Carol 1999 TV, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Fantasy
Director: David Hugh Jones
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice, Saskia Reeves, Desmond Barrit, Bernard Lloyd, Dominic West, Trevor Peacock, Liz Smith, Claire Slater, Ben Tibber, Elizabeth Spriggs, Kenny Doughty, Laura Fraser
Patrick Stewart makes an excellent Ebenezer Scrooge in this fine TV adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic Christmas story. After visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Joel Grey), Present (Desmond Barrit), and Future (Tim Potter), Scrooge re-evaluates his treatment of Tiny Tim (Ben Tibber) and and his family. It ranks among the best of the several film renditions.
|Come September 1961 N/R, 112 min.|
Director: Robert Mulligan
Cast: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Walter Slezak, Brenda De Banzie, Rosanna Rory, Ronald Howard, Joel Grey, Ronnie Haran, Chris Seitz, Joan Freeman
Rich American Robert Talbot (Rock Hudson) arrives at his Italian villa for a vacation in July rather than the usual September visit. That poses a problem for Maurice (Walter Slezak), the caretaker, since he runs the villa as a hotel when Robert is not there. But Robert's problems prove greater as he tries to stop his girlfriend Lisa (Gina Lollobrigida) from marrying another, and also finds himself acting as a chaperon for American girls who are being hounded by oversexed boys at his villa.
|Dancer in the Dark 2000 R, 140 min.|
Director: Lars von Trier
Cast: Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare, Udo Kier, Joel Grey, Vincent Paterson, Cara Seymour, Jean-Marc Barr, Zeljko Ivanek
Czech immigrant Selma (Bjork) arrives in the U.S. with her young son, finds a trailer to call home, and begins a dreary job at the Anderson Tool Company. Meanwhile, she suffers from a degenerative eye disease that her son has also inherited. She has no money to pay for the operations to save their sights. To escape the misery, Selma transposes herself through music. If you think the music serves to relieve the tragedy, think again!
|The Empty Mirror 1997 N/R, 117 min.|
Director: Barry J. Hershey
Cast: Norman Rodway, Joel Grey, Glenn Shadix, Camilla Soeberg, Peter Michael Goetz, Doug McKeon, Hope Allen, Lori Scott, Raul Kobrinsky, Randy Zielinski
What if Hitler did not commit suicide and was forced to face the results of his evil deeds? That's the premise of this psychodrama in which settings and score support the mania of Hitler's master plan. Very unsettling!
|The Fantasticks 1995 PG, 86 min.|
Genre: Musical / Romance
Director: Michael Ritchie
Cast: Joel Grey, Barnard Hughes, Jean Louisa Kelly, Joseph McIntyre, Jonathon Morris, Brad Sullivan, Teller, Arturo Gil, Tony Cox, Victoria Stevens, Trayne Thomas, Shaunery Stevens, Dyrk Ashton, Gregory Amato, Lee Bell
Off-Broadway's long-running musical is finally brought to the screen in this story of young Louisa (Jean Louisa Kelly) and Matt (Joseph McIntyre) who are tricked by their fathers (Joel Grey and Brad Sullivan) into falling in love. When the plot falls apart, the romance is off–until Louisa and Matt face the realities of life and reunite.
|Kafka 1991 PG-13, 98 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Drama / Thriller
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm, Jeroen Krabbe, Alec Guinness, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brian Glover, Robert Flemyng, Keith Allen, Simon McBurney, Matyelok Gibbs, Hilde Van Mieghem, Ion Caramitru, Jan Nemejovsky
Set in 1919, this story involves Franz Kafka's (Jeremy Irons) investigation of the mysterious disappearance of his friend in Prague. Kafka works for an insurance company but spends his nights writing eerie stories. After his friend disappears, Kafka is suspected of murder and, while investigating, follows clues given to him by Gabriella (Theresa Russell) and Bizzlebek (Jeroen Krabbe) that lead to the Castle and the evil Dr. Marnau (Ian Holm). Now, Kafka finds himself in the midst of a secret, underground organization that he must confront.
|The Music of Chance 1993 R, 98 min.|
Director: Philip Haas
Cast: James Spader, Mandy Patinkin, M. Emmet Walsh, Charles Durning, Joel Grey, Samantha Mathis, Chris Penn, Pearl Jones, Jordan Spainhour, Paul Auster
After losing in a poker game, Jack Pozzi (James Spader) and James Nash (Mandy Patinkin) must satisfy their debt by building a stone wall for on the estate of Willie Stone (Joel Grey) and Bill Flower (Charles Durning). Meanwhile, Calvin Murks (M. Emmet Walsh) diabolically directs their work efforts.
|Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins 1985 PG-13, 121 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy
Director: Guy Hamilton
Cast: Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley, George Coe, Kate Mulgrew, J.A. Preston, Charles Cioffi, Michael Pataki, Jon Polito, Cosie Costa, Patrick Kilpatrick, J.P. Romano, Joel Kramer, Frank Ferrara, Marv Albert
Remo Williams (Fred Ward) is a NYC cop who gets involved with a group to avenge all that they think is wrong with the world. To attain his goal of preserving the constitution, Remo gets help from the Master of Sinanju, Chiun (Joel Grey), who teaches him ancient martial arts, which then gives Remo a chance for success.
|The Seven-Per-Cent Solution 1976 PG, 113 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Comedy / Adventure
Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Nicol Williamson, Laurence Olivier, Joel Grey, Samantha Eggar, Jeremy Kemp, Charles Gray, Georgia Brown, Regine, Anna Quayle, Jill Townsend, Alison Leggatt, John Bird
Doctor Watson (Robert Duvall) is very concerned about his friend Sherlock Holmes' (Nicol Williamson) cocaine addiction and suggests that he consult with Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin). During their meetings, the criminologist and psychologist join forces and become involved in solving the mystery behind the kidnapping of one of Freud's former patients, Lola Devereaux (Vanessa Redgrave).
|Oscar: Best Supporting Actor for Cabaret (1972)|
1. About Face (1952)
2. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History... (1976)
3. Cabaret (1972)
4. Calypso Heat Wave (1957)
5. Choke (2008)
6. A Christmas Carol (1999)
7. Come September (1961)
8. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
9. The Empty Mirror (1997)
10. The Fantasticks (1995)
11. Kafka (1991)
12. The Music of Chance (1993)
13. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
14. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
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