|Anna Karenina 1997 PG-13, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
aka: Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
Director: Bernard Rose
Cast: Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner, James Fox, Fiona Shaw, Danny Huston, Phyllida Law, David Schofield, Saskia Wickham, Anna Calder-Marshall, Niall Buggy, Petr Shelokhonov, Jennifer Hall, Valerie Braddell
This version of Leo Tolstoy's 1878 novel was filmed entirely in Russia and stars Sophie Marceau as the beautiful wife and mother Anna Karenina who leaves her passionless marriage to Karenin (James Fox) when she falls in love with Count Vronsky (Sean Bean). Karenin will not grant her a divorce–even when Anna becomes pregnant with Vronsky's child–and depression and suicidal thoughts set in when Anna finds that happiness is elusive.
|The Black Dahlia 2006 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner, Fiona Shaw, Mike Starr, Patrick Fischler, James Otis, John Kavanagh, Troy Evans, Pepe Serna, Angus MacInnes, Rachel Miner
Based on James Ellroy's novel about a real-life Los Angeles murder case when Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner) was brutally murdered and grotesquely mutilated, this film is fiction but uses details from the still unsolved 1947 case. Ex-boxers, now LAPD detectives Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) investigate the murder in their unique ways. Bucky dumps girlfriend Kay Lake (Scarlett Johansson) when he comes under the spell of the beautiful bisexual, Madeleine (Hilary Swank), who, it turns out, once slept with Elizabeth. Then there are the drugs and police corruption that enter the picture in this difficult case.
|Century Hotel 2001 R, 95 min.|
Director: David Weaver
Cast: Lindy Booth, Colm Feore, Earl Pastko, Mia Kirshner, Tom McCamus, Sandrine Holt, Russell Yuen, Albert Chung, David Hewlett, Janet Kidder, Eugene Lipinski, Noam Jenkins
The stories of visitors to Suite 720 of the Century Hotel from 1921 through 1999 provide seven themes reflecting eras of the last millennium.
|Dark Summer 2000 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Gregory Marquette
Cast: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Connie Nielsen, Mia Kirshner, Robert Culp, Anne Archer, Joseph Culp, James Quill, Frank Langella, Keith David, Kent Allen, Charles Knecht, Trae Thomas, Mark Adams, William L. Marshall, Blaine Hart
Cellist Gerard Huxley (Jean-Hugues Anglade) is traveling through the Midwest when he runs across disturbed sisters Megan and Dominique Denright (Connie Nielsen and Mia Kirshner). They are heading to Seattle to tell their mother that their father has died. Gerard hooks up with them, unfortunately, since the sisters leave a trail of blood behind. Now, Gerard is accused of the murders and must defend himself.
|Love and Human Remains 1993 R, 98 min.|
Director: Denys Arcand
Cast: Thomas Gibson, Ruth Marshall, Joanne Vannicola, Cameron Bancroft, Matthew Ferguson, Mia Kirshner, Rick Roberts, Aidan Devine, Robert Higden, Karen Young
This film is a kinky comedy with unique personalities, including a gay waiter (Thomas Gibson), a book critic (Ruth Marshall), and a lesbian (Joanne Vannicola). Although the story's characters are WEIRD, the film is really quite entertaining.
|Mad City 1997 PG-13, 114 min.|
Cast: John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda, Robert Prosky, Blythe Danner, William Atherton, Ted Levine, Tammy Lauren, Raymond J. Barry
A museum security guard, Sam Baily, has lost his job and, out of frustration, takes museum visitors hostage. Reporter Max Brackett (Dustin Hoffman) just happens to be on the scene and seizes the moment to advance his own career.
|Murder in the First 1995 R, 122 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Marc Rocco
Cast: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz, Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey, William H. Macy, Stephen Tobolowsky, Stefan Gierasch, Mia Kirshner, Amanda Borden, Ben Slack, Kyra Sedgwick, Alex Bookston, Richie Allan
Based on a true story, this film relates the violence and horror of Alcatraz Prison. Inmate Henri Young (Kevin Bacon) should never have been there in the first place because his crime was stealing five dollars from the post office. Young tries to escape but is captured and brought back to Alcatraz where he now spends three years and two months in solitary confinement. Upon release from solitary, Young kills another inmate. During his murder trial, Young's lawyer, James Stamphill (Christian Slater), claims that Alcatraz turned his client into a homicidal maniac.
|New Best Friend 2002 R, 91 min.|
Director: Zoe Clarke-Williams
Cast: Mia Kirshner, Dominique Swain, Taye Diggs, Meredith Monroe, Glynnis O'Connor, Oliver Hudson, Rachel True, Joanna Canton, Scott Bairstow, Eric Michael Cole
College student Alicia (Mia Kirshner) is easily influenced by sorority sisters (Dominique Swain, Meredith Monroe, and Rachel True), and when Alicia overdoses on cocaine, Sheriff Artie Bonner puts the trio at the top of his investigation.
|Not Another Teen Movie 2001 R, 82 min.|
Director: Joel Gallen
Cast: Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Jaime Pressly, Mia Kirshner, Eric Christian Olsen, Deon Richmond, Eric Jungmann, Ron Lester, Cody McMains, Sam Huntington, Joanna Garcia, Lacey Chabert, Samm Levine, Cerina Vincent, Beverly Polcyn
All the usual characters–popular jock Jake (Chris Evans), nasty cheerleader Priscilla (Jaime Pressly), smart girl from the wrong side of the tracks Janey (Chyler Leigh), and undercover reporter Sadie(Beverly Polcyn)–attend John Hughes High School in this spoof on teen movies. Janey is an outcast with her plain looks and paint-spotted clothes, and Jake bets that he can transform her into the prom queen.
|Now & Forever 2001 N/R, 101 min.|
Director: Bob Clark
Cast: Mia Kirshner, Adam Beach, Gordon Tootoosis, Theresa Russell, Gabriel Olds, Callum Keith Rennie, Simon Baker, Alexandra Purvis, Benson McCulloch, Nicholas Treeshin
Despite different cultures, John (Adam Beach) and Angela (Mia Kirshner) have formed a bond. But, Angela does not really understand how much John means to her until after she becomes a famous actress.
|Out of the Cold 1999 R, 111 min.|
Director: Aleksandr Buravsky
Cast: Keith Carradine, Mia Kirshner, Brian Dennehy, Judd Hirsch, Mercedes Ruehl, Bronson Pinchot, Kim Hunter, Mark Sheppard
Dan Scott (Keith Carradine) is a tap dancer in the 1930s who realizes his career, dating from vaudeville, is over when woman chasing and alcohol became more important. He tours his mother's home in Estonia where he is a star, and things go well–until he gets in trouble with the Nazis and with Russia. Poor.
|Party Monster 2003 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Chloe Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne, Wilmer Valderrama, Wilson Cruz, Justin Hagan, Diana Scarwid, Dylan McDermott, Marilyn Manson, Mia Kirshner, John Stamos
During the 1980s and 1990s Michael Alig (Macaulay Culkin) was a very successful Club Kid party organizer who lived life in the fast lane–until he boasted on a TV talk show that he had killed his drug dealer, Angel Melendez (Wilson Cruz). Later, when Angel's body washed ashore, Alig was arrested, charged with murder, and sentenced to prison. A gruesome, true story.
|Saturn 1999 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
aka: Speed of Life
Director: Rob Schmidt
Cast: Scott Caan, Leo Burmester, Mia Kirshner, Jacinto Taras Riddick, Anthony Ruivivar, Geoffrey Cantor, Sally Stewart, Cesar L. Aramburu, Mtume Gant, Erol Mars, Peggy Gormley, Matt Servitto, Byron West, Kate Rigg, Solomon Cobitt
College student Drew (Scott Caan) wants to become an engineer, but there are temptations and family responsibilities that interfere with his dream. While he has care-giving responsibility for his father (Leo Burmester), who has advanced Alzheimer's Syndrome, he is also tempted by money involved with drug dealing and by a dangerous, sexual affair.
|1. Anna Karenina (1997)|
aka: Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
2. The Black Dahlia (2006)
3. Century Hotel (2001)
4. The Crow: City of Angels (1996)
5. Dark Summer (2000)
6. Exotica (1994)
7. Love and Human Remains (1993)
8. Mad City (1997)
9. Murder in the First (1995)
10. New Best Friend (2002)
11. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
12. Now & Forever (2001)
13. Out of the Cold (1999)
14. Party Monster (2003)
15. Saturn (1999)
aka: Speed of Life
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