|The 24 Hour Woman 1999 R, 95 min.|
Director: Nancy Savoca
Cast: Rosie Perez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Patti LuPone, Karen Duffy, Diego Serrano, Wendell Pierce, Melissa Leo, Aida Turturro, Rosanna DeSoto, Drena DeNiro, Alicia Renee Washington, Reno, Elizabeth Bracco, Samantha Buck, Dale Carman
Grace Santos (Rosie Perez) is the producer of a TV talk show and her husband, Eddie Diaz (Diego Serrano), is one of the co-hosts of the show. Now, unexpectedly, Grace finds herself pregnant and has major problems coping with work, pregnancy, and motherhood.
|City by the Sea 2002 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Robert De Niro, Frances McDormand, James Franco, Eliza Dushku, William Forsythe, George Dzundza, Patti LuPone, Anson Mount, John Doman, Brian Tarantina, Drena DeNiro, Michael P. Moran, Matthew Cowles, Linda Emond, Cyrus Farmer
A NYC cop, Vincent LaMarca (Robert De Niro), re-enters his junkie son Joey's (James Franco) life after Joey is implicated in a murder. Because Vincent's own father was executed for kidnap and murder years earlier, Vincent questions whether murder could be a family legacy.
|Driving Miss Daisy 1989 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Bruce Beresford
Cast: Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone, Esther Rolle, Bob Hannah, Joann Havrilla, Ray McKinnon, William Hall Jr., Alvin M. Sugarman, Clarice F. Geigerman, Muriel Moore, Sylvia Kaler, Carolyn Gold, Crystal R. Fox
In Atlanta during the late 1940s, Miss Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy) is a proud, stoic Southern lady whose brother hires a Black man, Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman), as her chauffeur. The story spans 25 years in their lives as they form a relationship and become kindred spirits in a world that is changing around them. Great entertainment. Academy Awards were received for Best Picture and Best Actress (Tandy). Awards were also received for Best Writing and Makeup, as well as five nominations, including Best Actor (Freeman).
|Fighting Back 1982 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Lewis Teague
Cast: Tom Skerritt, Patti LuPone, Michael Sarrazin, Yaphet Kotto, David Rasche, Donna DeVarona, Ted Ross, Gina DeAngeles, Jonathan Adam Sherman, Pat Cooper, Jim Lovelett, Joseph Ragno, Sal Richards, Frank Sivero, Lewis Van Bergen
Shop owner John D'Angelo (Tom Skerritt) determines to take the law into his own hands and leads a patrol of civilians who are also intent on fighting crime in Philadelphia.
|Heist 2001 R, 107 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Thriller
Director: David Mamet
Cast: Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo, Sam Rockwell, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, Patti LuPone, Karen Cliche, Christopher Kaldor, Christian Maguire, Mark Camacho, Michelle Sweeney
Great performances provide solid entertainment in this David Mamet thriller. Joe Moore (Gene Hackman) has led a successful life of crime when fellow jewel thief Bergman (Danny DeVito) talks him into one last score. But when Bergman adds his hot-headed nephew, Jimmy Silk (Sam Rockwell), to the mix, the result is one double-cross after another.
|Just Looking 1999 R, 97 min.|
Director: Jason Alexander
Cast: Ryan Merriman, Joey Franquinha, Peter Onorati, Gretchen Mol, Patti LuPone, Amy Braverman, Ilana Levine, Rich Licata, John Bolger, Robert Weil
The year is 1955, and Lenny (Ryan Merriman) is 14-years old and very interested in sex, not so much in experiencing it himself but in viewing others in the act. His parents ship him off to Queens for a summer vacation with his aunt and uncle. First he meets members of a "sex club"–all talk, no action with these teens. Then, as luck would have it, he meets neighbor Hedy (Gretchen Mol) who was once a bra model. For Lenny, it can't get better than this.
|State and Main 2000 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: David Mamet
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Charles Durning, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clark Gregg, William H. Macy, Patti LuPone, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Paymer, Rebecca Pidgeon, Julia Stiles, Michael Higgins, Michael Bradshaw, Morris Lamore, Allen Soule, Charlotte Potok
Director Walt Price's (William H. Macy) Hollywood movie crew arrives in Waterford, Vermont, after being run out of New Hampshire because the star, Bob Barrenger (Alec Baldwin), made a play for a local junior-high-school girl. Now the script must be rewritten–to the dismay of playwright Joseph Turner White (Philip Seymour Hoffman)–because the title is "The Old Mill," and Waterford has no mill. While the locals are enthralled with the movie-making glitz, the producer, Marty Rossen (David Paymer), struggles to keep his stars under control and the movie within budget.
|Summer of Sam 1999 R, 145 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Michael Rispoli, Saverio Guerra, Brian Tarantina, Bebe Neuwirth, Anthony LaPaglia, Ben Gazzara, Al Palagonia, Ken Garito, Patti LuPone, Mike Starr, Roger Guenveur Smith
Set during the summer of 1977, when "Son of Sam"–David Berkowitz–was on his killing spree in the Bronx, this Spike Lee drama examines the sexual freedom of the era. The plot revolves around a group of Italian-Americans who love the disco life but are affected by the fear Berkowitz caused when one murder victim after another is discovered in their neighborhood.
|Witness 1985 R, 114 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Romance
Director: Peter Weir
Cast: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, Danny Glover, Lukas Haas, Jan Rubes, Alexander Godunov, Patti LuPone, Angus MacInnes, Viggo Mortensen, Brent Jennings, Frederick Rolf, John Garson, Beverly May, Ed Crowley
When an Amish mother Rachel Lapp (Kelly McGillis) is returning home from a trip, her young son Samuel (Lukas Haas) witnesses a brutal murder in a men's room. Police Captain John Book (Harrison Ford) is sent to the family home to protect the boy from the killers, and romance follows. The film won Academy Awards for Best Writing and Film Editing and received six other nominations, including Best Picture, Actor, and Director.
|1. The 24 Hour Woman (1999)|
2. City by the Sea (2002)
3. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
4. Fighting Back (1982)
5. Heist (2001)
6. Just Looking (1999)
7. State and Main (2000)
8. Summer of Sam (1999)
9. Wise Guys (1986)
10. Witness (1985)
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