|Bean 1997 PG-13, 90 min.|
Director: Mel Smith
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, Pamela Reed, Harris Yulin, Burt Reynolds, Larry Drake, John Mills, Danny Goldring, Johnny Galecki, Chris Ellis, Andrew Lawrence, Peter Egan, Peter Capaldi, June Brown, Peter James
When an ineffective museum caretaker, Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson), arrives in Los Angeles to preside at an art gallery exhibit featuring the famous painting, "Whistler's Mother," young curator David Langley (Peter MacNicol) is forced to put up with Bean's havoc-producing antics.
|Captives 1994 R, 100 min.|
Director: Angela Pope
Cast: Julia Ormond, Tim Roth, Peter Capaldi, Richard Hawley, Jeff Nuttal, Keith Allen, Annette Badland, Colin Salmon, Siobhan Redmond, Kenneth Pope, Bill Moody, Nathan Dambuza
Rachel (Julia Ormond) is a prison dentist who falls in love with one of her convict patients (Tim Roth), and–as a result–she becomes involved in blackmail and attempted murder.
|Dangerous Liaisons 1988 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves, Mildred Natwick, Uma Thurman, Peter Capaldi, Joe Sheridan, Valerie Gogan, Laura Benson, Joanna Pavlis
Upper-class 18th-century France with its social caste system and its attendant autocratic snobbery is depicted in this film. The Marquis de Mertereil (Glenn Close) and the Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovich) are ex-lovers who plot and scheme against their victims. The film won three Oscars (Best Writing, Art Direction, and Costume Design) and was nominated for Best Picture, Actress (Close), and Supporting Actress (Michelle Pfeiffer).
|The Lair of the White Worm 1988 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Ken Russell
Cast: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi, Sammi Davis, Stratford Johns, Paul Brooke, Imogen Claire, Chris Pitt, Gina McKee, Christopher Gable, Lloyd Peters
Bram Stoker's last novel is adapted for film by Ken Russell who plays it just for fun. An archeologist digs up an odd-looking skull, which is followed by the premature return to town by the mysterious Lady Sylvia Marsh (Amanda Donohoe). A local legend tells of a giant worm-like creature that wreaked havoc in the area before it was killed by an ancient ancestor of Lord James D'Ampton (Hugh Grant)–who lives next door to Lady Sylvia. When the skull turns up missing and the townsfolk begin to disappear or act strangely, the indications are that the creature has returned.
|Local Hero 1983 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Bill Forsyth
Cast: Peter Riegert, Burt Lancaster, Denis Lawson, Peter Capaldi, Fulton Mackay, Norman Chancer, Jenny Seagrove, Rikki Fulton, Alex Norton, Christopher Rozycki, Jennifer Black, John M. Jackson, Tam Dean Burn, Kenny Ireland, Harlan Jordan
Mac and Felix (Peter Riegert and Burt Lancaster) represent Knox Oil and Gas, a company whose officers want to buy out a quiet fishing village and turn it into an oil refinery. Most of the citizens want to take the money and run, BUT old Ben (Fulton Mackay) sees the error of their decisions and holds out. Very clever and fun.
|Max 2002 R, 106 min.|
Director: Menno Meyjes
Cast: John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker, Ulrich Thomsen, David Horovitch, Janet Suzman, Andras Stohl, Peter Capaldi, Kevin McKidd
In this fictionalized biography of Adolph Hitler, Jewish art dealer Max Rothman (John Cusack) befriends aspiring artist Adolph Hitler (Noah Taylor). Director Menno Meyjes argues a case that Hitler turned to politics because he failed as an artist.
|Modigliani 2004 R, 128 min.|
Director: Mick Davis
Cast: Andy Garcia, Elsa Zylberstein, Hippolyte Girardot, Omid Djalili, Eva Herzigova, Udo Kier, Susie Amy, Peter Capaldi, Louis Hilyer, Miriam Margolyes, Jim Carter, Lance Henriksen
Based on the life of gifted painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (Andy Garcia), this story covers his rivalry with Pablo Picasso (Omid Djalili); Modigliani's abuse of alcohol and opium; and his relationship with his mistress, Jeanne Hebuterne (Elsa Zylberstein), who remains with the Jewish Modigliani despite her Catholic father's (Jim Carter) objection.
|Shooting Fish 1997 PG, 109 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Stefan Schwartz
Cast: Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend, Kate Beckinsale, Nickolas Grace, Claire Cox, Ralph Ineson, Dominic Mafham, Peter Capaldi, Annette Crosbie, Jane Lapotaire, Rowena Cooper, Scott Charles, Antonia Corrigan, Myles Anderson, Harry Ditson
Con artists Dylan (Dan Futterman) and Jez (Stuart Townsend) set up an elaborate scam, armed at rich corporate types, to sell a nonexistent voice-activated computer. Plans fall apart after they hire their new secretary, Georgie (Kate Beckinsale).
|Smilla's Sense of Snow 1997 R, 121 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Thriller
Director: Bille August
Cast: Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, Robert Loggia, Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Mario Adorf, Emma Croft, Bob Peck, Peter Capaldi, Ona Fletcher, Agga Olsen, Patrick Field, Matthew Marsh, Charlotte Bradley
A Copenhagen boy falls from the roof of his building and dies in the snow. Smilla (Julia Ormond), daughter of a long-dead Inuit and American doctor (Robert Loggia), is suspicious of circumstances surrounding the death but has her work cut out for her in convincing others of the validity of her doubts.
|1. Bean (1997)|
2. Captives (1994)
3. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
4. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
5. Local Hero (1983)
6. Max (2002)
7. Modigliani (2004)
8. Shooting Fish (1997)
9. Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
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