|The Ballad of Jack and Rose 2005 R, 111 min.|
Director: Rebecca Miller
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Camilla Belle, Catherine Keener, Paul Dano, Ryan McDonald, Beau Bridges, Jena Malone, Jason Lee, Susanna Thompson
As the last members of a 1960s' environmental activist commune, Jack (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his 16-year-old daughter, Rose (Camilla Belle), live peacefully on their abandoned island. But life takes a turn when a developer (Beau Bridges) plans a housing development next to them, and Jack's girlfriend, Kathleen (Catherine Keener)–along with her two sons (Ryan McDonald and Paul Dano)–come to live with them. While Rose is intimidated by the presence of Kathleen and the boys, Jack sees the new housing project as a direct infringement on his efforts to keep the environment pure. The writer and director of this film, Rebecca Miller, is the wife of Daniel Day-Lewis, and his father was playwright Arthur Miller.
|The Murder of Mary Phagan 1988 TV, 250 min.|
Director: William Hale
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Peter Gallagher, Richard Jordan, Paul Dooley, Charles S. Dutton, Kevin Spacey, Robert Prosky, Kathryn Walker, Rebecca Miller, William H. Macy, Wendy J. Cooke
This made-for-TV movie is about a real-life, controversial legal case. In 1913, when a Jew, Leo Frank, was convicted of murder, Governor John M. Slaton ignored dangers to his career as he looked into the case to obtain the truth from questionable evidence.
|Personal Velocity 2002 R, 88 min.|
Director: Rebecca Miller
Cast: Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey, Fairuza Balk, David Warshofsky, Leo Fitzpatrick, Tim Guinee, Wallace Shawn, Lou Taylor Pucci, Mara Hobel, John Ventimiglia
This powerful drama, composed of three stories, reveals how three women–Delia (Kyra Sedgwick), Greta (Parker Posey), and Paula (Fairuza Balk)–escape from their individual emotional prisons.
|The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 2009 R, 99 min.|
Director: Rebecca Miller
Cast: Robin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin, Keanu Reeves, Blake Lively, Maria Bello, Zoe Kazan, Winona Ryder, Mike Binder, Ryan McDonald, Cornelius West, Arnie Burton, Tim Guinee, Madeline McNulty, Shirley Knight, Robin Weigert
Fifty-something Pippa Lee's (Robin Wright Penn) publisher husband Herb (Alan Arkin) is 30 years older than Pippa, and they have successfully raised their two grown children. When Pippa and Herb leave their beautiful home in Connecticut and move to a retirement community, Pippa's life takes a turn. Memories of her turbulent childhood haunt her, and the stories, told through flashbacks, involve young Pippa (Blake Lively) living with her pill-popping mother (Maria Bello) and finally leaving home and living with her lesbian aunt in Manhattan. Pippa meets Herb, falls in love with him–despite the fact that he is married–and they later marry. As her memories take over Pippa's life, emotionally troubled, 35-year-old Chris (Keanu Reeves) moves into the neighborhood to stay with his mother (Shirley Knight). Chris, as well as Pippa's adulterous friend Sandra (Winona Ryder), step into Pippa's life and bring her salvation by helping Pippa find her true self.
|Regarding Henry 1991 PG-13, 107 min.|
Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Bill Nunn, Mikki Allen, James Rebhorn, Donald Moffat, Nancy Marchand, John Leguizamo, Elizabeth Wilson, Robin Bartlett, Michael Haley, Stanley Swerdlow, Julie Follansbhee, Rebecca Miller, Bruce Altman
Henry Turner (Harrison Ford) is a ruthless lawyer who loses his memory after being shot in a robbery. His subsequent recovery and new appreciation for life is the focus of this story about Henry re-learning everything–including how to speak, walk, and even how to tie his shoes. In the past, Henry had cheated on his wife Sarah (Annette Bening) and picked on his daughter Rachel (Mikki Allen). Now, with aid from his therapist Bradley (Bill Nunn), Henry begins to function once again and becomes a loving husband and father. 1 User Review
|Smiley 11/17/2011 |
| Love this Movie, one of Harrison's best!|
|Wind 1992 PG-13, 123 min.|
Director: Carroll Ballard
Cast: Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Cliff Robertson, Jack Thompson, Stellan Skarsgard, Rebecca Miller, Ned Vaughn, Peter Montgomery, Elmer Ahlwardt, James Rebhorn, Michael Higgins, Saylor Creswell
Winning the America's Cup is the biggest prize in yacht racing, and that's what this film is all about. Will Parker (Matthew Modine), sailing for owner Morgan Weld (Cliff Robertson), loses the Cup race and also loses his girlfriend, Kate (Jennifer Grey), to boot. Despondent, he tracks her down. Her new boyfriend (Stellan Skarsgard) designs innovative airplanes and Will talks him into designing a boat. That accomplished, Will is ready to regain the America's Cup. Excellent photography that captures the thrill of the racing, but otherwise the film drags somewhat.
|1. The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)|
2. Consenting Adults (1992)
3. The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988)
4. Personal Velocity (2002)
5. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
6. Regarding Henry (1991)
7. Wind (1992)
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