|Angels in America 2003 TV, 352 min.|
Genre: Drama / Fantasy
Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, James Cromwell, Patrick Wilson, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow, Melissa Wilder, Robin Weigert, Florence Kastriner, Howard Pinhasik
This made-for-TV miniseries is set in New York City in the mid-1980s, during the first days of the AIDS crisis in the era of the conservative Reagan administration. The story revolves around a gay couple–Prior Walter (Justin Kirk) and Louis Ironson (Ben Shenkman)–and the Angel (Emma Thompson) who seems to visit Prior through hallucinatory dreams. At the same time, right-wing lawyer Roy Cohn (Al Pacino) is also dying of AIDS and is visited by the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg (Meryl Streep) who he had sent to the electric chair.
|The Good German 2006 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: George Clooney, Tobey Maguire, Cate Blanchett, Beau Bridges, Ravil Isaynov, Leland Orser, Tony Curran, Robin Weigert, Christian Oliver, Jack Thompson, John Roeder, Dave Power
During World War II, foreign correspondent Captain Jake Geismer (George Clooney) arrives in Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference but, instead, finds himself involved in a murder mystery after running into his one-time German lover, Lena Brandt (Cate Blanchett).
|Loggerheads 2005 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Tim Kirkman
Cast: Tess Harper, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Kelly, Michael Learned, Kip Pardue, Ann Pierce, Chris Sarandon, Valerie Watkins, Robin Weigert, Joanne Pankow, Michael Harding, Trevor Gagnon
Three stories come together involving adoption, homosexuality, and drug use in three areas of North Carolina during a three year period. Two mothers–adoptive mother Elizabeth (Tess Harper) and birth mother Grace (Bonnie Hunt)–come to terms with their feelings about the son (Kip Pardue) they unknowingly "share."
|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.
|Things We Lost in the Fire 2007 R, 118 min.|
Director: Susanne Bier
Cast: Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny, Alexis Llewellyn, Micah Berry, John Carroll Lynch, Alison Lohman, Robin Weigert, Omar Benson Miller, Paula Newsome, Sarah Dubrovsky, Maureen Thomas
Audrey's (Halle Berry) husband Steven (David Duchovny) is killed trying to protect a battered woman, and at his wake she turns to Steven's friend Jerry (Benicio Del Toro) who–through flashbacks–reveals that he and Steven were close friends. While Steven was a successful real-estate broker, Jerry is a loser and drug addict. Audrey needs someone to turn to and invites Jerry to move in with her and her children (Alexis Llewellyn and Micah Berry). Jerry bonds with the family, and, despite their differences, Jerry and Audrey develop a mutual dependency on each other.
|1. Angels in America (2003)|
2. The Good German (2006)
3. Loggerheads (2005)
4. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
5. Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
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