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Accountant, The

The Accountant is a superhero movie. Despite not being based on an existing comic book (a welcome change), the film has all the beats and tropes we have come to expect from superhero movies, although the R-rating makes it more of an adult experience ...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2016-10-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Cast: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, ...
Act of Valor

Watching a movie like Act of Valor, it becomes clear how much synergy currently exists between film and video games. As the latter becomes increasingly more "cinematic" in the way action is depicted, there are times when the former adopts the style...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2012-02-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh
Cast: Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov, Dimiter Marinov
Adaptation

A few years ago, a screenwriter named Charlie Kaufman was given the job of adapting Susan Orlean's non-fiction book, "The Orchid Thief," into a motion picture script. Although Kaufman found the principal character of the book, John Laroche, to hav...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2002-12-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Spike Jonze
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, ...
Adjuster, The

The Adjuster starts out with a relatively normal premise, but that's the only thing about this film that can be classified as "normal". Director Atom Egoyan is not a traditional director, and his aim is not to satisfy mainstream audiences. Unfortun...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Elias Koteas, Arsinee Khanjian, Maury Chaykin, ...
Adventureland

More than 30 years ago, the template established by Animal House for college age comedies became a recognized standard. However, although the Animal House approach is a good way to get cheap laughs, it falls apart when anything more substantive is...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2009-04-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Greg Mottola
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Jack Gilpin, Matt Bush, ...
Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The

"What this film does for the drag scene is what Sean Connery did for the secret service. It glamorizes it." - Michael Hamlyn, producer of Priscilla The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is about the most fun you can have with...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Stephan Elliot
Cast: Terrence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, ...
Advocate, The

"A few years ago, a friend sent me a book about the prosecution of animals in the Middle Ages... These trials read like modern courtroom dramas. Since the animals were given a full defense counsel and were prosecuted with the whole rigor of the la...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Leslie Magahey
Cast: Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Nicol Williamson, ...
Affliction

Writer/director Paul Schrader has always been fascinated by the line between sanity and madness, and what it takes to push a man over the edge. This theme stands out in two of Schrader's best known scripts, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, both of whi...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 1998-12-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Paul Schrader
Cast: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, ...
After the Wedding

Over the past 15 years with Lars von Trier as its poster boy, Danish cinema has gained an international reputation as cynical and severe. The humor is grim, the drama is grimmer, and the production values are ascetic. So After the Wedding is a fr...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2007-03-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Susanne Bier
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgård, Sidse Babett Knudsen, ...
After.Life

I admire filmmakers who take chances and defy expectations. Admittedly, that sort of thing doesn't always work, and there are flaws aplenty in After.Life, but the criss-crossing between drama, thriller, and horror is nothing if not arresting. It ...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2010-04-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: HORROR/DRAMA
Director: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo
Cast: Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long, ...