For years, Jones and his team pore over millions of pages of documents slathered in redactions, all while dodging the efforts of government officials to squash their effort. With an all-star cast and a particularly great performance from Driver, The Report is a tense thriller. This bleak drama, directed by playwright Kenneth Lonergan , is set in the titular town of Manchester, a town Lee Chandler Casey Affleck would prefer never to return to. Chandler lives out his days working as a janitor in Quincy, away from any connections to his past.
Tragedy brings him home; his brother, Joe Kyle Chandler , dies, leaving behind a teenage son, Patrick Lucas Hedges , and a will asking Lee to take care of him.
Despite the premise, the movie is not gloomy from start to end; the script allows for plenty of humor and warmth throughout, making for a film that captures the complexity of life.
His finances are not the only part of his life falling apart; his former lover, Jean Carey Mulligan , pregnant with a child that is likely his, wants nothing to do with him. The film follows two women — a young Japanese lady on a secluded estate, and the Korean woman who is hired as her new handmaiden.
Little does the former know, though, that the latter is conspiring with a con man to defraud the woman out of her inheritance. Phoenix stars as a traumatized veteran who harnesses his trauma into hunting down missing girls for a living. However, as his nightmares begin to overtake him and he continues to get in over his head, he begins to uncover a conspiracy that threatens to destroy or save him, depending on the paths he takes. When she gets a chance to live her dream from a national competition, she recruits a ragtag troupe of Birdie Scouts to help her get there.
Gloria tells the spellbinding story of a year-old woman who wants nothing more than to feel young again. Her journey to find happiness is pockmarked by random men, until meeting and falling head over heels for Rodolfo. Through moments of reverie and immense strife, Gloria finds the willpower to accept her age and grow into a woman of full potential. For more of Mr. Purists resisted, and some critics scratched their heads.
Kenneth Lonergan makes films about people in turmoil, roiled by bottomless sadness, dysfunction and guilt. Casey Affleck won an Oscar for his nuanced portrayal of Lee Chandler, a Boston plumber who, for all practical purposes, is broken; Lucas Hedges is prickly and funny as the nephew who needs him to put himself together again.
Scott noted , internalizing his rage and pain until control is no longer an option. Warren Beatty won an Oscar for this, his first solo directorial effort — an ambitious, sweeping historical epic, yet one that is grounded by earthy humor and carefully constructed relationships.
An unexplained and unstoppable zombie uprising forces a group of strangers to join forces for a common goal in this horror classic from director George A. While largely a love letter to a man who touched the lives of many for Zachary, the son he never met, Dear Zachary also tells the starkly bitter side of a broken Canadian legal system that directly endangered a baby.
Run Time: min IMDb: 6. Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson team up for this comedy that imagines the grit and humor it takes to lead a late-night talk show as a woman. Thompson plays Katherine Newbury, an accomplished TV personality who fears she may lose her talk show because of declining ratings and competition from a younger, male comedian. She hires Molly Kaling a comedy writer with little experience to diversify her team, and the two women weather hilarious mishaps and a few scandals to bring the show back on track.
Run Time: 93 min IMDb: 7. Elsie Fisher plays Kayla, a pre-teen in her final week of eighth grade. The film is a painfully honest look at the pressure of growing up, the loss of innocence, and how social media can contribute to feelings of anxiety and isolation in teens, especially young girls who are forced to grow up much more quickly than their male counterparts. Run Time: 94 min IMDb: 7.
Shia LaBeouf writes and stars in this semi-autobiographical tale of his time as a child star. Noah Jupe plays the younger version of himself while LaBeouf plays his controlling, often abusive father. If you haven't, watch it again!
There's never a bad time to enjoy Joss Whedon's unmatched horror comedy movie. It's got intrigue, it's got zombies, it's got Chris Hemsworth on a motorcycle. Go forth and rewatch! With so many phenomenal Adam Driver movies out last year and all vying for Oscars, no less , you may have missed The Report. Directed by Scott Z. Burns, this drama takes a chilling look at the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of the CIA's use of torture following the September 11 attacks.
Hall, and more make this an ensemble effort worthy of acclaim. How to watch: The Report is now included free with Prime Video. Dick story about a future in which crime can be predicted before it happens. Tom Cruise stars as a man who is convicted of a crime he has no intent of committing in a fantastic vision of a future in which the systems designed to stop crime have been corrupted.
Mission: Impossible — Fallout. The director of Drive delivered one of his most unforgettable flicks in this horror film about the fashion industry, featuring a fearless performance by Elle Fanning. And Keanu Reeves is in it too! Robert Mitchum is mesmerizing a man of the cloth who happens to be a serial killer, who we watch woo an unsuspecting widow so he can steal her money.
Paths of Glory Stanley Kubrick gets a lot of attention for his hyper-stylized later films like and A Clockwork Orange , but one of the films often missing from the conversation about him is this masterpiece, a scathing anti-war film from three decades before he would make Full Metal Jacket. Kirk Douglas stars as the commanding officer of a group of men on trial for not going through with a suicidal order.
Moving and gripping, The Pianist captures something rarely seen in historical documents — how much survival was often dictated by chance encounters and downright luck. Polanski also won the Oscar for Best Director. Or that it would be on streaming services only a year after its release? This one is going to age well. Rango Gore Verbinski directed one of the best animated films on Amazon Prime, this Oscar-winning featuring voice work by Johnny Depp in the lead role and some of the most inspired visuals in any animated film this decade.
Rango is a chameleon who stumbled into a town called Dirt in this inventive riff on the Western genre that plays equally to children and adults. The Report One of the best films of is right there on Amazon for you to watch. Oldman is excellent, but the movie is arguably stolen by its powerful female cast, including Lena Olin, Annabella Sciorra, and Juliette Lewis.
Yeah, you want to see that. It stars Jon Voight and Eric Roberts as escaped convicts who end up stuck on a, well, runaway train. Both actors were nominated for Oscar for their work here in this propulsive, unforgettable movie. Selah and the Spades This Sundance darling bypassed theaters and landed directly on Amazon Prime in the middle of the pandemic. Learn more. Aside from two-day shipping, the best perk of having a Prime membership is probably Prime Video, the site's free video streaming service.
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Casey Affleck leads an all-star cast in this acclaimed and poignant film about a solitary janitor whose life is transformed after he becomes the guardian of his year-old nephew. A warm, affecting comedy about a high school senior Saoirse Ronan who must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of her eventful and poignant senior year of high school.
When she comes close to ending her life, she's saved by a young police officer Nate Parker —and the two fall for each other despite the executives behind Noni's career trying desperately to keep them apart. Andrea Arnold's acclaimed road-trip indie features a breakout performance by newcomer Sasha Lane as a disaffected Oklahoma teenager who joins up with a group of cross-country traveling magazine salesmen including Shia LaBeouf.
Viola Davis won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for this fearsomely acted adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play directed by co-star Denzel Washington about the tensions between a former ballplayer-turned-garbage man and his family.
Natalie Portman teams up with a squad of women who venture into a territory known as The Shimmer, a mysterious area surrounding a meteor landing where animals have evolved into unrecognizable creatures. In post-war Poland, a musicologist named Wiktor discovers a plucky young singer, Zula, and casts her in a traveling show that boasts Poland's patriotic music. Many will contend that Francis Ford Coppola's crowning directorial achievement isn't The Godfather or its sequel or Apocalypse Now , but instead this thriller starring Gene Hackman as a bluesy surveillance expert who becomes consumed by doubt and paranoia.
Being a teenager sucks, and writer-director Bo Burnham makes it feel like all this happened just yesterday, offering a coming-of-age story in the time of social media, with actress Elsie Fisher delivering a heartbreakingly real performance. Robin Williams stars as a gay nightclub owner whose son announces his engagement to the daughter of an ultra-conservative politician.
His partner Nathan Lane —the star of his club's drag show—poses as his dowdy wife in order to convince his son's future in-laws that they're a wholesome American family. Topol stars as the poor Jewish milkman Tevye, who struggles with the evolving world around him and his tradition-defying daughters, in this grand Oscar-winning adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical.
After her estranged mother dies, Annie Toni Collette begins to notice some peculiar activities around her house. After another shocking tragedy, Annie begins to spiral out of control. Is there a supernatural force attempting to manipulate her family, or is it all in her head?
Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary is part film essay, part biopic. Few films define Christmas like Frank Capra's fantasy starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, who, on the verge of committing suicide, is visited by an angel who shows him the true importance of his life. Make this one a year-round tradition. Martin Scorsese's direction is as sublime as the music that he captures in this film of the last concert performance of The Band on Thanksgiving Day at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom.