The Beatles said that Harry Nilsson was their favourite American musician. Nilsson won two Grammys and was the recipient of 17 gold records, yet he is relatively unknown today. Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody's Talkin' About Him)?, a wildly entertaining, star-studded documentary, tells the story of one of the most talented singer-songwriters in pop music history. His hits include the Grammy-winning Everybody's Talkin and Without You as well as Coconut and One (Is The Loneliest Number). The film reveals how his personal life was as complex and contradictory as his music, from his spirited relationship with John Lennon to his close bond with Ringo Starr. Director John Scheinfeld paints a detailed and revelatory portrait of an extraordinary artist featuring over 50 Nilsson recordings, as well as rare or never-before-seen film clips, home movies, photos from the Nilsson family album and interviews from those who knew him well. As film critic Leonard Maltin noted, this is a vivid portrait of a gifted man. What a great reminder of his talent.
In 1903, on the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas, a syphilitic and alcoholic Frenchman called Paul Gauguin died of a heart attack. At that point, nobody realised the incredible impact Gauguin's work was to have on modern art. Art critic and broadcaster Waldemar Januszczak wrote and directed this examination of a man who was not only a great painter but sculptor, wood carver, musician, print maker, journalist and ceramicist. As well as telling the remarkable story of Gauguin's life, Januszczak also celebrates Gauguin's achievements and examines the various accusations of sexual misconduct, familial neglect and racism that are frequently made against him. The film contains many of Gauguin's masterpieces and includes paintings put on show at the Hermitage in St Petersburg which haven't been seen in public since their disappearance during World War II.
When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers with no miltary training band together to fight a well-armed invasion force.
Through 20 years of archival footage and interviews with Kathleen Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.
The story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing and hope in an unlikely place: a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a centre for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality.
A jobless Australian loafer inadvertently becomes a spokesman for the unemployed.
Robert Ford joins Jesse James's gang, only to become resentful of the legendary outlaw and hatch a plan to kill the fastest gun in the west. Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck star in this modern western.
A young Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, miles from home. He is eventually adopted by an Australian couple, but years later he sets out to find his lost family.
Mark Whitacre is secretly rolling tape during a meeting of corporate honchos who are illegally fixing the price of food additives. Meeting after meeting, Mark rolls tape after tape. He's sure the tapes will make him a US hero. What went wrong? A snappy skewering of big business based on the true story of the highest-ranking corporate whistleblower in US history.
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? Director: Leo McCarey; Writers: Delmer Daves (screenplay), Leo McCarey (screenplay); Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning and more. -
This film is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss, who in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic he single-handedly rescued the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was injured by a grenade and hit by snipers.
A comedy set in 1930s New York City and Los Angeles, following a starry-eyed Bronx boy as he travels to Hollywood to work for his uncle in the glamorous movie business.
A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book - pages which seem to come alive as he reads them.
What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous US-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there's nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer.
This is a chronicle of the life of famed Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, who dominated Spain's early Golden Age of Theatre in the 16th century. Lope returns home from war as a dashing young soldier, as the city of Madrid is being built in 1588. He is ambitious and eager to write, and finally gets his foot in the door of the theatre world when a producer's beautiful daughter takes a shine to him. They embark on a passionate affair, as his plays begin to win popular acclaim. In Spanish.
A ruthless businesswoman tracks down the man that attacked her and is drawn into a game of cat and mouse - a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. In French.
Romain is a "moon child", afflicted since birth with a rare genetic disease that means any exposure to sunlight will result in cancers. Abandoned by his father at a young age, he grew up under the care of his dermatologist David, with whom he has an extremely close relationship. While Romain spends his time exploring the French countryside, David spends his time obsessing over the disease that will eventually take his patient's life. They both face a dilemma when David receives news that he is being transferred to Brussels.
A teenage girl from a troubled home runs away with a travelling sales crew that drives across the American mid-west selling magazine subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of who is Jake, she soon gets into the group's lifestyle of hard partying, law-bending and young love.