Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies


Secrets & Lies

Release year: 1996 Director: Mike Leigh Screenwriter: Mike Leigh Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook, Elizabeth Berrington, Lee Ross Ratings: 5 Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress (Brenda Blethyn), Best Supporting Actress (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), Best Director, Best Original Screenplay. 1 Golden Globe: Best Actress Drama (Brenda Blethyn). 2 Golden Globe ..

The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener


The Constant Gardener

Release year: 2005 Director: Fernando Meirelles Screenwriter: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré (based on novel by) Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé, Bill Nighy, Archie Panjabi, Donald Sumpter, Richard McCabe, Pete Postlethwaite Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz). 3 Oscar nominees: Best Writing, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score. 1 ..

The Band’s Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret)

The Band’s Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret)


The Band’s Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret)

Release year: 2007 Director: Eran Kolirin Screenwriter: Eran Kolirin Starring: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour, Rubi Moskovitz, Uri Gavriel, Imad Jabarin, Hilla Sarjon Ratings: Cannes: Award of Youth (Eran Kolirin), FIPRESCI Prize – Un Certain Regard (Eran Kolirin), Un Certain Regard – Jury Coup de Coeur (Eran Kolirin), Golden Camera nominee, Un ..

Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus)

Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus)


Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus)

Release year: 1959 Director: Marcel Camus Screenwriter: Marcel Camus, Jacques Viot, Vinicius de Moraes Starring: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus, Fausto Guerzoni, Lourdes de Oliveira, Léa Garcia, Ademar Da Silva, Alexandro Constantino Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Foreign Film. 1 Golden Globe: Best Foreign Film. Cannes: Palme d’Or. During the Carnival, Orfeo (Mello) falls deeply ..

Broken Flowers

Broken Flowers


Broken Flowers

Release year: 2005 Director: Jim Jarmusch Screenwriter: Jim Jarmusch, Bill Raden (idea), Sarah Driver (idea) Starring: Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, Julie Deply, Alexis Dziena, Frances Conroy, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny Ratings: Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize of the Jury winner. Palme d’Or nominee. The day his girlfriend (Deply) leaves him, introvert ..

The Cannonball Run

The Cannonball Run


The Cannonball Run

Release year: 1981 Director: Hal Needham Screenwriter: Brock Yates Starring: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Elam, Adrienne Barbeau, Jackie Chan   Eccentric competitors particapate in an illegal race across the country. To win, any trick is accepted as the colourful group of race-loving people try to ..

Nurse Betty

Nurse Betty


Nurse Betty

Release year: 2000 Director: Neil LaBute Screenwriter: John C. Richards, James Flamberg Starring: Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear, Aaron Eckhart, Tia Texada, Crispin Glover, Allison Janney, Kathleen Wilhoite Ratings: 1 Golden Globe: Best Actress Comedy/Musical (Renée Zellweger). Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay Winner. Palme d’Or nominee. After witnessing a horrible murder, waitress ..

Rio Conchos

Rio Conchos


Rio Conchos

Release Year: 1964 Director: Gordon Douglas Writers: Joseph Landon (screenplay), Clair Huffaker (screenplay – based on his 1958 novel Guns of Rio Conchos) Starring: Richard Boone, Stuart Whitman, Anthony Franciosa, Wende Wagner, Warner Anderson, Jim Brown, Rodolfo Acosta Rating: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe: Best Actor – Drama (Anthony Franciosa) Former confederate officer James Lassiter (Richard ..

The Quiet American

The Quiet American


The Quiet American

Release Year: 2002 Director: Philip Noyce Writers: Christopher Hampton (screenplay), Robert Schenkkhan (screenplay), Graham Greene (based on his 1954 novel The Quiet American) Starring: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen, Rade Serbedzija, Tzi Ma, Robert Stanton, Holmes Osborne, Quang Hai Rating: Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Actor (Michael Caine). Nominated for 1 Golden Globe: ..

The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story


The Philadelphia Story

Release year: 1940 Director: George Cukor Screenwriter: Donald Ogden Stewart, Philip Barry (based on the play by) Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler Ratings: 2 Oscars: Best Actor (James Stewart), Best Screenplay. 4 Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress (Katharine Hepburn), Best Supporting Actress ..

Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune


Outrageous Fortune

Release year: 1987 Director: Arthur Hiller Screenwriter: Leslie Dixon Starring: Shelley Long, Bette Midler, Peter Coyote, Robert Prosky, John Schuck, George Carlin, Anthony Heald, Ji-Tu Cumbuka Ratings: 1 Golden Globe nomination: Best Actress Comedy/Musical (Bette Midler). Two opposites, the dedicated and refined Lauren (Long) and the brash Sandy (Midler), are forced to work together when ..

The Pink Panther (1963)

The Pink Panther (1963)


The Pink Panther (1963)

Release Year: 1963 Director: Blake Edwards Writers: Maurice Richlin (screenplay), Blake Edwards (screenplay) Starring: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine, Claudia Cardinale, Brenda de Banzie, Colin Gordon Rating: Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Score. Nominated for 1 Golden Globe: Best Actor – Comedy or Musical (Peter Sellers) Moviegeek Sunday Classic #200, week 16 2018 ..