Keyword: character study

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump (1994)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 142 minutes Release date: 07/05/1994
Forrest Gump tells his remarkable life story to a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. He taught Elvis Presley to dance, became a football star and met JFK and LBJ. He served with honor in Vietnam and spoke at an anti-war rally at the...
Crash

Crash (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 05/05/2005
A Brentwood housewife and her D.A. husband. A Persian store owner. Two police detectives who are also lovers. An African-American television director and his wife. A Mexican locksmith. Two car-jackers. A rookie cop. A middle-aged Korean couple. They all live in Los Angeles. And during the next 36 hours, they will all collide.
Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 141 minutes Release date: 05/09/2013
Would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and travels to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby and across the bay from his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom. Through...
Truman Show

The Truman Show (1998)

Rated: PG Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 06/04/1998
The film that made critics sit up and take notice of Jim Carrey's dramatic chops, the legendary funnyman is Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show," director Peter Weir's satirical look at a man raised from infancy to adulthood in front of television cameras. Unbeknownst to him, Carrey lives in a bubble where actors have played his family and cameras have followed his every move since the day he was...
Invincible

Invincible (2006)

Rated: PG Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 08/24/2006
It's every sports fan's wildest, craziest fantasy--the chance to play on the field and go toe-to-toe with the larger-than-life heroes they idolize. Yet, in 1976, this seemingly fairy-tale scenario happened in real life. It was then that Vince Papale, a 30-year-old teacher and part-time bartender with little football experience other than being a season ticket-holder, entered the unprecedented...
Snow Angels

Snow Angels (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 03/06/2008
High school student Arthur plays trombone in the marching band, works at the local Chinese restaurant and avoids his squabbling parents. At work, he busses tables and flirts with Annie who used to be his baby-sitter. Annie is trying to rebuild her life after splitting with high school sweetheart Glenn and is happy to reciprocate Arthur's flirtations. With her marriage to Glenn ending in chaos...
Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 12/05/2013
Llewyn Davis is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles - some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn's misadventures take him from the baskethouses of the Village to an empty Chicago club - on...
Lincoln

Lincoln (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 149 minutes Release date: 11/08/2012
In the final four months of Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency, the full measure of the man came to bear on his defining battle: to plot a forward path for a shattered nation, against overwhelming odds and extreme public and personal pressure. In an act of true national daring, Lincoln exerts enormous political will to end the Civil War, not merely by ending the battle but by fighting to pass...
Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 07/03/2013
Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor named Seligman who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood.
Click

Click (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 06/22/2006
Michael Newman is married to the beautiful Donna and they have two terrific kids, Ben and Samantha. But he doesn't get to see them much because he's putting in long, hard hours at his architectural firm in the elusive hope that his ungrateful boss will one day recognize his invaluable contribution and make him a partner. After staying up all night to work, a tired Michael becomes frustrated...
Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 167 minutes Release date: 12/21/2006
Edward Wilson understands the value of secrecy--as both discretion and a commitment to honor have been embedded solidly in him since childhood. As an eager, optimistic student at Yale, he is recruited to join the secret society Skull and Bones, a brotherhood and breeding ground for future world leaders. Wilson's acute mind, spotless reputation and sincere belief in American values render him a...

Southpaw (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/30/2015
Cocky, pugnacious, and unpredictable middleweight champ Billy Hope plans to ride out his boxing career with his massive winnings, adoring fans, beloved wife, and their 10 year old daughter. When Billy's bad temper sparks a fight and the ensuing shootout leaves his wife dead, Billy's life spins out of control. He turns to drinking and drugs, ignores his daughter, and neglects all responsibilities...
Harmontown

Harmontown (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 10/02/2014
After being fired from the hit series he created, "Community," Dan Harmon takes his writing on the road and performs live podcasts for his cult-like fan base across the country. What begins as an exploration of Dan's rabid fan base evolves into a deeper character and case study.
Dir: Neil Berkeley
With: N/A
Nymphomaniac: Volume II

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 01/08/2014
Joe continues to recount her life story to Seligman. She tells him about seeing the Virgin Mary during an orgasm she had when she was young, how her sexual addition began at that time and about seeking therapy. She also tells him about her life with Jérôme and their child, and how Jérôme left with the child when her quest for extreme sensations got her involved in sadomasochism. Seligman...
Upside of Anger

Upside of Anger (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 03/10/2005
Sharp-witted Terry Wolfmeyer, a suburban wife and mother, has her life take an unusual turn when her husband unexpectedly disappears. Struggling to deal with his sudden absence, Terry finds herself increasingly at odds with her four headstrong daughters and regularly drowning her anger in alcohol, until she develops an offbeat relationship with her next-door neighbor, Denny. A once-great baseball...
Chapman

Chapman (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 05/08/2014
Alex Fletcher, a locksmith trapped inside the wreckage of a life numbed by drugs and regret, receives an unexpected and troubling letter that draws him back to his childhood home, an idyllic town in the Colorado Rockies. Although facing heartbreaking memories and the demons from his past is anything but idyllic, Alex's journey does lead to a confrontation that may be the key to his emotional...
2 Jacks

2 Jacks (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
Legendary film director Jack Hussar, notorious gambler and womanizer, returns to the LA scene to raise money for his next feature film. In one eventful night, he seduces the stunning Diana, attends some wild industry parties and narrowly escapes a brush with the law, all before playing a high-stakes poker game at dawn. Years later, Jack Hussar Jr. arrives in Hollywood to follow his father's career...
Simon Killer

Simon Killer (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 04/04/2013
Recently heartbroken, Simon travels to Paris to clear his head. After several days of wandering aimlessly, he finds himself drawn into a sex parlor and has an encounter with an exotic prostitute, Victoria. The chemistry builds between the two until they find themselves in a serious relationship, one that leads to blackmail, betrayal and the ultimate revelation of Simon's true nature.
Street Kings

Street Kings (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 04/10/2008
Tom Ludlow, a veteran LAPD Vice Detective, sets out on a quest to discover the killers of his former partner, Detective Terrance Washington. Captain Wander's, Ludlow's supervisor, duties include keeping him within the confines of the law--and out of the clutches of Internal Affairs Captain Biggs. Ludlow teams up with a young Robbery Homicide Detective to track Washington's killers through the...
21 Years: Richard Linklater

21 Years: Richard Linklater (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 79 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
This exploration of the life and career of filmmaker Richard Linklater includes animated sequences and interviews with collaborators and admirers, including Ethan Hawke, Matthew McConaughey, Julie Delpy, Jack Black.
Dir: Michael Dunaway
With: N/A
Angriest Man in Brooklyn

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 05/22/2014
Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill. Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left...
Home:____

Home:____ (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 11/21/2013
33-year-old Jack Hall who was diagnosed with mental illness at 19, is about to leave his group home and move into an apartment on his own, against the advice of resident psychiatric nurse Denise. When he runs into money problems on the outside, Jack decides to do whatever he can to afford the apartment and is tempted to return to a dangerous way of life from his past. But he is determined to prove...
Blood Brother

Blood Brother (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
After arriving in India as a disillusioned tourist, Rocky decides to stay after meeting a group of children with HIV. Through his experiences with them, he encounters both obstacles he never thought he would face and love he never thought he would find.
Being Flynn

Being Flynn (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 03/01/2012
Nick Flynn is a young writer seeking to define himself. He misses his late mother, Jody, and her loving nature. But his father, Jonathan, is not even a memory, as Nick has not seen the man in 18 years. Jonathan Flynn has long defined himself as a great writer, "a master storyteller." After abandoning his wife and child, Jonathan scrapes through life on his own terms, and ends up serving time in...

Diva 51 (2005)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2005
A look into the life and work of British comedian-actor Eddie Izzard, the self-proclaimed first "'out' straight transvestite in the public eye." From his first roots in comedy, to his transvestism, to his efforts to make it in America and his Tony nomination.