Keyword: contemplative

Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 125 minutes Release date: 06/05/2014
Hazel Grace Lancaster is sixteen years old. She alternately loves and tolerates her sometimes over-doting parents. Hazel has developed a crush on a young man in her support group, Gus Waters, who seems equally smitten with her. As they grow closer, Hazel and Gus share their fears that accompany their health issues, as well as their love of books, including Hazel's favorite, "An Imperial...
Gravity

Gravity (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 10/03/2013
Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant engineer, is on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone, tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for...
Reader

The Reader (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 12/09/2008
When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably disappear. Eight years later, Michael, now a young law student observing Nazi war trials, meets his former lover again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is on trial for a hideous...
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...
Last Weekend

Last Weekend (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 08/28/2014
Celia Green and her husband Malcolm are the founders of a fitness empire and among San Francisco's wealthiest citizens, but Celia feels that something in her life is missing. She gathers her two adult sons and their partners for a rare visit at their vacation home at Lake Tahoe over the Labor Day weekend. Celia finds herself torn between the house and its memories, and her desire to move forward...
Winter Sleep

Winter Sleep (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Former actor Aydin manages a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal, with whom he has a complicated relationship, and his recently divorced sister, Necla. As the snow begins to fall during wintertime, the hotel turns into a shelter and tensions start to rise.
Lucky Them

Lucky Them (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 05/29/2014
More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than working, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug has one last chance to prove her value to her magazine's editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost rock god Matthew Smith, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Teaming up with an eccentric amateur documentary filmmaker, Ellie hits the road in...
About Alex

About Alex (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 08/07/2014
A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away after one of them suffers an emotional breakdown. Despite the group's best efforts to keep it light and enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love and widening political differences leads to an explosion that, coupled with the flammable combination of drugs, wine, and risotto, cannot be contained.
All the Light in the Sky

All the Light in the Sky (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 79 minutes Release date: 11/29/2011
An actress in her mid-40s is wondering what her life holds for her next when a visit from her 25-year-old niece forces her to reflect on aging in Hollywood and her relationships with men.
Platoon

Platoon (1986)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 12/18/1986
A rookie soldier struggles under the unbearable conditions of a horrible war: bugs, drugs, death, jungle rot, and hopelessness. But as he observes the differing style and attitudes of two of his commanders - one violent and one Zen-like - he comes to see the deeper conflict within the war: one of conscience.
Tree of Life

The Tree of Life (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 05/26/2011
Jack, the wide-eyed, 11-year-old, eldest son of a 1950s-era family, loses his innocence after encountering sickness, suffering and death for the first time. He finds himself caught between his mother, who views the world with love and mercy, and his father, whose severity in teaching his son self-reliance leaves a lasting impression on Jack. Approximately 40 years later, an adult Jack is a lost...
Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 12/24/2013
Nelly, a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. Dickens - famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success - falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The...
Superman Returns

Superman Returns (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 154 minutes Release date: 06/27/2006
Superman--born on a planet which has long since died--has been raised by adoptive parents on the Kent farm in Kansas. The young boy Kal-El is renamed Clark Kent, and though he has grown up among humans, he is not one of them. Under Earth's yellow sun, he can do two things humans can only dream of, but to co-exist with them he must live a dual life as mild, unassuming Clark Kent, secretly...
Delivery Man

Delivery Man (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 11/21/2013
Affable underachiever David Wozniak's mundane life gets twisted into a knot when he finds out that he fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made twenty years ago. In debt to the mob and rejected by his pregnant girlfriend, things couldn't look worse for David when he's hit with a lawsuit from 142 of the 533 twentysomethings who want to know the identity of their father. As David...
Big Sur

Big Sur (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
When Jack Kerouac becomes overwhelmed by the success of his opus "On the Road," he struggles to battle inner demons and seeks respite in three brief sojourns to a cabin in the small, coastal California town of Big Sur.
The Last Day of August

The Last Day of August (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/03/2013
Dan, 30, was paralyzed just over a year ago. Following months of recovery and overwhelmed by life's new realities, he retreated to a family cabin in upstate New York. On the last day of August, his closest friends arrive unannounced to confront him about his recent reclusive and self-destructive behavior. Wanting to support him, yet skeptical of his psychological health, they attempt the...
Into Great Silence

Into Great Silence (2007)

Rated: None Runtime: 162 minutes Release date: 02/27/2007
Nestled deep in the postcard-perfect French Alps, the Grande Chartreuse is considered one of the world's most ascetic monasteries. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Gröning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back to him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Gröning, sans crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks' quarters...
Dir: Philip Groning
With: N/A
Unforgiven

Unforgiven (1992)

Rated: R Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 08/06/1992
In the Old West, retired gunslinger William Munny is in need of money and reluctantly takes on one last job. A group of prostitutes have offered a $1,000 reward for killing the two cowboys who disfigured one of their girls. Joined by his former partner and an eager young sharp-shooter, Munny travels from Kansas to Wyoming for the killing, and along the way he is forced to confront his violent past...
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...
Old Joy

Old Joy (2006)

Rated: None Runtime: 76 minutes Release date: 08/24/2006
Two old friends, Kurt and Mark, reunited for a weekend camping trip in the Cascade mountain range east of Portland, Oregon. For Mark, the weekend outing offers a respite from the pressure of his imminent fatherhood; for Kurt, it is part of a long series of carefree adventures. As the hour progress and the landscape evolves, the twin seekers move through a range of subtle emotions, enacting a...
Cast Away

Cast Away (2000)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 143 minutes Release date: 12/21/2000
Chuck Noland, an engaged, workaholic Federal Express inspector, travels around the world testing the effectiveness of international shipping offices. His frenetic schedule puts a strain on his relationship with longtime girlfriend Helen. But when a plane crash leaves him stranded and isolated from other human beings on a remote Pacific island for four years, Chuck slowly becomes transformed both...
Mr. Nobody

Mr. Nobody (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 155 minutes Release date: 08/30/2009
A young boy stands on a station platform. The train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? An infinity of possibilities rise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. Every life deserves to be lived.
Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 06/12/2014
As tuition spirals upward and student debt passes a trillion dollars, students and parents begin to wonder if college is even worth it. From the halls of Harvard to public and private colleges in financial crisis to education start-ups in Silicon Valley, an urgent portrait emerges of a great American institution at the breaking point.
Annie Hall

Annie Hall (1977)

Rated: PG Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 04/19/1977
A comical look at the up and down relationship between a New York City TV writer and his aspiring actress/singer girlfriend who's originally from the Midwest.
Wait

The Wait (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 01/30/2014
An enigmatic phone call from a psychic catapults a family into a state of suspended belief while waiting for their recently deceased mother to be resurrected. One sister believes the claim, and the other staunchly opposes it until she encounters a chance at love, giving her hope that anything, even resurrection, is possible.