Desperate to save her man from a violent situation, Jason Leigh holds Richardson, playing a drug-addicted upper cmst wife, for ransom. Belafonte is superb as a raspy bad guy.
Fargo concentrates on the ill-conceived scheme of car salesman Jerry Lundegaard, an extraordinarily ordinary guy with too many debts and an ungenerously wealthy father-in-law. Lundegaard hires two shady guys to kidnap his wife so that he can extort ransom from her father, but things go horribly wrong
This film is a hilariously witty send-up of all the ill-informed literary tributes to the noble earthy virtues of pastoral life; adapted from the Stella Gibbons novel of 1932.
This film was directed by David Wellington, and stars William Hutt, Martha Henry, Peter Donaldson and Tom McCamus. It offers a rare opportunity to see some of the most moving performances ever, all in the service of Eugene O'Neill's profound literary statement about the need to live the human condition.
Directed by Jon Blair, this is an Oscar-winning documentary about a subject that continues to haunt every corner of the enlightened world. Narration by Kenneth Branagh and Glenn Close.
This film, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, is a remarkable tour deforce. Part celebration and part social comment, it paints an essay about how Hollywood has always shaped and gendered sexual identity.
Masterfully directed by Zhang Yimou, this film is set in '30s Shanghai, in a time and place of corruption, violence and sordid sex, covering eight days in the lives of the city's powerful triad.
Described by critics as nothing less than a great film, The Flower of My Secret turns sentimental melodrama into cinematic triumph. What a way to end the cinema series for this semester!