2013 / 4.4 stars / 73 minutes
This fascinating documentary examines the life of performing killer whale Tilikum -- who has caused the deaths of several people while in captivity -- and questions the safety and humaneness of confining these intelligent creatures.
2007 / 3.5 stars / 1hr 36m
True events in Iraq inspire this wrenching documentary-like drama from director Nick Broomfield about a roadside bombing near the insurgent hotbed town of Haditha and the subsequent revenge killing of 24 Iraqis by the U.S. Marine unit that was hit. Told from different perspectives -- the Marines, the bombers and innocent civilians just trying to get by -- this provocative look at the madness of war defies easy answers.
2010 / 3.4 stars / 98 minutes
To cope with his father's terminal cancer, a troubled high schooler begins telling everyone -- including his new girlfriend -- that he has the same disease. But keeping up the ruse proves just as difficult as dealing with real life.
2000 / 3.2 stars / 110 minutes
A widower and his son fall in love with their new housekeeper, Emma -- a love triangle further complicated when one asks for her hand in marriage. The animosity between the men boils after Emma becomes pregnant, and either one may be the father.
1980 / 3.8 stars / 107 minutes
Three Australian soldiers find themselves court-martialed for murder in 1901, at the end of South Africa's bloody Boer War. With just one day to prepare a defense, attorney Maj. J.F. Thomas must prove they acted under orders.
1940 / 3.9 stars / 129 minutes
Tom Joad, a Depression-era everyman, leads his poor family on a harrowing journey from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl to the promised land of California in this adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel.
2007 / 3.4 stars / 93 minutes
On Hollywood Boulevard, wannabe movie stars dress up as superheroes and pose for photos with tourists. Matt Ogens's documentary follows four of these quirky dreamers, who are just killing time until they're discovered. You'll get to know a Superman who takes his role to heart, an Incredible Hulk who sold his prized video game system for a ticket to Tinseltown, a Midwestern beauty queen-turned-Wonder Woman and a Batman in need of a little therapy.
1996 / 3 stars / 92 minutes
Based on the acclaimed play by Wendy Kesselman, this film tells the story of Daisy (Claire Danes), a shy teenager who conceals her Judaism from her classmates at a Manhattan private school. Daisy's closest friend is her grandmother, Nana (Jeanne Moreau). A Holocaust survivor, Nana tells Daisy of her youth spent in a concentration camp just as Daisy is experiencing anti-Semitism at her school. Only Nana can help Daisy through this difficult time.
2007 / 3.7 stars / 86 minutes
When all her son, Jesse, wants for Christmas is a new father, Sarah half-heartedly agrees to go out with several different men. But it looks like a bleak holiday when Jesse warms up to one potential new dad -- and Sarah falls for a different one.
2011 / 3.1 stars / 100 minutes
After fatefully named actors Roméo and Juliette fall in love and have a baby, the stars in their eyes are dimmed when their son falls gravely ill. But as they cling to their image of the perfect family, they can't ignore the devastating truth.
2001 / 3.3 stars / 56 minutes
When Wal-Mart proposes to open a store in a small Virginia town, a yearlong debate springs up as residents weigh arguments for and against bringing such a business into their community, from the first public hearing to the Town Council's final vote.
1993 / 3.2 stars / 1hr 58m
This Cold War tale of intrigue stars Campbell Scott as telecommunications engineer Leonard Markham, who has just been assigned to Berlin, Germany, to work with veteran spy Bob Glass (Anthony Hopkins) -- an obsessively paranoid man. Bob cautions Leonard to trust no one, not even the alluring Maria (Isabella Rossellini), with whom he has quickly and deeply grown enamored. Leonard, however, is certain Maria's intentions are pure ... but are they?
1977 / 2.9 stars / 97 minutes
Julia Lofting is just a young mother trying to start over after her daughter's devastating accidental death. Leaving her husband behind, she moves into a creaky old house -- and soon she comes face-to-face with a vengeful spirit.
2011 / 3.8 stars / 89 minutes
The AIDS crisis forever changed gay culture in San Francisco, as examined in this absorbing documentary from David Weissman, who explores the disease's impact on five individuals. Vintage film clips accompany their sobering stories.
2001 / 4 stars / 185 minutes
Inseparable childhood friends Akash, Sameer and Siddharth are just out of college. Nothing comes between them -- until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.
2009 / 3.4 stars / 78 minutes
Stranded in the hospital, an ailing Frankie asks his former lover to spring him from the ward so he can see his daughter and grandchild one last time. Soon, the two embark on a captivating road trip along the highways and byways of rural Oklahoma.
1991 / 3.8 stars / 92 minutes
The only thing that siblings Hallie and Ethan are hoping they get for Christmas is the reconciliation of their divorced parents, and they're convinced that all it will take is getting Mom and Dad in the same room at the same time.
2012 / 2.6 stars / 88 minutes
A group of young Brooklynites moves into a rural farmhouse together, filling their days with sex, art and yoga until a blizzard knocks out the power. As food runs low and tensions run high, they begin to give in to their baser instincts.
2002 / 2.6 stars / 87 minutes
Having promised to euthanize his terminally ill friend Gavin when the time came, Charlie finally brings himself to do the deed. Now, as he struggles to cope with his guilt and grief, Charlie responds by losing himself in drugs.
2005-2012 / 4.1 stars / 8 Seasons
Narcissistic friends Charlie, Mac, Dennis, and Dennis's sister, Dee, run Paddy's Pub, a downtown Philadelphia Irish bar, where everyone's judgmental (and juvenile) behavior usually brings situations from uncomfortable to hysterically horrible.
2009-2013 / 4.2 stars / 4 Seasons
Sophisticated spy Archer may have the coolest gadgets, but he still has issues when it comes to dealing with his boss -- who also happens to be his mother -- in this wicked animated spoof of spy flicks and the sex-crazed agents who populate them.
2006-2008 / 3.6 stars / 4 Seasons
Hardships abound for the wealthy and spoiled clientele of one of London's poshest hotels, as witnessed behind the scenes by the men and women who must serve them as employees of Hotel Babylon.
2010 / 3.7 stars / 126 minutes
After an onstage disaster leaves illusionist Ethan a quadriplegic, he channels his magic into a hit radio show. But on the 14th anniversary of his accident, Ethan elects to fight for his right to die -- just as a young man approaches him for help.
2011 / 3.9 stars / 76 minutes
This wrenching documentary follows Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger, who lost his daughter to a rare leukemia, as he reveals how the Marine Corps has betrayed its soldiers and their families by exposing them to toxic water at a base in North Carolina.