Last updated January 17, 2021
A Brooklyn cigar store anchors the vignettes that make up this lyrical Wayne Wang movie written by famous author Paul Auster. Auggie (Harvey Keitel), the store manager, is surprised by a visit from his ex-wife, who says their daughter is in trouble. Rashid (Harold Perrineau Jr.), a runaway searching for his father (Forest Whittaker), saves Auggie's customer, Paul (William Hurt), from being hit by a car, and changes his life forever.
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Two gangs unwittingly attempt to rob a bank at the same time, catching innocent Tripp Kennedy (Patrick Dempsey) in the middle of the action. In the midst of the melee, Tripp saves bank teller Kaitlin (Ashley Judd), and together they scheme to stay alive and out of love. When the bank's security system goes into lockdown mode, the standoff pits crook against crook while Tripp and Kaitlin execute their plan.
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This thoughtful drama weaves together several stories as it examines immigration in Los Angeles, providing a harrowing look at border crossing, document fraud, asylum seekers, naturalization, counterterrorism and the clash of cultures in America.
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Looking to cash in on a Brazilian gold rush, ne'er-do-well George Kuffs (Christian Slater) heads to San Francisco to hit up brother Brad (Bruce Boxleitner) for a loan. Instead, George gets a job offer -- to join Brad's police department civilian adjunct. But after Brad meets the business end of a bullet, George takes over the enterprise and stumbles upon the $50 million scheme that got his sibling killed. Milla Jovovich and Tony Goldwyn costar.
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Ashley Judd stars as Helen, an adored wife, mother and successful music professor who also struggles to mask her debilitating depression until a breakdown lands her in the hospital. But this apparent setback offers Helen a new perspective on life and her condition in the form of Mathilda (Lauren Lee Smith), a fellow patient with whom Helen forms a potent bond. Sandra Nettelbeck directs this touching drama; Goran Visnjic and Alexia Fast co-star.
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Based on a play by Tracy Letts, this claustrophobic thriller from Exorcist director William Friedkin focuses on the love story between a man (Michael Shannon) and a woman (Ashley Judd) convinced that the government is implanting insects in its citizens. Harry Connick Jr. plays the woman's abusive ex-husband in this nightmare tale of paranoia that takes place in an America where no one -- least of all the authorities -- can be trusted.
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