Last updated September 21, 2023
Inspired by true events, this penetrating drama centers on Dee Roberts (Nicole Beharie), a 24-year-old mother of four who's forced to take on a corrupt district attorney (Michael O'Keefe) when she's unjustly prosecuted in a large-scale drug case. Directed by Tim Disney, the inspiring tale also stars Alfre Woodard as Dee's mother, Alma, Tim Blake Nelson as ACLU attorney David Cohen and Will Patton as retired narcotics officer Sam Conroy.
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Shot in the aftermath of Nelson Mandela's election, this film adaptation of South African author Alan Paton's novel tells the story of two men -- one black, one white -- who must cope with family tragedy in the apartheid era. Rural minister Stephen Kumalo (James Earl Jones) travels to Johannesburg in search of his troubled son, while white landowner James Jarvis (Richard Harris) comes to the city to attend to his activist son's murder.
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"Cookie" Orcutt (Patricia Neal) -- salt of the earth and cornerstone of her small Southern town -- leaves a terrible void as well as a huge fortune when she dies. So her two estranged, greedy nieces (Glenn Close and Julianne Moore) angle for the estate. Meanwhile, Cookie's man Friday (Charles Dutton) and grandniece (Liv Tyler) attempt to unravel the intrigue surrounding Cookie's fortune. Legendary director Robert Altman helms this ensemble dramedy.
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Just off the train in Los Angeles, unassuming accountant Gene Watson (Johnny Depp) and his 6-year-old daughter (Courtney Chase) get drawn into a conspiracy to snuff California's governor (Marsha Mason). In the depot, Ms. Jones (Roma Maffia) snatches the girl while Mr. Smith (Christopher Walken) gives the dazed Watson a pistol, a half-dozen slugs and lays down the law: Whack the governor within 90 minutes, or it's the end for the shrimp.
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In 1955, idealistic college student Philippe (Marco Hofschneider) travels from Paris to Virginia on a scholarship and encounters an entirely new world of American football, jazz, romance -- and violent racial prejudice. Philippe doesn't understand why his well-meaning new friends advise him not to pursue April (Robin Givens), an African American woman, and he begins to fall in love with her despite the dangers.
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