MOVIES

Thieves Like Us (1974)

Thieves Like Us (1974) – Review by Pauline Kael

“Thieves Like Us” comes closer to the vision and sensibility of Faulkner’s novels than any of the movie adaptations of them do. Altman didn’t start from Faulkner, but he wound up there. If he did a Faulkner novel, he might not be able to achieve what people want him to. But “Thieves Like Us” is his Faulkner novel.

Happiest Season (2020)

Happiest Season (2020) – Transcript

A holiday romantic comedy that captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family’s acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.

1941: Orson Welles in 'Citizen Kane', directed by himself for RKO.

Citizen Kane: What Is the Film’s Solution to the Mystery of Kane?

People not involved in the study of film are often surprised to learn that Citizen Kane is so highly regarded. The rapid pace and newspaper montages and the Rosebud business — all that looks so typically Hollywood. But that view belongs to the old days, when films appeared briefly, were seen once, and then vanished to make way for next year’s model.

Diego Maradona (2019) – Transcript

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

Hillbilly Elegy (2020) – Transcript

Based on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance, HILLBILLY ELEGY is a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown.

John Belushi

Belushi (2020) – Transcript

Director R.J. Cutler takes a revealing look at the brilliant life of comedic legend John Belushi. Known for his iconic characters and sketches on both stage and screen, few people knew his personal side, until now. Never-before-seen photos, letters and home-movies give intimate access to the world-famous superstar. Family and friends who knew him best share intimate memories, including Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Penny Marshall, Lorne Michaels and Harold Ramis.

Jacob's Ladder (1990 film)

Jacob’s Ladder (1990) – Transcript

Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.

Inside Job (2010) – Transcript

From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (“No End In Sight”), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs.

The Ultimate Movie Guide to: Dune (2020) by Denis Villeneuve

What follows is a collection of resources about the upcoming two-part movie adaptation of the 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herbert. Directed by Denis Villeneuve with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Dune is scheduled to be released theatrically in the United States on October 1, 2021, by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis

Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis (2018) – Transcript

VICE on HBO looks at factors that led to the 2008 financial crisis and the efforts made by then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Timothy Geithner, and Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke to save the United States from an economic collapse. The feature-length documentary explores the challenges these men faced, as well as the consequences of their decisions.

The New Mutants (2020)

The New Mutants (2020) – Transcript

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

The Facebook Dilemma (2018)

The Facebook Dilemma (2018) – Transcript

A major investigation of Facebook’s impact on privacy and democracy around the world.
Facebook’s promise was to create a more open and connected world. FRONTLINE finds that multiple warnings about the platform’s negative impact on privacy and democracy were eclipsed by Facebook’s relentless pursuit of growth.