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Acclaimed true crime story from New Zealand based on the 1954 Pauline Parker-Juliet Hulme case that rocked the country. Two young girls' strong friendship leads them to devise a fantasy world filled with bizarre creatures. When one of their mothers objects to their relationship, they decide to kill her. Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet ... more
Geoffrey Rush shines as 19th-century French libertine and author the Marquis de Sade in director Philip Kaufman's adaptation of the Doug Wright play. Set in the Charenton asylum, the film chronicles the battle of wills between the sly de Sade, the director/priest trying to reason with him (Joaquin Phoenix), and the conservative doctor ... more
Compassionate true-life drama centers on noted British novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch, whose latter years were ravaged by Alzheimer's disease. The film blends the struggles faced by the older, afflicted Murdoch (Judi Dench) and husband John Bayley (Best Supporting Actor Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent) with a look at the couple's ... more
Stifled by a marriage teeming with mistrust and the demands of motherhood, Sarah (Kate Winslet) has an impulsive affair with the handsome Brad (Patrick Wilson), whose fear of "growing up" drives him to evade studying for the bar exam. Adapted from Tom Perrotta's darkly satirical novel of suburban dystopia, director/co-writer Todd Field's ... more
In late 1950s Germany, a brief affair between teenager Michael Berg (David Kross) and Hanna Schmitz (Best Actress Oscar-winner Kate Winslet), a beautiful older woman, ends abruptly when she mysteriously disappears. While studying law, Michael finds Hanna back in his life as she stands trial accused of Nazi war crimes. Years later, an ... more
Strong performances by Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin propel this powerful drama, based on the novel by Joyce Maynard. Set in the 1980s, the story follows depressed divorced mom Adele Wheeler (Winslet) as she and her 13-year-old son, Henry (Gattlin Griffith), provide sanctuary for escaped convict Frank Chambers (Brolin). As Adele and ... more