The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Clifton Collins Jr.,
A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".
Jean François Heckel,
A week before his friend Jack is to be married, best man Miles and the prospective groom head off to wine country for a week of fun, relaxation and - of course - wine drinking. Miles is the oenophile and does his best to teach Jack a bit about the art of appreciating great wine. All Jack cares about is drinking and carousing, something he accomplishes when he meets the attractive Stephanie at one of the vineyards. Miles is something of a sad sack, a high school English teacher who is a failed writer at heart. He has yet to get over the fact that his wife has divorced him and that she has remarried and he now faces that nerve racking wait for word from a prospective publisher. Miles has an opportunity to start anew when he meets Stephanie's friend Maya but when he let's slip that Jack is about to be married any hope of a relationship seems to be lost. Written by
The picture that Miles (Paul Giamatti) looks at when at his mother's home is actually a picture of Paul Giamatti and his father (former Yale University president and Commissioner of Major League Baseball) Bart Giamatti. See more »
Maya and Miles are picnicking on the blanket and Miles is engrossed in his crossword puzzle. #52 across clue is "Corroborated" and Miles has written in "Workedwine" instead of "workedwith". See more »
My girlfriend is lucky enough to be on the Screen Actor Guild Awards
nominating committee this year, so the promotional DVDs are flowing in,
and SIDEWAYS is absolutely the best film we've seen so far. (Kinsey is
a close second.) Paul Giamatti should get a nomination for this, and I
want people on IMDb to start understanding that when you critique a
film, it's not ALL about liking the character-- one IMDBer commenting
on this film trashed Sideways because she thought the characters were
morally bankrupt, and I challenge all of you to show me a good movie
where the main characters aren't! That's how the necessary element of
conflict is created in a story!
Can you really only enjoy films where the characters in them are people
you'd have over for dinner? OPEN YOUR MINDS! Feature Films are not
popularity contests, and as far as I'm concerned, neither are awards
competitions. Giamatti steals cash from his mother's bedroom dresser
drawer near the beginning of the film. Morally reprehensible?
Absolutely! But my heart broke for him when he did it. You could see
how much he hated himself in that moment!!! Giamatti's ability to have
intensely personal thoughts flash through his eyes like flickering film
through a projector, all the while maintaining such beautiful
stillness, was for me breathtaking. Giamatti makes you completely
suspend your disbelief...he makes you feel like you have ESP!!!
Thomas Hayden Church was hilarious as his ex-college roommate/infantile
thirtysomething playboy buddy who can't let go of "his plight." He's a
stitch. And I agree with everyone, Virgina Madsen makes you melt in
this film. She is scrumptuous. Remember, IMDb moralists,...people who
live in glass movie-houses, shouldn't throw popcorn! ~peace
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