The sudden passing of a teenage girl unsettles the four adults in her life. Jarred by this glimpse of mortality, they struggle to understand – or justify – the current state of their own lives. As each gets ready for the funeral, they speak their private thoughts directly to the camera, leaving it up to the viewer to make sense of these off-kilter, self-serving, yet frequently humorous accounts of the family story. By the end of the day, more...
Based on the William Kennedy novel of the same name, IRONWEED is set in the waning years of the Depression. Jack Nicholson plays Francis Phelan, a washed-up baseball player who deserted his family back in the 1910s when he accidentally killed his infant son by dropping him. Since that time, Phelan has been a shabby barfly, living from drink to drink; spending his days palling around with Rudy (Tom Waits). Wandering into his hometown of Albany, New...
A real-estate tycoon, his coke-binging wife, and a slum wino have something grisly in common: They're the latest victims in a series of random murders. A veteran NYPD detective soon suspects the killins may be supernatural and deliberate; caused by ages-old beings of cunning intelligence and incredible power defending their turf from the encroachments of mankind.
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's epic story of passion, betrayal and revenge. The president of the Denmark Corporation is dead, and already his wife is remarried to the man suspected of his murder. No one is more troubled by this than her son, Hamlet. Now, after this hostile takeover, trust is impossible, passion is on the rise and vengeance is in the air.
Anthony Hopkins give a no-holds-barred performance as the legendary artist Pablo Picasso. The world knew his passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children.
Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums. She used to be a singer on the radio, he used to be a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them. Helen is sick, one of their pals has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped. Visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. One night, while drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits...