A Place at the Table 2012
This American documentary film, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, addresses itself to hunger in the United States. Produced by the same team, Participant/Magnolia, that did 'Food Inc.' in 2008, the movie tells of the 1 in 6 of the overall population (50 million people) who are 'food insecure'.
Julie Makinen of the Los Angeles Times said "A Place at the Table forcefully makes the case that hunger has serious economic, social and cultural implications for the nation." And the London Evening Standard said “The film explains with devastating simplicity why so many go hungry in a country with more than enough food to go around."
Premium Rush 2012
This American action-thriller, directed by David Koepp, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, follows a bicycle messenger being chased around New York City. The film has received positive reviews, and currently holds a 76% “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes. Ebert gave it a 3.5 out of 4 stars, calling it a "breakneck chase movie".
This historical drama thriller directed by and starring Ben Afflect, tells the story about the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran during the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis. The movie has some historical flaws in regards to the Canadian, the British and the New Zealand Embassies, but it has received wide acclaim in the United States with reviews such as "Tense, exciting and often darkly comic, Argo recreates a historical event with vivid attention to detail and finely wrought characters."
Directed by Christopher Nolan, with a large ensemble cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, this science fiction film tells a story about future corporate espionage that involves infiltrating the subconscious of the competition. The movie received wide critical acclaim, and many have praised its originality, cast, score and visual effects.
This documentary film follows the 2011 seasons of Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey, Major League Baseball’s only knuckleball pitchers that year. Batters have said it feels like trying to hit a butterfly, and with pitchers throwing it, it has been feast or famine. Directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg, the film scored a 93% rating at ‘Rotten Tomatoes’, and Ty Burr at the Boston Globe said “The movie’s a must see for baseball fans in general and Red Sox fans in particular.” If anyone ever wondered what exactly a knuckleball was, the answer is in this movie.