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A Brief History of Time (1991)

Errol Morris might have found his perfect subject with the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking. Morris loves dealing in subjects that cannot be totally answered, defined, or controlled, and he's also a master of the one-on-one interview. In the former, he has Hawking's incredible theories of time, black holes, and the universe to chew on. But when it comes to the man himself, he somehow backs down. There are several moments, of course, but Morris heavily relies on testimony from Hawking's family, friends, and colleagues. Perhaps this is because of a limited amount of interview time with Hawking, or the fact that Hawking's computerized "voice" requires extra time for a conversation. However, these quibbles aside, Morris has turned in a beautiful film. The other interviewees provide stories about Hawking that he himself might not have provided, and the film's graphics and music (by Philip Glass) give a kind of poetic drama to the mysteries of the universe. read more...
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    • Moralistic ▶ Yes please

A Brief History of Time (1991)

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  • With: Stephen Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Mary Hawking, Basil King, Derek Powney, Norman Dix, Robert Berman, Gordon Berry, Roger Penrose, Dennis Sciama, John Wheeler, Brandon Carter, John Taylor, Kip Thorne
  • Written by: Based on a book by Stephen Hawking
  • Directed by: Errol Morris
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Running Time: 80 minutes
  • Release Date: 08/27/1992
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The Five Obstructions (2004)

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier is as well known for his bizarre experiments as he is for his talent. read more...
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The Five Obstructions (2004)

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  • With: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier, Patrick Bauchau
  • Written by: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier
  • Directed by: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier
  • MPAA Rating: Unrated
  • Language: Danish, English, French and Spanish with English subtitles
  • Running Time: 88 minutes
  • Release Date: 09/10/2003
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My Night at Maud's (1969)

Eric Rohmer's best films were largely about the intellectualization of emotion, with characters feeling their way around relationships via their tumbling, thoughtful words. The third in Eric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales" series — though released after the fourth entry, La CollectionneuseMy Night at Maud's is more deliberate, more concrete, and less fluid than his later works; it's more a study than an observation, but it reveals a brainy filmmaker first discovering ways to appeal to the heart. New in town, Catholic Jean-Louis (Jean-Louis Trintignant) attends church and spots a pretty girl (Marie-Christine Barrault) across the aisle. Later, he bumps into an old friend, Vidal (Antoine Vitez); they talk about Pascal's "wager" about believing in God. Vidal invites Jean-Louis to visit a friend of his, Maud (Françoise Fabian). Talk of faith and love continues. It snows, and Vidal reluctantly leaves, but Maud convinces Jean-Louis to stay the night. They sleep together, without sex. But somehow the encounter emboldens Jean-Louis and he is able to speak to the mystery girl, as well as meeting again with Maud and flirting with her. Rohmer ends the discussion with a jump to five years later, on the beach. The black-and-white cinematography by Nestor Almendros tends to emphasize a kind of bleakness of exterior, and a spareness of interior, perhaps re-affirming Pascal, suggesting that color and wonder lie in another life. read more...
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My Night at Maud's (1969)

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  • With: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault, Antoine Vitez
  • Written by: Eric Rohmer
  • Directed by: Eric Rohmer
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Language: French, with English subtitles
  • Running Time: 110 minutes
  • Release Date: 06/12/2018
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Platform (2000)

Jia Zhang-ke's second feature is an epic masterpiece that tells a specifically Chinese story, and yet it does so in a completely universal way. Set between 1980 and 1990, when China moved from the final vestiges of life under Chairman Mao to the Cultural Revolution and Westernized consumer capitalism, Platform is similar in a way to Tian Zhuangzhuang's The Blue Kite. But Platform tells its story through the lives of four young people, all performers in a kind of singing and dancing pop group (called -- get this -- the "All Star Rock and Breakdance Electronic Band"). read more...
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Platform (2000)

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  • With: Hong-wei, Liang Jing-dong, Zhao Tao, Yang Tiang-yi
  • Written by: Jia Zhang-ke
  • Directed by: Jia Zhang-ke
  • MPAA Rating: Unrated
  • Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
  • Running Time: 150 minutes
  • Release Date: 09/03/2000
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The End of the Tour (2015)

An expert at potent, intimate character dramas, director James Ponsoldt (Smashed, The Spectacular Now) tops himself with this brilliant, intuitive examination of a unique working friendship. read more...
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    The End of the Tour (2015)

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    • With: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Anna Chlumsky, Mamie Gummer, Joan Cusack, Ron Livingston, Mickey Sumner
    • Written by: Donald Margulies, based on a book by David Lipsky
    • Directed by: James Ponsoldt
    • MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references
    • Running Time: 106 minutes
    • Release Date: 07/30/2015
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