Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Space between Us (2017) [PG-13] ***

A film review by James Berardinelli for ReelViews.net on February 2, 2017.

The Space between Us is what it looks like when a promising premise is betrayed by a dumbed-down, hackneyed screenplay. Instead of developing this movie as a coming-of-age story of the first Earth-conceived child born on another planet, the narrative focuses on a generic road trip between opposites whose initial wariness blossoms into love as they rumble around the western United States (circa 2034) in a variety of stolen cars. The Space between Us misses countless opportunities to investigate interesting avenues, instead preferring to remain on a young-adult-influenced track that becomes increasingly artificial as it careens toward its conclusion.

Although the early parts of the movie recall The Martian (and fail on almost every point of comparison), the eventual story hews closer to teen cancer movies like Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (and fail on almost every point of comparison). The Space between Us can’t seem to figure out what it wants to be. The movie speeds through the fertile territory of extraterrestrial exploration and what it means for Gardiner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) to be a Mars-born orphan growing up amongst scientists and astronauts. Why is Gardiner alone? His mother, Sarah (Janet Montgomery), was the mission commander of the first Mars colonization mission. Two months into the interplanetary trip, she discovers she’s pregnant. She gives birth shortly after reaching Mars then dies. This leaves Gardiner alone with a robot as his best friend and a scientist named Kendra (Carla Gugino) as his surrogate mom.

The bulk of the movie transpires in 2034; teenage Gardiner wants to visit Earth. Beyond a natural curiosity about the planet of everyone else’s birth, he has two concrete reasons for wanting to make the trip: he has a burning desire to locate his father and he craves the opportunity for a face-to-face meeting with his video conference-pal Tulsa (Britt Robertson), a tough, savvy loner. Doctors are divided about whether Gardiner can survive on Earth with its different atmosphere and gravity. Mission director Nathaniel Shepherd (Gary Oldman) is against the boy making the trip but he is overruled and, following an operation to strengthen his bones, Gardiner makes his first visit to Earth.

Most of The Space between Us focuses on Gardiner and Tulsa’s relationship as they take a trip to locate Gardiner’s father. Since Gardiner has escaped from his handlers, they are on the run. Short on cash, they are forced to trade and steal. They fall for each other rather quickly (although one can assume their long video-chatting history contributes to this) and, when Gardiner’s health begins to fail, Tulsa becomes committed to helping him complete his quest regardless of the consequences.

Speaking of those video conferences… this is one of The Space between Us’ biggest science-related gaffes. It’s not the only one but it is the most egregious and it’s made all the more obvious because the issue of Earth-to-Mars communication was a significant plot point in The Martian. Radio waves travel at the speed of light, so the travel time between Earth and Mars varies from about 4 minutes to 24 minutes (depending on the relative positions of the planets). Communication cannot be instantaneous; in fact, two-way interaction would at minimum require an eight minute delay between sending and receiving. This transforms every conversation between NASA and the astronauts (not to mention Gardiner and Tulsa) as represented in The Space between Us into pure fantasy. This is either an example of screenwriters who are ignorant of science or too lazy to incorporate reality into the script.

The movie contains its share of small charms but they are too few and far between. There are fish-out-of-water elements (presented in a way that echoes the long-forgotten 1999 film, Blast from the Past) and a romance. Although these are presented competently, they can’t distract from how little the movie has built on its foundation. Road trips and teen cancer movies are a dime a dozen. Stories about Martian orphans are not.

The performances of leads Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson are solid; both actors find the cores of their characters and convey them. Their chemistry is fitful with time constraints interfering with the movie’s ability to make us believe in the sincerity and depth of their romance. Love stories like this need time as much as dedication and The Space between Us has too many things going on for it do any of them well. If there’s a disappointment in the cast, it’s Gary Oldman, who starts out fine but resorts to histrionics and scenery-chewing toward the end.

I could see The Space between Us working as a mini-series or a novel (provided the time delay issue is addressed rather than being ignored), but there are too many ingredients for this to bake into something palatable in two hours. The film is more likely to cause frustration than satisfaction because, although it offers something for everyone, there’s not nearly enough of anything for anyone. [Berardinelli’s rating: ** out of 4 stars]

Blogger’s comment: I completely agree with James Berardinelli’s review. Ignoring the communication time delay between Earth and Mars is an unforgivable sin. For me there’s a larger issue that is being ignored by the spate of Mars colonization films and TV documentaries, as well as the current scientific and political fascination with Mars colonization. And that is simply that our current environmental, geopolitical and sociological problems are human problems. They are not going to go away simply because we start to colonize Mars. What we need to do is solve them here on Earth, and a start would be (a) figuring out how we are going to live on the planet without destroying it, and (b) figuring out how to cut our population down to somewhere between 1 and 2 billion, rather than the 7+ billion we have now.

Labels: adventure, drama, fantasy, romance, sci-fi



Friday, June 16, 2017

Titles: K L M

K
Kate & Leopold (2001) [PG-13] ***
Keeping the Faith (2000) [PG-13] ****
The Kid (2000) [PG] ***
The Kids Are All Right (2010) [R] ****+
Killers (2010) [PG-13] **+
King Corn (2007) [UR] ****
The King's Speech (2010) [R] *****
Kiss the Sky (1998) [R] ****
Kissing A Fool (1998) [R] ***
Kissing Jessica Stein (2002) [R] ****
Knight and Day (2010) [PG-13] ***
Knowing (2009) [PG-13] ***

L
L.A. Story (1991) [PG-13] *****
La La Land (2016) [PG-13] *****
Laggies (2014) [R] ****
The Lake House (2006) [PG] ****
Last Chance Harvey (2009) [PG-13] ****-
The Last Five Years (2014) [PG-13] ****
Last Night (2010) [R] ***
The Last Song (2010) [PG] ***
The Last Starfighter (1984) [PG] ****
The Last Time (2006) [R] ***
Le Divorce (2003) [PG-13] ***
Leap Year (2010) [PG] ***
Leatherheads (2008) [PG-13] ***
Legends of the Fall (1994) [R] ***
Letters to Juliet (2010) [PG] ***
Liberal Arts (2012) [PG-13] ****
License to Wed (2007) [PG-13] **
Life as We Know It (2010) [PG-13] ***
Life of Pi (2012) [PG] ****
Life or Something Like It (2002) [PG-13] ***
Like Crazy (2011) [PG-13] ****
Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014) [R] ***
Lincoln (2012) [PG-13] *****
Lion (Australia, 2016) [PG-13] ****+
A Little Bit of Heaven (2012) [PG-13] **
Little City (1998) [R] ****
A Little Romance (1979) [PG] ****
Liz & Dick (2012) [UR] **
Lola Versus (2012) [R] ***
The Longest Week (2014) [PG-13] ***
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008) [PG-13] ***
Lost in Translation (2003) [R] ****
Love Actually (2003) [R] ****
Love Affair (1994) [PG-13] *****
Love & Other Drugs (2010) [R] ***+
Love Happens (2009) [PG-13] ***-
Love Is All You Need (2013) [R] ****
The Love Letter (1998) [UR] ****
Love, Rosie (2015) [R] ***
Love, Wedding, Marriage (2011) [PG-13] **
Lucky Seven (2003) [PG-13] ***

M
Mad Money (2008) [PG-13] ***
Made of Honor (2008) [PG-13] ***
The Maiden Heist (2009) [PG-13] ***
The Majestic (2001) [PG] ***
Mamma Mia! (2008) [PG-13] ***
The Man from Earth (2007) [UR] ***+
Man of Steel (2013) [PG-13] ****
Man on a Ledge (2012) [PG-13] ***
Maneater (2009-TV) [UR] ***
Margin Call (2011) [R] ****
The Martian (2015) [PG-13] *****
Match Point (2005) [R] ****
McFarland USA (2015) [PG] ****
Me Myself I (2000) [R] ***
The Mechanic (2011) [R] ***
Medicine Man (1992) [PG-13] ***
Meet Joe Black (1998) [PG-13] ***
Men in Black (1997) [PG-13] ****
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) [R] ***
Mercury Rising (1998) [R] **
Meru (2015) [R] ****
Midnight in Paris (2011) [PG-13] *****-
Million Dollar Arm (2014) [PG] ****
Mini's First Time (2006) [R] ***
Miss Conception (2008) [R] *
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) [PG-13] ****
Mission to Mars (2000) [PG] **
Moneyball (2011) [PG-13] *****
Money Monster (2016) [R] ***+
The Monuments Men (2014) [PG-13] ***
Moon (2009) [R] ****
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) [PG-13] *****
Morning Glory (2010) [PG-13] ****-
Mother and Child, 2009 [R] ****
Moulin Rouge! (2001) [PG-13] ****
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) [PG-13] ****-
Mr. Baseball (1992) [PG-13] ***
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) [G] ***
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) [PG] ****
Music and Lyrics (2007) [PG-13] ****
Music From Another Room (1998) [PG-13] ***+
Music Within (2007) [R] ****-
Must Love Dogs (2005) [PG-13] ***
My Fair Lady (1964) [G] ****+
My Life in Ruins (2009) [PG-13] **
My Old Lady (2014) [PG-13] ***
My One and Only (2009) [PG-13] ****
My Sassy Girl (2008) [PG-13] ***+
My Week with Marilyn (2011) [R] ****


Titles: N O P

N
National Treasure (2004) [PG] ***
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) [PG] ***
The Natural (1984) [PG] ****
The Neighbor (2008) [PG-13] ***
Never Been Kissed (1999) [PG-13] ****
Never Let Me Go (2010) [R] ****
New in Town (2009) [PG] ***-
Next (2007) [PG-13] ***
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) [PG-13] ****
Nights in Rodanthe (2008) [PG-13] ***
Nim's Island (2008) [PG] ***
Nine (2009) [PG-13] ***
No Reservations (2007) [PG] ***
North by Northwest (1959) [PG] *****
No Strings Attached (2011) [R] ***
Notorious (1946) [NR] *****
Notting Hill (1999) [PG-13] *****
NOVA: Mystery of the Megaflood (2005) [UR] ***
Now You See Me (2013) [PG-13] ****

O
Oblivion (2013) [PG-13] ****
Ocean's Eleven (2001) [PG-13] ****
Old Gringo (1989) [R] ***
On Golden Pond (1981) [PG] ****
One Day (2011) [PG-13] ***
One Last Thing... (2005) [R] ***
The Only Thrill (1997) [R] ***
Only You (1994) [PG] ***+
The Other End of the Line (2008) [PG-13] **
The Other Woman (2014) [PG-13] ***
Out of Africa (1985) [PG] ****
Over Her Dead Body (2008) [PG-13] *

P
P.S. I Love You (2007) [PG-13] ***
Pacific Rim (2013) [PG-13] ****
Panic (2000) [R] ****
Paper Towns (2015) [PG-13] ***+
The Parent Trap (1998) [PG] ****
Parental Guidance (2012) [PG] ***
Paris, je t'aime (2006) [R] ****
Passengers (2008) [PG-13] ***-
Passengers (2016) [PG-13] ****
Pearl Harbor (2001) [PG-13] ****
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) [PG-13] ****
The Perfect Storm (2000) [PG-13] ***
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) [PG-13] ****
Peter's Friends (1992) [R] ****
Phenomenon (1996) [PG] ***
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) [PG] ***
The Philadelphia Story (1940) [NR] *****
Philomena (2013) [PG-13] ****
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) [PG] *****
Picture This! (2008) [UR] **
Pitch Perfect (2012) [PG-13] ****
Play It Again, Sam (1972) [PG] ****
Pleasantville (1998) [PG-13] ****
Post Grad (2009) [PG-13] **+
Pretty Woman (1990) [R] ****
Priceless (Hors de Prix) (2006) [PG-13] ****
Pride & Prejudice (2005) [PG] *****
Prime (2005) [PG-13] ***+
The Prince and Me (2004) [PG] ***
Promised Land (2012) [R] ***
The Proposal (2009) [PG-13] ***

Titles: Q R S

Q
The Queen (2006) [PG-13] ****+
Quigley Down Under (1990) [PG-13] ***

R
Rachel Getting Married (2008) [R] ****
The Razor's Edge (1984) [PG-13] ***+
RED (2010) [PG-13] ****
Red Obsession (2013) [UR] ****
Regarding Henry (1991) [PG-13] ***
Reign Over Me (2007) [R] ****
Return To Me (2000) [PG] ***
The Rewrite (2014) [UR] ***
The Right Stuff (1983) [R] *****
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) [PG-13] ****
A River Runs Through It (1992) [PG] ****
The Rocketeer (1991) [PG] ****
Roman Holiday (1953) [UR] *****
The Romantics (2010) [PG-13] ***-
The Rookie (2002) [G] ****
A Room with a View (1986) [R] *****
Roxanne (1987) [PG] ****
Rudderless (2014) [R] ****
Rules Don't Apply (2016) [PG-13] ***+
Rumor Has It... (2005) [PG-13] **
Rush (2013) [R] ****

S

Sabrina (1995) [PG] *****
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) [PG-13] ****
San Andreas (2015) [PG-13] ***
The Sandpiper (1965) [PG-13] ***
The Santa Clause (1994) [PG] ***
Saratoga Trunk (1946) [UR] ****
Saving Mr. Banks (2013) [PG-13] ****
Say Anything... (1989) [PG-13] *****
Scent of a Woman (1992) [R] ****
Searching for Debra Winger (2002) [R] ****
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) [PG] ***
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) [PG] ****
The Secret (2006) [UR] ***
The Secret (Si j'etais toi) (2007) [R] ***
Secretariat (2010) [PG] ****
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) [R] ****
Sense and Sensibility (1995) [PG] ****
The Sentinel (2006) [PG-13] ***
The September Issue (2009) [PG-13] ****
Seven Pounds (2008) [PG-13] **
Sex and Death 101 (2007) [R] ***-
Sex and the City (2008) [R] ***
Sex and the City 2 (2010) [R] **+
sex, lies, and videotape (1989) [R] *****
Shakespeare in Love (1998) [R] *****
Shane (1953) [UR] ****
Sherlock Holmes (2009) [PG-13] ****
Shooter (2007) [R] ****
The Shootist (1976) [PG] ****+
Shopgirl (2005) [R] ****
Sideways (2004) [R] ****
Silk (2007) [R] **+
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) [R] *****
Singles (1992) [PG-13] ****
Sirens (1994) [R] ***
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) [PG-13] ****
Six Days Seven Nights (1998) [PG-13] ***
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) [PG] ****
The Sleeping Dictionary (2003) [R] ***
Sleepless in Seattle (1993) [PG] *****
Sliding Doors (1998) [R] ****
Smart People (2008) [R] ***
A Smile Like Yours (1997) [R] ***
Sneakers (1992) [PG-13] *****
Snowden (2016) [R] ****
The Social Network (2010) [PG-13] *****
Solaris (2002) [PG-13] ****
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) [PG-13] ****
Something Borrowed (2011) [PG-13] ***
Something's Gotta Give (2003) [PG-13] ****
Somewhere in Time (1980) [PG] ****
Source Code (2011) [PG-13] ****
The Space between Us (2017) [PG-13] ***
Spartan (2004) [R] ****
The Spectacular Now (2013) [R] ****
Speechless (1994) [PG-13] ***
Spellbound (1945) [UR] ****
Star Trek (2009) [PG-13] *****
Star Trek: Generations (1994) [PG] ****
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) [PG] ***
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) [PG] ****
Stargate (1994) [PG-13] ****
Starman (1984) [PG] ****
The Starter Wife (2007-TV miniseries) [UR] ****
The Starter Wife (2008-TV series) [UR] **
Starting Out in the Evening (2007) [PG-13] ****
State and Main (2000) [R] ****
State of Play (2009) [PG-13] ****
Stealing Beauty (1996) [R] ***
Steep (2007) [PG] ***
Steve Jobs (2015) [R] ****+
Still Alice (2014) [PG-13] ****
Still Breathing (1997) [PG-13] *****
A Stranger's Heart (2007-TV) [UR] ***
Stromboli (1950) [NR] ****
Stuck in Love (2012) [R] ****
Suburban Girl (2007) [PG-13] ***
Sully (2016) [PG-13] ****
Summer Catch (2001) [PG-13] **
Summer Hours (L'Heure d'ete) (France, 2008) [UR] ****
Summer of '42 (1971) [PG] ****
A Summer Place (1959) [UR] ****
Sundays at Tiffany's (2010-TV) [PG] ***
Super 8 (2011) [PG-13] ****

Titles: T U V

T
Tamara Drewe (2010) [R] ****
Tangled (2010) [PG] ****
Testament of Youth (2014) [PG-13] ****
That Thing You Do! (1996) [PG] ****
Then She Found Me (2007) [R] ***
The Theory of Everything (2014) [PG-13] ****
This Means War (2012) [PG-13] ***
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) [R] ****
The Time Machine (1960) [G] ****
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) [PG-13] ***
Tin Cup (1996) [R] ****
To Catch a Thief (1955) [UR] ****
To Gillian on her 37th Birthday (1996) [PG-13] ***
To Rome with Love (2012) [R] ***
Too Big to Fail (2011) [TV-UR] ****
Top Gun (1986) [PG] ****
Tortilla Soup (2001) [PG-13] ****
Touchback (2011) [PG-13] ****
Touchy Feely (2013) [R] ***
The Tourist (2010) [PG-13] ***-
Toy Story (1995) [G] *****
Transcendence (2014) [PG-13] ***
Transformers (2007) [PG-13] ****
The Transporter (2002) [PG-13] ***
TRON (1982) [PG] ****
TRON: Legacy (2010) [PG] ***
Trouble with the Curve (2012) [PG-13] ****
Troy (2004) [R] ****
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet (2008) [UR] ****
Truth (2015) [R] ****
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) [PG] ****
Twilight (2008) [PG-13] ***
Twister (1996) [PG-13] ****
Two Girls and a Guy (1998) [NC-17] ***
Two Night Stand (2014) [R] ***
Two Ninas (1999) [R] ***
Two Weeks Notice (2002) [PG-13] ***

U
The Ugly Truth (2009) [R] ***-
An Unfinished Life (2005) [PG-13] ***
Unlocking the Great Pyramid (2008) [UR] ****
Unstoppable (2010) [PG-13] ****
Up in the Air (2009) [R] ****+

V
Valentine's Day (2010) [PG-13] ***
The Very Thought of You (1998) [PG-13] ***
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) [PG-13] ****

Titles: W X Y Z

W
A Walk in the Clouds (1995) [PG-13] ***
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) [PG-13] ***+
WALL-E (2008) [G] *****
Water for Elephants (2011) [PG-13] ****
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007) [PG] ****
The Way We Were (1973) [PG] ****
We Bought a Zoo (2011) [PG] ****
The Wedding Date (2005) [PG-13] ****
Wedding Daze (2007) [R] ***
What Women Want (2000) [PG-13] ****
When Harry Met Sally... (1989) [R] *****
When in Rome (2010) [PG-13] **+
While You Were Sleeping (1995) [PG] ****
Whip It (2009) [PG-13] ****
Wicker Park (2004) [PG-13] ****
Wild (2014) [R] ****
The Wild Bunch (1969) [R] *****
Wild Hogs (2007) [PG-13] *
Wild Things (1998) [R] ***
Wimbledon (2004) [PG-13] ****
Wish Upon a Star (1996) [PG] **
With Honors (1994) PG-13] ***
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) [R] ****
Woman in Gold (2015) [PG-13] ****
The Women (2008) [PG-13] **
Words and Pictures (2014) [PG-13] ***
The Words (2012) [PG-13] ***
Working Girl (1988) [R] ****


X

Y
Yanks (1979) [R] ****
The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964) [UR] ***
Yellow Submarine (1968) [G] ****
Yentl (1983) [PG] ****
Yes Man (2008) [PG-13] ***
You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (2010) [R] ***
The Young Victoria (2009) [PG] ****
Your Sister's Sister (2012) [R] ****
You've Got Mail (1998) [PG] ****



Z

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Titles: 0 - 9

0 - 9
(500) Days of Summer (2009) [PG-13] ****
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) [PG-13] *****
The 11th Hour (2007) [PG] ****
13 Going on 30 (2004) [PG-13] ****
17 Again (2009) [PG-13] ***+
27 Dresses (2008) [PG-13] ***+
50 First Dates (2004) [PG-13] ***
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) [G] *****
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) [PG] ****

Titles: A B C

A
About Adam (2000) [R] ****
About Last Night... (1986) [R] ****
About Time (2013) [R] ****
The Accidental Husband (2008) [PG-13] **
Adam (2009) [PG-13] ****-
The Adjustment Bureau (2011) [PG-13] ****
Admission (2013) [PG-13] ***
Adventureland (2009) [R] ****
The Adventures of Tintin (2011) [PG] ****
The Age of Adaline (2015) [PG-13] ****-
All About Steve (2009) [PG-13] **
Allied (2016) [R] ****
Aloha (2015) [PG-13] ***
Always (1989) [PG] *****
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) [PG-13] ****
Amelia (2009) [PG] ***
American Graffiti (1973) [PG] ****
The American (2010) [R] ****-
The American President (1995) [PG-13] *****
American Sniper (2014) [R] ****
Anastasia (1956) [NR] ****
...And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004) [UR] ***
The Andromeda Strain (2008-TV) [UR] **
The Anniversary Party (2001) [R] ****
Another Earth (2011) [PG-13] ****
The Answer Man (Arlen Faber) (2009) [R] ***
Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2014) [PG] ****
Apollo 13 (1995) [PG] ****
Arbitrage (2012) [R] ****
Arch of Triumph (1948) [UR] ***+
Armageddon (1998) [PG-13] ***
Arrival (2016) [PG-13] *****
The Artist (2011) [PG-13] *****
Atonement (2007) [R] ***
August Rush (2007) [PG] **
Australia (2008) [PG-13] ***
Avatar (2009) [PG-13] ****+
The Avengers (2012) [PG-13] ****
The Aviator (2004) [PG-13] *****
Away We Go (2009) [R] ****

B
Baby Mama (2008) [PG-13] ***
Back to the Future (1985) [PG] *****
The Back-up Plan (2010) [PG-13] ***-
Bandidas (2006) [PG-13] ***
Bandits (2001) [PG-13] ****
The Bank Job (2008) [R] **
The Barbarian Invasions (2003) [R] ****
Barbra Streisand: One Voice (1986) [UR] ****
Barney's Version (2010) [R] ****
Battleship (2012) [PG-13] ***
Beach Girls (2005) [UR] ***
Bears (2014) [G] ****
Beautiful Girls (1996) [R] ****
Beauty & the Briefcase (2010) [TV-14] **
Becoming Jane (2007) [PG-13] ***
Bed of Roses (1996) [PG] ****
Before Sunrise (1995) [R] ****
Before Midnight (2013) [R] *****
Before We Go (2014) [PG-13] ***
Belle Époque (1992) [R] *****
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) [PG-13] ****
Better Than Sex (2000) [R] ***
Bicentennial Man (1999) [PG] ***
Big (1988) [PG] ****
The Big Bang Theory (2007-2012) (TV-14) ****
The Big Chill (1983) [R] ****
The Big Country (1958) [UR] ****
Big Eyes (2014) [PG-13] ****
Big Miracle (2012) [PG] ****
The Big Short (2015) [R] *****
Big Sur (2013) [R] ***
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) [R] *****
Birds of America (2008) [R] **
The Blind Side (2009) [PG-13] ****
Blue Jasmine (2013) [PG-13] ****
Bottle Shock (2008) [PG-13] ***
The Bourne Identity (2002) [PG-13] *****
The Bourne Legacy (2012) [PG-13] ****
The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) [PG] ****
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) [NR] ****
Breaking Away (1979) [PG] *****
Breaking the Maya Code (2008) [UR] ****
Breaking Up (1997) [R] **
The Break-Up (2006) [PG-13] ***
Bride Wars (2009) [PG] **+
Bridge of Spies (2015) [PG-13] ****+
Bright Star (2009) [PG] ****
Broken Bridges (2006) [PG-13] ***
Brooklyn (2015) [PG-13] *****
The Brothers Bloom (2008) [PG-13] ***
The Bucket List (2007) [PG-13] ***
Bull Durham (1988) [R] ****
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) [M] ****+

C
Cactus Flower (1969) [M] ****
Cadillac Records (2008) [R] ****
Café Society (2016) [PG-13] ****
Cairo Time (2009) [PG] ****
Captain Fantastic (2016) [R] ****
Cars (2006) [G] ****
Casablanca (1942) [PG] *****
Casino Royale (2006) [PG-13] ****+
Cast Away (2000) [PG-13] *****
The Cat's Meow (2001) [PG-13] ****
Catwoman (2004) [PG-13] *
Celine Dion: A New Day (2007) [UR] ***
Chances Are (1989) [PG] ****
Chaos Theory (2007) [PG-13] ***
Chaplin (1992) [PG-13] *****
Chasing Amy (1997) [R] ****
Chasing Ice (2012) [PG-13] ****
Chef (2014) [R] ****
Children of a Lesser God (1986) [R] ****
Chocolat (2000) [PG-13] ****
City Island (2009) [PG-13] ****
City of Angels (1998) [PG-13] ****
City of Ember (2008) [PG] ***
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) [PG] *****
Closer (2004) [R] ****
Coco Before Chanel (2009) [PG-13] ****
Cocoon (1985) [PG-13] ****
The Company Men (2010) [R] ****
Concussion (2015) [PG-13] ****
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) [PG] ***
Contact (1997) [PG] ****
Contagion (2011) [PG-13] ****
A Cool, Dry Place (1998) [PG-13] ***
The Corporation (2004) [UR] ****
Country Strong (2010) [PG-13] ***
Cousins (1989) [PG-13] ****
Cowboys & Aliens (2011) [PG-13] ***
Cracking the Maya Code (2008) [UR] ****
Crashing (2007) [R] ***
Crazy Heart (2009) [R] ****
Crazy People (1990) [R] ***
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) [PG-13] ****
Crusade in Jeans (2006) [PG] ***
Cupid & Cate (2000) [UR] ***
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) [PG-13] ****