Tag: David Mamet

Phil Spector (2013) (TV) 6.2

Phil Spector (2013) (TV)

Record Producer Phil Spector (Al Pacino) hires Bruce Cutler (Jeffrey Tambor) to defend him when he's accused of murder. Cutler persuades Linda Kenney Baden (Dame Helen Mirren) to advise him. While the prosecution's story...

The Edge (1997) 6.9

The Edge (1997)

A model has her rich, much older husband come with her to a photo shoot. But when their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere, a strong mind game erupts between the clever husband and the jealous young photographer as t...

About Last Night (1986) 6.3

About Last Night (1986)

Danny and Bernie are two single men living their lives on the wild side. But when Danny meets Debbie at a bar and the two start a relationship with a one night stand, Danny's life takes a different turn. How does this pa...

The Spanish Prisoner (1997) 7.1

The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

Joe Ross has developed a process that will make his company a fortune. It will also make whoever has it a fortune, so the details are kept secret and secure. However, the executives at the company seem reluctant to commi...

The Verdict (1982) 7.7

The Verdict (1982)

Frank Galvin was once a promising Boston lawyer with a bright future ahead. An incident early in his career in which he was trying to do the right thing led to him being fired from the prestigious law firm with which he ...

Homicide (1991) 7

Homicide (1991)

Policeman Bob Gold has to capture a murderer that not even the FBI has been able to find. But before he can even start he is re-assigned to the murder of an old Jewish lady in a black area. The evidence points at a Jewis...

State and Main (2000) 6.7

State and Main (2000)

Having left New Hampshire over excessive demands by the locals, the cast and crew of "The Old Mill" moves their movie shoot to a small town in Vermont. However, they soon discover that The Old Mill burned down in 1960, t...

The Winslow Boy-1999 7.3

The Winslow Boy-1999

Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five shillings. Father asks son if it is tr...

We’re No Angels-1989 6.1

We’re No Angels-1989

A couple of escaped convicts on the run find refuge with the Church when they are mistaken for two priests. The two are keen to flee but are unable to do so without the help of Molly....

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay-2012 7.1

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay-2012

Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) -- and a performer who regularly provokes astonishment from even the...

Heist-2001 6.5

Heist-2001

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's yo...

Glengarry Glen Ross-1992 7.8

Glengarry Glen Ross-1992

The real story behind the world of sales. This is a realistic portrayal of what it is to try making a life in high pressure sales with all its highs and lows; promises of fortunes and deliveries of dross. Red-leads and d...

Hannibal-2001 6.8

Hannibal-2001

The final chapter of the Dr. Hannibal Lecter quadrilogy, the murdering cannibal. He is presently in Italy, and works as a curator at a museum. Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore), the F.B.I. Agent who he aided to apprehend...

Redbelt-2008 6.7

Redbelt-2008

Is there room for principle in Los Angeles? Mike Terry teaches jujitsu and barely makes ends meet. His Brazilian wife, whose family promotes fights, wants to see Mike in the ring making money, but to him competition is d...

Oleanna-1994 6.6

Oleanna-1994

A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few thin...

Hoffa-1992 6.6

Hoffa-1992

Jack Nicholson's portrait of Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). This film follows Hoffa's struggle to shape America's most influential labor union throu...

The Postman Always Rings Twice-1981 6.6

The Postman Always Rings Twice-1981

This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside café owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder....

Wag the Dog-1997 7.2

Wag the Dog-1997

After being caught in a scandalous situation days before the election, the president does not seem to have much of a chance of being re-elected. One of his advisers contacts a top Hollywood producer in order to manufactu...

Edmond-2005 6.2

Edmond-2005

A man in a suit at a Manhattan firm leaves work on Friday; he looks unhappy. He stops at a fortune teller's for a Tarot reading: "You are not where you belong," she tells him. That evening he quits his marriage and walks...

Things Change-1988 7

Things Change-1988

Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance for redemption by guarding Gino f...

Ronin-1998 7.3

Ronin-1998

Ronin is the Japanese word used for Samurai without a master. In this case, the Ronin are outcast specialists of every kind, whose services are available to everyone - for money. Dierdre (undoubtedly from Ireland) hires ...

The Untouchables-1987 7.9

The Untouchables-1987

After building an empire with bootleg alcohol, legendary crime boss Al Capone rules Chicago with an iron fist. Though Prohibition Agent Eliot Ness attempts to take Capone down, even his best efforts fail due to widesprea...

Spartan-2004 6.5

Spartan-2004

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who ap...

House of Games-1987 7.3

House of Games-1987

A famous psychologist, Margaret Ford, decides to try to help one of her patients get out of a gambling debt. She visits the bar where Mike, to whom the debt is owed, runs poker games. He convinces her to help him in a ga...