Tag: Robert Altman

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988) (TV) 7

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988) (TV)

A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".::Albert Sanchez Moreno ...

Fool for Love (1985) 6.1

Fool for Love (1985)

May is hiding out at an old motel in the Southwest. Eddie, her half-brother, also an old flame shows up. He threatens her metaphorically and, at times, literally drags her back into the life she had fled from. The film f...

The Gingerbread Man (1998) 5.7

The Gingerbread Man (1998)

Lawyer Rick Magruder has a one-night-stand affair with caterer Mallory Doss. He becomes hooked on her, and when he learns her nut-case father Dixon is threatening her, he puts the weight of his law firm behind Mallory, h...

Thieves Like Us (1974) 7

Thieves Like Us (1974)

Two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1936 to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing, their special talent and claim to fame. The youngest of the three falls in love along the way with a girl ...

The Company (2003) 6.3

The Company (2003)

An inside look at the world of ballet. With the complete cooperation of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Altman follows the stories of the dancers, whose professional and personal lives grow impossibly close, as they cope ...

Gosford Park (2001) 7.2

Gosford Park (2001)

Set in the 1930s, the story takes place in an old-fashioned English country house where a weekend shooting party is underway. The story centers on the McCordle family, particularly the man of the house, Sir William McCor...

Frank Capra’s American Dream (1997) (TV) 7.4

Frank Capra’s American Dream (1997) (TV)

The life and career of legendary, three-time Oscar winner Frank Capra is explored in this acclaimed documentary through clips from his films, interviews with friends, family, and co-workers, and revealing archival film i...

Countdown (1967) 6

Countdown (1967)

When the U.S. learns the Soviets are about to launch a manned mission to the moon, they feel it imperative that they get there first. The moon program isn't ready to launch yet so they decide to send one man in a modifie...

Quintet (1979) 5.1

Quintet (1979)

In the distant future the world is in the grip of another ice age. A city originally built to house five million people is now in its death throes as the relentlessly advancing glacier is slowly crushing the metropolis's...

McCabe & Mrs. Miller-1971 7.7

McCabe & Mrs. Miller-1971

Set in winter in the Old West. Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a young Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. The shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begin...

Popeye-1980 5.2

Popeye-1980

Buff sailor man Popeye arrives in an awkward seaside town called Sweethaven. There he meets Wimpy, a hamburger-loving man; Olive Oyl, the soon-to-be love of his life; and Bluto, a huge, mean pirate who is out to make Swe...

California Split-1974 7.2

California Split-1974

A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his...

Short Cuts-1993 7.7

Short Cuts-1993

Nine short stories relocating the settings from Carver's Northwest to Los Angeles during a spraying of malathion brought on by a Medfly epidemic - intercut tales of disconnection and emotional emptiness. The stories conc...

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean-1982 7.2

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean-1982

The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what's t...

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson-1976 6.1

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson-1976

Buffalo Bill plans to put on his own Wild West sideshow, and Chief Sitting Bull has agreed to appear in it. However, Sitting Bull has his own hidden agenda, involving the President and General Custer....

A Prairie Home Companion-2006 6.7

A Prairie Home Companion-2006

A final live variety show broadcast via radio becomes a metaphor for the natural order of life. A concept and script by Garrison Keilor uses every natural and technical element of working with a tight and close ensemble ...

Brewster McCloud-1970 7

Brewster McCloud-1970

Brewster is an owlish, intellectual boy who lives in a fallout shelter of the Houston Astrodome. He has a dream: to take flight within the confines of the stadium. Brewster tells those he trusts of his dream, but display...

Images-1972 7.2

Images-1972

Like Polanski's heroine in Repulsion, Susannah York's character is one that is seemingly haunted by memories of undisclosed magnitude. These memories are perhaps rooted in some sort of past sexual turmoil that causes Yor...

Vincent & Theo-1990 6.9

Vincent & Theo-1990

It's the late nineteenth century. Adult Dutch brothers Vincent Van Gogh and Theo Van Gogh, living in Paris, lead differing lives despite having art as a connection. Vincent, who sticks to his principles which includes be...

3 Women-1977 7.8

3 Women-1977

Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant, Millie when she becomes Millie's room-mate. Millie is a lonely outcast who desperatel...

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind-2018 8

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind-2018

This intimate portrait examines one of the world's most beloved and inventive comedians. Told largely through Robin's own voice and using a wealth of never-before-seen archival footage, the film examines his extraordinar...

Altman-2014 6.8

Altman-2014

The life of Robert Altman over the course of his career as a filmmaker is told in roughly chronological order. It is presented largely through archival footage, including of his interviews and of his and his longtime wif...

Dr. T & the Women-2000 4.6

Dr. T & the Women-2000

Dr. Sullivan Travis "Dr. T." is a wealthy Dallas gynecologist for some of the wealthiest women in Texas who finds his idealist life beginning to fall apart starting when his wife, Kate, suffers a nervous breakdown and is...

The Long Goodbye-1973 7.6

The Long Goodbye-1973

In the middle of the night, private eye Philip Marlowe drives his friend Terry Lennox to the Mexican border. When Marlowe returns home police are waiting for him and learns that Terry's wife Sylvia has been killed. He's ...

The Player-1992 7.5

The Player-1992

Events in the life of a Hollywood studio executive, unfold with the same unrealistic positive coincidences, ultimately culminating to a "happy ending", much like the movie scripts, with which he works day in and out, aft...

MASH-1970 7.5

MASH-1970

The personnel at the 4077 MASH unit deal with the horrors of the Korean War and the stresses faced in surgery by whatever means. The tone at the MASH is established by recent arrivals, surgeons Captains 'Hawkeye' Pierce,...

Kansas City-1996 6.4

Kansas City-1996

Robert Altman's jazz-scored film explores themes of love, crime, race, and politics in 1930s Kansas City. When Blondie O'Hara's husband, a petty thief, is captured by Seldom Seen and held at the Hey Hey Club, she launche...