Sad-sack, chronically self-doubting Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Cage) is hired to script "The Orchid Thief", written by New Yorker scribe Susan Orlean (Streep). Kaufman becomes increasingly stressed and unhinged in his approach.
Studio executive Griffin Mill (Robbins) cushy life begins to unravel, when he starts receiving anonymous death threats. Spooked and frustrated by the harassment which leads him to the brink of ruination.
Charles Horman disappears while covering political persecution in Chile. His father Ed (Lemmon) travels there to locate him with the help of wife Beth (Spacek), who knows much more than Ed about real conditions and practices there.
John Farr of Best Movies by Farr recommends three noteworthy Jules Dassin films, Brute Force, The Naked City, and Thieves Highway.
This December, John remember Lee Remick and worries that move watchers have forgotten this beautiful, talented actress who died at a young age - but not before turning in some outstanding performances like the one in Anatomy of a Murder.
June is Rosalind Russell's birthday month and John Farr salutes this wonderful actress with "The Women," a far better female romp than "Sex in the City 2."
Reel 13's screening of "In Between Days" leads John of Best Movies by Farr to recommend three other titles on feelings of isolation and loneliness: "Umberto D," "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," and "Taxi Driver."
Reel 13's screening of "Nine to Five" spurs John Farr of Best Movies by Farr to recommend three more films featuring empowered women, "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," "The Goodbye Girl," and "Norma Rae." You go girl!
John of Best Movies by Farr recommends other movies about the relationship between elderly parents and their adult children following Reel 13's screening of "Momma's Man."
Reel 13's screening of "Shades of Ray" inspired John of Best Movies by Farr to recommend two other great films about culture clash, "Hester Street" and "The Namesake."
To close out our March celebration of David Niven, John recommends "The Pink Panther," the classic Blake Edwards romp starring Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner and Capucine.
The second installment of John Farr's tribute to David Niven's centennial this March is "Separate Tables" a story about lonely lost souls whose separate lives intersect in an English seaside inn.
Following Reel 13's screening of "Luke and Brie are on a First Date," John Farr of Best Movies by Farr recommends his favorite movies about love and courtship.
Ever wanted to see a really great train wreck - as long as you're not in it? John Farr of Best Movies by Farr recommends three great movies with stunning train wrecks following Reel 13's screening of "Look Both Ways."
Reel 13's screening of "Driving Miss Daisy" prompts John Farr of Best Movies by Farr to recommend some other top Morgan Freeman movies.
John of Best Movies by Farr recommends Francois Truffaut's "Shoot the Piano Player" as part of a month long tribute to this great French director. Based on the novel by David Goodis, "Player" is a brilliant tribute to film noir and the French New Wave.
Following Reel 13's screening of the classic "Now Voyager" John of Best Movies by Farr recommends other great films that their characters to go through eye-popping physical transformations.
Following Reel 13's Indie screening of Le Grand Voyage, John of Best Movies by Farr recommends three outstanding Road Trip Movies: "Sullivan's Travels", "Midnight Run", and "Transamerica".