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CLASSIC OSCAR WINNERS!

 

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)

GASLIGHT (1944)

MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (1978)

LITTLE WOMEN (1933)

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)

ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)

THE APARTMENT (1960)

THE HURT LOCKER (2008)

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (1997)

ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980)

THE GODFATHER: PART II (1974)

 


A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
(1951, Rated PG)

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Best Actress - Vivien Leigh        

Come see Vivien Leigh's stunning performance in this 1952 classic A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE!

...When she got there she met the brute Stan, and the side of New Orleans she hardly knew existed.

Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 98%, the Critics Consensus: "A feverish rendition of a heart-rending story, A Streetcar Named Desire gives Tennessee Williams' stage play explosive power on the screen thanks to Elia Kazan's searing direction and a sterling ensemble at the peak of their craft."

Synopsis: Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

 


GASLIGHT
(1944, NR)

                                                 

Best Actress - Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman won best actress for her performance in this 1944 thriller GASLIGHT

Also taking home Best Art Direction (1945), this classic film is "An essential movie in anyone's canon." - Paul Byrnes

Synopsis: Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.

 


MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
(1978, Rated R)

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Best Adapted Screenplay - Oliver Stone       

 Also winner of Best Original Score (1979)!

Walk into the incredible true experience of Billy Hayes, and bring all the courage you can!

With a score of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, the Critics Consensus: "Raw and unrelenting, Midnight Express is riveting in its realistic depiction of incarceration -- mining pathos from the simple act of enduring hardship."

Synopsis: Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

 


LITTLE WOMEN
(1933, NR)

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Best Adapted Screenplay -  Victor Heerman & Sarah Y. Mason      

Come see Katharine Hepburn in the 1933 classic LITTLE WOMEN

Acclaimed Universally as One of the Finest Pictures in History of the Screen! - Buffalo Courier-Express (1933)

With a score of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, "The film begins in a gentle fashion and slips away smoothly without any forced attempt to help the finish to linger in the minds of the audience." - Mordaunt Hall (New York Times)

Synopsis: A chronicle of the lives of a group of sisters growing up in nineteenth-century America.

 


IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
(1934, Rated PG)

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Best Actor -  Clark Gable   

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert are Together for the First Time in IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

Winner of 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Certified Fresh with a score of 98%, the Critics Consensus: "Capturing its stars and director at their finest, It Happened One Night remains unsurpassed by the countless romantic comedies it has inspired."

Synopsis: A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.

 


ON THE WATERFRONT
(1954, NR)

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Best Actor -  Marlon Brando  

Marlon Brando delivers an electrifying performance in this 1954 classic ON THE WATERFRONT

Winner of 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture!

Certified Fresh with a score of 98%, the Critics Consensus: " With his electrifying performance in Elia Kazan's thought-provoking, expertly constructed melodrama, Marlon Brando redefined the possibilities of acting for film and helped permanently alter the cinematic landscape."

Synopsis: An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

 


THE APARTMENT
(1960, NR)

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Best Director -  Billy Wilder 

Come see Billy Wilder's Classic 1960 comedy THE APARTMENT

Winner of 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture!

Certified Fresh with a score of 94%, the Critics Consensus: "Director Billy Wilder's customary cynicism is leavened here by tender humor, romance, and genuine pathos."

Synopsis: A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

 


THE HURT LOCKER
(2008, Rated R)

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Best Director -  Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director with her 2008 thriller

THE HURT LOCKER

Winner of 6 Academy Awards including Best Motion Picture of the Year!

Certified Fresh with a score of 97%, the Critics Consensus: "A well-acted, intensely shot, action filled war epic, Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker is thus far the best of the recent dramatizations of the Iraq War."

Synopsis: During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

 


LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
(1997, Rated PG-13)

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Best Foriegn Language Film -  Elda Ferri and Gianluigi Braschi

Come see Roberto Benigni's award-winning film LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

An unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all.

Certified Fresh with a score of 80%, the Critics Consensus: " Benigni's earnest charm, when not overstepping its bounds into the unnecessarily treacly, offers the possibility of hope in the face of unflinching horror."

Synopsis: When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

 


ORDINARY PEOPLE
(1980, Rated R)

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Best Picture -  Ronald L. Schwary

Come see Robert Redfords directorial debut ORDINARY PEOPLE

Everything is in its proper place... Except the past.

Certified Fresh with a score of 89%, the Critics Consensus: "Though shot through with bitterness and sorrow, Robert Redford's directorial debut is absorbing and well-acted."

Synopsis: The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

 


THE GODFATHER: PART II
(1974, Rated R)

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Best Picture - 

Francis Ford Coppola, Gray Frederickson and Fred Roos

 

Come see the groundbreaking 1974 crime drama THE GODFATHER: PART II

All the power on earth can't change destiny.

Certified Fresh with a score of 97%, the Critics Consensus: "Drawing on strong performances by Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Francis Ford Coppola's continuation of Mario Puzo's Mafia saga set new standards for sequels that have yet to be matched or broken. "

Synopsis: The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

 

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