Now Playing: THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, FEMALE PERVERSIONS
This week, we’ve got Forest Whitaker as a brutal dictator, Robert Redford in the CIA, and Jodie Foster as a domineering nun. Can you say “playing against type”? Watch these actors and others prove that great actors can play any role, and they can make us believe.
Every week, watch a different award winning film from festivals around the globe. A series of contemporary hits and timeless masterpieces.
Two boys (Kieran Culkin and Emile Hirsch) in a stifling Catholic school try to escape reality by living in their own fantasy world of a comic book they’ve created called “The Atomic Trinity”. Jodie Foster plays Sister Assumpta, the ultra-strict nun who attempts to destroy the boys’ fantasy.
Turn off the lights and lock the front door every Thursday at 10p as Sundance Channel brings you a unique thriller from genres across the board.
One of Sydney Pollack’s seminal thrillers stars Robert Redford as a bookish CIA agent who returns from lunch one day to find his colleagues dead. With no real field experience, can “The Condor” solve the killings and prevent a larger plot from unfolding?
ROBERT REDFORD PRESENTS
An insightful introduction into a diverse array of thought provoking films brought to you by the man who made it all possible… Mr. Robert Redford presents…
Ed Harris returns to a form he last displayed in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. As the leader of a telephone sales scam, you can almost believe that he’s playing Dave Moss at his new job, and who wouldn’t want to watch that? Despite an all-star cast that also includes Vince Vaughn and Julia Ormond, this film was pushed out straight to DVD on September 14, 2001, at a time when America was in no mood to watch movies about salespeople and con men. 12 years later, it’s worth going back and taking a fresh look for the performances alone.
A night of uncut, uncensored, boundary-pushing fare sure to earn its TV-MA.
Gender roles and stereotypes are put on trial as Eve, a high-powered lawyer, is about to reach the pinnacle of her career. When her kleptomaniac sister threatens to upend her judicial appointment, it opens up a Pandora’s box of suppressed conflicts. Tilda Swinton stars alongside Amy Madigan.
SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE
Spend Sunday Nights with a film that reminds you why you love the movies.
The story of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is told through the eyes of a young Scottish doctor hired as one of the despot’s closest advisors. As Amin becomes increasingly erratic, can the doctor escape before he ends up dead? Forest Whitaker embodies the infamous autocrat.