Crime

.45

(2006)
30 Nov 2006
? R
101 min
Gary Lennon
N/A
Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: Vic, a woman who would like to be Kate's lover; Reilly, who runs with Al but also is attracted to Kate and repulsed by Al's violence; and, Liz, the counselor assigned to Kate from a battered-women's program. Vic and Reilly talk about killing Al, Liz gives pep talks; Kate remains frightened. Will Al's menace and Kate's dependency hold sway?

10 Rillington Place

(1971)
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29 Jan 1971
? GP
106 min
Clive Exton (screenplay), Ludovic Kennedy (book)
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award.
London, 1949. John Christie is an unassuming, middle-aged man who, along with his wife Ethel, lives in the ground-floor flat at 10 Rillington Place. His demeanor masks the fact of being a serial killer. His modus operandi is to act as a person with a medical background, lure unsuspecting women to his apartment on the pretense of curing them of some ailment, knock them unconscious with carbon monoxide gas, gain his sexual release through contact with the unconscious body, then strangle the victim dead before disposing of the body somewhere in the house or outside area. His next intended target is Beryl Evans, a young woman who has just moved into the top flat in the house. Beryl's husband, Tim Evans, is an illiterate man who likes to put on airs. Already with an infant daughter named Geraldine, the Evanses learn they are going to have another baby, which they cannot afford to have, nor can they afford to abort the pregnancy. This problem, on top of the constant issue of lack of money in all aspects of their lives, places a strain on the marriage, of which all their neighbors are aware through the constant fighting they overhear. Christie will offer to perform the abortion for free. The difference with this intended murder is that Tim will be aware that his wife will have died, but Christie plans either to goad Tim into keeping silent since the abortion would have been illegal, an act to which Tim would have provided his consent, or pin the murder on Tim who would have motive. Will this change in modus operandi affect Christie's ability to kill Beryl, or kill her without detection?

13 Tzameti

(2005)
61
08 Feb 2006
? NOT RATED
93 min
Géla Babluani
9 wins & 3 nominations.
Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his destination, Sebastian falls into a degenerate, clandestine world of mental chaos behind closed doors in which men gamble on the lives of others men.

2 Guns

(2013)
55
02 Aug 2013
? R
109 min
Blake Masters (screenplay), Steven Grant (based on the Boom! Studios graphic novels by)
2 wins.
Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.

8MM

(1999)
19
26 Feb 1999
? R
123 min
Andrew Kevin Walker
2 wins & 1 nomination.
Private investigator Tom Welles is hired by the recently widowed Mrs. Christian who has found a startling pornographic film in her late husband's possessions. In the film a teenage girl is apparently killed and Welles is pretty sure it's a genuine snuff film. He takes the case, first going through records of runaways finally identifying the girl and learning that she may have run off to California. There he enters the seedy underworld of pornography with the help of Max California, a porn store clerk. His principal clue is the masked man who killed the girl as he has a unique tattoo on his hand. He soon finds the culprits but there is little satisfaction in resolving the mystery.

A Good Day to Die Hard

(2013)
28
14 Feb 2013
? R
98 min
Skip Woods, Roderick Thorp (certain original characters by)
3 wins & 7 nominations.
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.

A History of Violence

(2005)
81
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30 Sep 2005
? R
96 min
John Wagner (graphic novel), Vince Locke (graphic novel), Josh Olson (screenplay)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 66 nominations.
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.

A Most Wanted Man

(2014)
73
Watch Trailer
01 Aug 2014
? R
122 min
Andrew Bovell (screenplay), John le Carré (novel), Stephen Cornwell (additional writing)
2 wins & 5 nominations.
When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré's novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.

A Prophet

(2009)
90
26 Mar 2010
? R
155 min
Thomas Bidegain (screenplay), Jacques Audiard (screenplay), Abdel Raouf Dafri (original screenplay), Nicolas Peufaillit (original screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 47 wins & 39 nominations.
Nineteen year-old Franco-Arab Malik El Djebena is just starting his six year prison sentence in Brécourt. Although he has spent the better part of his life in juvenile detention, this stint is his first in an adult prison. Beyond the division of Corsicans and Muslims in the prison (the Corsicans who with their guard connections rule what happens in the prison), he has no known friends or enemies inside. He is just hoping to serve his time in peace and without incident, despite having no prospects once he's out of jail since he's illiterate and has no support outside of the prison. Due to logistics, the head of Corsican inmates, a sadistic mafioso named César Luciani, co-opts Malik as part of the Corsicans' activities, not only regarding what happens inside the prison, but also continued criminal activities outside. The innocent Malik has no idea what to do but cooperate. This move does not sit well with the other Corsicans, who only see Malik as a dirty Arab, and the Muslims who now mistrust him. But as time goes on, Malik works to save himself while in prison, while setting up his life post prison on his own terms. Both his demon and his salvation in prison is the specter of one of the first people he really got to know during his incarceration.

A Walk Among The Tombstones

(2014)
57
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19 September 2014
? R
114 min
Lawrence Block (based on the novel by), Scott Frank (written for the screen by)
1 nomination.
Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive.

Alan Partridge

(2013)
66
27 Feb 2014
? R
90 min
Peter Baynham (based upon characters created by), Peter Baynham (screenplay), Steve Coogan (based upon characters created by), Steve Coogan (screenplay), Neil Gibbons (screenplay), Rob Gibbons (screenplay), Armando Iannucci (based upon characters created by), Armando Iannucci (screenplay), Patrick Marber (based upon characters created by)
1 win & 7 nominations.
Radio DJ Alan Partridge is facing uncertain times with his radio station being taken over by a corporate conglomerate. He makes things worse when he talks down a colleague after a promise to talk him up. The colleague handles things badly and takes the radio station into his own hands, literally, by taking them all hostage. Envisioning all his action heroes in his head, Alan is going to save the day by becoming a go-between for the Scotland Yard. His method though will put himself and others in harm's way because Alan Partridge just can't keep his mouth shut.

American Gangster

(2007)
76
02 Nov 2007
? R
157 min
Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson (article)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 32 nominations.
In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

American Hustle

(2013)
90
20 Dec 2013
? R
138 min
Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Nominated for 10 Oscars. Another 66 wins & 202 nominations.
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.

Assault on Precinct 13

(2005)
54
19 Jan 2005
? R
109 min
John Carpenter (earlier film), James DeMonaco (screenplay)
1 win & 2 nominations.
On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Awake

(2007)
33
30 Nov 2007
? R
84 min
Joby Harold
1 win & 3 nominations.
The story focuses on a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His mother must wrestle with her own demons as a turn of events unfolds around them, while trying to unfold the story hidden behind her son's young wife.

Baby Driver

(2017)
86
28 Jun 2017
? R
113 min
Edgar Wright
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 44 nominations.
Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music?

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

(2009)
69
11 Dec 2009
? R
122 min
William M. Finkelstein (screenplay)
3 wins & 9 nominations.
After Katrina, police sergeant Terence McDonagh rescues a prisoner, hurts his back in the process and earns a promotion to lieutenant plus an addiction to cocaine and painkillers. Six months later, a family is murdered over drugs; Terence runs the investigation. His drug-using prostitute girlfriend, his alcoholic father's dog, run-ins with two old women and a well-connected john, gambling losses, a nervous young witness, and thefts of police property put Terence's job and then his life in danger. He starts seeing things. He wants a big score to get out from under mounting debts, so he joins forces with drug dealers. The murders remain unsolved. A bad lieutenant gets worse.

Bangkok Dangerous

(2008)
24
05 Sep 2008
? R
99 min
Jason Richman (screenplay), Oxide Chun Pang, Danny Pang
1 nomination.
Joe is a professional hit man who picks someone off the street to do his errands, and after he is finished kills that person. His next assignment takes him to Bangkok, and as usual, he finds a street-wise guy named Kong to help him. After Kong has a close call and learns who Joe is, Kong asks him to train him and he does. Joe also meets a local girl who is deaf and spends time with her. However, Joe has a hard time keeping his other life from her. It also appears that the person who hired Joe, breaks his rule of complete anonymity and tries to find him.

Bangkok Dangerous

(2000)
45
24 Nov 2000
? R
105 min
Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang
3 wins & 4 nominations.
The story is of a deaf-mute hitman and his partner who are based in Bangkok. He is friends with his partner's girlfriend who is a stripper at a local club. They go about their assassination...

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

(2007)
84
07 Dec 2007
? R
117 min
Kelly Masterson
17 wins & 25 nominations.
Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed.