2001 January Movies

Snatch

Snatch

  • 73%
  • R
  • 103 min
  • Crime

In his follow-up to the criminally comic Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Guy Ritchie weaves illegal dogfights, underground boxing, Russian arms dealers, and Jewish gem merchants into an intricate story of a diamond heist in London's Hatton Garden jewelry district.

The Gift

The Gift

    • R
    • 112 min
    • Crime

    In the tiny town of Brixton, Georgia where nothing is private, a woman with supernatural clairvoyance, a young beautiful socialite who has mysteriously disappeared, and an assortment of colorful characters all collide.

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

      • PG-13
      • 106 min
      • Comedy

      Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) is a garrulous, silver-tongued, petty criminal, having some difficulty adjusting to the regimentation of life as a man sentenced to a term of hard labor in Mississippi. Reluctant to spend any more time crushing rocks, he scams his way off the chain gang with a clumsy duo of lame losers: sweet and simple Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson), and the maladjusted Pete (John Turturro). The trio embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as they set out to pursue their freedom and the promise of sharing in the division of a fortune in buried treasure.

      Traffic

      Traffic

        • R
        • 147 min
        • Crime

        A contemporary thriller set in the world of drug trafficking, Traffic is the new film from director Steven Soderbergh. The ensemble cast is headed by Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Luis Guzman, Dennis Quaid, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Traffic evokes the high stakes and high risks of the drug trade, as seen through a series of interrelated stories, some of which are highly personal and some of which are filled with intrigue and danger.

        Intimacy

        Intimacy

        • 65%
        • R
        • 119 min
        • Drama

        Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the rest of her life (and that her name is Claire). This eventually disrupts their relationship.

        Chocolat

        Chocolat

          • PG-13
          • 121 min
          • Drama

          After several successful years in Hollywood, Lasse Hallstr�m (The Cider House Rules, What's Eating Gilbert Grape) returns to Europe with this slice of small-town life in 1950s France. Juliette Binoche plays a new-in-town single mother who gradually wins over the locals with the sweets in her chocolate shop. But these aren't your typical French townspeople. With Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, and Carrie-Anne Moss among the customers, this village has a distinctively global appeal.

          The Wedding Planner

          The Wedding Planner

          • 17%
          • PG-13
          • 100 min
          • Comedy

          Mary Fiore (Jennifer Lopez) has just landed her most lucrative account - the wedding of internet tycoon Fran Donolly (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras) - and, after she is rescued from a near-fatal collision with a runaway dumpster by Dr. Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey) spends an enchanting evening with a perfect man.

          Her world is turned upside down, however, when she finds out that her new love interest is actually Fran's groom-to-be. As career and cupid collide head-on, Mary faces a showdown between love and logic.

          Finding Forrester

          Finding Forrester

            • PG-13
            • 136 min
            • Drama

            Known as the neighborhood recluse, silver-haired Forrester (Sean Connery) is a man whose mystery and eccentricity border on the mythical. When Jamal (Rob Brown) -- a talented African-American scholar-athlete -- sneaks into his apartment and accidentally leaves behind his backpack full of writings, they both get something unexpected in return.

            Compelled to look past skin color and suppositions, Jamal encounters not only his first fan, but a mentor who will challenge and change him forever, and Forrester has his first reason in years to emerge from his self-imposed solitude. Through their unique, occasionally contentious alliance, Jamal navigates a new world outside of his South Bronx home. Forrester is Jamal's unlikely guide on his journey into the strange, strait-laced academic community in which he must now prove himself as a writer.

            Sexy Beast

            Sexy Beast

              • R
              • 89 min
              • Crime

              Gal, Deedee, Aitch and Jackie, having left behind respective lives of ill-repute, bask in the sun of Spain and in the most essential brand of leisure. A hazy yarn of barbecues, beer and botched hunting expeditions make up their retirements, until a sudden and unforeseen disruption emerges from their past. Enter the childishly violent and hilariously edgy Don Logan. Through a series of side-splitting negotiations and irrevocable acts, retired crook Gal is forced to shake off the rust and accept one last mission, put forth by the menacing Logan, his ex-mentor. A heist of legendary proportion and personal implications, this job should make for one hell of an encore

              L.I.E.

              L.I.E.

              • 83%
              • NC-17
              • 97 min
              • Crime

              Gary (Billy Kay) is a 15-year-old Long Island boy who loses his parents, his best friend, and everything else that helped him feel grounded. As he fumbles into young adulthood, Gary develops a sexual relationship with a man (Brian Cox) many years his senior.