2010 March Movies

The Penthouse

The Penthouse

    • R
    • 89 min
    • Comedy

    Three lifelong friends inhabiting a penthouse apartment find themselves at odds when one of them attempts to move in with his girlfriend and another’s little sister makes a surprise visit.

    The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

    The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

      • Unrated
      • 90 min
      • Documentary

      The true story of a woman who boldly lived as she pleased in the 1820s comes to the screen in this historical drama. Anne Lister (Maxine Peake) is a wealthy heiress from West Yorkshire who is nicknamed "Gentleman Jack" by her less charitable neighbors; while Anne is an attractive woman, she often dresses in black, pursues "masculine" hobbies such as shooting, has a keen interest in business and has no interest in marriage, much to the chagrin of her aunt (Gemma Jones) and uncle (Alan David). While Anne is discreet, she prefers the intimate company of women, and she begins a clandestine romance with Marianna (Anna Madeley), another woman from a wealthy family. Anne is heartbroken when Marianna gives in to pressure from her family and weds a rich widower considerably older than herself, but in time Anne finds new love with Ann Walker (Christine Bottomley). However, Anne has a rival for Miss Walker's affections in the spirited Christopher Rawson (Dean Lennox Kelly). The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister was adapted from the true life journals of a British socialite of the early 19th Century; the real Miss Lister wrote her diaries in code, and it wasn't until decades after they were discovered that their full story was revealed. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

      The Sun Behind the Clouds

      The Sun Behind the Clouds

      • 88%
      • NONE
      • 79 min
      • Documentary

      Fifty years after the fall of his country, can the Dalai Lama make a breakthrough in his efforts to find a solution to the Tibet question?

      The Wedding Cake

      The Wedding Cake

        • Unrated
        • 93 min
        • Comedy

        A fancy wedding brings out the worst in nearly everyone in this comedy from France. Vincent (Jermie Renier) and Berengere (Clemence Posey) are a handsome young couple from wealthy families who've decided to get married. The two are united in a small civil ceremony, but Berengere's grandmother Madeleine (Danielle Darrieux) insists on a church wedding, so several months later the couple are renewing their vows with a lavish event held at a chapel in the country. Madeleine insists that every detail be perfect, from the towering wedding cake to covering a statue in the church that she feels is in poor taste, but as the day wears on and the families and friends mingle, a few long-held secrets come to the surface and the "perfect day" falls far short of that benchmark. As their big day turns sour, Vincent and Berengere have to ask themselves if they're truly meant to be together for life after all despite their families. Piece Montee (aka The Wedding Cake) was the first feature film in a decade and a half from director Denys Granier-Deferre, who turned to television work after 1994's Coma. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

        The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights

        The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights

        • 91%
        • NONE
        • 92 min
        • Documentary

        Emmett Malloy’s THE WHITE STRIPES UNDER GREAT WHITE NORTHERN LIGHTS is a visually and emotionally powerful feature length concert film documenting The White Stripes groundbreaking 2007 tour of Canada which culminated in a spectacular 10th anniversary show at the historic Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. An intimate look at an enigmatic band, THE WHITE STRIPES UNDER GREAT WHITE NORTHERN LIGHTS documents a wide array of shows played at off-kilter venues including local bowling alleys and city buses. Along the way, the cameras capture the life of one of music's most mysterious duos, Jack and Meg White, as they share casual conversations, fire cannons, and play a 'one note show.'

        Tum Milo Toh Sahi

        Tum Milo Toh Sahi

          • Unrated
          • 161 min
          • Comedy

          Set in modern day Mumbai, with all the demands and pressures of city life, the film weaves together the lives of three couples who connect with each other through a series of touching and hilarious moments, sometimes just over a simple cup of coffee.It is about the meeting of souls (Nana Patekar and Dimple Kapadia), the meeting of minds (Suniel Shetty and Vidya Malavade) and the meeting of hearts (Rehan Khan and Anjana Sukhani), underlining that love is the driving force in people's lives, irrespective of age... from school kids to the youth of today, from people in their mid lives' crises to those who are sixty plus. The journey of life slowly aids the discovery of love in all its different shades and hues, at different stages; it brings with it the bitter, the sweet and sometimes the spicy, making life worth living.Tum Milo Toh Sahi is a film about human victory, when ordinary people come together to combine their strengths and stand by what they believe in.

          Vincere

          Vincere

          • 92%
          • NONE
          • 128 min
          • Biography

          Chronicles the largely unknown story of the secret marriage of Mussolini (Filippo Timi) to Ida Dalser (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), a woman whom Il Duce met when he was a rising star in the Socialist movement. Inspired by the intensity of his beliefs and by the ferocious erotic charge of their lusty couplings, Dalser sells off all of her belongings to fund the newspaper that would eventually launch his political career. After bearing him a son, Dalser discovers, to her horror, that Mussolini already has another family—and he will do anything in his power to keep her away from them.

          Waking Sleeping Beauty

          Waking Sleeping Beauty

          • 71%
          • PG
          • 86 min
          • Documentary

          By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. The conditions produced a series of box office flops and pessimistic forecasts. Maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. "Waking Sleeping Beauty" is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with hits like "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "The Lion King" over a ten-year period.

          Zwart Water

          Zwart Water

            • 112 min
            • Drama

            Nine-year-old Lisa discovers her sinister new friend is the ghost of the dead twin of Lisa's mother. Lisa's father also begins to suspect his wife of hiding a terrible secret, resulting in deadly consequences