2012 Documentary Movies

About Cherry (2012)

About Cherry

  • 10%
  • NONE
  • 102 min
  • Drama

Angelina (Ashley Hinshaw) is an 18-year-old on the verge of finishing high school, rushing to escape her broken family life. After reluctantly taking nude photos at her boyfriend's (Jonny Weston) behest, she takes the cash to skip town with her best friend (Dev Patel). Angelina gets a job cocktailing in a San Francisco strip club where she meets Frances (James Franco), an affluent lawyer who introduces her to a high-class world beyond her wildest dreams. At the same time, Angelina begins...

Gone (2012)

Gone

  • 11%
  • PG-13
  • 85 min
  • Drama

In the new suspense thriller GONE, Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) comes home from working the night shift to discover that her sister Molly has suddenly disappeared. Convinced that Molly has been abducted by the same serial killer from whom she escaped just a year before, and that by sundown Molly will be dead, Jill embarks on a break-neck ride to rescue her. Racing the sinking sun in a heart-pounding chase, Jill has only 12 hours to find the killer and save her sister.

Excision (2012)

Excision

    • NONE
    • 81 min
    • Comedy

    Based on a short film of the same name, Excision follows a disturbed and delusional high school student, Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord), with aspirations of a career in medicine, goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother (Traci Lords). While dealing with being an outcast teenager and obsession over curing her sister’s cystic fibrosis, Pauline becomes continually deranged as her fascination of the surgery and the human flesh grows into something abysmal and demonic.

    The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

    The Broken Circle Breakdown

    • 82%
    • NONE
    • 111 min
    • Drama

    Elise (Veerle Baetens) and Didier (Johan Heldenbergh) fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage — but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of...

    Upside Down (2012)

    Upside Down

    • 27%
    • PG-13
    • 103 min
    • Drama

    Ever since Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst) fell in love as teens, their bond has faced astronomical odds. The pair are separated not just by social class and a political system bent on keeping them apart, but also by a freak planetary condition: they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions—he on the poverty-stricken planet below, she on the wealthy, exploitative world above. Their budding but illicit romance screeches to a tragic halt when...

    Bernie (2012)

    Bernie

    • 90%
    • PG-13
    • 104 min
    • Comedy

    Assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated him, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. He frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. She became fully dependant on Bernie and his generosity, and he...

    Thanks for Sharing (2012)

    Thanks for Sharing

    • 49%
    • R
    • 100 min
    • Comedy

    From Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter and first-time director Stuart Blumberg comes a sharply comic and deeply moving look at a very different kind of modern family - the haphazard family forged by three men trying to navigate life, love and the emotional landmines of New York City. Academy Award® nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins and Broadway star Josh Gad ("The Book of Mormon") anchor a stellar ensemble cast that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Joely Richardson,...

    Holy Motors (2012)

    Holy Motors

    • 91%
    • NONE
    • 116 min
    • Drama

    While following a day in the life of Mr. Oscar as he attends several appointments, things quickly unravel and spiral out of control, abandoning all sense of logic or sanity. Fans of Carax's 'Mierde' segment of Fantastic Fest 2008 hit TOKYO! will be right back at home.

    Liberal Arts (2012)

    Liberal Arts

    • 70%
    • NONE
    • 97 min
    • Comedy

    When thirty-something Jesse is invited back to his alma mater, he falls for a young 19-year-old college student and is faced with the powerful attraction that springs up between them.

    Promised Land (2012)

    Promised Land

    • 51%
    • R
    • 140 min
    • Drama

    A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

    Burning Bright (2012)

    Burning Bright

      • 86 min
      • Drama

      When 20 year old Kelly wakes late at night during a hurricane, she finds a hungry tiger stalking her through the halls of her home. With every door and window boarded up from the outside and her stepfather nowhere to be found, Kelly fights frantically to stay one step ahead of the killer beast while dragging her autistic brother Tom through the house, but with every turn the situation becomes more complicated and desperate.

      Deseo (2012)

      Deseo

        • 97 min
        • Comedy

        Eight short stories of seduction and illicit encounters between lovers, filled with humor and eroticism, which use a circular structure located in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of a colonial city of Mexico.

        Emperor (2012)

        Emperor

        • 31%
        • PG-13
        • 98 min
        • Drama

        A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, EMPEROR tells the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan. Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, and newcomer Eriko Hatsune, EMPEROR brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds...

        Spike Island (2012)

        Spike Island

        • 48%
        • NONE
        • 105 min
        • Drama

        Emilia Clarke (GAME OF THRONES) and Elliott Tittensor (SHAMELESS) star in this coming of age story about a wannabe rock band in Manchester who hatch a plan to hand-deliver their demo tape to their idols, The Stone Roses, at the band's impending gig at Spike Island. But when their tickets fail to materialize, the gang embarks on a road trip to the concert and is forced to take extreme measures to sneak their way in! Along the way, friendships are tested and their futures are shaped -- together...

        Wolf Children (2012)

        Wolf Children

          • 117 min
          • Animation

          Hana, a nineteen-year-old college student, falls in love with a man only for him to reveal his secret; he is a Wolf Man. Eventually the couple bear two children together; a son and daughter they name Ame and Yuki who both inherit the ability to transform into wolves from their father. When the man Hana fell in love with suddenly dies, she makes the decision to move to a rural town isolated from society to continue raising the children in protection.

          Compliance (2012)

          Compliance

          • 89%
          • R
          • 90 min
          • Crime

          Inspired by a chilling true story, Compliance explores just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. On a particularly busy day at the local ChickWich, the fast food joint's high-strung manager Sandra (Dowd) receives a phone call from a police officer saying her employee Becky (Walker) has stolen money from a customer. Convinced she's only doing what's right, Sandra commences the investigation, following step-by-step instructions from the officer at the other end of the line, no...

          Deadfall (2012)

          Deadfall

          • 32%
          • R
          • 95 min
          • Crime

          Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde star as two fugitive siblings who come across a boxer (Charlie Hunnam) who was recently released from prison. Treat Williams and Kate Mara will play a father and daughter who become involved in the plot. Sissy Spacek and Kris Kristofferson will play the boxer's parents.

          Chasing Mavericks (2012)

          Chasing Mavericks

          • 31%
          • PG
          • 116 min
          • Drama

          Based on the true adventures of big wave surfing legend, Jay Moriarity, and his unique friendship with veteran surfer, Frosty Hesson. As a teenager, Jay takes on the massive and deadly waves, known as the Mavericks, off the coast of Half Moon Bay.

          Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

          Beasts of the Southern Wild

          • 86%
          • PG-13
          • 91 min
          • Drama

          In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic...

          The Company You Keep (2012)

          The Company You Keep

          • 55%
          • R
          • 125 min
          • Drama

          Jim Grant (Robert Redford) is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. Grant's world is turned upside down,when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. After living for more than 30 years underground, Grant must now go on the run. With the FBI in hot pursuit, he sets off on a cross-country journey to track down the one person...