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The Fly
Released: 1986
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Flying Scotsman
Released: 2006
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
The true story of Graeme Obree (Jonny Lee Miller), the champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old washing-machine parts.
The Fog
Released: 2005
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
Released: 2003
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Errol Morris' surprisingly respectful documentary purports to make us privy to the thoughts of the man who served as defense secretary during the most intense years of the Vietnam War, but the ever-slippery McNamara slips through Morris' fingers. Yes, he tears up more than once, but he never quite accepts moral responsibility for the role he played in one of our country's greatest tragedies. (K.W.)
The Foot Fist Way
Released: 2006
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
This sports-movie spoof is about a strip-mall tae kwon do instructor (Danny McBride) who’s obliviously obnoxious, treating everybody like slabs of meat. But McBride never really connects with any of his punches, and the movie itself lacks a firm spine to pin its comedic ideas on. (K.W.)
The Forbidden Kingdom
Released: 2008
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Paired with Jet Li, martial-arts master Jackie Chan returns to form in the story of a bullied teen transported back to ancient China. The plot is negligible, but it's simply a way to get from one kick-ass fight scene to another. (M.S.)
The Forgotten
Released: 2004
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
The Forgotten Americans
Released:
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Forsaken
Released: 2001
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Fortune
Released: 1975
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Idiotic gold diggers thoroughly botch an attempt at murder. Not as bad as its reputation, though it's an odd black comedy with few laughs. Beatty over acts, but Nicholson, looking a bit like Larry Fine of the Three Stooges is hilarious.
The Fortune Cookie
Released: 1966
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Bilking the insurance companies in 15 easy steps: the serpentine machinations of "Whiplash Willie," a shyster's shyster, who transforms his brother-in-law's minor neck injury - totaled during a Cleveland Browns' telecast - into a gold mine. Willie, played with peerlessly cynical elan by Walter Matthau, knows all the angles, straight and otherwise, and has a magnum cum laude in shady, in fighting. Only two minor difficulties stand in his way: a lady who keeps dropping her contact lenses, and a distraught Cleveland safety named "Boom-Boom" Jackson. Plus that old intangible: compassion. A great comedy.
The Found Footage Festival
Released: 2007
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
See article on page 19.
The Fountain
Released: 2006
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Hugh Jackman plays a 16th-century conquistador, a present-day scientist and a future time traveler in this jumble of myth and grade-school metaphysics. Director Darren Aronofsky (Pi) throws it all onscreen with nary a hint of character, plot or reason. (M.B.)
The Fountainhead
Released: 1949
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Ayn Rand's slightly psychotic and widely influential romantic parable about architect Howard Roark, beset on every side by liberal-collectivist wimps, who dynamites his own building when his blueprints are compromised. Since King Vidor, who directed this film version - fascinatingly--is a liberal humanist of long standing (The Crowd, Our Daily Bread, Street Scene), one wonders if Rand considered dynamiting the prints.
The Four Feathers
Released: 2002
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
A Victorian soldier turns tail in The Four Feathers
The Four Musketeers
Released: 1975
Rated:
Now Playing? No
The reunion of Athos, Parthos, Aramis and that other guy. The continuation of Dick Lester's buoyant adaptation of Dumas adventure classic.
The Four Seasons
Released: 1982
Rated:
Now Playing? No
A year in the lives of six longtime friends who are suddenly thrown into disarray by the defection, divorce and impending remarriage of one of their number. Alan Alda's feature directorial debut; it plays like to best TV sitcom you ever saw--predictable but charming, with easy, deft interplay among the ensemble. Scored to Vivaldi.
The Fourth Kind
Released: 2009
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
This canny little pseudo-documentary is chock full of alien-abduction theorizing, purportedly based on actual events that are incorporated into its weirdly effective hodgepodge of a structure. Milla Jovovich plays a psychiatrist whose patients tell creepy stories of visitors in the night. (M.S.)
The Fourth Man
Released: 1983
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Foxes of Harrow
Released: 1947
Rated:
Now Playing? No
One of Frank Yerby's heavy breathing Southern sagas, played to the hilt.
The Fragile Promise of Choice
Released:
Rated:
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The Frankenstein Theory
Released: 2013
Rated: G
Now Playing? No
When a professor's (Kris Lemche) eccentric ideas cost him his job, he hires a film crew to help him prove that Frankenstein's infamous monster is a real creature.
The French Connection
Released: 1971
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Gene Hackman portrays the iconic detective Popeye Doyle in William Friedkin's Academy Award-winning police drama.
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Released: 1981
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Two views of romance - one modern, the other in the style of a 19th-century novel - juxtaposed by an ingenious device: the period story is enclosed within the modern one by turning it into a film that the modern characters are shooting. Watching scenarist Harold Pinter, director Karel Reisz and the actors work it out is delightful; the cleverness of the whole intricate arrangement makes you hold your breath in admiration. The climax is glacially satisfying; it hits you in your brain, then your nerves, then your blood.
The Freshman
Released: 1925
Rated:
Now Playing? No
Back from the world of flappers, speakeasies Scott Fitzgerald, raccoon coats, hip flasks, Saturday Evening Post, covers by Rockwell or Leyendecker, and golden days in an autumn afternoon that seemed eternal -- back from before the Great Crash -- comes the eternal optimist., Harold Lloyd ... with his specs, his smile, and that deathless greeting, "step right up and call me Speedy!" In "The Freshman" undoubtedly his best movie -- Lloyd gently satirizes the whole risqu�© sentimental mystique that surrounded college life in the '20's. It's a both a roaringly funny movie and a nostalgic evocation of a vanished world that here, seems preserved in amber.
The Frog in the Well
Released: 2001
Rated:
Now Playing? No
The Front Line: Video Work by UW-Madison Students
Released: 2009
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Front Page
Released: 1974
Rated:
Now Playing? No
The Front Page, a roaring, gutsy, salty, profane, hilarious, irreverent cyclone of a play, is probably the last word in journalistic melodrama. It has two main plots: Earl Williams, a queasy little radical who's been convicted of murdering a black cop in a city where the black vote is crucial, escapes on the morning of his own execution and hides out in, of all places, the reporters' room at the Criminal Courts Building. Meanwhile, the hard-boiled editor of the Chicago Examiner, Walter Burns, is using every means at his disposal - some fair, but mostly foul - to keep his star reporter, Hildy Johnson, from marrying and leaving the paper. These two plots don't just meet; they ignite each other. And it's probably true that it has the best comic dialogue of any American play. All this said, it must be admitted that Billy Wilder's movie version - the third - lacks the whiplash tension, the maniac energy, the everything-up-for-grabs dynamism, that this play needs, and some of the acting, especially Carol Burnett's is broad past the pain level. Also, Jack Lemmon, who would have been a perfect Hildy at 30, or even 40, just doesn't look right as a 50-year old newlywed. But most of those fantastic Hecht and MacArthur lines and wisecracks are still there, and Walter Matthau is a great Walter Burns.
The Fruit of Paradise
Released: 1969
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Fugitive
Released:
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
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