Actor Bob Balaban (1945)

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The French Dispatch
The French Dispatch

Director: Wes Anderson
Genre: Comedy (Movies)
Cast:
Benicio Del Toro
Benicio del Toro
Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
Alex Lawther
Alex Lawther
Arthur Howitzer Jr., the editor of the newspaper The French Dispatch, dies suddenly of a heart attack. According to the wishes expressed in his will, publication of the newspaper is immediately suspended following one final farewell issue, in which three articles from past editions of the paper are republished, along with an obituary. The Cycling Reporter. Herbsaint Sazerac delivers a cycling tour of the town of Ennui, demonstrating several key areas such as the arcade, Le Sans Blague café and a pick-pocket’s alleyway. He compares the past and the present of each place, demonstrating how much has changed and yet how ...
7.2
Animation
Isle of Dogs
Isle of Dogs

Director: Wes Anderson
Genre: Adventure (Animation)
Cast:
Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
Bill Murray
Bill Murray
Bob Balaban
Bob Balaban
Twenty years in the future, an outbreak of canine influenza spreads throughout Japan including the (fictitious) city of Megasaki with the risk of becoming contagious to humans. The city’s authoritarian mayor, Kenji Kobayashi, ratifies an official decree banishing all dogs to Trash Island, which is immediately approved despite the insistence of Professor Watanabe, the mayor’s political opponent, who states he is close to creating a cure. The first deported canine is a white and black-spotted dog named Spots Kobayashi, who served as the bodyguard dog of 12-year-old orphan Atari Kobayashi, the mayor’s distant nephew and ward. In this universe, dogs can apparently ...
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Condor
Condor

Director: Jason Smilovic
Genre: Thriller (TV Shows)
Cast:
Max Irons
Max Irons
Alexei Bondar
Alexei Bondar
Angel Bonanni
Angel Bonanni
Condor is an American thriller television series based on the novel Six Days of the Condor by James Grady and its 1975 film adaptation Three Days of the Condor written by Lorenzo Semple Jr. and David Rayfiel. The series stars Max Irons. The series was created by Jason Smilovic and premiered on June 6, 2018 on Audience. In July 2018, the series had been renewed for a second season, although in January 2020, Audience ...
7.7
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2018 — 2022
The Monuments Men
The Monuments Men

Director: George Clooney
Genre: War (Movies)
Cast:
George Clooney
George Clooney
Bill Murray
Bill Murray
Bob Balaban
Bob Balaban
In 1943, the Allies are making good progress driving back the Axis powers in Italy. Frank Stokes convinces President Roosevelt that victory will have little meaning if the artistic treasures of Western civilization are lost. Stokes is directed to assemble an Army unit nicknamed the “Monuments Men”, comprising museum directors, curators, art historians, and an architect, to both guide Allied units and search for stolen art to return it to its rightful owners. In July 1944, Claire Simone, a curator in occupied France, is forced to assist Nazi officer Viktor Stahl in overseeing the theft of art for either Adolf Hitler’s Führermuseum ...
6.1
Moonrise Kingdom
Moonrise Kingdom

Director: Wes Anderson
Genre: Adventure (Movies)
Cast:
Jared Gilman
Jared Gilman
Bill Murray
Bill Murray
Bob Balaban
Bob Balaban
On the New England island of New Penzance, 12-year-old orphan Sam Shakusky is attending Camp Ivanhoe, a Khaki Scout summer camp led by Scout Master Randy Ward. Suzy Bishop, also 12, lives on the island with her parents Walt and Laura, both attorneys, and her three younger brothers in a house called Summer’s End. Sam and Suzy, both introverted, intelligent, and mature for their age, meet in the summer of 1965 during a church performance of Noye’s Fludde and become pen pals. The relationship becomes romantic over the course of their correspondence, and they make a secret pact to reunite and run away together. In September 1965, they execute their plan. Sam escapes from Camp ...
Lady in the Water
Lady in the Water

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Genre: Fantasy (Movies)
Cast:
Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
Bob Balaban
Bob Balaban
One evening, Cleveland Heep, who became the superintendent of a Philadelphia apartment complex after his family was murdered, discovers Story, a Narf (a naiad-like being) from the Blue World, in his building’s pool, immediately rescuing her from an attack by a Scrunt, a grass-covered, wolf-like creature that hides by flattening its body against the turf. Story explains she is a Narf, here to find the Writer, the “vessel” who will be magically awakened when he meets her, and then write a book that will save humanity in the future. When Heep mentions the word “Narf” to tenant Young-Soon, she recognizes it from stories told by her mother, Mrs. Choi, then ...
The Mexican
The Mexican

Director: Gore Verbinski
Genre: Adventure (Movies)
Cast:
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
Bob Balaban
Bob Balaban
J.K. Simmons
J.K. Simmons
In Los Angeles, Jerry Welbach crashes into the car of mob boss Arnold Margolese, who is sent to prison when police discover someone tied up in his trunk. As a result, Jerry is forced to work for Margolese’s second-in-command, Bernie Nayman. Five years later, Nayman sends Jerry on his final errand: retrieving an antique pistol for Margolese in Mexico. This proves to be the last straw for Jerry’s girlfriend Sam, who leaves him to move to Las Vegas. Arriving in Mexico, Jerry finds the pistol with Beck, who explains the history of the legendary gun known as “the Mexican”. When Beck is killed by a stray bullet from celebratory gunfire, Jerry calls his colleague Ted ...
The Majestic
The Majestic

Director: Frank Darabont
Genre: Drama (Movies)
Cast:
Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
Allen Garfield
Allen Garfield
Amanda Detmer
Amanda Detmer
In 1951, in the midst of the Second Red Scare, Peter Appleton is an up-and-coming young screenwriter in Hollywood. He learns from studio lawyer Leo Kubelsky and his own attorney Kevin Bannerman that he has been accused of being a communist, because he attended an antiwar meeting in his college years, a meeting he claims he only attended to impress a girl. In an instant, Peter’s new film, Ashes to Ashes, is pushed back for a few months, the credit is given to someone else, his movie star girlfriend Sandra Sinclair leaves him, and his contract with the studio is dropped. Peter gets drunk and goes for a drive up the coast, where he accidentally drives his car off a bridge to avoid ...
6.9
Deconstructing Harry
Deconstructing Harry

Director: Woody Allen
Genre: Comedy (Movies)
Cast:
Woody Allen
Woody Allen
Amy Irving
Amy Irving
Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
One night, Lucy gets a taxi to the home of author Harry Block. She has just read Harry’s latest novel. In the novel, the character Leslie is having an affair with her sister’s husband Ken. Lucy is angry because the novel is patently based on her and Harry’s own affair; as a result, everyone knows about it. Lucy pulls a gun out of her purse, saying she will kill herself. She then turns the gun on Harry and begins firing. She chases him out onto the roof. Harry insists that he has already been punished: his latest girlfriend Fay has left him for his best friend Larry. To distract Lucy, Harry tells her a story he is currently writing: a semi-autobiographical story of a ...
7.4
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Alice
Alice

Director: Woody Allen
Genre: Comedy (Movies)
Cast:
Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow
Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
Bob Balaban
Bob Balaban
Alice Tate is an upper-class New York housewife, who spends her days shopping, getting beauty treatments, and gossiping with her friends. She has been married to wealthy Doug for fifteen years, and they have two children, who are being raised by a nanny. One day, she has a brief encounter with Joe Ruffalo, a handsome jazz musician. She finds herself mysteriously attracted to him and experiences Catholic guilt for these feelings. This inner turmoil manifests itself in a backache. She is referred to Dr. Yang, an Asian herbalist who puts her under hypnosis. She reveals that what initially attracted her to her husband were in fact his superficial qualities: looks and money. She also ...
6.6
2010: The Year We Make Contact
2010: The Year We Make Contact

Director: Peter Hyams
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
Bob Balaban
Bob Balaban
Douglas Rain
Douglas Rain
It is nine years after the mysterious failure of the Discovery One mission to Jupiter in 2001, which resulted in the deaths of four crew members and the disappearance of mission commander David Bowman. Blamed for the fiasco, Dr. Heywood Floyd resigned his position as head of the National Council for Astronautics. While an international dispute causes tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, both nations prepare space missions to determine what happened to the Discovery; the Soviet spacecraft Leonov (named after the cosmonaut Alexei Leonov) will be ready before the American spacecraft Discovery Two, but the Soviets need American astronauts to help board the Discovery and ...
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Director: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
Bob Balaban
Bob Balaban
François Truffaut
François Truffaut
In the Sonoran Desert, French scientist Claude Lacombe, his American interpreter, cartographer David Laughlin, and other researchers discover a group of Grumman TBM Avengers that have materialised overnight. The airplanes are identified as Flight 19, a training flight that went missing shortly after World War II in the Bermuda Triangle. The planes are in perfect condition, but without any occupants. An elderly witness, covered in sunburn, nearby claims “the sun came out at night, and sang to him”. The researchers are similarly baffled to find the SS Cotopaxi, a ship that had also previously disappeared in the Triangle, in the middle of the Gobi Desert, intact and ...