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Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-series)Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-series) (Lonesome Dove, Streets Of Laredo, Dead Man's Walk, Return to Lonesome Dove) (1989-1993) Recommended
Dir. Simon Wincer
Feat. Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover
A hefty star cast congregate for this acclaimed TV adaptation of Larry McMurtry's novel about two former Texas Rangers (Duvall, Jones) who retire to…
Heavenly CreaturesHeavenly Creatures (1994) Recommended
Dir. Peter Jackson
Feat. Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse
Peter Jackson follows his zombie trilogy with this Oscar–nominated tour–de–force based on the Parker–Hulme murders of the…
But I'm a CheerleaderBut I'm a Cheerleader (1999) Recommended
Dir. Jamie Babbitt
Feat. Natasha Lyonne, Clea Duvall, Melanie Lynskey
A camp comedy in both style and setting, cheerleading teen Natasha Lyonne is suspected by her God–fearing parents to be a lesbian, and is thus…
Cherry Orchard, TheCherry Orchard, The (1999)
Dir. Michael Cacoyannis
Feat. Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, Michael Gough
Anton Chekhov's final drama is adapted concisely and with emotional weight; Charlotte Rampling plays the matriarch of a deteriorating estate, at odds…
Coyote UglyCoyote Ugly (2000)
Dir. David McNally
Feat. Piper Perabo, Andy Garcia, Melanie Lynskey
A young 'Jersey' girl (Piper Perabo) sets off to the Big Apple to follow her dreams of becoming a successful songwriter, but winds up shaking her…
Rose RedRose Red (2000)
Dir. Craig R Baxley
Feat. Nancy Travis, Matt Keesler, Julian Sands
Based on a real–life haunted house (San Jose’s Winchester House) this Stephen King mini–series has Nancy Travis leading a team of…
SnakeskinSnakeskin (2001) Recommended
Dir. Gillian Ashurst
Feat. Melanie Lynskey, Dean O'Gorman, Boyd Kestner
Searching for a little excitement in those hills due west of Christchurch, NZ, Melanie Lynsky and Dean O’Gorman are sucked into a series of private…
Sweet Home AlabamaSweet Home Alabama (2002)
Dir. Andy Tennant
Feat. Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey
Fashion designer Reese Witherspoon travels from a classy New York existence and engagement to the mayor’s son, back to her hometown in the…
Shattered GlassShattered Glass (2003) Recommended
Dir. Billy Ray
Feat. Hayden Christensen, Peter Sarsgaard, Chloe Sevigny
Compelling character–driven drama, based around the true story of 'New Republic' journalist Stephen Glass (Christensen), who was brought into…
Two and a Half Men (TV Series)Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (2003)
Feat. Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Melanie Lynskey
This family–friendly sitcom is mostly a vehicle for Charlie Sheen, who here plays a rich bachelor who has to reluctantly accommodate his…
Serial SlayerSerial Slayer (Claustrophobia) (2003)
Dir. Mark Tapio Kines
Feat. Melanie Lynskey
Interesting indie thriller has a maniac with a crossbow stalking victims from Los Angeles rooftops, before narrowing in on three women having a…
Flags of our FathersFlags of our Fathers (2006) Recommended
Dir. Clint Eastwood
Feat. Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach
Part one of Clint Eastwood’s Pacific double–bill trades unrelenting battle scenes for an insightful and crucially honest back–story…
Show of HandsShow of Hands (2008)
Dir. Anthony McCarten
Feat. Melanie Lynskey, Craig Hall, Stephen Lovatt
Quaint but contrived Kiwi rom–dram set in New Plymouth in which a grab–bag of townsfolk compete for new 4–wheel drive by keeping…
Comanche Moon (TV Mini-series)Comanche Moon (TV Mini-series) (2008)
Feat. Adam Beach, Linda Cardellini, Rachel Griffiths
Clunky prequel to the Lonesome Dove franchise, with Steve Zahn and Karl Urban filling the younger shoes of Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones…
Informant!, TheInformant!, The (2009)
Dir. Steven Soderbergh
Feat. Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Melanie Lynskey
Frantic and frivilous, yet oddly diverting upscale comedy from prolific dir. Steven Soderbergh, with Matt Damon's bland appeal put to surprisingly…
Away We GoAway We Go (2009)
Dir. Sam Mendes
Feat. John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Catherine O'Hara
An ersatz hipster road movie that follows a 30–something expectant couple as they travel across America looking for the perfect place to start…
Up in the AirUp in the Air (2009) Recommended
Dir. Jason Reitman
Feat. George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick
A cautionary business tale wrapped in a frisky romantic comedy, with George Clooney starring as a compulsive traveller whose job it is to dismiss…
Leaves of GrassLeaves of Grass (2009)
Dir. Tim Blake Nelson
Feat. Edward Norton, Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss
Stoner comedy for the philosophically inclined with Edward Norton pulling double duty as an Ivy League professor lured back to his Oklahoma hometown,…
Win WinWin Win (2011)
Dir. Tom McCarthy
Feat. Paul Giamatti, Alex Shaffer, Amy Ryan
Recession comedy starring midlife–crisis poster boy Paul Giamatti, who here entangles his professional life as a struggling lawyer with his…
Seeking a Friend For the End of the WorldSeeking a Friend For the End of the World (2012)
Dir. Lorene Scafaria
Feat. Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey
Unlikely partners Steve Carell and Keira Knightley gravitate towards each another as the end of the world approaches in this most unusual…
Perks of Being a Wallflower, ThePerks of Being a Wallflower, The (2012) Recommended
Dir. Stephen Chbosky
Feat. Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
An introverted teen with a troubled past is embraced by an eccentric clique of friends in this deeply–felt coming–of–age drama,…
Hello I Must Be GoingHello I Must Be Going (2012)
Dir. Todd Louiso
Feat. Melanie Lynskey, Blythe Danner, John Rubinstein
Melanie Lynskey is excellent as a wounded young divorcee forced to move back in with her parents, in this serio–comic character…
They Came TogetherThey Came Together (2014) Recommended
Dir. David Wain
Feat. Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Cobie Smulders
Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd (in his fifth consecutive film for writer–director David Wain) send–up every trope and cliche of the Hollywood…
Over the Garden WallOver the Garden Wall (2014)
Feat. Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Melanie Lynskey
Animated tale in which two brothers find themselves lost in a mysterious land and try to find their way home.
Togetherness (TV Series)Togetherness (TV Series) (2015) Recommended
Feat. Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet
Kiwi actress Melanie Lynskey stars in this entirely relatable HBO comedy–drama from the prolific Duplass brothers that follows the…
XXXX (2017)
Dir. Jovanka Vuckovic, Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama
Feat. Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool
Female helmed anthology of horror shorts, which makes this a milestone of horror film making, fortunately living up to expectations and providing a…
Changeover, TheChangeover, The (2017)
Dir. Stuart McKenzie, Miranda Harcourt
Feat. Erana James, Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey
Maragret Mahy's beloved fantasy romance novel is translated into a post–earthquake Christchurch setting, and marks an impressive debut from…
Castle Rock (TV Series)Castle Rock (TV Series) (2018)
Feat. André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgård

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