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King of Marvin GardensKing of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Dir. Bob Rafelson
Feat. Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Ellen Burstyn
Bleak, talky tale of two misguided siblings with big ideas is a strong acting showcase for Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern and Ellen Burstyn. Ambitious…
Exorcist, TheExorcist, The (1973) Aro Favourite
Dir. William Friedkin
Feat. Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn
Landmark, influential horror film tells its tale of a child diagnosed with a case of demon–possession in explicit detail. A penetrating sense…
Exorcist Collection, TheExorcist Collection, The (The Exorcist 1,2 & 3) (1973-1990)
Feat. Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller
The original horror sensation THE EXORCIST and both its interesting sequels in one box–set.
Alice Doesn't Live Here AnymoreAlice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) Recommended
Dir. Martin Scorsese
Feat. Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Harvey Keitel
Resonant account of a young widow trying to secure self–assurance and financial stability for herself and her pre–teen son. Scorsese's…
Thursday's GameThursday's Game (1974)
Dir. Robert Moore
Feat. Gene Wilder, Bob Newhart, Ellen Burstyn
Well regarded made–for–TV buddy movie. Acquaintances Gene Wilder and Bob Newhart, deeply mired in parallel mid–life crises,…
Harry & TontoHarry & Tonto (Harry and Tonto) (1974)
Dir. Paul Mazursky
Feat. Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, Rene Enriquez
Art Carney won the Oscar for his performance as a retiree embarking on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.
ProvidenceProvidence (1977)
Dir. Alain Resnais
Feat. John Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn
John Gielgud plays a dying writer struggling to complete his final novel. Unusual film juxtaposes his imagined thoughts with events from his…
Same Time Next YearSame Time Next Year (1978) Recommended
Dir. Robert Mulligan
Feat. Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn
Genteel yet immensely likeable two–hander based on Bernard Slade's Broadway play with Alda and Burstyn as an adulterous couple who share one…
Dying YoungDying Young (1991)
Dir. Joel Schumacher
Feat. Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D'Onofrio
Chuckle as stilettoed ignoramus Julia Roberts nurtures a rich and handsome cancer patient with whom she falls in lurve.
Cemetery Club, TheCemetery Club, The (1993)
Dir. Bill Duke
Feat. Ellen Burstyn, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello
Three Jewish widows in their 60s re–enter the dating game in this light but generally well–regarded comedy. All the cast put in…

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