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Steve Buscemi

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Parting GlancesParting Glances (1986) Aro Favourite
Dir. Bill Sherwood
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Richard Ganoung
A gay classic and pioneering film of the independent movement, this is widely enjoyed as a truthful picture of gay life and relationships and also as…
Slaves of New YorkSlaves of New York (1989)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Bernadette Peters, Chris Sarandon, Mary Beth Hurt
Screen adaptation of Tama Janowitz' cult novel about the pretensions and perversions of fashionable New Yorkers. Stars Bernadette Peters.
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…
King of New YorkKing of New York (1990) Recommended
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes
A ruthless drug lord (Walken) is determined to resume his throne as the king of New York's underworld after five years behind bars. A vicious crime…
Tales From The Darkside: The MovieTales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990)
Dir. John Harrison
Feat. Deborah Harry, Christian Slater, Steve Buscemi
Quirky selection of stories from the popular 80s horror series TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE strung together by an inconsequential narrative and starring…
Reservoir DogsReservoir Dogs (1992) Aro Favourite
Dir. Quentin Tarantino
Feat. Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi
Partners–in–crime Keitel, Roth, Buscemi, Madsen and others reel from a botched jewel heist in an abandoned warehouse. Tarantino's…
In the SoupIn the Soup (1992)
Dir. Alexandre Rockwell
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Seymour Cassel, Jennifer Beals
Steve Buscemi lends his bug–eyed innocence as a wannabee film–maker who becomes involved with a charismatic hood who promises to raise…
Ed and His Dead MotherEd and His Dead Mother (1992)
Dir. Jonathan Wacks
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Ned Beatty
Steve Buscemi distinguishes this otherwise routine comedy–horror about about a mommie's boy who can't sever the apron strings, even after…
AirheadsAirheads (1993)
Dir. Michael Lehmann
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler
Three frustrated metal–heads hold a radio–station to ransom in a vain attempt to get their music played and become rock stars. The cool…
Twenty BucksTwenty Bucks (1993)
Dir. Keva Rosenfeld
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Christopher Lloyd, Brendan Fraser
The path of a twenty dollar note connects a number of comic vignettes, most of which hit the mark. Polished up from a recently discovered 1935…
Last Outlaw, TheLast Outlaw, The (1994)
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Mickey Rourke, Dermot Mulroney, Ted Levine
Kiwi director's bloody Western with Rourke as a psychopathic confederate hunting down the remnants of his white trash gang.
Pulp FictionPulp Fiction (1994) Aro Favourite
Dir. Quentin Tarantino
Feat. John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman
With just his second film, Quentin Tarantino not only became a household name but a massive cultural phenomenon. He miraculously surpasses…
DesperadoDesperado (1995)
Dir. Robert Rodriguez
Feat. Antonio Banderas, Cheech Marin, Steve Buscemi
Rodriguez' big–budget blow up of his cult hit EL MARIACHI, with Latino golden–boy Antonio Banderas as the vengeance–bent…
Living in OblivionLiving in Oblivion (1996) Aro Favourite
Dir. Tom DiCillo
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney
Another low–budget gem from the director of JOHNNY SUEDE, this time a deliriously cheeky backhander aimed at various icons of the indie film…
FargoFargo (1996) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy
The gifted Coen Brothers cross two of their previous treasures – RAISING ARIZONA and BLOOD SIMPLE for this lovingly mocking tale of insurance…
Things to Do in Denver When You're DeadThings to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1996) Recommended
Dir. Gary Fleder
Feat. Andy Garcia, Christopher Walken, Gabrielle Anwar
Things get messy for 'good guy' Andy Garcia under the sadistic tutelage of crippled crime–boss Christopher Walken. Cool and confident…
Trees LoungeTrees Lounge (1996) Aro Favourite
Dir. Steve Buscemi
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny, Anthony LaPaglia
Lovelorn, unemployed mechanic Steve Buscemi drags himself downstairs each day to the local watering hole of the title for bouts of…
Con AirCon Air (1997) Recommended
Dir. Simon West
Feat. Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich
The prison genre meets the airborne thriller(!) but invigorated no end by super–slick production and direction and the ever–dependable…
Real Blonde, TheReal Blonde, The (1997) Recommended
Dir. Tom DiCillo
Feat. Matthew Modine, Catherine Keener, Maxwell Caulfield
Light yet insightful lampoon of the acting/modelling industry from the director of LIVING IN OBLIVION nicely captures (and skewers) the hollowness of…
Big Lebowski, TheBig Lebowski, The (1998) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore
Rolling another warped vision down the gutter, the inscrutable minds of the Coen Brothers (FARGO, RAISING ARIZONA) endow this bowling comedy with…
ArmageddonArmageddon (1998)
Dir. Michael Bay
Feat. Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi, Billy Bob Thornton
After the tragedy of DEEP IMPACT, we get to witness the end of the world again, this time Jerry Bruckheimer–style (CON AIR, THE ROCK). That…
28 Days28 Days (1999)
Dir. Betty Thomas
Feat. Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Diane Ladd
Fun–loving NY journalist Sandra Bullock doesn't know when to say 'when' and gets slapped with a month in rehab after a drink driving incident.…
Animal FactoryAnimal Factory (2000) Recommended
Dir. Steve Buscemi
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Tom Arnold
Retaining the indie principles that distinguished TREES LOUNGE, dir. Buscemi crafts unflashy, insightful drama out of ex–con Edward…
Grey Zone, TheGrey Zone, The (2000)
Dir. Tim Blake Nelson
Feat. David Arquette, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel
Earnest examination of one of the 'greyest' moral zones of the Holocaust – the role of the Jewish Sonderkommandos in concentration camps, who…
Double WhammyDouble Whammy (2001)
Dir. Tom DiCillo
Feat. Denis Leary, Steve Buscemi, Luis Guzman
Indie twist on classic genre material by dir. Dicillo (LIVING IN OBLIVION), with ‘rotten–luck’ cop Denis Leary enduring dodgy partners…
Final Fantasy - The Spirits WithinFinal Fantasy - The Spirits Within (2001)
Dir. Hironobu Sakaguchi
Feat. Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, David Sutherland
Derived from a computer game scenario, this sci–fi actioner, set on an Earth ravaged by alien invasion, is notable as the first movie to…
Monsters, Inc.Monsters, Inc. (2001) Recommended
Dir. Peter Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
Feat. John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Jennifer Tilly
Discovering that children’s screams can be converted into an energy source (‘Scream Heat’), monsters lurk in their closets to feed the…
Ghost WorldGhost World (2001) Aro Favourite
Dir. Terry Zwigoff
Feat. Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi
Nothing to do with the paranormal, but everything to do with the anti–normal, this independent gem is a surprisingly endearing tale of two…
Spy Kids 2 - The Island of Lost DreamsSpy Kids 2 - The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
Dir. Robert Rodriguez
Feat. Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Steve Buscemi
The diminutive spies of the hit family thriller return for another colourful, goofy round of saving the day for the grownups. In team with a rival…
Coffee and CigarettesCoffee and Cigarettes (2004)
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Roberto Benigni, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop
A compendium of whimsical b&w shorts from lapsidaisical indie auteur Jim Jarmusch, set around various celebrity encounters over nicotine and…
Island, TheIsland, The (2005)
Dir. Michael Bay
Feat. Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi
Surprisingly effective dystopian actioner proposes a blandly synthetic future world, in which humans inhabit cities to protect themselves from the…
Lonesome JimLonesome Jim (2005)
Dir. Steve Buscemi
Feat. Liv Tyler, Casey Affleck, Seymour Cassel
Another droll indie gem from actor–turned–director Buscemi (TREES LOUNGE), here charting the apathetic trajectory of a listless…
Romance and CigarettesRomance and Cigarettes (2005) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Turturro
Feat. James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet
Actor John Turturro wrote, directed and self–released this bawdy and often brilliant 60's–pop–anthem–fuelled comedy musical,…
Monster HouseMonster House (2006) Recommended
Dir. Gil Kenan
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Lee
Rollercoaster haunted–house ride for kids expertly CGI–animated around the story of three suburban teens who decide to challenge a…
Art School ConfidentialArt School Confidential (2006) Recommended
Dir. Terry Zwigoff
Feat. Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich
CRUMB dir. Terry Zwigoff and comic book icon Daniel Clowes (GHOST WORLD) re–team for this darkly set, though often hilarious stakeout of the…
Paris, Je T'aimeParis, Je T'aime (Paris, I Love You) (2006) Recommended
Dir. Olivier Assayas, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet
Feat. Fanny Ardant, Juliette Binoche, Steve Buscemi
A prestige line–up of actors and filmmakers converge in this grand anthology of love letters to the city of romance. With each vignette…
Delirious Delirious (2006)
Dir. Tom DiCillo
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman
Character–driven satire focused on a paparazzo and wannabe actor trying to make it big in the industry, only to discover the price of fame in…
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and LarryI Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)
Dir. Dennis Dugan
Feat. Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel
Broad 'dude' comedy effort from Adam Sandler (and co.) in which a very het. New York City fireman marries his best buddy to benefit from benefit…
IgorIgor (2008)
Dir. Anthony Leondis
Feat. John Cusack, John Cleese, Steve Buscemi
Gothic animated outing about a hunchbacked lab assistant who wants to become a mad scientist in his own right and win first place at the annual Evil…
Youth in RevoltYouth in Revolt (2009)
Dir. Miguel Arteta
Feat. Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Zach Galifianakis
Perfectly typecast, Michael Cera plays an adorable, sexually–frustrated "nice guy" who invents a trouble–making alter ego –…
Saint John of Las VegasSaint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Dir. Hue Rhodes
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Romany Malco, Sarah Silverman
Steve Buscemi is in his element as an ex–gambler and inveterate loser sent to Las Vegas to investigate a mysterious auto accident. Oddball…
RageRage (2009)
Dir. Sally Potter
Feat. Lily Cole, Steve Buscemi, Jude Law
Another arthouse conceit from dir. Sally Potter (ORLANDO, YES), comprised entirely of monologues from insiders at New York fashion house, who recall…
Messenger, TheMessenger, The (2009)
Dir. Oren Moverman
Feat. Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone
Ben Foster plays a troubled Iraq War veteran reassigned to the military's Casualty Notification Office in this affecting study of war on the home…
City of WarCity of War (John Rabe) (2009)
Dir. Florian Gallenberger
Feat. Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Bruhl, Steve Buscemi
Riveting dramatisation of an unlikely true story in which a Nazi industrialist conspires to save the lives of 200,000 Chinese during the infamous…
Boardwalk Empire - Season 1 (TV Series)Boardwalk Empire - Season 1 (TV Series) (2010) Aro Favourite
Dir. Martin Scorsese, Tim Van Patten
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly MacDonald
Stunning period detail and the endless intrigue of organised crime characterize this marquee HBO production, centred on the empire surrounding…
Pete Smalls is DeadPete Smalls is Dead (2010)
Dir. Alexandre Rockwell
Feat. Peter Dinklage, Mark Boone Jr., Seymour Cassel
Indie dark horse Alexandre Rockwell (IN THE SOUP) directs this tipsy tale of Hollywood deadbeats. Peter Dinklage stars as an L.A. exile trying to…
Boardwalk Empire - Season 2 (TV Series)Boardwalk Empire - Season 2 (TV Series) (2011) Recommended
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly MacDonald
Further episodes from the marquee HBO production, centred on the Prohibition–era empire surrounding corrupt Atlantic treasurer Enoch "Nucky"…
RampartRampart (2011)
Dir. Oren Moverman
Feat. Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Cynthia Nixon
Woody Harrelson plays a reckless Los Angeles police officer whose corruption on the job extends to his family and personal life in this profane,…
Hotel TransylvaniaHotel Transylvania (2012)
Dir. Genndy Tartakovsky
Feat. Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
Dracula, owner of a lavish "five–stake" resort, invites Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf to the 118th birthday of his…
On the RoadOn the Road (2012)
Dir. Walter Salles
Feat. Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart
Handsomely mounted adaptation of Kerouac's counter–culture classic of a young writer whose life is profoundly shaken by the arrival of the…
Boardwalk Empire - Season 3 (TV Series)Boardwalk Empire - Season 3 (TV Series) (2012) Recommended
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Kelly MacDonald, Michael Shannon
Further episodes from the marquee HBO production, centred on the Prohibition–era empire surrounding corrupt Atlantic treasurer Enoch "Nucky"…
Incredible Burt Wonderstone, TheIncredible Burt Wonderstone, The (2013) Recommended
Dir. Don Scardino
Feat. Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey
Delirious parody of Las Vegas showbiz egotism in which Steve Carrell (and sidekick Steve Buscemi) must find a way back to top of their profession…
Monsters UniversityMonsters University (2013)
Dir. Dan Scanlon
Feat. Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
Mike and Sulley's halcyon days as monsters in training are chronicled in this splendid prequel to MONSTERS, INC.
Grown Ups 2Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Dir. Dennis Dugan
Feat. Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock
For persistent crimes against cinema, humour and — possibly even humanity itself — Dennis Dugan , j’accuse! A jobbing…
KhumbaKhumba (2013)
Dir. Anthony Silverston
Feat. Liam Neeson, Steve Buscemi, AnnaSophia Robb
An ostracised half–striped zebra learns to find himself in this jolly safari adventure.
Boardwalk Empire - Season 4 (TV Series)Boardwalk Empire - Season 4 (TV Series) (2013) Recommended
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Kelly MacDonald, Michael Shannon
Further episodes from the marquee HBO production, centred on the Prohibition–era empire surrounding corrupt Atlantic treasurer Enoch "Nucky"…
Boardwalk Empire - Season 5 (TV Series)Boardwalk Empire - Season 5 (TV Series) (2014) Recommended
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Kelly MacDonald, Michael Shannon
Final episodes from the marquee HBO production, centred on the Prohibition–era empire surrounding corrupt Atlantic treasurer Enoch "Nucky"…
Cobbler, TheCobbler, The (2014)
Dir. Tom McCarthy
Feat. Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens, Ellen Barkin
The director of THE STATION AGENT and THE VISITOR helms this slice of magic realism about a frustrated shoemaker who finds a magical sewing machine…
Time Out of MindTime Out of Mind (2014)
Dir. Oren Moverman
Feat. Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Jena Malone
Richard Gere gives a committed performance in this moving saga of a homeless man desperately trying to reconcile with his estranged daughter.
Hotel Transylvania 2Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
Dir. Genndy Tartakovsky
Feat. Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
More monster mayhem in this fun follow–up to the hit family comedy. This time Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half…
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York FixerNorman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016)
Dir. Joseph Cedar
Feat. Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Hank Azaria
Richard Gere plays a down–on–his–luck Jewish "macher" (person of high influence in circles of wealth and power) whose friend…
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (TV Series)Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (TV Series) (2017)
Feat. Timothy Spall, Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong
A cutting–edge sci–fi anthology series with stand–alone episodes based on the works of Philip K. Dick. Ten episodes: "Real Life",…
Death of Stalin, TheDeath of Stalin, The (2017) Aro Favourite
Dir. Armando Iannucci
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine
Outrageous "comedy of terrors" from the creator of IN THE LOOP and VEEP, set in Moscow in 1953, where Stalin has just dropped dead and his cronies…
Lean on PeteLean on Pete (2017) Aro Favourite
Dir. Andrew Haigh
Feat. Charlie Plummer, Chloe Sevigny, Travis Fimmel
An unforgettably moving portrayal of the bond developed between a 15–year old boy with no knowledge of horses and an aging race horse. Directed…
Dead Don't Die, TheDead Don't Die, The (2019) Recommended
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton
Zom–com from indie favourite Jim Jarmusch, assembling a stunning ensemble cast and following the police force of a small town as they struggle…

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