Boasting the year's most critically acclaimed and talented cast, including Robert Redford, Hellen Mirren, and William DaFoe, The Clearing is a taut, engrossing thriller about fate, love, and missed opportunities. "Redford gives an Oscar-worthy performance as a self-made tycoon kidnapped and now in the most important negotiation ever - for his life.
One Hour Photo:
In One Hour Photo, Sy Parrish (Robin Williams, cast against type) is a quiet, consummately professional photo lab technician employed in a huge, impersonal shopping centre. One customer, Nina Yorkin (Connie Nielsen) is unaware that Sy has been carefully printing off extra sets of her family snapshots for years, adding them to a photo collage he has assembled in his apartment. Just how far will the lonely Sy go to become part of Nina's seemingly perfect American family unit? Williams gives one of his strongest, unsentimental performances in this psychological thriller/melancholy character study.