A Yale graduate, a transplanted son of Texas, a one-time drunk and a religious convert; how did this improbable character transform himself from reprobate and well-known black sheep of his esteemed family into Leader of the Free World? W. follows Bush Jr.’s journey to The White House and in the process reveals the struggles, achievements and malapropisms of the man who would become the 43rd President of the United States of America…all the while trying to escape the shadow of his ‘Poppy’, George Bush Senior.
Legendary director Oliver Stone turns to an entirely different genre of film in this intimate and controversial portrait of iconic Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a man who has spent more than half a century on the international stage. This unmissable documentary provides an illuminating insight into one of the world's most notorious leaders, who at times exists as little more than a beard, cigar and army fatigues. Yet he has remained one of the biggest thorns in the side of the US administration and its persistent antagonist. From three days filming in Cuba, Stone edited down more than 30 hours of interviews and conversations to provide a candid and direct portrait of the leader. Fidel Castro touches on issues such as his rise to power, the present state of the country, the Cuban missile crisis, the Bay of Pigs, the US embargo, the equally iconic Che Guevara, Chaplin and Brigitte Bardot. Stone, co-participant in the film as interviewer, shares the risk with Castro of being in the camera eye, creating an intimacy that allows for unique responses from the Cuban leader that would never otherwise have been possible.
Nicolas Cage and Michael Peña star as John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno, two New York City Port Authority policemen who were trapped in the rubble of September 11, 2001. As McLoughlin and Jimeno bond together in a fight for survival, the events of an unimaginable day unfold through the eyes of the two policemen, their loving wives (Maria Bello and Maggie Gyllenhaal), survivors and rescuers throughout the city.
Warmonger or peacebringer? Oliver Stone's hard hitting portrayal of 'Tricky Dicky', the president everyone loves to hate; his battles with the CIA, his personal intrigues with J. Edgar Hoover, his plans for world peace with Henry Kissinger, his apocalyptic vision of Vietnam, Watergate, the cover-ups, and the skeletons in the cupboard...
In this riveting behind the scenes look at big business in the 1980s, an ambitious young broker (Charlie Sheen) is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage when he is seduced by the power, status and financial wizardry of Wall Street legend Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). But he soon discovers that the pursuit of overnight riches comes at a price that's too high to pay.
Upon examining the Warren Commission report on President Kennedy's assassination, New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) suspects that there is more to the story than the public is being told.
Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) is a young, naive American who, upon his arrival in Vietnam, quickly discovers that he must do battle not only with the Viet Cong, but also with the gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and intense anger growing within him. While his two commanding officers (Oscar-nominated Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe) draw a fine line between the war they wage against the enemy and the one they fight with each other, the conflict, chaos and hatred permeate Taylor, suffocating his realities and numbing his feelings to man's highest value...life.
Tom Cruise delivers a riveting and unforgettable portrayal of Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic in Oliver Stone's Academy Award winning masterpiece. Based on a true story, the acclaimed film follows the young Kovic from a zealous teen who eagerly volunteers for the Vietnam War, to an embittered veteran paralysed from the mid-chest down. Deeply in love with his country, Kovic returned to an environment vastly different from the one he left, and struggled before emerging as a brave new voice for the disenchanted.
A harrowing drama set during the Salvadoran Civil War, 'Salvador' is one of director Oliver Stone's most underrated films, a thrilling and violent look at the chaos of war as seen through the lens of an amoral photojournalist. In 1980, young men, women and children are being brutally killed in a bloody civil war in El Salvador. A horrific setting, but a perfect one for Richard Boyle (James Woods), a sleazy journalist whose career needs a jumpstart. Armed with his camera, Boyle joins the front lines in an attempt to capture atrocious-but-valuable images of pain and horror. But with each picture he takes, he catches a tragic side of humanity that ignites his long-buried compassion. And he unexpectedly discovers something that will change him forever: his soul.