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  • King Lear

    Jean-Luc Godard's zany, English-speaking quasi adaptation of the Shakespeare play (1987) has the most complex and densely layered use of Dolby sound in movies. more...
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  • King Leopold's Ghost

    Based on Adam Hochschild's book of the same title, this tautly constructed, information-packed 2005 documentary uses archival footage and photos to present the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo from the colonial era to the present as one of unspeakably brutal exploitation. more...
  • The King

    Newly paroled from prison, a gruff, long-haired Athenian (a charismatic Vangelis Mourikis) journeys to a Peloponnesian village to fix up his late grandfather's ramshackle house and lead a quiet, bucolic life. more...
  • The King of Comedy (PG)

    Martin Scorsese's 1983 movie about an aspiring comic (Robert De Niro) who kidnaps a talk-show host (Jerry Lewis) is clearly an extension of Taxi Driver—both in its themes of obsession and its ambiguous stylistic mixture of fantasy and reality (it's impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins—my feeling is that the entire last half of the film takes place in the De Niro character's mind). more...
  • The King of Escape (NR)

    Though often cast as a heavy (2 Days in Paris, District B13), plus-size Ludovic Berthillot is persuasive here as a sweet but naive gay man stuck in a midlife crisis. more...
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  • The King of Masks

    Wu Tianming (Old Well)—the former godfather of mainland China's “Fifth Generation” filmmakers when he headed the Xian film studio and green-lighted such innovative pictures as The Horse Thief, Red Sorghum, and King of Children—returned to filmmaking in 1996 after an extended stint in the U.S. This beautifully inflected and wholly accessible tale, set in Sichuan in the 30s, concerns an aging street performer (Zhu Xu) who unknowingly purchases and adopts a little girl (Zhou Ren-ying), thinking she's a boy, with the intention of training an heir. more...
  • King of the Hill (PG-13)

    A lovely piece of work, this 1993 adaptation of A.E. Hotchner's childhood memoirs takes place in Saint Louis in 1933, roughly three decades before director Steven Soderbergh was born, but its portrait of life during the Depression is pungent and wholly believable. more...
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  • The Kingdom of Naples

    Clearly influenced by the epic theater of Bertolt Brecht, this 1978 feature by Werner Schroeter proceeds as a series of discrete vignettes taking place in a poor Naples neighborhood between 1943 and 1972. more...
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  • Kings

    For the most part director Tom Collins keeps his 2007 adaptation of Jimmy Murphy's play The Kings of the Kilburn High Road from feeling like a staged work. more...
  • Kings and Queen

    Arnaud Desplechin's best movie to date is this moving and unpredictable character study of two seemingly unrelated people: an art gallery worker (Emmanuelle Devos) attending to her dying father and a brilliant but quite possibly insane musician (Mathieu Amalric). more...
  • Kings and Queen

    There's something about the goofy sprawl of French writer-director Arnaud Desplechin—his obscure uses of “Moon River” and Greek mythology, his unlikely casting of a black woman as a famous psychotherapist—that irks me even when he's being brilliant. more...
  • Kings of Pastry (NR)

    This documentary about star chefs by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker (The War Room) is a little on the light side but still more substantial than any TV food show. more...
  • Kings of the Evening

    Zulu for swank, oswenkas are the weekly amateur style shows that impoverished African males began staging in Johannesburg in the mid-20th century. more...