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  • Passing Fancy

    Inspired partly by King Vidor's The Champ, this silent 1933 masterpiece by Yasujiro Ozu takes place in a Tokyo slum, where a slow-witted, good-hearted, heavy-drinking day laborer (Takeshi Sakamoto) tries to deal with his rebellious son (Tokkan Kozo). more...
  • Passing Through

    One of the rare fiction features about the jazz world made by a black filmmaker, though it's rarely shown. more...
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  • Passion

    Jean-Luc Godard's 1982 film is centered on a Godard-like director (played by Jerzy Radziwilowicz, the Polish star of Man of Iron) who divides his time between re-creating classical painting for a movie he is making and contradictory love affairs with Hanna Schygulla (the wife of a factory owner) and Isabelle Huppert (a virginal proletarian). more...
  • Passions AND Three Stories

    The visionary, transgressive art of director Kira Muratova might be described as bipolar, and these two eccentric comedies, both big successes in Russia, may be her lightest and her darkest. more...
  • Passport to Pimlico

    The first of the famous Ealing comedies produced under the supervision of Sir Michael Balcon (1949), this little gem directed by Henry Cornelius manages to parody the not-so-funny situations of postwar England and divided Berlin, while at the same time poking fun at the archaic system of vested interests and status quo proprieties in England. more...
  • The Past
  • The Past (PG-13)

    Iranian director Asghar Farhadi follows his masterful A Separation (2011) with another elaborate moral puzzle, though this one, his first film to be shot in France, is notably devoid of the Islamic fundamentalism that figured so heavily in the earlier drama. more...
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  • Pat and Mike

    One of the better Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn comedies (1952, 95 min.)—not so much for the screenplay by Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon, which lacks the bite and sophistication of Adam's Rib, as for the relaxed and graceful interplay of the stars. more...
  • Paterson
  • Paterson (R)

    The eponymous New Jersey town proves to be a hotbed of poetry and art in this comedy from writer-director Jim Jarmusch, thanks to his beautifully loony conceit that all ordinary Americans are closet poets and artists of one kind or another (even if they don't always know it). more...
  • Pather Panchali

    In 1955, the year Satyajit Ray's beautiful first feature won the Grand Prix at Cannes, no less a humanist than Francois Truffaut walked out of a screening, declaring, 'I don't want to see a film about Indian peasants.' more...
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  • Paths of Glory

    The 1957 film that established Stanley Kubrick's reputation, adapted by Kubrick, Calder Willingham, and Jim Thompson from Humphrey Cobb's novel about French soldiers being tried for cowardice during World War I. Corrosively antiwar in its treatment of the corruption and incompetence of military commanders, it's far from pacifist in spirit, and Kirk Douglas's strong and angry performance as the officer defending the unjustly charged soldiers perfectly contains this contradiction. more...
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  • The Patience Stone (R)

    In an unnamed Middle Eastern country in the throes of civil war, a woman (Golshifteh Farahani) struggles to protect her young children and comatose husband, a well-known jihadist a few decades her senior; with no one else to protect her, this docile wife and mother belatedly comes into her own. more...
  • Patriot Acts

    The Bush administration's heartless and xenophobic new immigration policies, which often imply that “we” have more to fear from ordinary Muslims than from people like Timothy McVeigh, have had real human consequences, and this video documentary by Sree Nallamothu examines just a couple of cases. more...