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  • Wadjda (PG)

    The first female-directed Saudi Arabian film would be culturally significant even if it weren't very good; and though writer-director Haifaa Al-Mansour doesn't break new ground aesthetically (the film's style is one of unforced, albeit unremarkable, naturalism), she relates the experience of a Saudi Arabian girl's coming of age clearly and unsentimentally, which alone makes this a must-see. more...
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  • Waiting for "Superman" (PG)

    Distributed by Paramount, this documentary about the public education crisis isn't as smart or rigorous as Bob Bowdon's shoestring production The Cartel, which arrived in town earlier this year and quickly vanished. more...
  • The Walk 3D
  • The Walk 3D (PG)

    Philippe Petit's hair-raising 1974 wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center was recounted in the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire (2008), which was superior in every way to this pat dramatization of the stunt by Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away, Flight). more...
  • The Walk: An IMAX 3D Experience
  • The Walk: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG)

    Philippe Petit's hair-raising 1974 wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center was recounted in the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire (2008), which was superior in every way to this pat dramatization of the stunt by Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away, Flight). more...
  • The Walk
  • The Walk (PG)

    Philippe Petit's hair-raising 1974 wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center was recounted in the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire (2008), which was superior in every way to this pat dramatization of the stunt by Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away, Flight). more...
  • Wanda (PG)

    Perhaps the most depressing film ever made, this 1971 feature by director-actress Barbara Loden tells of a young, ignorant, emotionally deadened, and hopelessly dreary woman from the coal-mining region of Pennsylvania whose life is a succession of dead ends. more...
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  • War Room (PG)

    Alex McKendrick cowrote and directed this spiritual drama about a feuding husband and wife whose marriage is healed by prayer. more...
  • Watermark
  • Watermark (PG)

    Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwall and photographer Edward Burtynsky, who collaborated on the striking environmental documentary Manufactured Landscapes (2005), reunite as codirectors of this companion piece, which considers man’s troubled relationship with the sea just as the earlier film did with the land. more...
  • Watership Down (PG)

    Martin Rosen's anti-Disney version (1978) of the Richard Adams novel about a band of rabbits migrating from low to high ground against a mythological background. more...
  • We Bought a Zoo (PG)

    A wretchedly cloying script by Aline Brosh McKenna (Morning Glory, 27 Dresses) gets an impressive makeover from director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire). more...
  • When Marnie Was There
  • When Marnie Was There (PG)

    Japan's acclaimed animation outfit Studio Ghibli has always been defined by the extravagant, strongly Eastern visions of Hayao Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castle), though the newer generation of Ghibli animators, operating under tighter financial constraints, aims for a more international audience and more modestly scaled expressions of childhood wonder. more...
  • When the Game Stands Tall
  • When the Game Stands Tall (PG)

    Playing both sides against the middle, this fact-based drama about high school football coach Bob Ladouceur and his De La Salle Spartans makes a commendable effort to invest the inspirational sports movie with some deeper meaning but simultaneously labors to keep all the genre cliches firmly in place. more...