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  • The Legend of Pale Male (NR)

    This clunky but charming video documentary focuses on Pale Male, a red-tailed hawk that has nested in New York City's Central Park since the early 1990s. more...
  • Little Big Soldier

    Jackie Chan stars as a soldier during the waning days of the Zhou Dynasty who captures an enemy general in the aftermath of a battle and hopes to bring him in alive, knowing he'll be rewarded with a discharge. more...
  • Monga (NR)

    Tough guys double-cross each other and then cry about it in this gangster weepie from Taiwan (2010). more...
  • Mysteries of Lisbon (NR)

    Raul Ruiz's four-and-a-half-hour costume drama (2010) is one of the great achievements of his idiosyncratic career, a cavalcade of plot twists, love triangles, disguises, visual tricks, and flashbacks-within-flashbacks that summarizes his signature themes: fiction, imagination, and the pliability of meaning. more...
  • On Tour

    Borrowing the aesthetics (and, apparently, the wardrobe) of John Cassavetes's The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976), this directorial effort by French actor Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) begins as a showbiz shaggy-dog story, and Amalric's use of narrative detours is so sly that not until the idyllic ending does one realize the movie is actually a study of two sexually and personally frustrated people. more...
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    Outfest Legacy Project Program

    Preserved by the LGBT film festival Outfest and restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, these three obscure shorts range from a historical curio (Queens at Heart) to an accidental work of art (Mona's Candelight). more...
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  • Outside the Law (NR)

    Rachid Bouchareb (Days of Glory) recasts Algeria's struggle for independence as a gangster flick with this story of three Algerian brothers killing crooked cops and laundering money for the revolutionary cause in 1950s France. more...
  • The Portuguese Nun (NR)

    For this 2009 French drama, the eccentric, American-born director Eugène Green follows an actress (Leonor Baldaque) around Lisbon as she works on a film adapted from the 17th-century novel Letters of a Portuguese Nun. more...
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  • Rebels of the Neon God

    Tsai Ming-liang's gritty first feature (1992)—about two hoodlums, a roller-rink girl, and a depressed loner whose lives occasionally intersect in the video arcades and love hotels of Taipei—marked the arrival of a major filmmaker. more...
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    Reenactments (NR)

    The two best films in this experimental shorts program burrow into the historical and moral unease inherent in restaging a past event: in Artur Żmijewski’s 80064 (2004) an Auschwitz survivor gets his concentration camp tattoo re-inked, and in Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) Screed #20 (2003) artist Sharon Hayes recites a Patty Hearst audiotape. more...
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    Return Ticket

    Hou Hsiao-hsien served as executive producer for this slight 2010 drama, which cultivates a strong sense of milieu with its Shanghai setting yet still manages to be about nothing in particular. more...
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  • Romantics Anonymous (NR)

    Benoît Poelvoorde (Man Bites Dog) and Isabelle Carré (Private Fears in Public Places) play a would-be couple who work together at a chocolate factory; both struggle with severe social anxiety, but neither is willing to admit it. more...
  • Saw 3D (R)

    Strange, dumb, and sometimes even fun, the seventh and last installment in Lionsgate's torture-porn franchise would have been just as dull and pretentious as its six predecessors if it had been competent, but its deficiencies make it the series' most enjoyable entry. more...
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  • Saw: The Final Chapter (R)

    Strange, dumb, and sometimes even fun, the seventh and last installment in Lionsgate's torture-porn franchise would have been just as dull and pretentious as its six predecessors if it had been competent, but its deficiencies make it the series' most enjoyable entry. more...
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