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  • The Apartment (NR)

    I wouldn't call this 1960 picture one of Billy Wilder's best comedies—it's drab, sappy, and overlong at 125 minutes. more...
  • Bamako (NR)

    A large portion of this highly original 2006 feature from Mali by Abderrahmane Sissako (Life on Earth, Waiting for Happiness) consists of a hearing devoted to the operations of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Africa, with judge, black and white lawyers, and witnesses all played by nonactors who've written their own speeches, many of them angry. more...
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  • Berkeley in the Sixties (NR)

    A near definitive account of the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley in the 60s, including the campus protests that preceded and followed it during the decade. more...
  • The Big Trail (NR)

    A large-scale 1930 Fox western originally shot in a 70-millimeter wide-screen format known as the "Grandeur" process. more...
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  • Bigger Than Life (NR)

    Nicholas Ray's potent 1956 CinemaScope melodrama dealt with the ill effects of cortisone on a frustrated middle-class grammar-school teacher (James Mason) at about the same time that the first wave of “wonder” drugs hit the market. more...
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  • The Bride Wore Black (NR)

    Despite the dedication of this 1967 film to Hitchcock and the use of his most distinguished collaborator, composer Bernard Herrmann, Francois Truffaut's first Cornell Woolrich adaptation—the second was Mississippi Mermaid—is most memorable for lyrical moods and poetic flights of fancy that don't seem especially Hitchcockian. more...
  • Burnt Money (NR)

    Three Argentinean killers, two of them lovers (Eduardo Noriega and Leonardo Sbaraglia), hide out in Uruguay after a bank heist with a heavy body count and wait for false passports. more...
  • City of Sadness (NR)

    This beautiful family saga by the great Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien begins in 1945, when Japan ended its 51-year colonial rule in Taiwan, and concludes in 1949, when mainland China became communist and Chiang Kai-shek's government retreated to Taipei. more...
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  • Cleo From 5 to 7 (NR)

    Agnes Varda's 1961 New Wave feature—recounting two hours in the life of a French pop singer (Corinne Marchand) while she waits to learn from her doctor whether she's terminally ill—is arguably her best work, rivaled only by her Vagabond (1985) and The Gleaners and I (2000). more...
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  • Cluny Brown (NR)

    This delicious comedy of manners (1946), the last film completed by Ernst Lubitsch, is a notch below his best, but the character acting is so good one hardly notices. more...
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  • Le Corbeau (NR)

    Suffocatingly corrosive and misanthropic, this 1943 thriller was shot in occupied France by Henri-Georges Clouzot (The Wages of Fear), and its story of a small town terrorized by anonymous poison-pen letters so effectively captures the national paranoia that after the war Clouzot was unjustly persecuted as anti-French. more...
  • Daniel Wong (NR)

    A tall Eurasian man in Chicago's Chinatown is glimpsed by a lonely Asian-American woman (Angela Chan) and a gay man preparing to return to Hong Kong (Isaac Leung); both immediately develop crushes on him, though none of the three ever meet. more...