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  • Daddy Day Care (PG)

    Eddie Murphy, who used to score points off Bill Cosby and Mr. Rogers, enlarged his profitable new sideline as a kiddie matinee idol (Dr. Dolittle) with this innocuous 2003 comedy about a marketing executive who gets laid off and decides to open a home day-care facility. more...
  • Daddy's Little Girls (PG-13)

    Dismissed by critics but embraced by African-American audiences, Tyler Perry now opens his pictures without press previews, but on the basis of this expert melodrama he might want to reconsider. more...
  • Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock (NR)

    Sharon La Cruise directed this profile of Bates, owner and publisher of the Arkansas State Press, who advocated for civil rights and advised the nine black students who integrated Little Rock's Central High School in 1957. more...
  • Dan Dinello RetireSpective

    Dinello, retiring after 33 years as a professor in the film and video department at Columbia College, presents a retrospective screening of his work, featuring Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, Barack Obama, and musician Fela Kuti. more...
  • Danielson: A Family Movie

    J.L. Aronson's documentary on Daniel Smith and his siblings, who perform as the alt-rock Christian band the Danielson Famile, offers no juicy exposés of cultish faith or dysfunctional family dynamics, and nonfans may be put off by its relative lack of dramatic tension and soft-focus analog video, which paints the Smiths' childhood, adolescence, and musical career in a sort of rosy-holy light. more...
  • Dark Passage

    An odd, atmospheric 1947 thriller with a San Francisco setting, adapted by writer-director Delmer Daves from a David Goodis novel and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. more...
  • Dave Chappelle's Block Party

    The acerbic comedian hosts a block party in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, with musical performances by Common, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Jill Scott, Dead Prez, Big Daddy Kane, the Roots, and the reunited Fugees. more...
  • Dawn of the Dead

    George Romero's 1979 sequel to Night of the Living Dead is a more accomplished and more knowing film, tapping into two dark and dirty fantasies—wholesale slaughter and wholesale shopping—to create a grisly extravaganza with an acute moral intelligence. more...
  • Dead Birds

    The near-Neolithic Dani people of New Guinea didn't know what a movie camera was when Robert Gardner made his noted 1964 anthropological film chronicling their perpetual ritualized warfare. more...