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    Waiting for a Miracle

    An unhappily married couple make a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mashhad with their young daughter, who has mysteriously stopped walking and talking, but the trip only reinforces the mother and father's dislike for each other. more...
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  • War of the Buttons (PG-13)

    This is the fifth screen version of Louis Pergaud's 1912 novel, about a children's game that gets out of hand, and as far as I can tell it's the first to transplant his story to the French occupation. more...
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    Ward No. 6 (NR)

    Chekhov's short story about a depressive doctor who winds up joining his own mental patients gets an offbeat millennial update from veteran Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov (Vanished Empire, The Rider Named Death). more...
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    Wasteland Utopias (NR)

    As flaky as a croissant, and nearly as enjoyable, this meandering experimental doc draws myriad discursive connections between the lives and legacies of two forgotten figures from the Cold War era: real-estate mogul Del Webb, whose Sun City development in Arizona initiated the unsustainable urbanization of the Sonoran desert, and Wilhelm Reich, the ex-Freudian heretic who preached sexual freedom and imagined he could reclaim the Sonoran for mankind by bombarding the sky with invisible life-force quanta he called “orgone radiation.” I have no idea whether director David Sherman really believes in Roswell UFOs and an Eisenhower-era “Weather Control Act,” but he sure knows how to have fun messing around with stock footage, old newsreels, lo-fi video reconstructions, and crank ideologies. more...
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  • 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...
  • The Wedding Song

    During the Nazi occupation of Tunisia, two young women find their friendship stretched to its limits by the desires of men and the demands of war, which can be hard to differentiate. more...
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    Wedlock

    In this 2012 Iranian chamber drama, a conservative, upper-middle-class couple receive an extended visit from the wife's niece and her husband, who ascribe to more progressive views. more...
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  • Who's Afraid of the Wolf?

    This clever, inventive Czech film by writer-director Maria Prochazkova centers on a six-year-old girl (Dorota Dedkova) who’s transfixed by the Little Red Riding Hood story, which her mother dutifully recounts every night before bedtime. more...
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    Why Stop Now

    Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, and Tracy Morgan make an unlikely but entertaining trio in this frantic shaggy-dog story, though the comedy is often undercut by the sense that they're working their asses off to put the story across. more...
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    The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

    More wild than wonderful, the Whites are a sprawling, brawling clan of self-described rednecks whose status as “Appalachian royalty” derives from their violence, their low-level criminality, their abuse of prescription drugs, and the fact that their late patriarch, D. Ray, originated a hillbilly variant of tap dancing. more...
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    The Wild Hunt (NR)

    The phenomenon of live-action medieval role-playing games has already generated two documentaries—Darkon (2006) and Monster Camp (2007)—which definitely blunts the sword-edge of this Canadian drama. more...