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  • Capturing the Friedmans

    Powerful and haunting, this upsetting documentary by Andrew Jarecki examines the scandals enveloping an upper-middle-class Jewish family in suburban Long Island, as the father and a teenage son are accused of sexually abusing countless boys. more...
  • Les Carabiniers

    Jean-Luc Godard set out in 1963 to deliberately make a war film that would be neither dramatically involving nor formally compelling—and he succeeded so brilliantly that the film was seen as a disaster, precisely because the liberal-humanist critics of the time were being educated by it rather than reassured. more...
  • Caramel

    In this seductive 2007 ensemble comedy, director and cowriter Nadine Labaki stars as the Christian proprietor of a Beirut beauty salon who's stuck in a dead-end affair with a married man. Emotional support comes from her staff and clientele, including a woman who suppresses her lesbianism, a Muslim who's concealing her loss of virginity from her fiance, a menopausal divorcee who auditions for TV commercials, and an aging seamstress whose incipient autumn romance is threatened by the demands of her senile older sister. more...
  • Carandiru

    Long, grim, but utterly engrossing, this 2003 Brazilian drama by Hector Babenco (Kiss of the Spider Woman) was shot on location at the Sao Paulo house of detention, a massive penitentiary that once housed more than 7,000 men. more...
  • Caravaggio

    Like the aesthetically suspect filmmaker of Jean-Luc Godard's Passion, Derek Jarman devotes much of this free-form meditation on the life and art of Caravaggio (1986) to creating living tableaux of the baroque master's most famous paintings, though the literalizing question of whether the impersonations are “real” enough (they are for the most part, the Deposition staging uncannily so) tends to obscure the subtler things Jarman's doing here. more...
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  • Carlos (NR)

    Olivier Assayas—the brilliant director of Summer Hours (2008), Demonlover (2002), and Irma Vep (1996)—chronicles the 20-year career of international terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, popularly known as Carlos the Jackal. more...
  • Carmen From Kawachi
  • Carmen From Kawachi

    When Japan's Nikkatsu studio fired director Seijun Suzuki in 1967, the main reason was the increasingly avant-garde visual flourishes he brought to his low-budget productions. more...
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  • Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business

    Highly personal and informative, Helena Solberg's feature-length 1994 documentary about Brazilian musical star Carmen Miranda and her complex identities—a Broadway and Hollywood icon who caricatured Brazilian traits, a woman who became a campy “bombshell”—is an eye-opener. more...
  • Carol's Journey

    A restrained story about a 12-year-old tomboy from New York City who suddenly finds herself on the periphery of the Spanish civil war. more...
  • Carriage Trade (NR)

    Though Warren Sonbert was given retrospectives in several cities before dying of AIDS in 1995, his films have rarely screened in Chicago. more...
  • The Cartel

    This German TV documentary by Helmut Grosse (2002, in English and subtitled German) offers a concise and lucid account of the multiple ties between the second Bush administration and the oil and energy industries, many of which date back to the president's membership in the secret Skull and Bones Society at Yale. more...
  • The Cartel AND Tlatelolco: Keys to the Massacre

    A German TV documentary by Helmut Grosse, The Cartel (2002, in English and subtitled German) offers a concise and lucid account of the multiple ties between the second Bush administration and the oil and energy industries, many of which date back to the president's membership in the secret Skull and Bones Society at Yale. more...