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  • The First Legion

    One of Douglas Sirk's strangest, darkest films, this drama of faith centers on a Catholic priest (Charles Boyer), once a criminal lawyer, who witnesses an ambiguous "miracle" and is torn between the need to believe in it and the urge to debunk it. more...
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  • The First Monday in May

    Director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) focuses on one of the hottest events on Manhattan’s social calendar—the annual fund-raiser for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art—in this gorgeous, gossipy, yet penetrating documentary about the marriage of culture and commerce. more...
  • First Name: Carmen

    Jean-Luc Godard continues the autobiographical fantasy of Every Man for Himself and Passion with a blackly comic tale of a broken-down director (played with great satiric flair by Godard himself) enlisted by his sexpot niece (Maruschka Detmers) as a cover for a bizarre kidnapping scheme. more...
  • First Snow

    A fast-talking salesman with a shady past (Guy Pearce) idly visits a fortune-teller in the southwest and learns he hasn't long to live, news that sends him into a tailspin. more...
  • Fish & Cat
  • Fish & Cat

    Iranian writer-director Shahram Mokri—whose second feature, Fish & Cat (2013), opens this year's Festival of Films From Iran at Gene Siskel Film Center—has cited American slasher movies and the drawings of M.C. Escher as his primary influences for the film, which won a special prize for "innovative content" at the Venice film festival. more...
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  • A Fish Called Wanda (R)

    Charles Crichton, the veteran British director who made his biggest mark with The Lavender Hill Mob in 1950, teams up with actor, writer, and executive producer John Cleese in another madcap caper comedy (1988) that's every bit as funny as its predecessor. more...
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  • A Fish Called Wanda (R)

    Charles Crichton, the veteran British director who made his biggest mark with The Lavender Hill Mob in 1950, teams up with actor, writer, and executive producer John Cleese in another madcap caper comedy (1988) that's every bit as funny as its predecessor. more...
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  • Fish Tank

    British filmmaker Andrea Arnold made her feature debut with Red Road (2006), an eerie, low-budget suspense story about a woman stalking, seducing, and finally exacting her revenge against the man who ruined her life. more...
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  • Fist of the Iron Chef

    James Lu's comic short throws together the cult cooking show and martial arts conventions for a sly political comment on China and Taiwan. more...
  • The Fits

    In this debut feature by writer-director Anna Rose Holmer, an 11-year-old tomboy (Royalty Hightower) joins an all-girl dance team at her local community center and watches as a mysterious illness, dubbed "the fits," infects the older girls on the team. more...
  • 5 Broken Cameras

    Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer living in the occupied West Bank, bought himself a camcorder after his fourth son, Gibril, was born in February 2005, and in addition to capturing the usual baby milestones he soon became the unofficial videographer for his village (located so close to the Israeli border that, in one shot, surveyors arrive to drop a separation line in the middle of Burnat’s land). more...
  • Five Graves to Cairo

    Billy Wilder's second American film (1943) is a crisp spy thriller, with Franchot Tone playing a British officer caught behind the lines in North Africa as Field Marshal Rommel (Erich von Stroheim) approaches. more...
  • Five Hours From Paris (NR)

    This bittersweet romantic comedy (2009) centers on the anxieties of a good-natured Tel Aviv cabbie (Dror Keren): he’s afraid of airplanes but needs to fly to Paris for his son’s bar mitzvah, his ex-wife’s new husband wants him to invest in a dubious business enterprise, and he’s smitten with his son’s music teacher, an attractive—and married—Russian emigre (Elena Yaralova). more...
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  • (500) Days of Summer

    Summer is a vivacious young woman (Zooey Deschanel), and 500 days is the length of time her colleague at a greeting card company (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) carries the torch for her in this visually witty, flawlessly played romantic comedy. more...
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