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  • Red River

    John Wayne and Montgomery Clift star in Howard Hawks's epic 1948 western—one of the few such projects in which the human element takes its rightful precedence over spectacle. more...
  • Red Without Blue

    Sensitive and thoughtful, this documentary chronicles the painful struggle of identical twins Mark and Clair Farley as they come to terms with their sexual identities and messy family life in Missoula, Montana. more...
  • Redbelt

    For the past few years David Mamet has played both sides against the middle, churning out forgettable genre pictures (Heist, Spartan) and excusing himself with cranky screeds against the movie industry (culminating in his 2007 book Bambi vs. Godzilla). more...
  • Reds (PG)

    Warren Beatty's shapely 1981 epic, based on the life of radical journalist John Reed, is a stunningly successful application of a novelistic aesthetic—a film that makes full and thoughtful use of its three-and-a-half-hour length to develop characters, ideas, and motifs with a depth seldom seen in movies. more...
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  • Reenactment

    Cited as a major influence by Romanian new wave filmmakers Corneliu Porumboiu (Police, Adjective) and Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu), this 1969 drama by Lucian Pintilie anticipates theirs in its compressed time frame, realist style, and bitter humor. more...
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  • Reflections of Evil

    Underground filmmaker Damon Packard slouches toward Hollywood in this self-financed, self-distributed 2002 feature, which is framed as a TV movie from the early 70s but veers into all manner of nightmarish reverie. more...
  • La Region Centrale

    One of the classics of conceptual filmmaking (1971), Michael Snow's three-hour film is a landscape study with a vengeance: a camera, equipped with a remote-controlled zooming and panning device, was set up in a remote area in northern Canada, and made to go through every possible permutation of camera angle and focal length as it probed the surrounding wilderness. more...
  • Regular Lovers

    Philippe Garrel's bittersweet 178-minute epic about the May 1968 demonstrations in Paris and their aftermath is one of his finest narrative films. more...
  • Reign of Terror

    Along with James Whale's The Great Garrick, this 1949 melodrama about the French Revolution, also known as The Black Book, is one of the few period pictures that qualify as film noir; Anthony Mann directed it with sumptuously arty chiaroscuro (cinematography by John Alton). more...