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  • River of No Return

    Marilyn Monroe and Robert Mitchum search for her missing husband in this excellent 1954 western by Otto Preminger, one of the first films to discover the potential of CinemaScope and a fine example of Preminger's rational approach to the mysteries of personal morality. more...
  • River's Edge

    Something very odd about this 1986 feature: a teen problem drama fighting David Lynch battles with its own right-thinking consciousness. more...
  • The Riverside

    Iranian filmmaker Ali Reza Amini follows up his first feature, the poignant Letters in the Wind (2002), with this tense and compelling drama about Kurdish refugees trying to cross the border to Iran. more...
  • The Road to Love

    A French-Algerian sociology student in Paris (Karim Tarek), straight but shooting a documentary about gay culture in the Maghreb, has a tough time interviewing young Arab emigres until he meets a flight attendant (Riyad Echahi) who's intrigued by both film and filmmaker. more...
  • Road to Nowhere (R)

    His first feature in 21 years, this is also Monte Hellman's finest work, a hall-of-mirrors masterpiece about moviemaking with diversions more complex, and more enticing, than in the director's previous efforts (Ride in the Whirlwind, Two-Lane Blacktop). more...
  • The Road (R)

    John Hillcoat, who made a name for himself with the leathery Australian western The Proposition (2005), takes on the daunting task of adapting Cormac McCarthy's bleak novel about a man and his son trying to survive in a postapocalyptic U.S. Portrayed ad infinitum in sci-fi and fantasy, the postapocalypse may now seem about as scary as Post Raisin Bran, but Hillcoat gives it an unnerving solidity by focusing on the drab details of survival and linking them to the more hellish aspects of modern American life. more...
  • Roads to Koktebel

    This somber, contemplative Russian film (2003), codirected by Boris Khlebnikov and Alexei Popogrebsky, follows a homeless man and his 11-year-old son as they travel to the title Crimean town in search of the father's sister. more...
  • The Roaring Twenties (NR)

    Raoul Walsh's style achieved maturity with the magnificent use of deep-focus images and spatial metaphors in this 1939 film, conceived as a nostalgic look back to the brutal Warners gangster films like The Public Enemy and Little Caesar. more...
  • The Robber (NR)

    The lone-wolf protagonists of Michael Mann's films look like glad-handing Rotarians compared to the stone-faced bank robber and champion marathoner at the center of this Austrian drama. more...
  • Robot Stories

    A talented filmmaker known for his self-assured short works, Greg Pak wrote and directed this accomplished 2002 quartet of vignettes about artificial human life. more...