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  • 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...
  • Rock Hudson's Home Movies

    This brilliant hour-long video transferred to film (1992) by independent filmmaker Mark Rappaport (The Scenic Route) is in effect a subversive piece of film criticism that departs from the fictional conceit of Hudson himself (represented through clips from his films and by actor Eric Farr) speaking from beyond the grave about his homosexuality and what this did or didn't have to do with his countless heterosexual screen roles. more...
  • Rock School

    Engrossing and frequently hilarious, this documentary by Don Argott peeks inside the Paul Green School of Rock Music in downtown Philadelphia, an after-school program in which kids ages 9 through 17 are grouped into bands, assigned set lists, and propelled toward live performances. more...
  • Rocket Science

    Five years after directing his hit documentary about spelling bees, Spellbound (2002), Jeffrey Blitz returns with a high school comedy that builds on that film's winning combination of academic stress and offbeat individuals. more...
  • The Rocket
  • The Rocket

    According to Laotian folklore, when twins are born one brings a curse and the other a blessing; so after little Ahlo arrives and his brother is stillborn, his superstitious grandmother expects the worst. more...
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  • Rocks in My Pockets
  • Rocks in My Pockets

    Signe Baumane, a Latvian artist now based in New York, wrote and directed this feature-length animation about her family history of bipolar disorder, and despite its thorough treatment of the subject, it's surprisingly lighthearted and free of self-regard. more...
  • Role Models

    Sarcastic Paul Rudd and vulgar Seann William Scott run afoul of the law, get sentenced to 150 hours of community service, and wind up mentoring younger variations on themselves: for Rudd a nerdy teen who's involved in live-action medieval role-playing (the bespectacled Christopher Mintz-Plasse of Superbad), and for Scott a gloriously rude black kid who shares his obsession with boobs (Bobb'e J. Thompson). more...