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  • Films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

    Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Tropical Malady, Blissfully Yours), who studied at the School of the Art Institute, ranks as one of the most creative and unpredictable film artists working anywhere. more...
  • Weiner
  • Weiner (R)

    As brutal and compelling as a car-crash video, this documentary by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg records the 2013 New York mayoral run of Anthony Weiner, a fire-breathing liberal Democrat who had been laughed out of Congress two years earlier for accidentally posting a photo of his penis on Twitter. more...
  • Weird and Wonderful

    The title promises strange new experiences, but many of these short videos seem heavily influenced by earlier works. more...
  • Welcome to Me
  • Welcome to Me (R)

    A woman suffering from borderline personality disorder (Kristen Wiig) goes off her meds, wins $86 million in the lottery, and decides to broadcast her own Oprah-style talk show, which becomes a vehicle for her petty grudges and weird obsessions. more...
  • Welcome to New York
  • Welcome to New York

    In May 2011, a 32-year-old maid at the Sofitel New York Hotel brought charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a key member of France's Socialist Party and managing director of the International Monetary Fund, alleging that he had sexually assaulted her in his hotel room. more...
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  • Welcome to the Dollhouse (R)

    An intriguing and arresting dark comedy (1995) from American independent writer-director Todd Solondz, who focuses on an 11-year-old misfit in New Jersey but refuses to sentimentalize her. more...
  • Welfare

    One of Frederick Wiseman's strongest documentaries, this nearly three-hour look at a New York welfare center (1975), which concentrates on the interactions between clients and social workers, is both pungent and unbearable in its depictions of frustration and anger on both sides of the counter. more...
  • Went the Day Well? (NR)

    Produced in 1942 at the Ealing Studios, this British drama was conceived as anti-Nazi propaganda but has since been recognized as a brutal, crafty thriller and a vivid portrait of ordinary Britons in World War II. more...
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  • Were the World Mine

    This seductive indie musical (2008) transcends most teenage coming-out movies, showcasing bright new talents Tanner Cohen, Nathaniel David Becker, Ricky Goldman, and Zelda Williams. more...
  • Wesley Willis: The Daddy of Rock 'n' Roll

    Print profiles of schizophrenic indie rock musician Wesley Willis reported the tragic details of his life as an indigent Chicago mental patient, but none I've read captured his creative energy and ribald humor like this highly entertaining 60-minute profile by Canadian filmmaker Daniel Bitton. more...
  • Wesley Willis's Joyrides

    Many Chicagoans remember schizophrenic musician and outsider artist Wesley Willis, who died of leukemia in 2003, but it took two documentary makers from Cheyenne, Wyoming—Chris Bagley and Kim Shively—to get his real story. more...
  • West Beirut

    Quentin Tarantino's cameraman, Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri, wrote and directed this autobiographical first feature (1998) about his early teens in Beirut—set in 1975, during the onset of the country's civil war—and cast his younger brother Rami as himself. more...