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  • The Iron Giant (PG)

    Like many children's movies these days, this 1999 animated feature by writer-director Brad Bird (The Incredibles) is an E.T. spin-off, but it's a very likable and imaginative one. more...
  • Jacquot (PG)

    Agnes Varda's 1991 tribute to her husband Jacques Demy (who died of AIDS about six months before this premiered at the Cannes Film Festival) combines dramatic sequences portraying his provincial childhood, documentary footage shot during his final days, and critical interpolations of scenes from his films. more...
  • The King of Comedy (PG)

    Martin Scorsese's 1983 movie about an aspiring comic (Robert De Niro) who kidnaps a talk-show host (Jerry Lewis) is clearly an extension of Taxi Driver—both in its themes of obsession and its ambiguous stylistic mixture of fantasy and reality (it's impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins—my feeling is that the entire last half of the film takes place in the De Niro character's mind). more...
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)

    Another stunning achievement from the Laika animation studio (Coraline, The Boxtrolls), this 3-D stop-motion fantasy concerns an 11-year-old boy in late Edo-period Japan seeking a magical suit of armor that his late father, a Samurai warrior, wore to protect himself against his immortal in-laws, the boy's maternal aunts and grandfather. more...
  • Kubo and the Two Strings 3D (PG)

    Another stunning achievement from the Laika animation studio (Coraline, The Boxtrolls), this 3-D stop-motion fantasy concerns an 11-year-old boy in late Edo-period Japan seeking a magical suit of armor that his late father, a Samurai warrior, wore to protect himself against his immortal in-laws, the boy's maternal aunts and grandfather. more...
  • Lassie (PG)

    Shortly before the outbreak of World War I, a Yorkshire miner (John Lynch) and his wife (Samantha Morton) regretfully sell their beautiful collie to a local duke (Peter O'Toole) who takes it to northern Scotland. more...
  • The Leopard (PG)

    Cut, dubbed, and printed in an inferior color process, the U.S. release of Luchino Visconti's epic didn't leave much of an impression in 1963; 20 years later, a restoration of the much longer Italian version revealed this as not only Visconti's greatest film but a work that transcends its creator, achieving a sensitivity and intelligence without parallel in his other films. more...
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  • Little Men (PG)

    Writer-director Ira Sachs was raised in Memphis before moving to New York City, but you can tell he's a New Yorker now because he's so preoccupied with real estate. more...
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  • The Long Day Closes (PG)

    The 1992 conclusion of Terence Davies's second autobiographical trilogy may not achieve the sublime heights of parts one and two (which comprised 1988's Distant Voices, Still Lives), but it's still a powerful film, possibly even a great one—the sort of work that can renew one's faith in movies. more...
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  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

    In this nutty sequel to the 2005 Dreamworks 3-D animated hit, four best friends and former stars of the Central Park Zoo—a dancing lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), a rollicking zebra (Chris Rock), a lugubrious giraffe (David Schwimmer), and a hippo diva (Jada Pinkett Smith)—look forward to trading their current island residence on Madagascar for their old island home of Manhattan. more...
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery (PG)

    Woody Allen's welcome return (1993) to straight-ahead entertainment, after 15 years of slogging through art-house hand-me-downs, happily coincided with a return to Diane Keaton as his leading lady, and she deftly steals the show. more...
  • Matinee (PG)

    John Goodman stars as shlockmeister Lawrence Woolsey (affectionately based on William Castle), who turns up in Key West in 1962 to present a preview of his latest horror B-film. more...
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