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  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Manchester by the Sea (R)

    The three films written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan—You Can Count on Me (2000), Margaret (2011), and his latest, Manchester by the Sea—all deal with grief, guilt, responsibility, and connection. more...
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  • Moonlight (R)

    A film written and directed by a black man (Barry Jenkins), adapted from a play by a black man (Tarrell Alvin McCraney of Steppenwolf Theatre), and focused on three stages in the life of a gay black man (Alex Hibbert in childhood, Ashton Sanders in adolescence, and Trevante Rhodes in adulthood) qualifies as exceptional for those reasons alone. more...
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  • Morris From America
  • Morris From America (R)

    Morris is a 13-year-old black kid transplanted from New York to Heidelberg, Germany, where he struggles to learn the language, endures the racist jokes of his ignorant classmates, and yearns hopelessly for the love of a pale, blond heartbreaker two years ahead of him. more...
  • Miss Sharon Jones!
  • Miss Sharon Jones!

    Put your hands together for Miss Sharon Jones, the New York soul diva who fronts the 60s revivalists the Dap-Kings and whose battle with Stage II pancreatic cancer is chronicled in this spirited documentary by veteran filmmaker Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, U.S.A.). more...
  • Moana
  • Moana (PG)

    For this feature-length animation, veteran Disney directors John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules) stick to bankable formula: a plucky, beautiful girl named Moana (and given voice by Auli'i Cravalho) longs to venture outside her Polynesian village despite her father's opposition ("I wish I could be the perfect daughter / But I'm drawn to the water," she sings, recalling many a Disney heroine before her). more...
  • Moana 3D (PG)

    For this feature-length animation, veteran Disney directors John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules) stick to bankable formula: a plucky, beautiful girl named Moana (and given voice by Auli'i Cravalho) longs to venture outside her Polynesian village despite her father's opposition ("I wish I could be the perfect daughter / But I'm drawn to the water," she sings, recalling many a Disney heroine before her). more...
  • Moonlight (R)

    Earlier this year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences faced a torrent of criticism when, for the second season in a row, it nominated only white actors and actresses in the four performing categories. more...
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  • Marguerite
  • Marguerite (R)

    The fine French drama Marguerite fictionalizes the life of American socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, whose vocal performances of classical arias, beginning in private music clubs and culminating in a 1944 recital at Carnegie Hall, have earned her a large and respectful entry in the encyclopedia of bad. more...
  • My Golden Days
  • My Golden Days (R)

    The lazy-minded will call this a coming-of-age drama, but it's the exact opposite: the hero (Mathieu Amalric), a French anthropologist living in Tajikistan, looks back on his teenage years with angst and disappointment, as if he's never really gotten past them. more...
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