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  • Room
  • Room (R)

    The first half of this Irish-Canadian indie is so depressing I could barely stand it, but in the second half my emotional investment paid off handsomely. more...
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  • The Revenant
  • The Revenant (R)

    By the time Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)) finished shooting locations for this wilderness-survival drama its budget had more than doubled, to $135 million, but at least the money was spent recording the world instead of creating it with pixels. more...
  • Requiem for the American Dream
  • Requiem for the American Dream

    Billed onscreen as the “final long-form documentary interviews” of public intellectual Noam Chomsky, this feature by Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, and Jared P. Scott presents a cogent and incisive lesson in how the superwealthy control the federal government. more...
  • Road to La Paz
  • Road to La Paz

    An unemployed man in Buenos Aries, trying his luck as a private driver, befriends one of his passengers, an old Muslim man with a variety of health problems, and agrees to take him on a trip to Bolivia so he can reunite with his brother. more...
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  • The Railway Man (R)

    Captured by the Japanese in the 1942 invasion of Singapore, British officer Eric Lomax labored over the Thailand-Burma Railway, just like the soldiers in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), but given the torture and deprivation he endured, this adaptation of his 1995 memoir is unlikely to send you out of the theater whistling. 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...
  • The Rover
  • The Rover (R)

    The opening title for this Australian action flick announces that it takes place "ten years after the collapse"—that's all the backstory the movie provides, but it's impressive for its ingenuity in suggesting, on a relatively low budget, a 21st century in which the world monetary system has disintegrated, leaving every man for himself. more...
  • Russian Ark

    One of the most staggering technical achievements in cinema—a single shot lasting 95 minutes while moving through 33 rooms in the world's largest museum, the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg (which also encompasses the Winter Palace). more...
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