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  • Sweet Bean (NR)

    Japanese writer-director Naomi Kawase has crafted a poignant tale about a middle-aged man (Masatoshi Nagase) whose small dorayaki bakery is reinvigorated after he reluctantly hires an elderly woman (Kirin Kiki) for her culinary skills. more...
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  • Slash
  • Slash

    The weird world of slash—same-sex, erotic online fan fiction—is the focus of this delightful feature from writer-director Clay Liford (Earthling), which depicts sexual discovery through the vivid perspectives of serious young writers. more...
  • Son of Saul
  • Son of Saul (R)

    The debut feature of Hungarian writer-director László Nemes, opening this week at Music Box, is easily the most exciting new film I've seen over the past year, and a casual look at the prizes and accolades it's received over the past eight months, starting with the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes, shows that I'm far from alone in feeling this way. more...
  • Sing Street
  • Sing Street (PG-13)

    John Carney's dramas of musical invention (Once, Begin Again) are delicate undertakings; the same gentleness and naivete that make them adorable can also make them twee. more...
  • Spotlight
  • Spotlight (R)

    A quantum leap for the talented writer-director Thomas McCarthy (The Visitor, The Station Agent), this outstanding drama recounts the yearlong crusade of the Boston Globe's special investigative unit to expose the Catholic Church's shielding of pedophile priests. more...
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  • San Andreas
  • San Andreas (PG-13)

    My resistance to summer blockbusters crumbled like a collapsing skyscraper in the face of this big, loud, exuberantly destructive movie, in which a series of unprecedentedly large earthquakes erupt along the title fault line. more...
  • San Andreas 3D
  • San Andreas 3D (PG-13)

    My resistance to summer blockbusters crumbled like a collapsing skyscraper in the face of this big, loud, exuberantly destructive movie, in which a series of unprecedentedly large earthquakes erupt along the title fault line. more...
  • Sunshine Superman
  • Sunshine Superman (PG)

    Carl Boenish became the best-known advocate of BASE jumping—parachuting off cliffs, buildings, bridge spans, and antenna towers—before he became its best-known fatality, accidentally smashing into a rock wall as he dove off a mountain on the Norwegian coast in July 1984. more...
  • Samba
  • Samba (R)

    Though a considerable box office success in France, The Intouchables (2011)—a dramatic comedy about a wealthy, white quadriplegic who bonds with his poor, black caregiver—inspired an impassioned cultural backlash. more...