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  • Carlos (NR)

    Olivier Assayas—the brilliant director of Summer Hours (2008), Demonlover (2002), and Irma Vep (1996)—chronicles the 20-year career of international terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, popularly known as Carlos the Jackal. more...
  • John Rabe (NR)

    This rather stodgy but still affecting historical drama tells the story of John Rabe, a German industrialist (and Nazi Party member) who was preparing to return home with his wife after 27 years in China when the Japanese army invaded Nanking in December 1937. more...
  • The Man Nobody Knew (NR)

    "He was tougher, smarter, smoother, and could be crueler than anybody I ever knew," says Carl Colby of his father, the controversial central intelligence director William Colby, in a voice-over for this fascinating documentary. more...
  • Paul Goodman Changed My Life (NR)

    In this heady documentary, TV footage of left-wing social critic Paul Goodman being interviewed by conservative host William F. Buckley Jr. in 1966 makes one realize how low public discourse in America has sunk since then: despite the men's political differences, their freewheeling discussion, touching on topics from education to pornography, is playful instead of rancorous. more...
  • Professor (NR)

    The secret dream of most academics is to accrue enough prestige and grant money that they'll never have to teach again, but Jay Holstein, professor of religious studies at the University of Iowa, happily foregoes research and publication in favor of a double teaching load. more...
  • The Robber (NR)

    The lone-wolf protagonists of Michael Mann's films look like glad-handing Rotarians compared to the stone-faced bank robber and champion marathoner at the center of this Austrian drama. more...
  • The Woodmans (NR)

    Francesca Woodman, who committed suicide in 1981 at age 22, was a brilliant photographer specializing in enigmatic, black-and-white, nude self-portraits, and this superb 2010 documentary by C. Scott Willis explores the complexities of her life and work with insight and detached clarity. more...