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  • Motherhood

    You know a director is desperate for laughs when she resorts to a fast-motion sequence, and Katherine Dieckmann deploys one in the very first reel of this indie project: Uma Thurman, playing a harried wife and mother in Greenwich Village, races around her little apartment on a typical morning, tending to her husband and preschool children. more...
  • Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl

    A heartbroken young accountant (Ricardo Trepa) reminisces to a bemused stranger on a train (Leonor Silveira) about his doomed and costly infatuation with a mysterious blond woman (Catarina Wallenstein) whose key character flaw is revealed in a series of flashbacks. more...
  • Face

    Tsai Ming-Liang (Goodbye, Dragon Inn) pays vague tribute to Francois Truffaut throughout this slow, self-indulgent, but often shockingly beautiful art film. more...
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    Will Not Stop There

    A former Croatian sniper (Ivan Herceg) enlists a weedy, middle-aged porn stud (Predrag Vusovic) to help him track down one of the latter’s Serbian female costars (Nada Sargin). more...
  • An Education

    In London during the early 60s, a precocious 16-year-old schoolgirl (Carey Mulligan) is seduced by a middle-aged grifter (Peter Sarsgaard) so good at his game that even her Pooterish, superficially vigilant parents (Alfred Molina and Cara Seymour) see nothing amiss. more...
  • Backyard

    The real-life epidemic of wo­men murdered just south of the U.S. border inspired this intelligent Mexican thriller by Carlos Carrera (The Crime of Father Amaro). more...
  • Berlin '36

    Loosely based on historical events, this engaging made-for-TV drama stars the lissome, intense Karoline Herfurth as a Jewish high-jump medalist who hopes to represent Nazi Germany in the 1936 Olympics. more...
  • Effi Briest

    Julia Jentsch (Sophie Scholl: The Final Days) plays the title character in this fifth screen adaptation of the German novel by Theodor Fontane. more...
  • The Last Days of Emma Blank

    An old-school exercise in theater of the absurd, this fitfully amusing Dutch feature centers on a house in the country and the imperious matron who presides over it. more...
  • Berlin '36

    Loosely based on historical events, this engaging made-for-TV drama stars the lissome, intense Karoline Herfurth as a Jewish high-jump medalist who hopes to represent Nazi Germany in the 1936 Olympics. more...
  • Mary and Max

    Adam Elliot, an Australian clay-animation whiz who picked up an Oscar for his short Harvie Krumpet (2003), created this dour but visually exquisite epistolary 2009 drama about a friendless, neglected Australian girl (given sympathetic voice by Bethany Whitmore and, later, Toni Collette) who strikes up an unlikely but sustaining pen-pal relationship with an obese, middle-aged New York Jew who suffers from Asperger's syndrome (superbly realized by Philip Seymour Hoffman). more...
  • Looking for Eric

    No one goes to a Ken Loach movie for comedy or fantasy, and while the great British social realist (The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Bread and Roses, My Name Is Joe) is entitled to stretch a bit, this quirky story never comes together. more...
  • Chicago Overcoat

    Veteran character actor Frank Vincent (Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Sopranos) gets top billing in this modest local production about an aging hit man’s last hurrah. more...