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  • Adaptation (R)

    Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze, the writer and director of Being John Malkovich, have teamed up on another zany comedy, approximately two-thirds as good (2002). more...
  • American Honey
  • American Honey (R)

    In this entrancing road movie from British filmmaker Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank), an abused teen (Sasha Lane) joins a cadre of other wayward young adults who sell magazines door-to-door across the midwest. more...
  • Ape

    A struggling comedian (Joshua Burge) begins to unravel: when he's not bombing onstage in two-bit sports bars or watching VHS tapes in his cruddy apartment, he's lobbing molotov cocktails into his boss's yard and making deals with the devil. more...
  • August: Osage County
  • August: Osage County (R)

    An all-star cast—Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Juliette Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch—pile aboard Tracy Letts's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a resentful family reuniting in small-town Oklahoma. more...
  • Autumn Tale (PG)

    At once complex and gentle, this 1998 feature concludes Eric Rohmer's “Tales of the Four Seasons” series and is one of the best films of his career. more...
  • Being There (PG)

    Peter Sellers gives one of his finest portrayals as an untutored victim of environmental isolation, living his life entirely within the walls of a Washington house and its garden, with television providing his only link to the outside world. more...
  • Boy

    Eagle Vs Shark (2007), the first feature by New Zealand comedian Taika Waititi, struck me as a fairly obvious knockoff of Napoleon Dynamite, the reigning cult comedy of the day. more...
  • Breaking Away (PG)

    A modest 1979 film about four teenagers (Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, and Jackie Earle Hailey) whose transition to responsible adulthood is impaired by the peculiar circumstances of their adolescence—they've grown up as downtrodden townies in the university community of Bloomington, Indiana (here given Ivy League status). more...
  • A Brilliant Young Mind
  • A Brilliant Young Mind (NR)

    A strong cast (Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Rafe Spall) elevates this sweet British drama about a meek, autistic boy (Asa Butterfield of Hugo) who discovers an extraordinary talent for math. more...
  • Buzzard
  • Buzzard

    Since Frownland (2007), director Ronald Bronstein's divisive and darkly comic character study of a New York door-to-door salesman who alienates everyone he encounters, the best American independent films have tended to revolve around protagonists whose surly demeanor gets them relegated to the margins of society. more...
  • C.R.A.Z.Y.

    Jean-Marc Vallee's exceptional 2005 Canadian drama traces the spiritual and psychosexual odyssey of a boy born on Christmas Day 1960 to a devout Catholic mother and a dad obsessed with Patsy Cline. more...
  • Chinese Puzzle
  • Chinese Puzzle (R)

    The title of this energetic French comedy stresses its cross-cultural aspects, but it's really about male-female relations, with an affable young novelist (Romain Duris) as the stem and various women as the petals: his American wife (Kelly Reilly), who grows sick of their marriage in Paris and leaves him for someone in Manhattan, taking their two kids; his lesbian pal (Cécile De France), who sets him up in the city when he follows after them, and then asks him to inseminate her so she can have a child with her lover; the Chinese-American woman (Shuya Chang) who agrees to a sham marriage with him so he can become a naturalized U.S. citizen; and his old friend from Paris (Audrey Tautou), who arrives in town for a visit and decides she wants to sleep with him now that he’s available. more...