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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...
  • Admission (PG-13)

    Tina Fey stars as a Princeton admissions screener who begins to reconsider her school's elitism when she meets a promising young applicant who may be the son she gave away for adoption; Paul Rudd provides romantic interest as the boy's teacher at a progressive school. more...
  • Age of Consent (NR)

    The second of Michael Powell's two films made in Australia, this is a lovely erotic and idyllic comedy (1969) about a New York painter (James Mason) who has moved to a remote barrier reef island, which he shares with a drunken eccentric (Neva Carr-Glynn) and her beautiful teenage granddaughter (Helen Mirren), whom he paints and sleeps with. more...
  • Un Air de Famille

    I prefer this hard-edged comedy-drama (1996) to director Cedric Klapisch's more sweet-tempered When the Cat's Away because the material is much denser, with half a dozen characters who surprise us at every turn. more...
  • Almost Famous (R)

    Writer-director Cameron Crowe's autobiographical fourth feature (2000)—after Say Anything . . . more...
  • The Apartment (NR)

    I wouldn't call this 1960 picture one of Billy Wilder's best comedies—it's drab, sappy, and overlong at 125 minutes. 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...
  • Are You Here
  • Are You Here (R)

    For all the talk about movies being supplanted by cable TV series, this big-screen debut from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner proves that writing a feature film is a lot harder than it looks. more...
  • The Art of Getting By (PG-13)

    For all his reliance on teen-movie formula, writer-director Gavin Wiesen is surprisingly adept at depicting messy emotions and capturing the spontaneity of adolescence. more...
  • Arthur Newman (R)

    Deeply dissatisfied with his life, a white-collar nobody (Colin Firth) fakes his death, abandons his girlfriend and estranged young son, and embarks on a road trip to Indiana, where a dream job as a pro trainer on a golf course awaits him. more...
  • Audrey the Trainwreck (NR)

    In the first scene of this indie feature, the protagonist (Anthony J. Baker) is injured during a tavern game of darts; in the second, his roommate (Danny Rhodes) gets a flat tire driving over a prankster's bag of glass. 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...
  • Autoerotic (NR)

    In the films of Joe Swanberg, sex serves chiefly as a catalyst for loneliness and frustration, but that unhappy worldview turns comic in this collection of bawdy vignettes he codirected with horror specialist Adam Wingard (Pop Skull). more...